A survey released by Bailey's Moving and Storage, North Salt Lake, shows that more people moved into Utah in 1990 than moved out.
The survey, taken nationally by Allied Van Lines to determine the magnet states, showed that of the 2,735 shipments handled by the moving company in 1990, 1,251 were outbound and 1,484 were inbound.John Walker, Bailey's president, said mobility patterns in 1990 reveal that the states with the most significant inbound and outbound relocation activity are in the West and along the East Coast. The central states are more stable with about the same number of people moving in as are moving out.
A magnet state is classified as having a minimum of 55 percent of its total Allied relocation activity into the state, Walker said. The 1990 statistics are based on more than 150,000 Allied interstate household goods shipments and are representative of the nation's mobility patterns.
For the third consecutive year, the District of Columbia was the most popular destination; with 71.7 percent of its total relocation activity consisting of inbound moves. The other magnet states were Nevada, Oregon, Maine, Hawaii, Georgia, Washington, Vermont, Alaska, South Carolina, North Carolina, Colorado, New Mexico, Alabama, Arizona and Rhode Island.