Penske’s annual Top Moving Destinations report saw that Americans who moved in 2021 gravitated to the Sun Belt areas — not to California and New York, according to CNBC.

Here are the cities Americans moved to the most in 2021, according to Penske’s Top Moving Destinations report:

  1. Houston, Texas.
  2. Las Vegas, Nevada.
  3. Phoenix, Arizona.
  4. Charlotte, North Carolina.
  5. Denver, Colorado.
  6. San Antonio, Texas.
  7. Dallas, Texas.
  8. Orlando, Florida.
  9. Austin, Texas.
  10. Chicago, Illinois.
  • Penske’s report compiles data of one-way consumer truck rental reservations made over the company’s website.

“Historic” low moving rate: Last year saw the lowest moving rate in the United States since 1948, the U.S. Census Bureau reported.

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  • This isn’t due to the pandemic — the rate at which Americans have been moving has been on a decline for about five years, according to CNBC.
  • The nation’s moving rate has seen a “historic” drop from 9.3% in 2020 to 8.4% in 2021, according to CNBC.

Most movers didn’t leave the state: The U.S. Census Bureau reports that most people who moved didn’t cross state or county lines in recent years. “In 2021, less than one-fifth moved from one state to another, while more than half moved within the same county.”

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Why did Americans move in 2021? Almost half of the people who moved within the country reported moving for housing-related reasons. Other prevalent reasons for moving were family-related reasons and job-related reasons, according to the Census Bureau report.

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