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Georgia near top of state-to-state migration list

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The percentage of Americans moving from state-to-state is at a historical low, but Georgia is still coming out relatively close to the top, according to findings compiled from Census data and moving information from United Van Lines by STORAGECafé, a blog run by real estate software company Yardi.

In 2018, the state scored the No. 5 spot in terms of the number of new residents who moved in. Almost 274,000 people relocated here over the last year, many of which came from high-tax states. Georgia was topped only by Florida, Texas, California and North Carolina in the list. Even though Florida was the number one state in terms of number of new residents, Georgia was a top destination for Floridians around 19 percent of the total number of Georgia’s new residents came over from the Sunshine State.

Of course, the actual percentage of people who move state-to-state is pretty small — just 9.8 of Americans. And the number has been shrinking; it is now down to the lowest share in recorded history. It’s the first time this figure has dropped below 10 percent since the Census Bureau started gathering this data back in 1947.

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