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Where California is seeing people move from

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Where California is seeing people move from

Each year, an average of about 35.5 million Americans pack up and switch homes. While most people who move stay in the same counties they lived in the year prior, there are still roughly 6 million people who decide to cross state lines for their next place of residence. According to statistics from Forbes, the top states that are seeing more people moving in than out include Idaho, Oregon, and Nevada.

To get a sense of which states migrate most heavily to California, Stacker analyzed 2006 and 2016 state-to-state migration flow statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau. The data is taken from the American Community Survey conducted for both years and shows estimated migration flows all over the United States. While some states show a drastic 11-year change in migrants to California, others have consistently received roughly the same amount of people.

Whether it’s to find a better house or apartment, transfer closer to a new job, or to start a family, Americans have several reasons to change their surrounding environments. Read on to find out who will be likely to join your neighborhood soon.

RELATED: Where people in every state are moving to

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#50. Vermont

Migrations from Vermont in 2016: 400
Migrations from Vermont in 2006: 1,658 (#46 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 75.9%

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#49. New Hampshire

Migrations from New Hampshire in 2016: 889
Migrations from New Hampshire in 2006: 1,323 (#48 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 32.8%

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#48. West Virginia

Migrations from West Virginia in 2016: 1,150
Migrations from West Virginia in 2006: 530 (#49 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 117.0%

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#47. Montana

Migrations from Montana in 2016: 1,272
Migrations from Montana in 2006: 1,874 (#42 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 32.1%

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#46. South Dakota

Migrations from South Dakota in 2016: 1,333
Migrations from South Dakota in 2006: 367 (#50 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 263.2%

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IIP Photo Archive // Flickr

#45. Delaware

Migrations from Delaware in 2016: 1,372
Migrations from Delaware in 2006: 1,339 (#47 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 2.5%

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#44. Nebraska

Migrations from Nebraska in 2016: 1,876
Migrations from Nebraska in 2006: 2,504 (#37 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 25.1%

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#43. Rhode Island

Migrations from Rhode Island in 2016: 2,265
Migrations from Rhode Island in 2006: 1,664 (#45 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 36.1%

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#42. Maine

Migrations from Maine in 2016: 2,513
Migrations from Maine in 2006: 2,288 (#39 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 9.8%

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#41. North Dakota

Migrations from North Dakota in 2016: 2,664
Migrations from North Dakota in 2006: 1,934 (#41 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 37.7%

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#40. Wyoming

Migrations from Wyoming in 2016: 2,674
Migrations from Wyoming in 2006: 1,739 (#43 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 53.8%

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#39. Connecticut

Migrations from Connecticut in 2016: 2,932
Migrations from Connecticut in 2006: 5,596 (#30 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 47.6%

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Jsfouche // Wikimedia Commons

#38. Alabama

Migrations from Alabama in 2016: 3,045
Migrations from Alabama in 2006: 4,133 (#34 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 26.3%

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#37. Mississippi

Migrations from Mississippi in 2016: 3,174
Migrations from Mississippi in 2006: 4,660 (#33 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 31.9%

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#36. Kansas

Migrations from Kansas in 2016: 3,293
Migrations from Kansas in 2006: 5,018 (#31 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 34.4%

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MotoWebMistress // Flickr

#35. Idaho

Migrations from Idaho in 2016: 3,598
Migrations from Idaho in 2006: 6,486 (#25 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 44.5%

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#34. Iowa

Migrations from Iowa in 2016: 3,826
Migrations from Iowa in 2006: 2,380 (#38 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 60.8%

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#33. Kentucky

Migrations from Kentucky in 2016: 4,206
Migrations from Kentucky in 2006: 1,709 (#44 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 146.1%

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#32. Alaska

Migrations from Alaska in 2016: 4,206
Migrations from Alaska in 2006: 6,376 (#27 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 34.0%

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#31. Arkansas

Migrations from Arkansas in 2016: 4,282
Migrations from Arkansas in 2006: 3,709 (#35 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 15.4%

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#30. Louisiana

Migrations from Louisiana in 2016: 4,933
Migrations from Louisiana in 2006: 10,561 (#18 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 53.3%

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#29. South Carolina

Migrations from South Carolina in 2016: 5,137
Migrations from South Carolina in 2006: 3,426 (#36 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 49.9%

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#28. Oklahoma

Migrations from Oklahoma in 2016: 6,023
Migrations from Oklahoma in 2006: 8,025 (#23 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 24.9%

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#27. Tennessee

Migrations from Tennessee in 2016: 6,158
Migrations from Tennessee in 2006: 6,469 (#26 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 4.8%

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#26. Washington D.C.

Migrations from Washington D.C. in 2016: 6,319
Migrations from Washington D.C. in 2006: 2,044 (#40 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 209.1%

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#25. Indiana

Migrations from Indiana in 2016: 7,073
Migrations from Indiana in 2006: 6,972 (#24 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 1.4%

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#24. Wisconsin

Migrations from Wisconsin in 2016: 7,354
Migrations from Wisconsin in 2006: 10,213 (#19 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 28.0%

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#23. Missouri

Migrations from Missouri in 2016: 7,580
Migrations from Missouri in 2006: 5,847 (#28 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 29.6%

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#22. New Mexico

Migrations from New Mexico in 2016: 8,087
Migrations from New Mexico in 2006: 4,829 (#32 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 67.5%

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Jaknouse // Wikimedia Commons

#21. Ohio

Migrations from Ohio in 2016: 9,652
Migrations from Ohio in 2006: 13,165 (#14 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 26.7%

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#20. Maryland

Migrations from Maryland in 2016: 10,637
Migrations from Maryland in 2006: 10,140 (#20 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 4.9%

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#19. Minnesota

Migrations from Minnesota in 2016: 10,897
Migrations from Minnesota in 2006: 5,647 (#29 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 93.0%

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#18. Utah

Migrations from Utah in 2016: 11,114
Migrations from Utah in 2006: 9,726 (#21 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 14.3%

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Yinan Chen // Wikimedia Commons

#17. Michigan

Migrations from Michigan in 2016: 11,442
Migrations from Michigan in 2006: 10,693 (#17 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 7.0%

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Smallbones // Wikimedia Commons

#16. New Jersey

Migrations from New Jersey in 2016: 11,988
Migrations from New Jersey in 2006: 8,843 (#22 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 35.6%

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Jeremy Thompson // Flickr

#15. Pennsylvania

Migrations from Pennsylvania in 2016: 13,090
Migrations from Pennsylvania in 2006: 11,747 (#15 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 11.4%

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#14. Massachusetts

Migrations from Massachusetts in 2016: 14,062
Migrations from Massachusetts in 2006: 13,846 (#12 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 1.6%

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#13. Hawaii

Migrations from Hawaii in 2016: 14,239
Migrations from Hawaii in 2006: 14,421 (#11 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 1.3%

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#12. North Carolina

Migrations from North Carolina in 2016: 14,268
Migrations from North Carolina in 2006: 10,901 (#16 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 30.9%

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#11. Virginia

Migrations from Virginia in 2016: 14,348
Migrations from Virginia in 2006: 14,710 (#10 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 2.5%

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#10. Georgia

Migrations from Georgia in 2016: 14,663
Migrations from Georgia in 2006: 13,384 (#13 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 9.6%

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#9. Oregon

Migrations from Oregon in 2016: 18,919
Migrations from Oregon in 2006: 25,374 (#7 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 25.4%

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#8. Illinois

Migrations from Illinois in 2016: 21,539
Migrations from Illinois in 2006: 25,149 (#8 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 14.4%

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#7. Colorado

Migrations from Colorado in 2016: 22,540
Migrations from Colorado in 2006: 15,885 (#9 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 41.9%

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#6. Nevada

Migrations from Nevada in 2016: 24,656
Migrations from Nevada in 2006: 28,855 (#5 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 14.6%

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#5. Florida

Migrations from Florida in 2016: 25,354
Migrations from Florida in 2006: 27,196 (#6 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 6.8%

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Martin H. // Wikimedia Commons

#4. Washington

Migrations from Washington in 2016: 27,973
Migrations from Washington in 2006: 34,105 (#2 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 18.0%

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LASZLO ILYES // Flickr

#3. Arizona

Migrations from Arizona in 2016: 33,757
Migrations from Arizona in 2006: 31,915 (#3 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 5.8%

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Yinan Chen // Flickr

#2. Texas

Migrations from Texas in 2016: 39,109
Migrations from Texas in 2006: 49,027 (#1 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 20.2%

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#1. New York

Migrations from New York in 2016: 40,877
Migrations from New York in 2006: 31,703 (#4 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 28.9%

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