A recent study indicates which states people are choosing to leave in pursuit of somewhere new. It may surprise you to learn which states are at the top of this list, but also why people are leaving them.
Outbound Move Rate: 71%
It seems like no one wants to live in New Jersey anymore. Not only are most of the state’s moves outward bound, the number of people moving into the state is also incredibly low. New Jersey is often the butt of many jokes made by the surrounding states. Sharing borders with both Pennsylvania and New York, the state is very close to two of the top cities in the country: Philadelphia and New York City. Most people leaving New Jersey are doing so for job opportunities…with these two cities known for their job opportunities so close nearby, the temptation is very real.