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Where people are moving to from California

  • Where people are moving to from California

    Each year, an average of about 35.5 million Americans decide to pack up and switch their homes. While most residents do not drastically change their addresses, opting to stay in the same county 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 seeing more people moving in than out include Idaho, Oregon, and Nevada.

    To get a sense of which states are receiving the most migrants from California, 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. While some states show a drastic 11-year change in migrants from California, others have consistently received roughly the same amount of people.

    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 where people from California are moving.

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  • Delaware

    Migrations to Delaware in 2016: 598
    Migrations to Delaware in 2006: 325 (#50 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 84%

  • New Hampshire

    Migrations to New Hampshire in 2016: 953
    Migrations to New Hampshire in 2006: 1,907 (#42 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 50%

  • Vermont

    Migrations to Vermont in 2016: 1,018
    Migrations to Vermont in 2006: 554 (#49 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 83.8%

  • West Virginia

    Migrations to West Virginia in 2016: 1,095
    Migrations to West Virginia in 2006: 1,022 (#48 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 7.1%

  • Maine

    Migrations to Maine in 2016: 1,315
    Migrations to Maine in 2006: 1,123 (#47 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 17.1%

  • Rhode Island

    Migrations to Rhode Island in 2016: 1,484
    Migrations to Rhode Island in 2006: 1,824 (#43 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 18.6%

  • Wyoming

    Migrations to Wyoming in 2016: 1,586
    Migrations to Wyoming in 2006: 1,200 (#46 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 32.2%

  • North Dakota

    Migrations to North Dakota in 2016: 1,797
    Migrations to North Dakota in 2006: 1,460 (#45 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 23.1%

  • Iowa

    Migrations to Iowa in 2016: 2,380
    Migrations to Iowa in 2006: 6,764 (#30 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 64.8%

  • South Dakota

    Migrations to South Dakota in 2016: 2,929
    Migrations to South Dakota in 2006: 1,536 (#44 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 90.7%

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