More than 338,000 Americans moved to another state to retire in 2023, according to Census Bureau data analyzed by the online moving resource, Hire a Helper.

Why it matters: This represents the fourth-largest senior migration since 2000 (2015 had the most with 417,300) and the largest since 2020.

By the numbers: Florida was the top destination for retirement movers, attracting 11% of them in 2023, followed by South Carolina (10%), New Jersey (6%) and Texas (5.8%).

  • California (18%) and New York (11%) had the highest share of retirees moving to new states.
  • Miami-Fort-Lauderdale, FL was the #1 metro destination for retirement movers (12.3%).
  • The 2023 crop of retirees on the move was significantly younger…37% of them were under the age of 65, including 23% who were under 55.

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