ST. LOUIS (WBBM/CBS) — An annual study of where in this country people are moving from, and to, finds that Illinois and other Great Lakes states continue to be places more people want to see in their rearview mirrors.

As WBBM Newsradio 780’s Bernie Tafoya reports, Michigan saw the greatest number of moves out by Great Lakes households using United Van Lines, with 62 percent of those relocating leaving the state.

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Illinois was also in the conversation. United Van Lines moved 7,100 families out of Illinois and just 5,300 families in last year. The figures amount to 57.3 percent headed out.

New Jersey saw the greatest outbound migration, with 62.5 percent. Also, Missouri was more like the Show-Me-the-Door State, with 60.1 percent of relocation traffic going outbound.

North Dakota and Kansas also saw high outbound relocation traffic last year, at 60.8 percent and 56.6 percent, respectively.

As for places to which people moved, Washington, D.C., was the top destination, with 64.3 of United Van Lines users moving into town there rather than out. Also ranking high were North Carolina, at 57.8 percent inbound traffic; Oregon at 59.5 percent; and Idaho at 57.6 percent.

United Van Lines has conducted its migration study for the past 34 years.

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