United Van Lines + The Proposed Millionaire’s Tax

By |2019-06-16T15:38:47+00:00June 20th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Response to Click Bait|Tags: |

As expected, the proposed Millionaire's Tax to ameliorate the State's fiscal crisis, has failed to pass in the legislature. Also - opposition to the tax leaned in on the United Van Lines study.  This was not the only data used in the discussion.  The rebuttal to the United Van Lines study is well framed and [...]

Wow – We were right about the United Van Lines Data

By |2019-04-12T22:53:04+00:00April 9th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Response to Click Bait|

Confirming what MCEDC has said in the past about a stable population, the effect of the affluence not showing up in the data and with jobs being the reason people come to NJ, please read this report from NJBiz. Njbiz.com  April 8, 2019 5:00 pm Report: Limit on state and local tax deductions not forcing [...]

Property Taxes in Morris County – the highs and lows

By |2019-03-25T23:47:36+00:00March 13th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Response to Click Bait|Tags: , |

Responding to Click-Bait Series The average property tax bill in 2017 (the last year for which we have data) is $10,262 in Morris County.  That is 4th from the top.  Essex County, at the top of the list and our next-door-neighbor, weighs in at $11,919.  (At the bottom of the list is Cumberland County with [...]

The Affluent Move in and Out of NJ at Equal Rates

By |2019-03-25T23:42:38+00:00January 7th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Response to Click Bait|Tags: , , , , , |

The Affluent Move in and Out of NJ at Equal Rates Responding to Click-Bait Series The most prominent data available about household moves across state lines comes United Van Lines' National Movers Study, 2018.  One might imagine that the conclusions are based solely on the most prosperous households.  Apparently that isn't so. If we look [...]

New Jersey Move-Outs vs Similar Sized States

By |2019-03-25T23:43:29+00:00January 7th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Response to Click Bait|Tags: , , , , , |

New Jersey Move-Outs vs Similar Sized States Responding to Click-Bait Series Much is being made in the media about NJ ranking #1 in percentage of people moving out vs percentage of people moving in. See News12, NJ Business Magazine, and USA Today. Journalists are citing the 2018 National Movers Study. The data comes from United [...]

Jobs are Why Households Move to NJ

By |2019-03-25T23:46:32+00:00January 7th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Response to Click Bait|Tags: , , , , |

Jobs are Why Households Move to NJ Responding to Click-Bait Series When United Van Lines asked their customers why they were moving into New Jersey in 2018, the top answer (62%) was “job”.  The second most stated reason for moving in (28%) was “family”.  The three other choices: “lifestyle”, “heath” and “retirement” were single-digital percentages.  [...]