Connecticut has seen an influx in the number of people moving into the state.

My Move 2020

In a recent report by MyMovers, Connecticut is one of the states that has seen an increase in the number of people moving to our state.

States that Gained and Lost the Most Movers During the Coronavirus

The report and graphic above shos that states with big cities that have experienced a surge in COVID19 infection rates during the onset of the pandemic have lost the largest number of movers. People leaving New York City … are moving to Connecticut.

Excerpt from the article:

Moving-focused group MyMove analyzed data from the USPS about change-of-address requests. By far, this is the most comprehensive snapshot of migration trends during the coronavirus pandemic – revealing nearly 16 million Americans moved between just February and July. The most significant outlier in the USPS data was the parabolic spike in temporary address changes, mostly due to city-dwellers escaping large metros during coronavirus lockdowns.

Besides USPS data, MyMove also examined a Pew Research Center survey of 10,000 Americans conducted in July. The study allowed MyMove to understand why and where people moved.

“About a quarter (28%) told us [they chose to move] because they feared getting COVID-19 if they stayed where they were living,” said D’Vera Cohn, senior writer and editor for Pew who published the study findings, told MyMove.

“About a fifth (20%) said they wanted to be with their family, or their college campus closed (23%). A total of 18% gave financial reasons, including job loss,” Cohn said. 

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