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Far more Americans have moved to Vermont, Idaho, Oregon and South Carolina than those who have left since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, new data published by Bloomberg shows.

However, the opposite can be said for New York and New Jersey, with each seeing a large proportion of residents relocate to from its cities to Florida, Texas and other Sunbelt states since March, because of an increase in fear of living in densely populated areas in a world post-COVID-19.

As the month of August came to a close Monday, bringing with it another moving-deadline for tenants all over the country, statistics point towards a sharp uptick in US mobility.

While relocations last year reached an all-time low according to the Brooking’s Institution, Gregory Daco, chief U.S. economist at Oxford Economics, said 2020 has seen a staggering increase in mobility across state lines.

‘We have seen increased mobility across the states - driven by a fear of living in densely populated areas, a realization that the “old normal” of commuting into a city office is still but a distant possibility, and the realization that remote work can be an effective, long-term option,’ Daco told Bloomberg.

New Jersey and New York have suffered the most coronavirus-spurred moves, with United Van Lines reporting that two thirds of moves are for relocations out of those state

New Jersey and New York have suffered the most coronavirus-spurred moves, with United Van Lines reporting that two thirds of moves are for relocations out of those state

Meanwhile, the states to have been the largest beneficiaries of inbound movers have been much less densely populated areas, with Vermont topping the list

Meanwhile, the states to have been the largest beneficiaries of inbound movers have been much less densely populated areas, with Vermont topping the list

Data from the Census Bureau won’t officially be able to confirm just how much mobility has increased since the pandemic began nearly six months ago for another few months, however preliminary data helps to show just how much has changed since the state of the crisis.

A Pew Research Survey published on July 6 found that around one in five Americans had relocated during the outbreak of COVID-19 or know someone who has.

The majority of those who have relocated scarpered from densely populated cities in search of greener, sparser or more remote pastures.

Cities in Florida, Texas, California and North Carolina accounted for just under half of New Yorker relocations, data from United Van Lines show.

So-called do-it-yourself moves have also ‘increased considerably and consistently over the summer months’ for U-Haul international, a moving vehicle rental company, company spokesman Jeff Lockridge told Bloomberg.

Far more Americans moved to Vermont (above), Idaho, Oregon and South Carolina than those who left since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, new data published by Bloomberg shows

Far more Americans moved to Vermont (above), Idaho, Oregon and South Carolina than those who left since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, new data published by Bloomberg shows

However, the opposite can be said for New York and New Jersey, with each seeing a large proportion of residents relocate to Florida, Texas and other Sunbelt states since March, because of an increase in fear of living in densely populated areas in a world post-COVID-19

However, the opposite can be said for New York and New Jersey, with each seeing a large proportion of residents relocate to Florida, Texas and other Sunbelt states since March, because of an increase in fear of living in densely populated areas in a world post-COVID-19

Around 25 percent of a group of 2,000 real estate agents surveyed in June reported that some home buyers altered the location of where they were looking to purchase a property because of the pandemic.

Those who changed their focus often did so after diverting their attention from central city locations to suburban neighborhoods, agents said.

New Jersey and New York have suffered the most coronavirus-spurred moves, with United Van Lines reporting that two thirds of moves are for relocations out of those states.

The number of people seeking leave New York City during the pandemic has nearly doubled from the same time

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