City Desk

Everybody’s Moving to D.C.

There's a reason D.C. rents are sky-high and applying for a group house is starting to feel like applying to college: Lots of people are moving here. D.C. beat out every U.S. state for most inbound moving trips as compared to overall moves in 2012, at least according to new data from a van company.

Sixty-three percent of trips involving D.C. from vehicles owned by Atlas Van Lines were headed into the city, according to the company. That puts the percentage of inbound travelers moving into D.C. just above second-place North Dakota at 61 percent and third-place North Carolina and 60 percent.

Washington also saw the highest percentage of inbound trips over the last ten years, with 68 percent of moves headed into the city. If all those new Washingtonians and the accompanying higher cost of living are getting to be too much for you, consider Wyoming: with 59 percent of its trips headed out of the state in 2012, it leads the country in outgoing residents.

Moving truck photo by Shutterstock.

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