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United Van Lines last week reported some two-thirds of the moves involving New York households were outbound. That is a higher proportion than any other state, except New Jersey and Illinois—and the trio nearly were tied.

The 40th Annual National Movers Study by Fenton, Mo.- based United found some 59 percent of the moves in the eastern U.S. were outbound.

New York, New Jersey and Illinois, the report states, saw outbound moves making up 63 percent of all moves. Of those moving from N.Y., 24.3 percent did so for retirement reasons; 6.5 percent for health; 21.3 percent for family; 17.7 percent for lifestyle; and 46.6 percent for a job.

In New York, millennials represented 27 percent of inbound moves and 19 percent of those moving out. Of those over 65, 26 percent were outbound and 20 percent were inbound.

And where is everyone going? The West and the Carolinas—and, oddly, Vermont, which was second on the list of states, with 67 percent of inbound moves.

South Dakota narrowly overtook Oregon, which held the top spot for the previous three years, as the nation’s “Top Moving Destination.” This is the first time South Dakota has held the No. 1 spot. Vermont edged Oregon for the No 2. position, with Oregon rounding out the top three.

“This year’s data clearly reflects retirees’ location preferences,” said Michael Stoll, an economist and professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. “Interestingly enough, these retirees are leaving at such a fast pace that the movement of millennials to urban areas in the Midwest and Northeast is being overshadowed.”

Turning 80

Rochester Rotary last week began accepting nominations for the Rochester Rotary Award, what it calls the oldest and most prestigious civic award in Rochester. The nominations are for the 80th Annual Rochester Rotary Award.

Past recipients show a panoply of Rochester’s past and current who’s who. They include Tom Golisano, Frank Gannett, Joseph Wilson, Al Sigl, Gilbert McCurdy and Marion Folsom, as well as Don Alhart, Carlos Carballada, and Karen and Andrew Gallina.

The award recognizes community members who personify Rotary International’s “Service Above Self” motto. Nominees and nominators are not required to be Rotarians.

Award criteria and an online nomination form are available on the Rochester Rotary website, rochesterrotary.org. Nominations are due no later than Feb. 10. The winner is slated to be announced in March.

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