The Washington Business Journal reports that Washington DC (when compared to states) has been the most popular migration destination during the first half of this year, according to United Van Lines migration study. We’re leading all the states, with 63.6% of all moves going in to the District, with only 36.4% leaving the District. Michigan is on the opposite side of the spectrum, with 70% of moves leaving the state. Maryland and Virginia are both just about breaking even, with approximately as many moves in as out.
To what do we owe this surge in popularity? Well, I originally thought it was due to people wanting to work for our hot new neighbor, but it turns out that DC was also the most popular migration destination last year too, before Obama moved in. So what do you think it is?