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Where Pennsylvania is seeing people move from

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Where Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania, 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: 106
Migrations from North Dakota in 2006: 66 (#49 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 60.6%

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Wereldburger758 // Wikimedia Commons

South Dakota

Migrations from South Dakota in 2016: 162
Migrations from South Dakota in 2006: 308 (#45 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 47.4%

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Dave Sizer // Flickr

Montana

Migrations from Montana in 2016: 171
Migrations from Montana in 2006: 260 (#46 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 34.2%

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Colin.faulkingham // Wikimedia Commons

Wyoming

Migrations from Wyoming in 2016: 188
Migrations from Wyoming in 2006: 0 (#50 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: Not applicable

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Brent Moore // Wikimedia Commons

Mississippi

Migrations from Mississippi in 2016: 399
Migrations from Mississippi in 2006: 1,196 (#31 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 66.6%

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Pxhere

Louisiana

Migrations from Louisiana in 2016: 513
Migrations from Louisiana in 2006: 1,212 (#30 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 57.7%

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Jonathanking // Wikimedia Commons

Hawaii

Migrations from Hawaii in 2016: 588
Migrations from Hawaii in 2006: 242 (#47 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 143.0%

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Jonathanking // wikimedia Commons

Vermont

Migrations from Vermont in 2016: 604
Migrations from Vermont in 2006: 913 (#36 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 33.8%

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MotoWebMistress // Flickr

Idaho

Migrations from Idaho in 2016: 629
Migrations from Idaho in 2006: 174 (#48 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 261.5%

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Daniel Mayer // Wikimedia Commons

New Mexico

Migrations from New Mexico in 2016: 675
Migrations from New Mexico in 2006: 836 (#38 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 19.3%

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heipei // Wikimedia Commons

Maine

Migrations from Maine in 2016: 770
Migrations from Maine in 2006: 1,413 (#26 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 45.5%

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Samartur // Wikimedia Commons

Nevada

Migrations from Nevada in 2016: 803
Migrations from Nevada in 2006: 569 (#41 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 41.1%

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Max Pixel

Alaska

Migrations from Alaska in 2016: 820
Migrations from Alaska in 2006: 1,501 (#25 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 45.4%

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Carl Wycoff // Flickr

Iowa

Migrations from Iowa in 2016: 936
Migrations from Iowa in 2006: 774 (#39 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 20.9%

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Keith Yahl // Flickr

Arkansas

Migrations from Arkansas in 2016: 979
Migrations from Arkansas in 2006: 1,153 (#32 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 15.1%

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Clemens Vasters // Flickr

Nebraska

Migrations from Nebraska in 2016: 1,063
Migrations from Nebraska in 2006: 448 (#44 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 137.3%

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luissaenz_com // Flickr

Oklahoma

Migrations from Oklahoma in 2016: 1,130
Migrations from Oklahoma in 2006: 942 (#35 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 20.0%

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K-State Research and Extension // Flickr

Kansas

Migrations from Kansas in 2016: 1,154
Migrations from Kansas in 2006: 491 (#42 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 135.0%

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Juliancolton // Wikimedia Commons

Rhode Island

Migrations from Rhode Island in 2016: 1,204
Migrations from Rhode Island in 2006: 1,065 (#33 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 13.1%

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eric // Wikimedia Commons

New Hampshire

Migrations from New Hampshire in 2016: 1,259
Migrations from New Hampshire in 2006: 852 (#37 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 47.8%

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Robert Lawton // Wikimedia Commons

Missouri

Migrations from Missouri in 2016: 1,363
Migrations from Missouri in 2006: 1,356 (#28 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 0.5%

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Tennessee Valley Authority // Wikimedia Commons

Kentucky

Migrations from Kentucky in 2016: 1,487
Migrations from Kentucky in 2006: 1,236 (#29 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 20.3%

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Greg Gjerdingen // Flickr

Minnesota

Migrations from Minnesota in 2016: 1,557
Migrations from Minnesota in 2006: 976 (#34 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 59.5%

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James Brosher // Wikimedia Commons

Indiana

Migrations from Indiana in 2016: 1,559
Migrations from Indiana in 2006: 3,602 (#15 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 56.7%

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Becky Snyder // Flickr

South Carolina

Migrations from South Carolina in 2016: 1,582
Migrations from South Carolina in 2006: 2,479 (#19 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 36.2%

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Sean Pavone // Shutterstock

Washington D.C.

Migrations from Washington D.C. in 2016: 1,908
Migrations from Washington D.C. in 2006: 1,845 (#22 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 3.4%

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Jsfouche // Wikimedia Commons

Alabama

Migrations from Alabama in 2016: 1,978
Migrations from Alabama in 2006: 1,410 (#27 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 40.3%

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Palacemusic // Wikimedia Commons

Utah

Migrations from Utah in 2016: 2,014
Migrations from Utah in 2006: 583 (#40 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 245.5%

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LASZLO ILYES // Flickr

Arizona

Migrations from Arizona in 2016: 2,076
Migrations from Arizona in 2006: 2,405 (#21 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 13.7%

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Yinan Chen // Wikimedia Commons

Michigan

Migrations from Michigan in 2016: 2,283
Migrations from Michigan in 2006: 4,247 (#13 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 46.2%

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Jeremy Thompson // Flickr

Wisconsin

Migrations from Wisconsin in 2016: 2,337
Migrations from Wisconsin in 2006: 1,524 (#24 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 53.3%

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Jeffrey Johnson // Wikimedia Commons

Oregon

Migrations from Oregon in 2016: 2,511
Migrations from Oregon in 2006: 449 (#43 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 459.2%

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Todd Van Hoosear // Flickr

Tennessee

Migrations from Tennessee in 2016: 2,746
Migrations from Tennessee in 2006: 2,598 (#18 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 5.7%

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Rhododendrites // Wikimedia Commons

Colorado

Migrations from Colorado in 2016: 3,434
Migrations from Colorado in 2006: 1,582 (#23 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 117.1%

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Martin H. // Wikimedia Commons

Washington

Migrations from Washington in 2016: 3,772
Migrations from Washington in 2006: 2,863 (#17 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 31.7%

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James McCauley // Flickr

West Virginia

Migrations from West Virginia in 2016: 3,979
Migrations from West Virginia in 2006: 2,470 (#20 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 61.1%

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IIP Photo Archive // Flickr

Delaware

Migrations from Delaware in 2016: 5,168
Migrations from Delaware in 2006: 5,940 (#10 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 13.0%

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PxHere

Georgia

Migrations from Georgia in 2016: 5,206
Migrations from Georgia in 2006: 4,258 (#12 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 22.3%

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daveynin // Flickr

Illinois

Migrations from Illinois in 2016: 5,341
Migrations from Illinois in 2006: 3,360 (#16 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 59.0%

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Peter Rintels //Wikimedia Commons

Connecticut

Migrations from Connecticut in 2016: 6,629
Migrations from Connecticut in 2006: 3,708 (#14 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 78.8%

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BenFrantzDale // Wikimedia Commons

Massachusetts

Migrations from Massachusetts in 2016: 8,352
Migrations from Massachusetts in 2006: 6,816 (#8 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 22.5%

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Zainubrazvi // Wikimedia Commons

North Carolina

Migrations from North Carolina in 2016: 9,251
Migrations from North Carolina in 2006: 5,446 (#11 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 69.9%

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Jaknouse // Wikimedia Commons

Ohio

Migrations from Ohio in 2016: 10,700
Migrations from Ohio in 2006: 14,106 (#5 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 24.1%

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Ken Lund // Flickr

California

Migrations from California in 2016: 12,381
Migrations from California in 2006: 10,789 (#7 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 14.8%

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Yinan Chen // Flickr

Texas

Migrations from Texas in 2016: 12,497
Migrations from Texas in 2006: 6,461 (#9 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 93.4%

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red, white, and black eyes forever // Flickr

Virginia

Migrations from Virginia in 2016: 12,785
Migrations from Virginia in 2006: 11,032 (#6 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: up 15.9%

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CityofStPete // Flickr

Florida

Migrations from Florida in 2016: 12,938
Migrations from Florida in 2006: 18,837 (#4 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 31.3%

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James Cridland // Wikimedia Commons

Maryland

Migrations from Maryland in 2016: 19,747
Migrations from Maryland in 2006: 22,968 (#3 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 14.0%

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Smallbones // Wikimedia Commons

New Jersey

Migrations from New Jersey in 2016: 40,118
Migrations from New Jersey in 2006: 42,717 (#2 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 6.1%

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Ken Lund // Flickr

New York

Migrations from New York in 2016: 40,208
Migrations from New York in 2006: 43,294 (#1 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006-2016: down 7.1%

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