RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) Are more people moving in or out of South Dakota?
Based on a moving company's in-house numbers, more people are moving out.
While it's not scientific, the 49th annual Magnetic States Report by Allied Van Lines does give us an indication if people are coming or going.
In 2016, Allied Company had 200 outbound moves in South Dakota, with 157 inbound moves. That left the state with a minus 43 moves.
Most people that are leaving South Dakota are baby boomers.
"Sometimes they want to move closer to their families, people are getting older and want to move in closer to their kids. There's also the economy, South Dakota and Rapid City may not pay as well, so they move to get higher wages and better opportunity. And of course the weather," said North Western Warehouse Company President Jarred Koppmann.
Wyoming was up 24 moves, but Nebraska was down 83 moves, and North Dakota led the nation with minus 117.