A Bakken Boom Bust? North Dakota Has 5th Highest Migration Rate According to Study.
According to United Van Lines’ 38th Annual National Movers Study, North Dakota has the fifth highest outbound migration rate - 61 percent - in the nation.
Oregon holds on to its title as "Top Moving Destination" while the Northeast loses residents for the third consecutive year, according to the study.
The study found that Oregon is the top moving destination of 2014, with 66 percent of moves to and from the state being in bound - a nearly 5 percent increase of inbound moves compared to 2013.
The study indicates that the Northeast is experiencing a moving deficit with New Jersey (65 percent outbound), New York (64 percent) and Connecticut (57 percent) making the list of top outbound states for the third consecutive year.
United has tracked migration patterns annually on a state-by-state basis since 1977. For 2014, the study is based on household moves handled by United within the 48 contiguous states and Washington, D.C. United classifies states as "high inbound" if 55 percent or more of the moves are going into a state, "high outbound" if 55 percent or more moves were coming out of a state or "balanced" if the difference between inbound and outbound is negligible.