There are tens of thousands of long-distance moves that take place each year. Many of them have differing origins and destinations, like someone moving from Cleveland to Detroit; different reasons for moving, like starting a new job or the first semester at college; and then there are all the different types of moves, like commercial relocations, senior citizen moves and specialty moving services.
What almost all of these long-distance moves have in common is that they involve moving from state-to-state, with the exception of long distance moves that occur within some of the larger states like Texas and California. When moving companies examine these overall interstate moving trends, they can often get insights into peoples moving habits that they can use to create a better long distance moving experience with their customers.
Doing this requires a large amount of data, for this study that data comes from the American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA) and tracks over 150,000 long-distance moves across the country. We were able to show, state by state, how many people moved, how far they traveled during their move and how much stuff they brought along for the ride. The data is interesting and can give you an idea of what the moving trends are like in your neck of the woods. Click anywhere on the map above to find out more.
*Due to the nature of the study covering distance driven for state-to-state relocations, data for Hawaii is not available.
What We Learned
Average distance traveled for long-distance relocations
Total in the Western region, the most in the U.S.
16,864 in vs. 24,665 out
The Great Lakes had the most outbound shipments v. inbound
States with balanced numbers of people moving in v. moving out
Long Distance Moving Help in Metro Detroit
If you’ve got a long-distance move coming up, it’s vital that you choose the right long distance moving company to help get you through it. How do you know if the company you’re thinking of hiring is any good? Easy, take a look at a blog we wrote a while back about how to find the right moving company in Detroit.
In short, you want to look for a full service moving company that is honest, trustworthy and reliable. Keep an eye out on our blog for more helpful moving tips and for the next Long Distance Moving study in 2019.