During 2017, United Van Lines was called on 110,000 times to move a family from one place to another.
Part of the process was for the families to complete a brief questionnaire, which told where each was going and why. When tabulated, the questionnaires painted a graphic picture of which states were losing population, which were gaining.
Particularly notable was that young professionals and retirees were quitting California in favor of the Pacific Northwest and Mountain West. Also notable, from local perspective, was that Kansas ranked fifth in outbound moves, 56.3 percent of 2,370 total.
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