Moving and Storage Association, the national trade association representing
moving and storage companies, has just released its mobility study
results for 2002, identifying Charlotte, NC, as the most popular
move destination for the year, based upon analysis of more than
600,000 interstate moves performed by AMSA's professional moving
study participants are responsible for about 60 percent of all the
interstate moves (moves from one state to another) that take place
in the United States each year.
the heaviest inbound market with 62.4 percent of total moves coming
into the area, the largest volume moving in from Florida, California
and New York, according to the AMSA report.
move destinations were Las Vegas, 61.3 percent inbound; Jacksonville,
FL, 60.1 percent inbound; Orlando, FL, 58.7 percent inbound; and
Phoenix, 57.9 percent inbound. Other areas identified by AMSA as
being inbound areas include Portland, OR; Norfolk/Virginia Beach,
VA; Tampa/Clearwater, FL; and Raleigh/Durham, NC.
While some areas
are popular destinations, other areas are experiencing heavy outbound
movement. Nassau/Suffolk, NY, tops the AMSA's list of 2002 outbound
areas with 69.4 percent of total moves leaving the state, destined
to Florida, California and North Carolina along with other states.
San Jose, CA,
saw 60.1 percent of total moves leaving the state for Texas, Oregon
and Arizona along with other states. Outbound movement also was
experienced by Oakland, CA, 59.4 percent outbound; Detroit, 58.3
percent outbound; Chicago, 58.1 percent outbound; San Francisco,
58 percent outbound; New York City, 56.5 percent outbound; and Anaheim,
CA, 56 percent outbound.