Over the last decade, there are signs of population growth occurring throughout the Charlotte region. Ten years ago, there wasn’t a South End, Steele Creek wasn’t in robust demand and there wasn’t a new apartment complex being built on seemingly every available in-town parcel. Adding over 170,000 residents (mostly Millenials according to a study published by SmartAsset) will cause changes.
Charlotte is not alone in this growth however as the 2017 US Migration Report, conducted by North American Moving Services, points out. In 2017, North Carolina and South Carolina ranked third and fourth for the second straight year in the row. Of the southeastern U.S. states, North and South Carolina have remained top inbound (as in moving to) states since 2011.
What’s notable about North and South Carolina’s ranking in the report is that North American found the number of moves inbound to the Carolinas were 2:1 compared to those relocating away.
Taking the top spot overall for inbound relocations was Arizona and Idaho followed by North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. The top states with outbound moves were Illinois, Connecticut, New Jersey, California, and Michigan.