IT MUST BE THE BAGELS: New Yorkers Keep Lining Up to Move to New Jersey

IT MUST BE THE BAGELS: New Yorkers Keep Lining Up to Move to New Jersey

Sure, New York is nice… but New Jersey is where it’s at. Don’t just take our word for it—check out the stats.

According a recent report on interstate moving patterns in the U.S., New Jersey is the most popular relocation destination for New Yorkers, with a total of almost 65,000 newcomers  answering the siren’s call and crossing the broad, majestic Hudson for the beckoning beauty of the Garden State.

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A study conducted by StorageCafe and United Van Lines took a look at the 9.8% of Americans who changed states in 2018. Their research yielded some interesting findings:

  • 438 people per day settled in New Jersey in 2018 (a total of 159,846), with Hudson County seeing a greater influx from out of state than any other region.
  • The primary origin of newcomers to New Jersey was, not surprisingly, New York, which accounted for no less than 41% (64,810) of the total number of new residents.

However, the influx of New Yorkers scrambling to move to New Jersey has had a knock-on effect. With over 231,000 people moving away in the same time frame, New Jersey lost over 71,000 of its population.

Perhaps drawn by the prospect of legal fireworks and the homey comfort of omnipresent road construction, Garden Staters primarily chose Pennsylvania as their relocation destination, with 43,726 of them moving to the Keystone State.

New Yorkers, meanwhile, are undoubtedly here for the vastly superior bagels.

Get ’em while they’re hot…


Authored by: hMAG