Mountain Moving recently stumbled upon an article written by Manuella Irwin of My Moving Reviews called “Moving Season 2014 In Numbers.” The article breaks down every aspect of moving from the most popular moving days to the differences in local and interstate moves, and displays the data in a easy-to-read infographic. So what does 2014 have to tell us about moving this year? Let’s take a look at what Manuella Irwin discovered in her recent article.
For a frame of reference, the infographic compares data from 2014 to 2012. For instance, more 4-bedroom dwellers moved in 2014 when compared to 2012, but one and two-bedroom occupants still comprised more than half of all moves last year. Also, when comparing the last three years, June and August have always competed for the most popular moving months. After all, summer is the most popular season to move. This leaves December, January and February as the three least favorite months to move, with half the volume of their summer counterparts.
To compare 2014 and 2012 again, we learn the top states for local moves really haven’t changed all that much. California had the first place spot both years, while the next few states remain Texas, Florida and New York. Texas has jumped up to the number two spot more recently, and New York has fallen to 4th place
While on the subject of rank, the top inbound and outbound states were interesting to look at. The top inbound states include Florida, Texas, North Carolina and Washington. Not as many people are leaving these states due to a combination of milder climates and favorable job and housing markets. For outbound, New York, Illinois and New Jersey hold the top spots. New York has appeared to lose population over the last few years.
We were happy to see Seattle has the top spot for inbound cities. To live in such a desired area says something about our our community, and makes us proud to serve the Tacoma and Seattle areas. Mountain Moving views each customer as family, and we hope you’ll think of us for your next move.