A recently released report, moveBuddha, a relocation technology company, ranked the least popular states to move to in 2022.
The 2022 Mid-Year Migration Report used data collected from January 1 to July 5, 2022, through the company’s moving expense calculator.
moveBuddha compared the influx to the influx of people from state to state to see which places are gaining new residents and which are losing their current population.
1st least popular state to move to in 2022: New Jersey
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New Jersey tops the list of least popular states. According to the report, the Garden State is losing the most residents to those moving in.
Residents of the East Coast state pay the highest property taxes in the country, which may explain the population loss.
The other two states that make up the New York metropolitan area — New York and Connecticut — are experiencing similar challenges to New Jersey.
The two made the list of states whose people are leaving more than they are moving in, or no. 4 and no. 5 on the list respectively.
The 10 least popular states to move to in 2022: