Retirees these days are choosing destinations that differ from what one might expect, says United Van Lines' annual National Movers Study. Here are the states where population is increasing. - From http://www.benefitspro.com/2017/01/05/10-states-gaining-retirees
Census Bureau data on the migration patterns of people over the age of 60 found that during 2014, the most recent year for which data were available, retirees were still seeking out southern and beach states (think Florida, the Carolinas, Georgia and Delaware).
The United Van Lines study has tracked inbound and outbound moves by state since 1977, and for this year the study included moves it handled within the 48 contiguous states and the District of Columbia.
Stoll, economist, professor in the Department of Public Policy at the University of California, Los Angeles, said in the study.
In United Van Lines’ survey of movers entering the state, 21.05 percent of respondents said they were going to Wyoming to retire, while 5.41 percent of those leaving the state had other retirement destinations in mind.
With half of New Mexico’s moves inbound and the other half outbound, it gained more would-be retirees than it lost; 27.13 percent of those moving into the state were doing so to retire, while 18.33 percent of those moving out were doing so to retire elsewhere.