If you’ve ever looked at all the new development going on in Denver and wondered where they’ll find people to fill them, take note: The folks at Atlas Van Lines say that Colorado remains one of the most popular destinations for people relocating.

Americans continue to migrate westward and move out of the Rust Belt states, according to Atlas Van Lines’Â 2007 Migration Patterns study. Colorado recorded high inbound traffic for the ninth time in 10 years. Washington D.C. had the highest percentage of inbound traffic for the second straight year, and Ohio had the highest percentage of outbound traffic…. The Southwest pocket that includes Texas, Colorado and New Mexico also was a popular destination in 2007. All three states were classified as inbound, with Texas welcoming the highest number of new residents in the nation to be transported by Atlas.

The big population losers? The Rust Belt states of the Upper Midwest.

Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio all recorded significantly more traffic heading out of state than in. Ohio had the highest percentage of outbound traffic compared to inbound and the fifth-highest number of outbound moves nationally. Â

Daniel Brogan
Daniel Brogan
Daniel Brogan is the founder, CEO, and Editor-in-Chief of 5280 Publishing, Inc.