A New Study Ranked South Carolina No. 3 Among The Top Moving Destinations Of 2021

According to a new study by United Van Lines about the moving trends of Americans, South Carolina has been ranked No. 3 on a list of top moving destinations in 2021.

The moving company issued its 45th Annual National Movers Study on Monday, which tracks state-to-state migration patterns using customer data. 

According to the study, employment contributed to 19.18% of inbound moves to South Carolina, and retirement was the top reason for moving to the Palmetto State (36.56%), followed by family (28.85%), and lifestyle (23.66%).

United Van Lines also performed a survey to look into the motivations and factors for people moving across state lines. According to the survey, 31.8 % relocated to be closer to family, while 32.5 % relocated for a new job or job transfer.

The following were the top 10 inbound states of 2021:

  1. Vermont
  2. South Dakota
  3. South Carolina
  4. West Virginia
  5. Florida
  6. Alabama
  7. Tennessee
  8. Oregon
  9. Idaho
  10. Rhode Island

Greenville, according to Eily Cummings, a spokesperson for United Van Lines, ultimately reached no. 24 on the list of top 25 metro areas.

Visit unitedvanlines.com to find out more information about the list.

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