A couple of days ago, I posted an entry about the state of Massachusetts, and how it had lost population over the past couple of years.
It’s happened, again. Population in Massachusetts fell
One piece of good news – no longer is Massachusetts the only state to lose population. In addition, New Jersey lost people, as did Connecticut and New York.
Massachusetts Real Estate 2021
More people moved out of Massachusetts than relocated to the Bay State in 2020, with retirees and people seeking a change in lifestyle driving the overall migration out of the state, according to a recent study by a national moving company.
United Van Lines found Massachusetts to be one of the top 10 states in the country that people were moving from as the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated people’s decisions to relocate and the years-long trend of people moving south and west continued.
Idaho topped United’s survey for inbound moves, followed by South Carolina, Oregon, South Dakota and Arizona as popular destinations.
New Jersey, New York, Illinois, Connecticut and California saw the greatest percentage of movers leaving, with Massachusetts ranking eighth.
The COVID-19 pandemic has, without doubt, accelerated broader moving trends, including retirement driving top inbound regions as the Baby Boomer generation continues to reach that next phase of life,” Stoll said.
Reasons For Moving Out of Massachusetts.
Of those leaving Massachusetts:
- 35.2 percent of United customers surveyed said it was because of work
- 24.2 percent said they were leaving to retire or for family.
- 20 percent said they left for a change in lifestyle.
Contact me if you plan to hang around and are looking for a place to live downtown Boston