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Where Massachusetts is seeing people move from

  • 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

  • North Dakota
    2/ 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

  • Montana
    3/ 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

  • Mississippi
    4/ 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%

  • Idaho
    5/ 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%

  • Alaska
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    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%

  • South Dakota
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    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%

  • Wyoming
    8/ 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%

  • West Virginia
    9/ 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%

  • Delaware
    10/ 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%

  • Nevada
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    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%

  • Iowa
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    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%

  • Arkansas
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    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%

  • Hawaii
    14/ 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%

  • Utah
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    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%

  • Minnesota
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    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%

  • Nebraska
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    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%

  • Alabama
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    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%

  • Kentucky
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    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%

  • Oregon
    20/ 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%

  • Tennessee
    21/ 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%

  • New Mexico
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    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%

  • Louisiana
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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%

  • Kansas
    24/ 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%

  • Oklahoma
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    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%

  • Missouri
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    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%

  • Indiana
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    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%

  • Washington D.C.
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    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%

  • Washington
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    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%

  • Wisconsin
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    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%

  • Michigan
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    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%

  • South Carolina
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    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%

  • Ohio
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    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%

  • Arizona
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    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%

  • Georgia
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    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%

  • Maryland
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    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%

  • Colorado
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    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%

  • Vermont
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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%

  • Maine
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    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%

  • Texas
    40/ 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%

  • North Carolina
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    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%

  • Virginia
    42/ 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%

  • New Jersey
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    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%

  • Illinois
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    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%

  • Pennsylvania
    45/ 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%

  • Rhode Island
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    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%

  • New Hampshire
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    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%

  • Connecticut
    48/ 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%

  • Florida
    49/ 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%

  • California
    50/ 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%

  • New York
    51/ 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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