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Where Massachusetts is seeing people move from

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Where Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts, 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.

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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Kurt Haubrich // Flickr

North Dakota

Migrations from North Dakota in 2016: 0
Migrations from North Dakota in 2006: 131 (#45 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: Not applicable

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Dave Sizer // Flickr

Montana

Migrations from Montana in 2016: 0
Migrations from Montana in 2006: 164 (#44 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: Not applicable

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Brent Moore // Wikimedia Commons

Mississippi

Migrations from Mississippi in 2016: 50
Migrations from Mississippi in 2006: 52 (#50 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 3.8%

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MotoWebMistress // Flickr

Idaho

Migrations from Idaho in 2016: 96
Migrations from Idaho in 2006: 186 (#43 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 48.4%

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Max Pixel

Alaska

Migrations from Alaska in 2016: 115
Migrations from Alaska in 2006: 1,531 (#26 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 92.5%

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Wereldburger758 // Wikimedia Commons

South Dakota

Migrations from South Dakota in 2016: 137
Migrations from South Dakota in 2006: 54 (#49 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 153.7%

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Colin.faulkingham // Wikimedia Commons

Wyoming

Migrations from Wyoming in 2016: 166
Migrations from Wyoming in 2006: 105 (#47 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 58.1%

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James McCauley // Flickr

West Virginia

Migrations from West Virginia in 2016: 292
Migrations from West Virginia in 2006: 345 (#39 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 15.4%

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IIP Photo Archive // Flickr

Delaware

Migrations from Delaware in 2016: 308
Migrations from Delaware in 2006: 104 (#48 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 196.2%

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Samartur // Wikimedia Commons

Nevada

Migrations from Nevada in 2016: 355
Migrations from Nevada in 2006: 812 (#31 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 56.3%

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Carl Wycoff // Flickr

Iowa

Migrations from Iowa in 2016: 378
Migrations from Iowa in 2006: 501 (#35 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 24.6%

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Keith Yahl // Flickr

Arkansas

Migrations from Arkansas in 2016: 388
Migrations from Arkansas in 2006: 443 (#36 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 12.4%

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Jonathanking // Wikimedia Commons

Hawaii

Migrations from Hawaii in 2016: 457
Migrations from Hawaii in 2006: 316 (#41 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 44.6%

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Palacemusic // Wikimedia Commons

Utah

Migrations from Utah in 2016: 524
Migrations from Utah in 2006: 253 (#42 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 107.1%

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Greg Gjerdingen // Flickr

Minnesota

Migrations from Minnesota in 2016: 561
Migrations from Minnesota in 2006: 1,544 (#25 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 63.7%

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Clemens Vasters // Flickr

Nebraska

Migrations from Nebraska in 2016: 598
Migrations from Nebraska in 2006: 337 (#40 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 77.4%

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Jsfouche // Wikimedia Commons

Alabama

Migrations from Alabama in 2016: 681
Migrations from Alabama in 2006: 364 (#38 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 87.1%

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Tennessee Valley Authority // Wikimedia Commons

Kentucky

Migrations from Kentucky in 2016: 689
Migrations from Kentucky in 2006: 420 (#37 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 64.0%

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Jeffrey Johnson // Wikimedia Commons

Oregon

Migrations from Oregon in 2016: 699
Migrations from Oregon in 2006: 737 (#32 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 5.2%

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Todd Van Hoosear // Flickr

Tennessee

Migrations from Tennessee in 2016: 780
Migrations from Tennessee in 2006: 1,636 (#22 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 52.3%

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Daniel Mayer // Wikimedia Commons

New Mexico

Migrations from New Mexico in 2016: 799
Migrations from New Mexico in 2006: 576 (#34 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 38.7%

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Louisiana

Migrations from Louisiana in 2016: 890
Migrations from Louisiana in 2006: 1,564 (#23 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 43.1%

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K-State Research and Extension // Flickr

Kansas

Migrations from Kansas in 2016: 1,021
Migrations from Kansas in 2006: 125 (#46 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 716.8%

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luissaenz_com // Flickr

Oklahoma

Migrations from Oklahoma in 2016: 1,180
Migrations from Oklahoma in 2006: 665 (#33 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 77.4%

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Robert Lawton // Wikimedia Commons

Missouri

Migrations from Missouri in 2016: 1,259
Migrations from Missouri in 2006: 1,306 (#29 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 3.6%

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James Brosher // Wikimedia Commons

Indiana

Migrations from Indiana in 2016: 1,282
Migrations from Indiana in 2006: 1,680 (#21 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 23.7%

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Sean Pavone // Shutterstock

Washington D.C.

Migrations from Washington D.C. in 2016: 1,398
Migrations from Washington D.C. in 2006: 1,030 (#30 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 35.7%

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Martin H. // Wikimedia Commons

Washington

Migrations from Washington in 2016: 1,463
Migrations from Washington in 2006: 1,990 (#20 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 26.5%

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Jeremy Thompson // Flickr

Wisconsin

Migrations from Wisconsin in 2016: 1,484
Migrations from Wisconsin in 2006: 1,545 (#24 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 3.9%

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Yinan Chen // Wikimedia Commons

Michigan

Migrations from Michigan in 2016: 1,629
Migrations from Michigan in 2006: 2,065 (#19 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 21.1%

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Becky Snyder // Flickr

South Carolina

Migrations from South Carolina in 2016: 1,720
Migrations from South Carolina in 2006: 1,371 (#28 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 25.5%

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Jaknouse // Wikimedia Commons

Ohio

Migrations from Ohio in 2016: 2,259
Migrations from Ohio in 2006: 2,395 (#16 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 5.7%

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LASZLO ILYES // Flickr

Arizona

Migrations from Arizona in 2016: 2,511
Migrations from Arizona in 2006: 1,404 (#27 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 78.8%

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PxHere

Georgia

Migrations from Georgia in 2016: 2,517
Migrations from Georgia in 2006: 2,160 (#17 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 16.5%

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James Cridland // Wikimedia Commons

Maryland

Migrations from Maryland in 2016: 2,836
Migrations from Maryland in 2006: 2,574 (#15 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 10.2%

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Rhododendrites // Wikimedia Commons

Colorado

Migrations from Colorado in 2016: 3,046
Migrations from Colorado in 2006: 2,711 (#14 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 12.4%

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Vermont

Migrations from Vermont in 2016: 3,226
Migrations from Vermont in 2006: 2,091 (#18 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 54.3%

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heipei // Wikimedia Commons

Maine

Migrations from Maine in 2016: 3,360
Migrations from Maine in 2006: 4,438 (#9 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 24.3%

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Yinan Chen // Flickr

Texas

Migrations from Texas in 2016: 3,446
Migrations from Texas in 2006: 3,393 (#12 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 1.6%

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Zainubrazvi // Wikimedia Commons

North Carolina

Migrations from North Carolina in 2016: 3,661
Migrations from North Carolina in 2006: 2,883 (#13 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 27.0%

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red, white, and black eyes forever // Flickr

Virginia

Migrations from Virginia in 2016: 4,166
Migrations from Virginia in 2006: 3,533 (#11 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 17.9%

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Smallbones // Wikimedia Commons

New Jersey

Migrations from New Jersey in 2016: 5,980
Migrations from New Jersey in 2006: 7,841 (#7 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 23.7%

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daveynin // Flickr

Illinois

Migrations from Illinois in 2016: 6,227
Migrations from Illinois in 2006: 4,220 (#10 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 47.6%

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Jeremy Thompson // Flickr

Pennsylvania

Migrations from Pennsylvania in 2016: 7,188
Migrations from Pennsylvania in 2006: 5,515 (#8 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 30.3%

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Juliancolton // Wikimedia Commons

Rhode Island

Migrations from Rhode Island in 2016: 9,776
Migrations from Rhode Island in 2006: 8,885 (#6 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 10.0%

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eric // Wikimedia Commons

New Hampshire

Migrations from New Hampshire in 2016: 10,579
Migrations from New Hampshire in 2006: 9,209 (#5 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 14.9%

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Peter Rintels //Wikimedia Commons

Connecticut

Migrations from Connecticut in 2016: 11,229
Migrations from Connecticut in 2006: 13,185 (#2 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 14.8%

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CityofStPete // Flickr

Florida

Migrations from Florida in 2016: 11,295
Migrations from Florida in 2006: 9,685 (#4 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 16.6%

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Ken Lund // Flickr

California

Migrations from California in 2016: 12,831
Migrations from California in 2006: 11,605 (#3 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 10.6%

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Ken Lund // Flickr

New York

Migrations from New York in 2016: 21,876
Migrations from New York in 2006: 19,563 (#1 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 11.8%

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