With Arkansas’ lakes, rivers, mountains, and 52 state parks, it’s no wonder it’s known as “The Natural State.” This beautiful state has been seeing population growth, for a variety of reasons.
In 2020 United Van Lines’ Annual Mover Study, ranked Arkansas as the 10th most popular state people moved to. Arkansas experienced inbound traffic of 58.5%, a significant increase from 52.4% in 2019.
If you’re wanting to move to Arkansas, whether to experience its natural beauty, or for other reasons, the moving experts at United Van Lines can help. Read more about tips, tricks, and what you need to know to make your move to Arkansas stress-free.
Why Are People Moving to Arkansas?
In 2020, Arkansas made the top 10 states for inbound moves according to United Van Lines’ annual Movers study. and Fayetteville-Springdale ranked among the top 20 cities, experiencing an inbound traffic rate of 61%.
While some were drawn to Arkansas for its beautiful outdoors, everybody moves for a different reason. The number one reason people moved to Arkansas in 2020 was for jobs, according to 51.8% of respondents.
Other factors include family (22.2%), lifestyle (13.6%), retirement (12.3%), and health (3.7%). The largest age groups moving to Arkansas were 65 and older, and ages 55-64.
While Arkansas has aspects that appeal to different people for a variety of reasons, we focus on the job aspect below.
Jobs in Arkansas
Arkansas was the top 10 state people moved to for a job in 2020. Arkansas is home to large and long-standing companies including Walmart, Tyson Foods, and Murphy USA, which could be a factor in the large rush of people moving to the state for jobs.
Living in Arkansas also provides ample opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. With rivers, mountains, and places to hike, there are plenty of reasons this state is “The Natural State.” People may also move to Arkansas to be able to work from home in a place with so much natural beauty.
Weathering the Move to Arkansas
Arkansas has a moderate climate, with hot, humid summers and mild winters. The spring and fall are known to be beautiful and comfortable.
Arkansas doesn’t usually experience very harsh winters, or extensive periods of rain. There isn’t necessarily a bad time to move to Arkansas but prepare for a humid move if you’re moving in the summer.
No matter when or where you’re moving, it’s always important to check the weather ahead of time and plan for anything. Learn more from United Van Lines about how to pack like a pro, no matter the weather.
Where Are You Moving From?
No matter what state you live in, United Van Lines is here to help you move. Maybe you’re moving to Arkansas from Texas or moving from California to Arkansas. From packing and providing storage, to moving day itself, United Van Lines’ long-distance movers can help.
Whether you’re moving to Little Rock, Arkansas from far away, or, just down the road, our local movers perform services under their own businesses’ independent authorities and names and can help with moves within the state.
Ready to Move to Arkansas?
Ready to plan your move and live in Arkansas? A professional moving company like United Van Lines can make the process as simple and stress-free as possible. We have a variety of services and different moving plans that work best for you.
United Van Lines makes it easy to coordinate your move to Arkansas and stay organized along the way. The MyUnited Move Portal personalizes and streamlines your moving experience. Use customized tools to keep track of all major moving milestones, organize contacts, and book your move online.
Get started today with the expert movers at United Van Lines.