Study Puts Utah 9th For People Moving Out
Utah is known as the Beehive State, which represents hard work and industriousness, but according to a new study, it looks like the hard workers could be moving out of state. United Van Lines ranks Utah among the top states from which people are leaving.
The Beehive State ranked No. 9 on the list of most moved from states in 2017. The report indicated that 56 percent of moves were outbound in 2017, meaning more residents moved away from Utah than migrated into the state. However, this doesn’t seem to be anything new over the past few years. If you look at the demographic above you can see more people have been moving out of Utah since 2013. 1979-1982 were good years for the state as it saw more people enter than leave. And then in 1986-1991, the state had a down year with more people leaving than entering. The state stayed pretty balanced during a 20-year span from 1992-2012. Something tells more over the next few years that Utah will become one of the Top 10 states to move to because of our economy, but we will just have to wait and see.
KSL states that the state’s population is projected to increase from 3 million in 2016 to 5.5 million in 2065 according to the University of Utah’s Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute. In the meantime, Utah is expected to eclipse the 4 million population mark in 2034.
So while it seems as though more people are moving out, based on Utah’s strong economy and religious beliefs it’s safe to say the state will continue to grow.
To see the full study visit United Van Lines