This Is the State People Fled From Most Due to COVID

Data shows COVID caused more people living here to uproot than anywhere else.

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When COVID-19 hit, everyone's lives across the United States changed. In addition to the obvious health dangers the virus posed, working in cramped spaces and remote learning had Americans nationwide struggling to spend 24/7 at home. As a result, some felt the need to relocate for a fresh start somewhere new. In fact, according to a recent survey conducted by moving company United Van Lines found that, seemingly due to COVID, moving interest in Sept. 2020 was notably higher than it was the same time last year—with a 32 percent increase.

The United Van Lines survey, which was conducted between March and Aug. 2020, revealed that COVID-19 influenced people in certain locations specifically to move. According to the research, the percent of moves in which COVID-19 was a contributing factor were highest in one place in particular: Washington, D.C., at 37.5 percent. But what role did coronavirus play in moving at a state level? Read on to find out which state saw the most people leave because of COVID-19. And for more on the country and coronavirus, check out These Are the States Where COVID Deaths Are Rising Right Now.

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Washington

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Moves where COVID was a contributing factor: 12.3 percent

And for the states you may want to relocate to, These Are the Only States Where COVID Cases Are Going Down.

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Florida

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Moves where COVID was a contributing factor: 13.1 percent

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Massachusetts

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Moves where COVID was a contributing factor: 13.3 percent

And for more on Massachusetts' current COVID situation, check out These States Just Loosened Restrictions Despite COVID Surges.

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Minnesota

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Moves where COVID was a contributing factor: 13.6 percent

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California

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Moves where COVID was a contributing factor: 14.1 percent

And for more coronavirus updates, These Are the Only States Beating COVID Right Now.

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Delaware

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Moves where COVID was a contributing factor: 14.3 percent

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Oregon

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Moves where COVID was a contributing factor: 14.5 percent

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Nevada

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Moves where COVID was a contributing factor: 15.7 percent

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New York

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Moves where COVID was a contributing factor: 16.0 percent

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