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2014 and 2015 Moving Industry Trends

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Another year has come and gone for both the moving industry and citizens across America who have moved near and far. What trends made up the moving landscape in 2014, and what can you expect in 2015?

Check out our infographic above for more information about the moving industry in 2014 and get a peak at future predictions for 2015 below.

2014 moving industry trends

The top moving industry trends of last year included the types of homes Americans purchased and which states they chose to move to and leave.
  • Types of homes - Americans moved into larger homes (especially single family ones)
    • On average, home owners moved from 1,100 median square feet homes into 1,728 median square feet ones
  • Top states moved from - New York (9 percent of moves), Florida (7 percent), Pennsylvania (7 percent), Illinois (seven percent), Georgia (5 percent)
  • Top states moved to - Florida (9 percent of moves), Texas (seven percent), California (6 percent), New York (5 percent), North Carolina (5 percent)

2015 moving industry trends

You can expect five trends to arise in the moving industry this year. These include:
  • Less availability from movers in the spring and summer. As more people begin to move, it will become harder to hire movers during these busy months. Book movers in advance to avoid this problem!
  • People continuing to move to metropolitan cities. Large cities such as Chicago, Atlanta, Houston, Denver and Dallas will keep drawing in new citizens.
  • A rise in interstate moves to smaller cities. Mid-size cities (like Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham and Nashville) will also begin to see increased populations.
  • No change in the average square footage of homes. While those who moved upgraded the size of their homes in 2014, this is not expected to increase in 2015.
  • More control over moving scams. Moving scams won't be completely eradicated, but moving scams will become less effective thanks to education efforts.
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Cassandra Rose  Posted by Cassandra Rose on January 20, 2015

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