Study: Idaho in top five states for inbound moves

(KMVT/KSVT) — Americans are making Idaho their new Home, a study shows Idaho was the third most popular state for people to move to.

The report comes from United Van Lines, compare to other states, Idaho saw the largest influx of 25.95 percent of new residents desiring a lifestyle change.

KMVT spoke with a local realtor to see what he's seen first hand.

"Locally, we've seen a lot of people moving into the area, a lot of people moving into retire, but a lot of are also moving because of a lot of job creation that seems to happen in Idaho," said Nathan Lyda, owner of Gateway Real Estate.

According to the report, 35 percent of people moved to Idaho to retire, 29 percent moved to be near family, and 25 percent said they like the lifestyle.

U-Haul also released a report, explaining Idaho jumped nine spots , making it the fifth growing state in the country.

The data tracks the number of the company's truck entering the state.

INITIAL STORY:
By The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Vermont's population is among the smallest in the U.S., but a study from United Van Lines indicate people are moving to the New England state.

The suburban St. Louis-based moving company on Wednesday released its 42nd annual National Movers Study, which tracks customers' state-to-state migration patterns.

Vermont has the second-smallest population among states, exceeding only Wyoming. Yet Vermont saw the highest percentage of inbound moves in 2018.

Four Western states filled out the top 5: Oregon, Idaho, Nevada and Arizona.

New Jersey had highest percentage of outbound moves, followed by Illinois, Connecticut, New York and Kansas.

The study showed that Americans continue to move west and south. The Mountain West and South regions saw high percentages of inbound moves. The Northeast and Midwest had high percentages of outbound moves.

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