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Where Pennsylvania is seeing people move from

  • 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

  • North Dakota
    2/ 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%

  • South Dakota
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    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%

  • Montana
    4/ 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%

  • Wyoming
    5/ 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

  • Mississippi
    6/ 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%

  • Louisiana
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    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%

  • Hawaii
    8/ 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%

  • Vermont
    9/ 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%

  • Idaho
    10/ 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%

  • New Mexico
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    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%

  • Maine
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    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%

  • Nevada
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    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%

  • Alaska
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    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%

  • Iowa
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    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%

  • Arkansas
    16/ 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%

  • Nebraska
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    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%

  • Oklahoma
    18/ 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%

  • Kansas
    19/ 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%

  • Rhode Island
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    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%

  • New Hampshire
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    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%

  • Missouri
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    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%

  • Kentucky
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    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%

  • Minnesota
    24/ 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%

  • Indiana
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    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%

  • South Carolina
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    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%

  • Washington D.C.
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    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%

  • Alabama
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    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%

  • Utah
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    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%

  • Arizona
    30/ 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%

  • Michigan
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    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%

  • Wisconsin
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    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%

  • Oregon
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    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%

  • Tennessee
    34/ 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%

  • Colorado
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    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%

  • Washington
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    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%

  • West Virginia
    37/ 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%

  • Delaware
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    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%

  • Georgia
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    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%

  • Illinois
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    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%

  • Connecticut
    41/ 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%

  • Massachusetts
    42/ 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%

  • North Carolina
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    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%

  • Ohio
    44/ 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%

  • California
    45/ 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%

  • Texas
    46/ 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%

  • Virginia
    47/ 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%

  • Florida
    48/ 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%

  • Maryland
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    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%

  • New Jersey
    50/ 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%

  • New York
    51/ 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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