In Ohio, about 19 percent of people who left the state did so for retirement and 65 percent moved because of another job opportunity. About 27 percent of people moved to Ohio for family reasons and 62 percent of people moved to the Buckeye State for a job.
So, where is everyone heading if they’re not staying in Ohio? “Americans are moving westward, flocking to the Mountain and Pacific West, while the Northeast and Midwest continue to lose residents,” the study found. Illinois saw the most residents moving out of state in 2017, with 63 percent of moves being outbound.