This state is a bit of an anomaly. It’s located in the Mountain West area that everyone seems to be moving to, however Utah is the regional outlier. Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, Washington, and Colorado – all neighboring or nearby states – are experiencing an influx of movers. So, why did Utah rank 9th on the list of states that people are leaving? The majority of residents who left were 44 years old or younger and reported they decided to leave for employment opportunities elsewhere. Utah is not entirely unpopular on the job front, though. Interestingly enough, the biggest reason people choose to move into Utah is for employment. Although, it’s still not enough to make up for its losses. It’s a shame Utah is losing ground because it’s a truly beautiful state and there are plenty of reasons to stick around. Five national parks and world-class skiing and mountain biking are just a few.