Arizona is 7th most popular relocation for Americans moving

A recent report by StorageCafe on interstate moving patterns in the U.S. ranked Arizona the 7th most popular relocation destination for Americans, with almost 274,000 newcomers.

In order to provide a better idea about the behavior of the 9.8% Americans who changed states last year, StorageCafe partnered with United Van Lines for pricing information and drilled down into the most recent U.S. Census data to analyze interstate migration patterns.

Here are the most interesting findings regarding Arizona:

  • 750 people per day settled in Arizona last year, with Maricopa County seeing the greatest influx from out of state than any other region.
  • The primary origin of newcomers to Arizona was, not surprisingly, California, which accounted for no less than 25% (68,516) out of the total number of new residents.
  • With almost 180,000 people who moved away in the same time frame, Arizona gained over 94,000 newcomers.
  • Overall, the national trend is for people to move south, targeting the sea shore and lower taxes.

You can read the full report here: