Kansas ranks fifth for people leaving the state

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- People are moving out Kansas quicker than they are moving in, according to a survey by moving company United Van Lines.

United found that of the moves in or out of the state, over 58 percent of those were people leaving Kansas.

Moving for a job out of state was the biggest motive for outbound movers, with over 54 percent of them citing that as their motive.

The biggest group of people moving out of the state, however, are people over the age of 55, with 55 percent of outbound movers belonging to that group.

Kansas ranked fifth in the country for outbound movement rates, behind New Jersey, Illinois, New York, and Connecticut.