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Where California is seeing people move from

  • 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

  • #50. Vermont
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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%

  • #49. New Hampshire
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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%

  • #48. West Virginia
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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%

  • #47. Montana
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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%

  • #46. South Dakota
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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%

  • #45. Delaware
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    #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%

  • #44. Nebraska
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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%

  • #43. Rhode Island
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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%

  • #42. Maine
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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%

  • #41. North Dakota
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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%

  • #40. Wyoming
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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%

  • #39. Connecticut
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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%

  • #38. Alabama
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    #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%

  • #37. Mississippi
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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%

  • #36. Kansas
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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%

  • #35. Idaho
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    #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%

  • #34. Iowa
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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%

  • #33. Kentucky
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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%

  • #32. Alaska
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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%

  • #31. Arkansas
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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%

  • #30. Louisiana
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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%

  • #29. South Carolina
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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%

  • #28. Oklahoma
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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%

  • #27. Tennessee
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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%

  • #26. Washington D.C.
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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%

  • #25. Indiana
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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%

  • #24. Wisconsin
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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%

  • #23. Missouri
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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%

  • #22. New Mexico
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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%

  • #21. Ohio
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    #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%

  • #20. Maryland
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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%

  • #19. Minnesota
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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%

  • #18. Utah
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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%

  • #17. Michigan
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    #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%

  • #16. New Jersey
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    #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%

  • #15. Pennsylvania
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    #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%

  • #14. Massachusetts
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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%

  • #13. Hawaii
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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%

  • #12. North Carolina
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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%

  • #11. Virginia
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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%

  • #10. Georgia
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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%

  • #9. Oregon
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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%

  • #8. Illinois
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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%

  • #7. Colorado
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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%

  • #6. Nevada
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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%

  • #5. Florida
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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%

  • #4. Washington
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    #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%

  • #3. Arizona
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    #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%

  • #2. Texas
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    #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%

  • #1. New York
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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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