September 2022 Monthly Moving Trends Report

Every month, moveBuddha pulls historical data from the Moving Cost Calculator and analyzes search queries to predict where people are moving to and from across the United States in real-time. This report is an overview of the most up-to-date state and city-wide moving trends.

Last data update: September 6, 2022

State Trends Report

Big Takeaways:

  • The state with the highest moves in-to-out ratio is Hawaii with a move ratio of 261 moves in for every 100 moves out.
  • The state with the lowest moves in-to-out ratio is California with a move ratio of 51 moves in for every 100 moves out.
  • The national average moves in-to-out ratio between states is 119 moves in for every 100 moves out.

The map below outlines the most and least popular states to move to in the U.S. from 2020-2022. Click the year “button” to see the changing trends:

City Trends Report

Big Takeaways:

  • The city with the highest moves in-to-out ratio is Monson, Maine with a move ratio of 600 moves in for every 100 moves out.
  • The city with the lowest moves in-to-out ratio is El Cajon, California with a move ratio of 17 moves in for every 100 moves out.
  • The national average moves in-to-out ratio for cities is 139 moves in for every 100 moves out.

The map below outlines the most and least popular cities to move to in the U.S. in 2022.

Methodology & Sources

We use moveBuddha proprietary data collected from 2020, 2021, and 2022 (January 1 through September 6th) to analyze moves trends. The data comes directly from searches into the moveBuddha Moving Cost Calculator.

In-to-out ratio: We rely primarily on the in-to-out ratio equation in our analysis to see which cities are earning more residents by moves in than losing them via moves out: [Number of queries for moves in] ÷ [Number of queries for moves out] = [in-to-out ratio].

Zillow Home Value data is used for understanding the home value and home value percentage increase over time. For home values not included by Zillow, we use the latest documented values from Realtor.com.

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