Illinois tops the list for 'most moved from' state in 2017

ILLINOIS (WIFR) -- According to the United Van Lines National Movers Study, more people left Illinois than any other state in the country.

The study says in 2017, the Land of Lincoln topped the list for moves being made out of state. Analysts say 63 percent of moves left Illinois.

Also making the top ten were New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Kansas, Massachusetts, Ohio, Kentucky, Utah and Wisconsin.

Researchers say the Midwest continues to see more people leaving than any other region. In 2017, 55 percent of Midwestern moves were heading out of their states. According to the study, more people left the Midwest for the South and West.