Louisiana shifted from ranking among the states where the most families moved out in 2012 to the No. 23 position for people moving in, according to the annual Allied Van Lines Magnet States Report.
The report measures inbound moves and outbound moves performed by Allied, one of the world’s largest moving companies. The net relocation gain is the difference between inbound and outbound moves.
In 2012, Louisiana ranked 13th among the states with more people moving out than in. The shift in 2013 was the biggest measured in the report, according to Allied.
Texas was Allied’s top “Magnet State” for the ninth year in a row. Texas had a net relocation gain of 1,914 families. Other members of the Top 5 were Florida, Arizona, Oregon and Colorado.
The five largest outbound states were New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Michigan and New Jersey.