People are moving out of many northeastern states and Connecticut ranks third among the states people are leaving, according to a study from United Van Lines.
The suburban St. Louis-based moving company on Wednesday released its 42nd annual National Movers Study, which tracks customers' state-to-state migration patterns.
New Jersey had the highest percentage of outbound moves, followed by Illinois, Connecticut, New York and Kansas.
The study found that in 2018, more residents were moving out of Connecticut than into the state, with 62 percent of Connecticut moves being outbound.
The estimated population in Connecticut dropped from 3,579,125 in 2010 to 3,573,880 in 2017, according to U.S. Census data.
The only New England state on the list of top states people are moving to is Vermont.
Vermont has the second-smallest population among states, exceeding only Wyoming, yet Vermont saw the highest percentage of inbound moves in 2018.
The study showed that Americans continue to move west and south.
The Mountain West and South regions saw high percentages of inbound moves.
The Northeast and Midwest had high percentages of outbound moves.