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More Moving Vans Head Out of County

San Diego saw the numbers of people moving out of the county last year exceed the number moving here from other states, according to a recent survey from United Van Lines, the St. Louis-based mover that is the nation’s largest.

In 2005, United Van Lines handled 3,618 moves out of the county, while it also moved 2,871 families into the county, according to the survey.

The favorite state San Diegans moved to was Texas. Coincidentally, the largest single state influx into the county came from the Lone Star State as well.

The same net outward-bound trend was evident for the entire state of California, with 55.7 percent of all the moves made by the company departing the state. The shift marked the first time both California and San Diego were classified as “high outbound,” or more than 55 percent departing, rather than arriving here.

The survey had three categories: high inbound, or more than 55 percent going into a state; high outbound, with more than 55 percent heading out of the state; and balanced.

Most states were balanced, but some regions saw clear shifts either in outbound or inbound migration. The biggest inbound state was Oregon, with 63.6 percent of the moves. The Mountain West and Southwest regions all showed mostly high inbound results last year, including Idaho at 61.9 percent; and Nevada and Arizona, both at 60.1 percent.

The next region showing more inbound traffic was the Southeast, including North Carolina at 61.3 percent; South Carolina, 59 percent; and Alabama, 58.9 percent.

The states in the Northeast and Midwest showed general outbound traffic, with the largest being Michigan, 63.9 percent, which has been an outbound state since the survey began in 1977.

Other major outbound states include Louisiana, at 57.9 percent, as a result of Hurricane Katrina; North Dakota at 67.8 percent; and New Jersey, 60.4 percent.

, Mike Allen

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