2022 migration report says more people left Indiana

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You’ve probably heard people talk about packing their bags and leaving their home state. Indiana is no different.
In 2022, Indiana had one of the largest population losses in the United States, according to a study conducted by HireAHelper, a website that connects people with moving opportunities.
In the company’s fifth annual United States migration report, Indiana ranked #10 with a -12.8% net gain, meaning more people moved out than moved in.
“And what we do to figure that net loss for Indiana is we take the number of people moving into the state, and then we compare that to the number of people moving out of the state,” says Spokesperson Miranda Marquit.
Marquit says people typically move for a variety of reasons, including warmer weather, job opportunities, and lower/no state income tax. However, those motives don’t line up with the state in which most Hoosiers moved: Illinois. Marquit says Illinois doesn’t offer those typical motives, especially to someone from Indiana.
According to HireAHelper’s 4th annual report, Indiana didn’t even crack the top ten, but Indianapolis did. Marquit says it’s hard to narrow down a motive for someone choosing to move, but she says this is a reflection of what’s happening across the entire country, especially in the Midwest and southern states.
“Folks are taking a step back, looking at where they might want to live, what values they might want to espouse, what kind of lifestyle they want,” Marquit continues, “the number of people who moved overall, across the country, grew year over year. So, I think we are seeing a population shuffle.”


  1. We did have some leftists leave over legislation, but you’ll be hard pressed to convince me that was a bad thing!

  2. It seems that a lot of people want to leave Indiana because of the increasing crime rate and the fact that there is so much drug dealing going on here this is nothing but a big state full of drug dealers and drug crime It used to be a nice place to live but over the past five years it seems that all of the drug dealing that goes on here shoots between Detroit and Chicago and there’s a big glut of danger now all throughout the state it’s become violent and unlivable and there aren’t enough police to stop it. And now that Hoosiers are openly allowed to carry guns wherever they want without a license and without fingerprinting there’s a lot more shooting and a lot more violence that’s just not going to want to make people stay.

    • The requirements for carrying a gun have not changed. The same requirements you had to meet to get a license are the ones you must meet to legally carry now.

      Quite literally, the only difference is the license.

  3. The people that i know who have moved out of Indiana and Michigan, wanted warmer weather. The lack of sunshine and dealing with snow in our area are very depressing.


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