Our Northwest

For third year, Oregon is top destination

Tuesday, January 5, 2016by  Jon Osterberg

A new study says more people moved into Oregon than out of the state last year, the third year in a row that’s happened, making Oregon the top state in the country for relocation.
     A UCLA professor helped analyze data provided by nationwide mover United Van Lines. He said 19% of Oregon’s new arrivals are retirees, versus 15% nationally, while another 19% said they moved for a lifestyle that includes outdoor recreation.
     Most new Oregon residents seem to be moving in from nearby states.
     Idaho (No. 4) and Washington (No. 10) also were among the top inbound states in 2015, which included the Carolinas, Vermont, and Florida.
     Curious who led the nation in residents fleeing their home state? That would be New Jersey, followed by New York and Illinois. Read the Salem Statesman Journal article.

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