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Where North Carolina is seeing people move from

  • Where North Carolina is seeing people move from
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    Where North Carolina 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 North Carolina, 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

  • Montana
    2/ Dave Sizer // Flickr

    Montana

    Migrations from Montana in 2016: 139
    Migrations from Montana in 2006: 49 (#50 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 183.7%

  • Wyoming
    3/ Colin.faulkingham // Wikimedia Commons

    Wyoming

    Migrations from Wyoming in 2016: 145
    Migrations from Wyoming in 2006: 592 (#46 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 75.5%

  • Nebraska
    4/ Clemens Vasters // Flickr

    Nebraska

    Migrations from Nebraska in 2016: 164
    Migrations from Nebraska in 2006: 564 (#47 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 70.9%

  • New Mexico
    5/ Daniel Mayer // Wikimedia Commons

    New Mexico

    Migrations from New Mexico in 2016: 462
    Migrations from New Mexico in 2006: 1,732 (#33 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 73.3%

  • Iowa
    6/ Carl Wycoff // Flickr

    Iowa

    Migrations from Iowa in 2016: 480
    Migrations from Iowa in 2006: 762 (#44 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 37.0%

  • Vermont
    7/ Jonathanking // Wikimedia Commons

    Vermont

    Migrations from Vermont in 2016: 608
    Migrations from Vermont in 2006: 929 (#42 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 34.6%

  • North Dakota
    8/ Kurt Haubrich // Flickr

    North Dakota

    Migrations from North Dakota in 2016: 668
    Migrations from North Dakota in 2006: 862 (#43 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 22.5%

  • South Dakota
    9/ Wereldburger758 // Wikimedia Commons

    South Dakota

    Migrations from South Dakota in 2016: 743
    Migrations from South Dakota in 2006: 222 (#49 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 234.7%

  • Rhode Island
    10/ Juliancolton // Wikimedia Commons

    Rhode Island

    Migrations from Rhode Island in 2016: 897
    Migrations from Rhode Island in 2006: 1,219 (#38 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 26.4%

  • Delaware
    11/ IIP Photo Archive // Flickr

    Delaware

    Migrations from Delaware in 2016: 955
    Migrations from Delaware in 2006: 443 (#48 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 115.6%

  • Arkansas
    12/ Keith Yahl // Flickr

    Arkansas

    Migrations from Arkansas in 2016: 1,135
    Migrations from Arkansas in 2006: 1,648 (#34 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 31.1%

  • Oregon
    13/ Jeffrey Johnson // Wikimedia Commons

    Oregon

    Migrations from Oregon in 2016: 1,263
    Migrations from Oregon in 2006: 2,135 (#29 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 40.8%

  • Idaho
    14/ MotoWebMistress // Flickr

    Idaho

    Migrations from Idaho in 2016: 1,267
    Migrations from Idaho in 2006: 1,627 (#35 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 22.1%

  • Utah
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    Utah

    Migrations from Utah in 2016: 1,271
    Migrations from Utah in 2006: 1,795 (#32 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 29.2%

  • Maine
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    Maine

    Migrations from Maine in 2016: 1,324
    Migrations from Maine in 2006: 1,176 (#40 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 12.6%

  • Hawaii
    17/ Jonathanking // Wikimedia Commons

    Hawaii

    Migrations from Hawaii in 2016: 1,365
    Migrations from Hawaii in 2006: 2,807 (#26 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 51.4%

  • Mississippi
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    Mississippi

    Migrations from Mississippi in 2016: 1,509
    Migrations from Mississippi in 2006: 2,664 (#27 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 43.4%

  • New Hampshire
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    New Hampshire

    Migrations from New Hampshire in 2016: 1,548
    Migrations from New Hampshire in 2006: 1,181 (#39 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 31.1%

  • Washington D.C.
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    Washington D.C.

    Migrations from Washington D.C. in 2016: 1,737
    Migrations from Washington D.C. in 2006: 3,076 (#22 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 43.5%

  • Minnesota
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    Minnesota

    Migrations from Minnesota in 2016: 1,782
    Migrations from Minnesota in 2006: 1,467 (#36 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 21.5%

  • Alaska
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    Alaska

    Migrations from Alaska in 2016: 2,059
    Migrations from Alaska in 2006: 997 (#41 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 106.5%

  • Nevada
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    Nevada

    Migrations from Nevada in 2016: 2,111
    Migrations from Nevada in 2006: 1,821 (#31 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 15.9%

  • Kansas
    24/ K-State Research and Extension // Flickr

    Kansas

    Migrations from Kansas in 2016: 2,245
    Migrations from Kansas in 2006: 665 (#45 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 237.6%

  • Louisiana
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    Louisiana

    Migrations from Louisiana in 2016: 2,562
    Migrations from Louisiana in 2006: 5,627 (#15 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 54.5%

  • Wisconsin
    26/ Jeremy Thompson // Flickr

    Wisconsin

    Migrations from Wisconsin in 2016: 2,600
    Migrations from Wisconsin in 2006: 3,489 (#21 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 25.5%

  • Oklahoma
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    Oklahoma

    Migrations from Oklahoma in 2016: 2,997
    Migrations from Oklahoma in 2006: 1,906 (#30 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 57.2%

  • Kentucky
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    Kentucky

    Migrations from Kentucky in 2016: 3,409
    Migrations from Kentucky in 2006: 1,456 (#37 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 134.1%

  • Alabama
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    Alabama

    Migrations from Alabama in 2016: 3,491
    Migrations from Alabama in 2006: 2,497 (#28 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 39.8%

  • Arizona
    30/ LASZLO ILYES // Flickr

    Arizona

    Migrations from Arizona in 2016: 3,539
    Migrations from Arizona in 2006: 3,920 (#20 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 9.7%

  • West Virginia
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    West Virginia

    Migrations from West Virginia in 2016: 3,722
    Migrations from West Virginia in 2006: 5,050 (#16 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 26.3%

  • Indiana
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    Indiana

    Migrations from Indiana in 2016: 4,211
    Migrations from Indiana in 2006: 4,367 (#19 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 3.6%

  • Colorado
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    Colorado

    Migrations from Colorado in 2016: 4,285
    Migrations from Colorado in 2006: 3,074 (#23 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 39.4%

  • Missouri
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    Missouri

    Migrations from Missouri in 2016: 4,563
    Migrations from Missouri in 2006: 3,002 (#24 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 52.0%

  • Washington
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    Washington

    Migrations from Washington in 2016: 4,751
    Migrations from Washington in 2006: 2,952 (#25 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 60.9%

  • Massachusetts
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    Massachusetts

    Migrations from Massachusetts in 2016: 5,116
    Migrations from Massachusetts in 2006: 4,638 (#18 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 10.3%

  • Michigan
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    Michigan

    Migrations from Michigan in 2016: 6,818
    Migrations from Michigan in 2006: 6,529 (#13 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 4.4%

  • Connecticut
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    Connecticut

    Migrations from Connecticut in 2016: 7,425
    Migrations from Connecticut in 2006: 5,006 (#17 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 48.3%

  • Tennessee
    39/ Todd Van Hoosear // Flickr

    Tennessee

    Migrations from Tennessee in 2016: 8,233
    Migrations from Tennessee in 2006: 6,836 (#12 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 20.4%

  • Illinois
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    Illinois

    Migrations from Illinois in 2016: 8,568
    Migrations from Illinois in 2006: 6,496 (#14 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 31.9%

  • Ohio
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    Ohio

    Migrations from Ohio in 2016: 9,665
    Migrations from Ohio in 2006: 11,878 (#11 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 18.6%

  • Maryland
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    Maryland

    Migrations from Maryland in 2016: 9,671
    Migrations from Maryland in 2006: 16,726 (#6 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 42.2%

  • New Jersey
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    New Jersey

    Migrations from New Jersey in 2016: 11,706
    Migrations from New Jersey in 2006: 14,757 (#9 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 20.7%

  • Texas
    44/ Yinan Chen // Flickr

    Texas

    Migrations from Texas in 2016: 11,981
    Migrations from Texas in 2006: 14,325 (#10 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 16.4%

  • Pennsylvania
    45/ Jeremy Thompson // Flickr

    Pennsylvania

    Migrations from Pennsylvania in 2016: 13,506
    Migrations from Pennsylvania in 2006: 15,361 (#8 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 12.1%

  • California
    46/ Ken Lund // Flickr

    California

    Migrations from California in 2016: 17,653
    Migrations from California in 2006: 17,613 (#5 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 0.2%

  • Georgia
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    Georgia

    Migrations from Georgia in 2016: 24,882
    Migrations from Georgia in 2006: 16,200 (#7 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 53.6%

  • New York
    48/ Ken Lund // Flickr

    New York

    Migrations from New York in 2016: 29,702
    Migrations from New York in 2006: 40,690 (#2 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 27.0%

  • South Carolina
    49/ Becky Snyder // Flickr

    South Carolina

    Migrations from South Carolina in 2016: 32,088
    Migrations from South Carolina in 2006: 24,793 (#4 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 29.4%

  • Florida
    50/ CityofStPete // Flickr

    Florida

    Migrations from Florida in 2016: 32,234
    Migrations from Florida in 2006: 41,059 (#1 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 21.5%

  • Virginia
    51/ red, white, and black eyes forever // Flickr

    Virginia

    Migrations from Virginia in 2016: 35,641
    Migrations from Virginia in 2006: 33,832 (#3 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 5.3%

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