Tracking statistics from the moving company United Van Lines indicate that Americans are still heading west, while parts of the Northeast, including Connecticut, and Midwest are losing people.
The suburban St. Louis-based moving company on Tuesday released its 41st annual National Movers Study, which tracks customers' state-to-state migration patterns, and it says Connecticut is among the top five states people are moving out of.
Three of the top four destination states are in the West: Oregon, Idaho and Nevada. The outlier is Vermont, a New England state that had the highest percentage of inbound migration in 2017. About 68 percent of state-to-state moves in Vermont were inbound last year.
At the other end of the spectrum is Illinois, which had the highest percent of outbound moves. New Jersey is second, New York is third, Connecticut is fourth and Kansas is fifth.
The study says Connecticut’s moving deficit is 57 percent.