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Report: More people moving out of Mississippi than moving in

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

According to a national moving company, in 2015 more people moved out of Mississippi than moved in.

Mississippi ranks No. 9 on the list of "Most Moved from States in 2015", according to the 2015 National Movers Study by United Van Lines.

The top-10 most moved from states of 2015 were:

1.       New Jersey

2.       New York

3.       Illinois

4.       Connecticut

5.       Ohio

6.       Kansas

7.       Massachusetts

8.       West Virginia

9.       Mississippi

10.   Maryland

The top-10 most moved in states of 2015 were:

1.    Oregon

2.    South Carolina

3.    Vermont

4.    Idaho

5.    North Carolina

6.    Florida

7.    Nevada

8.    District of Columbia

9.    Texas

10.  Washington

For the third year in a row, Oregon has been #1 moved to state in the United States.

According to the study, the reasons were because of a new job or company transfer (53 percent) and wanting to be closer to family (20 percent).

States that stayed about the same, or "balanced", were Alabama, North Dakota, Delaware, and Louisiana. 

The Southern states saw a high number of people moving in, with 53 percent of total moves being inbound.

Overall, statistics show that people are generally moving south and west.

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