North Carolina City Tops The ‘Places People Are Moving ‘ List
North Carolina boasted the nation’s hottest place for people to start calling home in 2022. This is according to the News Observer. Results published on Monday say Wilmington ranks No. 1 on a list of cities that attracted new residents last year.
Wilmington topped the list with a higher percentage of people moving into the city than out of it. Roughly 81% of moves were inbound, while 19% were outbound, results show. In comparison, Bellingham, Washington — the runner-up on the list — had an inbound move rate of about 73%.
Federal data reveals migration from other parts of the country has been driving population growth in North Carolina. North Carolina landed in the sixth spot on United Van Lines’ list of top states for inbound moves. Several cities also made their marks, including Hickory at No. 15, Greensboro at No. 21 and Charlotte at No. 22.