Here’s Where Americans Moved to in 2018

In 2018, Americans were on the move. According to Updater’s annual moving destinations report, Americans moved to cities in every corner of the United States. From Seattle to Denver to Tampa and New York, Americans took advantage of the many diverse cities the U.S. has to offer.

Updater’s moving destinations report is based on aggregated moving trends determined by analyzing 2,000,000 anonymous household moves that took place between Jan. 1 and Aug. 31, 2018. Check out this visual representation of the top 15 most moved to cities in 2018.

Destinations on the 2017 most moved to cities list that remained on the 2018 list include Los Angeles, New York City, Atlanta, Austin, Houston, San Francisco, Chicago, Seattle, Denver, and Phoenix. Washington D.C. and Dallas stayed strong from last year to this year as the top two most moved to cities.

A few cities dropped from the 2017 list, including Philadelphia, Orlando, and Boston. Minneapolis, Tampa, and Portland were new additions for 2018. For additional analysis, read more about top moving destinations Atlanta and Portland.

Below, check out the complete top 15 cities that Americans moved to this year. Last year’s rankings are in parentheses.

1. Washington, D.C. (1)

2. Dallas, TX (2)

3. Atlanta, GA (5)

4. New York, NY (4)

5. Los Angeles, CA (3)

6. Seattle, WA (12)

7. Houston, TX (7)

8. Chicago, IL (10)

9. Phoenix, AZ (15)

10. San Francisco, CA (9)

11. Denver, CO (13)

12. Portland, OR (N/A)

13. Minneapolis, MN (N/A)

14. Tampa, FL (N/A)

15. Austin, TX (6)

Haley Davidson
Haley Davidson

Haley is a former Content Marketing Intern at Updater. She loves helping make people's lives a little bit easier with fun and helpful content. She's fueled by sunshine, cold-brew, and cute photos of Pupdaters.

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