Report: La. losing about as many residents as it's gaining
In its annual look at where Americans are moving, residential moving company United Van Lines says Louisiana is gaining nearly as many residents as it's losing. Louisiana is ranked among states with "balanced" inbound and outbound moving figures in the study, which you can see in its entirety here. The study is based on the more than 146,000 interstate household moves handled by United Van Lines in 2011 across the lower 48 states and Washington, D.C. The company has been conducting the study since 1977. The study says Louisiana had 2,842 "shipments," or moves, handled by the company in 2011. Of those, 1,413 were inbound (49.7%), while 1,429 (50.3%) were outbound. The northeastern portion of the U.S. is leading the nation in outbound migration, the study says. The Great Lakes region had held this distinction over the past several years. Washington, D.C., continues to be the most popular place for people to move to in the study.
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