Americans Can't Wait To Get Out Of These Five States

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A low cost of living, no sales tax, and beautiful scenery (oh, naked bike rides, more strip clubs per capita than any other US city, and legalized weed) means Oregon is the "top moving destination" for Americans for the third year running, according to United Van Lines, with 69% of moves inbound. But, which states are Americans leaving in droves?

Americans continue to pack up and head West and South, according to new data from United Van Lines.

Oregon is the most popular moving destination of 2015 with 69 percent of moves to and from the state being inbound. The state has continued to climb the ranks, increasing inbound migration by 10 percent over the past six years. New to the 2015 top inbound list is another Pacific West state, Washington, which came in at No. 10 with 56 percent inbound moves.

Moving In - The top inbound states of 2015 were:

  1. Oregon
  2. South Carolina
  3. Vermont
  4. Idaho
  5. North Carolina
  6. Florida
  7. Nevada
  8. District of Columbia
  9. Texas
  10. Washington

The Northeast continues to experience a moving deficit with New Jersey (67 percent outbound) and New York (65 percent) making the list of top outbound states for the fourth consecutive year. Two other states in the region — Connecticut (63 percent) and Massachusetts (57 percent) — also joined the top outbound list this year. The exception to this trend is Vermont (62 percent inbound), which moved up two spots on the list of top inbound states to No. 3.

Moving Out - The top outbound states for 2015 were:

  1. New Jersey
  2. New York
  3. Illinois
  4. Connecticut
  5. Ohio
  6. Kansas
  7. Massachusetts
  8. West Virginia
  9. Mississippi
  10. Maryland

Simply put, Americans are moving from heavily-regulated, bureaucratic, high cost-of-living states to more affordable states.

This year's data from United Van Lines...


And the interactive version from the last 39 years...


Finally, as The Daily Signal concludes,

Moving patterns show how important cost of living is to American families.


With perfect weather and a booming, high-tech economy, California ought to be the #1 destination. Instead, more moving trucks are leaving the state than entering.

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Fri, 01/08/2016 - 20:36 | 7019628 seek
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People voting (loudly) with their feet. Pretty consistent with the rise of outsiders in politics as well.

Everyone just wants to be free, left alone, and able to keep the money they earned. The exact things the .gov types don't want.

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 20:51 | 7019677 Future Jim
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Oregon - where young people go to retire.

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 20:55 | 7019708 KesselRunin12Parsecs
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Wait! I thought there were 57 states!?

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 20:56 | 7019732 Scooby Dooby Doo
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Scooby moved to Hollywood and became a movie star!

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 21:01 | 7019754 wee-weed up
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Hmmmm... most of the Moving Out States are run by Liberal Socialists.

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 21:19 | 7019842 SWRichmond
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hmmmm...the band of yellow from Kansas to Massachussetts are the states which invaded the Confederacy.

Am I the only one who noticed?  I doubt it.  "We Love Big Government".  "We will motherfucking kill you if you try to leave."

Be careful what you wish for you carpetbagging sons of bitches.

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 21:25 | 7019860 El Oregonian
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Nothing to fear. Google maps has the locations of all the soup kitchens.

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 21:26 | 7019864 DaveyJones
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THe Oregon Trail

except with cell phones

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 21:33 | 7019889 erkme73
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For me and mine, we just bought a couple dozen acres in middle-TN.  Having a home built in the middle of nowhere - about 2 hours from the closest Walmart.   To get there on foot would result in a broken leg or two.  Certain to keep the riff raff out when the lights go out on this dump.

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 21:38 | 7019904 WhyDoesItHurtWh...
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Last person out of CT please turn out the lights.

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 21:58 | 7019982 COSMOS
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Where are they going to go, the whole country is a toilet bow.

#1 The lowest earning 23,303,064 Americans combined make 36 percent less than the highest earning 2,915 Americans do.

#2 40 percent of all American workers (39.6 percent to be precise) make less than $20,000 a year.

#3 According to the Pew Research Center, the top 7 percent of all U.S. households own 63 percent of all the wealth in the country.

#4 On average, households in the top 7 percent have 24 times as much wealth as households in the bottom 93 percent.

#5 49.7 million Americans are living in poverty. That is a brand new all-time record high.

#6 In the United States today, the wealthiest one percent of all Americans have a greater net worth than the bottom 90 percent combined.

#7 Household incomes have actually been declining for five years in a row and total consumer credit has risen by a whopping 22 percent over the past three years.

#8 According to Forbes, the 400 wealthiest Americans have more wealth than the bottom 150 million Americans combined.

#9 The homeownership rate in the United States is at an 18 year low.

#10 The six heirs of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton have as much wealth as the bottom one-third of all Americans combined.

#11 18 percent of all food stamp dollars are spent at Wal-Mart.

#12 According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the middle class is taking home a smaller share of the overall income pie than has ever been recorded before.

#13 It is hard to believe, but right now 1.2 million students that attend public schools in America are homeless. That number has risen by 72 percent since the start of the last recession.

#14 One recent study discovered that nearly half of all public students in the United States come from low income homes.

#15 In 1980, CEOs at S&P 500 companies made 42 times as much as their employees did on average. Today, CEOs at S&P 500 companies make 354 times as much as their employees do on average. In fact, there are many CEOs that make more than 1000 times what the average employees in their companies make.

#16 U.S. families that have a head of household that is under the age of 30 have a poverty rate of 37 percent.

#17 At this point, one out of every four American workers has a job that pays $10 an hour or less.

#18 Today, the United States actually has a higher percentage of workers doing low wage work than any other major industrialized nation does.

#19 Approximately one out of every five households in the United States is now on food stamps.

#20 The number of Americans on food stamps has grown from 17 million in the year 2000 to more than 47 million today.

#21 At this point, the poorest 50 percent of all Americans collectively own just 2.5 percent of all the wealth in the United States.

Employment in America is inadequate and dismal.


Fri, 01/08/2016 - 22:19 | 7020075 JohnG
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JFC another lister....

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 23:33 | 7020320 old naughty
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"a toilet bowl", deadly one.

Now that doctors told people to get out of Ca, "while they can" because of methane...and didn't the Gulf States faced/facing similar.


Fri, 01/08/2016 - 23:35 | 7020328 Tom Servo
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So the libtards can then fuck up Florida, Oregon, SC, etc...


Fri, 01/08/2016 - 23:42 | 7020343 noless
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Excuse me sir, but are you stating that Portland isn't an independent seat of power? The east rangeland might be offended, but they still fall squarly within the territory.

Sat, 01/09/2016 - 11:40 | 7021524 gmrpeabody
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Oregon.., another "free shit"  state.

Sat, 01/09/2016 - 14:26 | 7022280 screw face
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...Duds remember OR. has MOAR pot dispensaries than Starbucks.........


(((((Zero #Starbucks in #Asmara #Eritrea)))))

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 23:44 | 7020351 espirit
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Can't handle the heat.

...or else they woulda already fucked up Texas.

God Bless Texas!

(from a Floridian)

Sat, 01/09/2016 - 01:00 | 7020553 J S Bach
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I feel so left out.  I'm in that proverbial gray area.

Sat, 01/09/2016 - 01:05 | 7020561 McCormick No. 9
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Oh, you're leaving? Get the FUCK out! (Yellow state)

Sat, 01/09/2016 - 11:43 | 7021536 Arnold
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Pennsylvania as of this minute, has no budget, except uninterupted pay for .gov workers.

The snap back on that thinly stretched rubber band will be a minor breathtaking event.

Except in Philadelphia, where some precincts vote 110% party line.

Sat, 01/09/2016 - 01:49 | 7020656 lostintheflood
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God Bless Texas!

the only reason the wind blows in oklahoma is because texas sucks...

Sat, 01/09/2016 - 15:45 | 7022579 juangrande
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Baja Oklahoma!

Sat, 01/09/2016 - 08:03 | 7021013 JRobby
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Where is the UHaul rental data?

Greyhound with over sized back pack data?

Sat, 01/09/2016 - 11:45 | 7021542 Arnold
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Might be a dip worth buying.

Sat, 01/09/2016 - 19:52 | 7023410 European American
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The vast majority of those entering Oregon are Libtards. In the next five to ten years the smart ones will be leaving for a "dark blue", probably North Dakota by then, and Oregon will become a dark yellow.

Sat, 01/09/2016 - 00:14 | 7020428 SixIsNinE
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as soon as the RiffRaff get the clue and move out - PG &E will fix the "leak" and e Voila! safe property again, say, maybe the Kardassian's might like some place that their nannies can call home ....


Sat, 01/09/2016 - 01:24 | 7020610 MontgomeryScott
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I see that the obligatory WB7 'food and beverage warning' was not used here.

Sempra Utilities is STLL working on the 'public relations' releases for those So. Californians in 'Granada Hills' (Ford even named a car after them, back in the 1970's, by the way). Albert Gore's nanny just bought some property there, and Government Motors is working on a NEW MEME name for an OLD brand name, in her honor (NOVA; No Va; 'YO NO VA'; I NO GO; 'don't leave'; or something).

If you can imagine sometime in the future: Think of the cellulite content in Kim Kardashian's ass when she hits 50 (if she lives that long). Multiply this by the number of round Mexican women that 'serviced' her. and add the smell of 'rotten egs' (which is added to ALL 'natural gas' in CONUS in order to allow people to detect 'leakage'). Add the 'anal leakage factor' (similar smell) from the Kardashian sisters when they hit 60 or so; and factor in the lack of running water after the SHTF in CONUS.

I don't think that PG and E can FIX THE LEAK, any more than they could make the Kardashians appear 'attractive' to normal men.

You're in SoCal, I presume.

Sat, 01/09/2016 - 09:58 | 7021200 J Jason Djfmam
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Yellow states = The Piss Belt.

Sat, 01/09/2016 - 10:28 | 7021259 RiverRoad
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  "a toilet bowl" and we're all clinging to the rim while the 1% flush it.

Sat, 01/09/2016 - 00:12 | 7020423 SixIsNinE
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right - just move next to a Kardassian, and no worries for that list - but be ready for the papaRaZZi to photograph your every FarT

 + - if you get to know Caitlyn well, he/she might give you some tasty Estrogenic GummyBears


Sat, 01/09/2016 - 10:25 | 7021254 shovelhead
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Military bases?

They don't run on local dollars.


Fri, 01/08/2016 - 22:36 | 7020139 Lost My Shorts
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People look at the graphs and see their beliefs confirmed, no matter what.  Right wingers fail to notice that Kansas, that Sam Brownback paradise of low taxes and no regulation is among the top losers.  Or that Seattle, run by world class PC pinheads who vote yes on every tax, is about to explode from overpopulation.

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 22:47 | 7020171 Chris88
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It's an unfair comparison because you would need to take the free shit factor into account.  People may move somewhere because there is potential for greater "benefit" to them from means other than working.  For example, I'm sure if you look at a lot of EU countries there is net positive population growth from people moving there.  However, it's not because the EU is great and booming, it's for free shit.

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 23:19 | 7020271 847328_3527
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" It's outrageous!"


~ Barry Soweto Hussein

Sat, 01/09/2016 - 00:16 | 7020436 SixIsNinE
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and a conspiracy theory that we want to take your guns - Barry Hussein OBombYa !


Sat, 01/09/2016 - 08:53 | 7021094 duo
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I should note that Washington is the ONLY state who's largest employer ISN'T a bank, hospital, university, or Wal-Mart.  Boeing.

Sat, 01/09/2016 - 10:29 | 7021260 shovelhead
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Boeing is a welfare mother with thousands of kids.

Think GM of the sky.

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 22:52 | 7020182 Proctologist
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Today's class of CEO Makes the phrase "certified egotistical oaf" seem kind.

The robber barons of the 19th century might be perplexed (or disgusted) at our current .1%'s lack of any regard for the future of the nation. We're in full scavenger mode.

The socialist alternative is simply accelerating the speed of the flushing motion.

Sat, 01/09/2016 - 00:17 | 7020439 SixIsNinE
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the Proctologist said  "full scavenger mode"  !



Sat, 01/09/2016 - 14:07 | 7021652 Arnold
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Proc, they worked with the tools they had.

I do believe that the truly outside the bell curve

( megalomaniacs, narcissists, Psychotics, criminally insane, witches and so on) were recognized and were put to death early.

A truly Exceptional person a hundred years ago was very exceptional because of accomplishment, rather than Faceplant likes.

Or in fact Faceplant itself.

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 23:26 | 7020295 noless
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Labor surplus + ceded federal lands.

Sat, 01/09/2016 - 00:27 | 7020473 Omen IV
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what difference does it make?

Sat, 01/09/2016 - 00:33 | 7020484 azusgm
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There's your fundamental transformation.

When you hire the antichrist, he gets the job done and never misses a tee time.

Sat, 01/09/2016 - 07:43 | 7020997 Kirk2NCC1701
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That looks like it's reason enough to make you want to become either Jewish (to succeed and rule), or Muslim (to rebel with arms).


We all know that Christians (the Roman-invented religion of slaves) has become incapable of government resistance.  Due to things like 'Paralysis by Analysis (aka the Academic Syndrome), fear of greater hardship, etc.

Sat, 01/09/2016 - 10:30 | 7021266 Anarchy 99
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superb +1000

Sat, 01/09/2016 - 11:21 | 7021439 Killdo
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the Roman-invented religion of slaves) has become incapable of government resistance. 


The biggest elephant in the room  - sucessfully turning sheeple into slaves through child abuse, totalitarian, fearmogering, lies and propaganda since 3k years ago. 

Modus operandi if the USSA business, government, FED, Big Pharma etc...


Sat, 01/09/2016 - 11:32 | 7021485 Pope Clement
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