There are tens of thousands of long-distance moves that take place each year. Many of them have differing origins and destinations, like someone moving from Cleveland to Detroit; different reasons for moving, like starting a new job or the first semester at college; and then there are all the different types of moves, like commercial relocations, senior citizen moves and specialty moving services.
What almost all of these long-distance moves have in common is that they involve moving from state-to-state, with the exception of long distance moves that occur within some of the larger states like Texas and California. When moving companies examine these overall interstate moving trends, they can often get insights into peoples moving habits that they can use to create a better long distance moving experience with their customers.
A National Moving Study Needs A Lot of Data
Doing this requires a large amount of data, for this study that data comes from the American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA) and tracks over 150,000 long-distance moves across the country. We were able to show, state by state, how many people moved, how far they traveled during their move and how much stuff they brought along for the ride. The data is interesting and can give you an idea of what the moving trends are like in your neck of the woods. Click anywhere on the map above to find out more.
Throughout the U.S., thousands of people make long-distance moves to and from various states each year. Many of those are people moving from or moving to Toledo, OH. These relocations can tell us a lot about how folks are moving around the country and how we can serve them better, so we wanted to take a closer look. With some helpful data from the American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA), we were able to put together a nationwide long distance moving study from a sample size of over 150,000 state-to-state moves.
Our study shows on average where people moved to, how far they traveled to move there and how much they took with them, and it covers almost every state in the country. Click anywhere on the interactive map above to learn more about how the rest of the country is moving around.
*Due to the nature of the study covering distance driven for state-to-state relocations, data for Hawaii is not available.
What We Learned
Average distance traveled for long-distance relocations
Total in the Western region, the most in the U.S.
16,864 in vs. 24,665 out
The Great Lakes had the most outbound shipments v. inbound
States with balanced numbers of people moving in v. moving out
Long Distance Moving Services in Toledo, Ohio
Whether you’ve got a business or office that needs to relocate, a family that’s preparing for an out of state move or you’re a recent college grad preparing to step out on your own, having a reliable long distance moving company to help you get set up in your new home is vital, no matter where that home is. Make sure they cover all potential long distance moving needs, from offering short and long-term warehouse storage to interstate vehicle shipping, to providing a dedicated long distance moving coordinator and anything else you might need.