ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 28: A general view of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and the Steel Pier on August 28, 2022 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States. With warming waters, dolphins and other mammals have been seen swimming and feeding closer to the shoreline.

This is not a list New Jersey wants to be a part of.

According to  2022 National Movers Study by United Van Lines, New Jersey tops the list of the most moved from states in 2022. And this is the fifth straight year New Jersey has topped that list. According to the United Van Lines data, 67 percent of New Jersey moves were outbound last year. Ouch!

“The study and its accompanying survey, which examines the motivations and influences for Americans’ interstate moves, also revealed that the top motivations for outbound moves from New Jersey include retirement (34%), lifestyle change (28%) and cost of living (14%). Bergen-Passaic, N.J. (76%), Middlesex-Somerset-Hunterdon, N.J (72%), Monmouth-Ocean, N.J. (68%), Trenton, N.J. (67%), Newark, N.J. (66%), and Jersey City, N.J. (66%) earned a spot in the top 25 outbound metropolitan statistical areas,” according to the report.

The Top Ten most outbound list looks like this:

  1. New Jersey
  2. Illinois
  3. New York
  4. Michigan
  5. Wyoming
  6. Pennsylvania
  7. Massachusetts
  8. Nebraska
  9. Louisiana
  10. California

Which state are people moving to the most? Would you believe it’s Vermont? It’s true!

The top inbound states of 2022 were:

  1. Vermont
  2. Oregon
  3. Rhode Island
  4. South Carolina
  5. Delaware
  6. North Carolina
  7. Washington, D.C.
  8. South Dakota
  9. New Mexico
  10. Alabama