Moving in: Study shows N.J. is most popular destination for those moving out of N.Y.

By ROI-NJ Staff
New Jersey | Jan 17, 2020 at 12:59 pm

Who says everybody is moving out of New Jersey?

There’s one state that’s moving in: New York.

That’s right, for all the ways the Garden State is maligned for its outmigration issues, STORAGECafé, a nationwide self-storage search platform, powered by Yardi, says New Yorkers can’t get enough of New Jersey.

In 2018, nearly 65,000 New Yorkers moved into Jersey, which represents 41% of the incoming population (159,846).

It’s not all good for New Jersey. More than 231,000 people moved out of the state during the same time period, which means New Jersey lost more than 70,000 of its population.

New Jerseyans picked Pennsylvania as their leading destination, with nearly 44,000 moving there.

According to STORAGECafé, nearly 10% of Americans changed states in 2018. The group says it partnered with United Van Lines and drilled down into the most recent U.S. Census data to analyze interstate migration patterns.

Here’s a look at the complete report.

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