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Where people are moving to from Maryland

  • Where people are moving to from Maryland
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    Where people are moving to from Maryland

    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 Maryland, 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 Maryland, 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 Maryland are moving.

    ALSO: Best place to raise a family in every state

  • North Dakota
    2/ Kurt Haubrich // Flickr

    North Dakota

    Migrations to North Dakota in 2016: 0
    Migrations to North Dakota in 2006: 68 (#49 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: Not applicable

  • Alaska
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    Alaska

    Migrations to Alaska in 2016: 0
    Migrations to Alaska in 2006: 117 (#48 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: Not applicable

  • Wyoming
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    Wyoming

    Migrations to Wyoming in 2016: 7
    Migrations to Wyoming in 2006: 379 (#41 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 98.2%

  • South Dakota
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    South Dakota

    Migrations to South Dakota in 2016: 26
    Migrations to South Dakota in 2006: 2 (#50 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 1,200%

  • Louisiana
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    Louisiana

    Migrations to Louisiana in 2016: 248
    Migrations to Louisiana in 2006: 2,264 (#21 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 89%

  • Nevada
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    Nevada

    Migrations to Nevada in 2016: 258
    Migrations to Nevada in 2006: 1,297 (#27 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 80.1%

  • Idaho
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    Idaho

    Migrations to Idaho in 2016: 281
    Migrations to Idaho in 2006: 177 (#47 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 58.8%

  • Arkansas
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    Arkansas

    Migrations to Arkansas in 2016: 319
    Migrations to Arkansas in 2006: 341 (#43 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 6.5%

  • Maine
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    Maine

    Migrations to Maine in 2016: 332
    Migrations to Maine in 2006: 391 (#40 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 15.1%

  • Mississippi
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    Mississippi

    Migrations to Mississippi in 2016: 519
    Migrations to Mississippi in 2006: 767 (#32 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 32.3%

  • Iowa
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    Iowa

    Migrations to Iowa in 2016: 538
    Migrations to Iowa in 2006: 675 (#34 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 20.3%

  • Vermont
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    Vermont

    Migrations to Vermont in 2016: 540
    Migrations to Vermont in 2006: 1,389 (#25 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 61.1%

  • Oklahoma
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    Oklahoma

    Migrations to Oklahoma in 2016: 569
    Migrations to Oklahoma in 2006: 2,272 (#20 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 75%

  • Wisconsin
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    Wisconsin

    Migrations to Wisconsin in 2016: 574
    Migrations to Wisconsin in 2006: 305 (#44 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 88.2%

  • Rhode Island
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    Rhode Island

    Migrations to Rhode Island in 2016: 623
    Migrations to Rhode Island in 2006: 1,006 (#29 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 38.1%

  • New Hampshire
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    New Hampshire

    Migrations to New Hampshire in 2016: 647
    Migrations to New Hampshire in 2006: 193 (#45 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 235.2%

  • Nebraska
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    Nebraska

    Migrations to Nebraska in 2016: 669
    Migrations to Nebraska in 2006: 349 (#42 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 91.7%

  • Kansas
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    Kansas

    Migrations to Kansas in 2016: 672
    Migrations to Kansas in 2006: 462 (#36 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 45.5%

  • Minnesota
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    Minnesota

    Migrations to Minnesota in 2016: 730
    Migrations to Minnesota in 2006: 774 (#31 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 5.7%

  • Montana
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    Montana

    Migrations to Montana in 2016: 750
    Migrations to Montana in 2006: 179 (#46 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 319%

  • Tennessee
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    Tennessee

    Migrations to Tennessee in 2016: 794
    Migrations to Tennessee in 2006: 2,050 (#22 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 61.3%

  • Utah
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    Utah

    Migrations to Utah in 2016: 812
    Migrations to Utah in 2006: 413 (#39 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 96.6%

  • Kentucky
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    Kentucky

    Migrations to Kentucky in 2016: 1,087
    Migrations to Kentucky in 2006: 3,187 (#15 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 65.9%

  • Hawaii
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    Hawaii

    Migrations to Hawaii in 2016: 1,098
    Migrations to Hawaii in 2006: 459 (#37 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 139.2%

  • Missouri
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    Missouri

    Migrations to Missouri in 2016: 1,244
    Migrations to Missouri in 2006: 1,016 (#28 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 22.4%

  • Arizona
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    Arizona

    Migrations to Arizona in 2016: 1,467
    Migrations to Arizona in 2006: 2,763 (#17 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 46.9%

  • Indiana
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    Indiana

    Migrations to Indiana in 2016: 1,521
    Migrations to Indiana in 2006: 1,417 (#24 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 7.3%

  • New Mexico
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    New Mexico

    Migrations to New Mexico in 2016: 1,546
    Migrations to New Mexico in 2006: 423 (#38 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 265.5%

  • Oregon
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    Oregon

    Migrations to Oregon in 2016: 1,678
    Migrations to Oregon in 2006: 863 (#30 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 94.4%

  • Connecticut
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    Connecticut

    Migrations to Connecticut in 2016: 1,716
    Migrations to Connecticut in 2006: 1,363 (#26 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 25.9%

  • Alabama
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    Alabama

    Migrations to Alabama in 2016: 1,903
    Migrations to Alabama in 2006: 739 (#33 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 157.5%

  • Michigan
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    Michigan

    Migrations to Michigan in 2016: 2,091
    Migrations to Michigan in 2006: 606 (#35 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 245%

  • Illinois
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    Illinois

    Migrations to Illinois in 2016: 2,140
    Migrations to Illinois in 2006: 2,936 (#16 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 27.1%

  • Ohio
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    Ohio

    Migrations to Ohio in 2016: 2,611
    Migrations to Ohio in 2006: 5,018 (#13 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 48%

  • Washington
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    Washington

    Migrations to Washington in 2016: 2,733
    Migrations to Washington in 2006: 1,950 (#23 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 40.2%

  • Massachusetts
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    Massachusetts

    Migrations to Massachusetts in 2016: 2,836
    Migrations to Massachusetts in 2006: 2,574 (#18 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 10.2%

  • Colorado
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    Colorado

    Migrations to Colorado in 2016: 3,467
    Migrations to Colorado in 2006: 2,275 (#19 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 52.4%

  • New Jersey
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    New Jersey

    Migrations to New Jersey in 2016: 5,168
    Migrations to New Jersey in 2006: 4,029 (#14 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 28.3%

  • Georgia
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    Georgia

    Migrations to Georgia in 2016: 6,600
    Migrations to Georgia in 2006: 6,731 (#10 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 1.9%

  • South Carolina
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    South Carolina

    Migrations to South Carolina in 2016: 6,900
    Migrations to South Carolina in 2006: 5,677 (#11 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 21.5%

  • Delaware
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    Delaware

    Migrations to Delaware in 2016: 6,985
    Migrations to Delaware in 2006: 7,065 (#9 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 1.1%

  • West Virginia
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    West Virginia

    Migrations to West Virginia in 2016: 7,100
    Migrations to West Virginia in 2006: 5,142 (#12 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 38.1%

  • Texas
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    Texas

    Migrations to Texas in 2016: 7,112
    Migrations to Texas in 2006: 7,915 (#8 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 10.1%

  • New York
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    New York

    Migrations to New York in 2016: 8,332
    Migrations to New York in 2006: 9,274 (#7 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 10.2%

  • North Carolina
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    North Carolina

    Migrations to North Carolina in 2016: 9,671
    Migrations to North Carolina in 2006: 16,726 (#3 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 42.2%

  • California
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    California

    Migrations to California in 2016: 10,637
    Migrations to California in 2006: 10,140 (#6 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 4.9%

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

    Migrations to Washington, D.C. in 2016: 12,778
    Migrations to Washington, D.C. in 2006: 10,842 (#5 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 17.9%

  • Florida
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    Florida

    Migrations to Florida in 2016: 17,648
    Migrations to Florida in 2006: 14,340 (#4 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 23.1%

  • Pennsylvania
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    Pennsylvania

    Migrations to Pennsylvania in 2016: 19,747
    Migrations to Pennsylvania in 2006: 22,968 (#1 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 14%

  • Virginia
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    Virginia

    Migrations to Virginia in 2016: 28,394
    Migrations to Virginia in 2006: 22,403 (#2 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 26.7%

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