Kansas drops off top 10 'most moved from' states, study says
WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - After many years in the top 10 most moved from states in the country, Kansas has finally fallen off that list, according to a study by United Van Lines.
According to the 2021 study, United’s tracking of customers’ state-to-state migration pattern saw 55.5% of moves involving the Sunflower State last year being outbound. That puts Kansas at No. 11.
The top reason for both outbound and inbound moves was for a job. Family came in second for both while retirement was third. Other factors include heath and lifestyle.
The outbound percentage for Kansas has been above 53 percent annually on the study since at least 2013, which was the furthest back that specific demographic information from the company was available.
Kansas has consistently ranked the 5th or 6th most moved from state in recent years, according to United Van Lines.
The top inbound states of 2021 were:
- South Dakota
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
- Rhode Island
The top outbound states for 2021 were:
- New Jersey
- New York