ALLIED VAN LINES: 47th ANNUAL MAGNET STATES REPORT
Aug 21, 2015
Biggest Movers in 2014
California maintained its status as Most Mobile State, with more than 14,000 moves conducted by Allied Van Lines that featured California as its departure or destination state. With a jump to the positive side
of the list, California earned a spot on the inbound state list, coming in 15th, after being the 7th outbound state in 2013. Other big movers included Washington, moving from the 19th outbound to 6th inbound.
“Other than a few big changes, most states remained relatively stable,” said Lesli Bertoli, general manager and vice president of Allied Van Lines.
“While we’ve seen an increase in the number of moves overall, trends demonstrate a heavy movement toward warmweather, retirement-friendly states.”
The states with the biggest drops in magnet status include Minnesota, moving from 22nd most outbound to 11th outbound, and both Arkansas and Delaware, which each dropped eight positions.
“This year marked a significant increase in the number of moves for Allied, up more than 8 percent over last year,” said Bertoli. “With more than 73,000 moves in North America, this is the largest number of moves for Allied since the start of the recession in 2008.”