The top five destination states for consumers who moved with Allied in 2018 in highest to lowest volume order were: Florida, Texas, California, Arizona and North Carolina. Florida has ranked as the top move destination for Allied consumers for the last five years. Allied appears to be the mover of choice for the hundreds of thousands of ‘snowbirds’ who move to Florida each year for the warmer climate, no income tax and low property tax rates.
For corporate moves, the highest volume destinations were to: Texas, California, Illinois, Florida and Washington. Since 2010, 121 corporate headquarters have moved to Texas from around the nation including Toyota, FedEx, Charles Schwab Corp., Jamba Juice and JP Morgan Chase. The lone star state’s business-friendly climate, lower cost of living and educated workforce make it a highly desirable destination for businesses looking to grow and streamline operational costs.
Other interesting data points from Allied moves in 2018 include:
- Allied consumer and corporate customers moved a total of 356,392,598 miles over the last five years, which is equal to 10.5 trips to Mars
- Allied moved 2,473,427,291 pounds of household goods and personal effects for consumer and corporate moves over the last five years, which is equal to moving nearly 5,500 Statues of Liberty
- The most popular month that Allied consumers moved was June, and the most popular day of the week to move last year was Tuesday
- For corporate moves, the most popular month was also June, which makes sense for families with children who might have waited for the school year to end; however, the most popular day of the week to move for Allied’s corporate customers was Friday at the end of the work week
- Both consumer and corporate customers moved out of Chicago and Houston in 2018; the moves out of Houston could be due to damages caused by Hurricane Harvey which struck toward the end of 2017 and Chicago has been losing residents for the past three years according to The Chicago Tribune
“We are an essential part of the nation’s economy and get a first look into the evolving trends of people’s preferences on where they want to live and work,” said Lesli Bertoli, general manager and vice president of Allied Van Lines. “Studying the Magnet States Report each year gives us insights that enable us to provide better service to our consumer and corporate customers.”
To determine moving trends, Allied Van Lines reviewed its own proprietary, aggregated customer move data, which includes consumer and corporate moves from 2018 from January 1 through December 5, 2018 and consumer and corporate moves over the last five years.
Allied's 2018 Magnet State Report.- An infographic by the team at Allied Van Lines