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Where people are moving to from Illinois

  • Where people are moving to from Illinois
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    Where people are moving to from Illinois

    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 that are 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 Illinois, 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 Illinois, 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 Illinois are moving.

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  • New Hampshire
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    New Hampshire

    Migrations to New Hampshire in 2016: 144
    Migrations to New Hampshire in 2006: 313 (#46 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 54%

  • Wyoming
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    Wyoming

    Migrations to Wyoming in 2016: 150
    Migrations to Wyoming in 2006: 397 (#44 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 62.2%

  • Vermont
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    Vermont

    Migrations to Vermont in 2016: 187
    Migrations to Vermont in 2006: 35 (#50 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 434.3%

  • West Virginia
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    West Virginia

    Migrations to West Virginia in 2016: 354
    Migrations to West Virginia in 2006: 651 (#40 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 45.6%

  • Maine
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    Maine

    Migrations to Maine in 2016: 448
    Migrations to Maine in 2006: 50 (#49 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 796%

  • New Mexico
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    New Mexico

    Migrations to New Mexico in 2016: 452
    Migrations to New Mexico in 2006: 2,303 (#30 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 80.4%

  • Rhode Island
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    Rhode Island

    Migrations to Rhode Island in 2016: 621
    Migrations to Rhode Island in 2006: 277 (#47 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 124.2%

  • North Dakota
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    North Dakota

    Migrations to North Dakota in 2016: 631
    Migrations to North Dakota in 2006: 236 (#48 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 167.4%

  • Alaska
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    Alaska

    Migrations to Alaska in 2016: 715
    Migrations to Alaska in 2006: 349 (#45 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 104.9%

  • Idaho
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    Idaho

    Migrations to Idaho in 2016: 757
    Migrations to Idaho in 2006: 607 (#42 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 24.7%

  • South Dakota
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    South Dakota

    Migrations to South Dakota in 2016: 757
    Migrations to South Dakota in 2006: 647 (#41 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 17%

  • Delaware
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    Delaware

    Migrations to Delaware in 2016: 953
    Migrations to Delaware in 2006: 571 (#43 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 66.9%

  • Montana
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    Montana

    Migrations to Montana in 2016: 1,171
    Migrations to Montana in 2006: 734 (#39 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 59.5%

  • Maryland
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    Maryland

    Migrations to Maryland in 2016: 1,193
    Migrations to Maryland in 2006: 2,655 (#27 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 55.1%

  • Utah
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    Utah

    Migrations to Utah in 2016: 1,440
    Migrations to Utah in 2006: 1,630 (#34 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 11.7%

  • New Jersey
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    New Jersey

    Migrations to New Jersey in 2016: 1,633
    Migrations to New Jersey in 2006: 2,640 (#28 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 38.1%

  • Connecticut
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    Connecticut

    Migrations to Connecticut in 2016: 1,733
    Migrations to Connecticut in 2006: 1,607 (#35 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 7.8%

  • Oregon
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    Oregon

    Migrations to Oregon in 2016: 2,245
    Migrations to Oregon in 2006: 1,399 (#37 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 60.5%

  • Hawaii
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    Hawaii

    Migrations to Hawaii in 2016: 2,301
    Migrations to Hawaii in 2006: 1,996 (#32 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 15.3%

  • Nebraska
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    Nebraska

    Migrations to Nebraska in 2016: 2,415
    Migrations to Nebraska in 2006: 1,234 (#38 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 95.7%

  • Washington, D.C.
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    Washington, D.C.

    Migrations to Washington, D.C. in 2016: 2,418
    Migrations to Washington, D.C. in 2006: 1,796 (#33 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 34.6%

  • Kansas
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    Kansas

    Migrations to Kansas in 2016: 2,545
    Migrations to Kansas in 2006: 2,374 (#29 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 7.2%

  • Louisiana
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    Louisiana

    Migrations to Louisiana in 2016: 2,556
    Migrations to Louisiana in 2006: 1,473 (#36 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 73.5%

  • Arkansas
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    Arkansas

    Migrations to Arkansas in 2016: 2,594
    Migrations to Arkansas in 2006: 2,814 (#26 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 7.8%

  • Nevada
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    Nevada

    Migrations to Nevada in 2016: 2,963
    Migrations to Nevada in 2006: 3,669 (#23 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 19.2%

  • Oklahoma
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    Oklahoma

    Migrations to Oklahoma in 2016: 3,007
    Migrations to Oklahoma in 2006: 2,278 (#31 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 32%

  • Mississippi
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    Mississippi

    Migrations to Mississippi in 2016: 3,383
    Migrations to Mississippi in 2006: 3,095 (#25 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 9.3%

  • Alabama
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    Alabama

    Migrations to Alabama in 2016: 3,707
    Migrations to Alabama in 2006: 4,666 (#20 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 20.6%

  • South Carolina
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    South Carolina

    Migrations to South Carolina in 2016: 4,512
    Migrations to South Carolina in 2006: 4,100 (#22 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 10%

  • Pennsylvania
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    Pennsylvania

    Migrations to Pennsylvania in 2016: 5,341
    Migrations to Pennsylvania in 2006: 3,360 (#24 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 59%

  • Massachusetts
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    Massachusetts

    Migrations to Massachusetts in 2016: 6,227
    Migrations to Massachusetts in 2006: 4,220 (#21 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 47.6%

  • Kentucky
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    Kentucky

    Migrations to Kentucky in 2016: 6,394
    Migrations to Kentucky in 2006: 5,748 (#18 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 11.2%

  • Washington
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    Washington

    Migrations to Washington in 2016: 7,422
    Migrations to Washington in 2006: 7,825 (#14 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 5.2%

  • Georgia
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    Georgia

    Migrations to Georgia in 2016: 7,630
    Migrations to Georgia in 2006: 13,676 (#7 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 44.2%

  • Virginia
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    Virginia

    Migrations to Virginia in 2016: 7,719
    Migrations to Virginia in 2006: 12,983 (#8 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 40.5%

  • North Carolina
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    North Carolina

    Migrations to North Carolina in 2016: 8,568
    Migrations to North Carolina in 2006: 6,496 (#17 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 31.9%

  • New York
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    New York

    Migrations to New York in 2016: 8,949
    Migrations to New York in 2006: 7,110 (#15 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 25.9%

  • Tennessee
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    Tennessee

    Migrations to Tennessee in 2016: 9,737
    Migrations to Tennessee in 2006: 5,337 (#19 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 82.4%

  • Minnesota
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    Minnesota

    Migrations to Minnesota in 2016: 9,753
    Migrations to Minnesota in 2006: 9,964 (#11 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 2.1%

  • Colorado
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    Colorado

    Migrations to Colorado in 2016: 11,369
    Migrations to Colorado in 2006: 6,728 (#16 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 69%

  • Ohio
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    Ohio

    Migrations to Ohio in 2016: 12,463
    Migrations to Ohio in 2006: 8,776 (#13 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 42%

  • Arizona
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    Arizona

    Migrations to Arizona in 2016: 13,387
    Migrations to Arizona in 2006: 9,344 (#12 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 43.3%

  • Michigan
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    Michigan

    Migrations to Michigan in 2016: 13,818
    Migrations to Michigan in 2006: 12,623 (#9 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 9.5%

  • Iowa
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    Iowa

    Migrations to Iowa in 2016: 14,948
    Migrations to Iowa in 2006: 12,255 (#10 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 22%

  • California
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    California

    Migrations to California in 2016: 21,539
    Migrations to California in 2006: 25,149 (#3 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 14.4%

  • Texas
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    Texas

    Migrations to Texas in 2016: 21,848
    Migrations to Texas in 2006: 24,132 (#4 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 9.5%

  • Florida
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    Florida

    Migrations to Florida in 2016: 23,319
    Migrations to Florida in 2006: 26,188 (#2 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 11%

  • Missouri
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    Missouri

    Migrations to Missouri in 2016: 25,906
    Migrations to Missouri in 2006: 19,044 (#6 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 36%

  • Indiana
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    Indiana

    Migrations to Indiana in 2016: 29,883
    Migrations to Indiana in 2006: 34,027 (#1 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 12.2%

  • Wisconsin
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    Wisconsin

    Migrations to Wisconsin in 2016: 31,323
    Migrations to Wisconsin in 2006: 20,852 (#5 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 50.2%

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