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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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eric // Wikimedia Commons

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%

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Colin.faulkingham // Wikimedia Commons

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%

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Kenneth C. Zirkel // Wikicommons

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%

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James McCauley // Flickr

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%

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heipei // Wikimedia Commons

Maine

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

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Daniel Mayer // Wikimedia Commons

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%

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Juliancolton // Wikimedia Commons

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%

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Kurt Haubrich // Flickr

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%

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Max Pixel

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%

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MotoWebMistress // Flickr

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%

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Wereldburger758 // Wikimedia Commons

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%

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IIP Photo Archive // Flickr

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%

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Dave Sizer // Flickr

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%

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James Cridland // Wikimedia Commons

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%

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Palacemusic // Wikimedia Commons

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%

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Smallbones // Wikimedia Commons

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%

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Peter Rintels //Wikimedia Commons

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%

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Jeffrey Johnson // Wikimedia Commons

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%

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Jonathanking // Wikimedia Commons

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%

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Clemens Vasters // Flickr

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%

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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%

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K-State Research and Extension // Flickr

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%

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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%

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Keith Yahl // Flickr

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%

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Samartur // Wikimedia Commons

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%

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JustTulsa // Flickr

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%

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James Case // Wikimedia Commons

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%

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IIP Photo Archive // Flickr

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%

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Becky Snyder // Flickr

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%

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Jeremy Thompson // Flickr

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%

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BenFrantzDale // Wikimedia Commons

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%

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Tennessee Valley Authority // Wikimedia Commons

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%

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Martin H. // Wikimedia Commons

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%

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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%

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Virginia State Parks // Flickr

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%

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Zainubrazvi // Wikimedia Commons

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%

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Ken Lund // Flickr

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%

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Todd Van Hoosear // Flickr

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%

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Greg Gjerdingen // Flickr

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%

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Rhododendrites // Wikimedia Commons

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%

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Jaknouse // Wikimedia Commons

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%

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LASZLO ILYES // Flickr

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%

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Yinan Chen // Wikimedia Commons

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%

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Carl Wycoff // Flickr

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%

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Jamesb01 // Wikimedia Commons

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%

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Yinan Chen // Flickr

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%

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CityofStPete // Flickr

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%

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Robert Lawton // Wikimedia Commons

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%

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James Brosher // Wikimedia Commons

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%

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Jeremy Thompson // Flickr

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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