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Where people are moving to from Massachusetts

  • Where people are moving to from Massachusetts
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    Where people are moving to from Massachusetts

    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 Massachusetts, 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 Massachusetts, 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 Massachusetts are moving.

    ALSO: States with the biggest families

  • Wyoming
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    Wyoming

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

  • West Virginia
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    West Virginia

    Migrations to West Virginia in 2016: 21
    Migrations to West Virginia in 2006: 150 (#43 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 86%

  • Alaska
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    Alaska

    Migrations to Alaska in 2016: 44
    Migrations to Alaska in 2006: 740 (#34 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 94.1%

  • Mississippi
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    Mississippi

    Migrations to Mississippi in 2016: 58
    Migrations to Mississippi in 2006: 13 (#46 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 346.2%

  • North Dakota
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    North Dakota

    Migrations to North Dakota in 2016: 62
    Migrations to North Dakota in 2006: 71 (#45 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 12.7%

  • Montana
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    Montana

    Migrations to Montana in 2016: 77
    Migrations to Montana in 2006: 198 (#42 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 61.1%

  • Nebraska
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    Nebraska

    Migrations to Nebraska in 2016: 143
    Migrations to Nebraska in 2006: 8 (#47 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 1,687.5%

  • Iowa
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    Iowa

    Migrations to Iowa in 2016: 170
    Migrations to Iowa in 2006: 129 (#44 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 31.8%

  • Oklahoma
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    Oklahoma

    Migrations to Oklahoma in 2016: 205
    Migrations to Oklahoma in 2006: 479 (#37 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 57.2%

  • South Dakota
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    South Dakota

    Migrations to South Dakota in 2016: 271
    Migrations to South Dakota in 2006: 0 (#48 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: Not applicable

  • Arkansas
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    Arkansas

    Migrations to Arkansas in 2016: 302
    Migrations to Arkansas in 2006: 891 (#29 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 66.1%

  • Alabama
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    Alabama

    Migrations to Alabama in 2016: 330
    Migrations to Alabama in 2006: 397 (#39 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 16.9%

  • Utah
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    Utah

    Migrations to Utah in 2016: 390
    Migrations to Utah in 2006: 765 (#32 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 49%

  • Nevada
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    Nevada

    Migrations to Nevada in 2016: 391
    Migrations to Nevada in 2006: 1,120 (#25 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 65.1%

  • Idaho
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    Idaho

    Migrations to Idaho in 2016: 423
    Migrations to Idaho in 2006: 0 (#48 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: Not applicable

  • New Mexico
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    New Mexico

    Migrations to New Mexico in 2016: 482
    Migrations to New Mexico in 2006: 883 (#30 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 45.4%

  • Hawaii
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    Hawaii

    Migrations to Hawaii in 2016: 487
    Migrations to Hawaii in 2006: 506 (#36 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 3.8%

  • Delaware
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    Delaware

    Migrations to Delaware in 2016: 509
    Migrations to Delaware in 2006: 301 (#40 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 69.1%

  • Kentucky
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    Kentucky

    Migrations to Kentucky in 2016: 530
    Migrations to Kentucky in 2006: 772 (#31 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 31.3%

  • Missouri
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    Missouri

    Migrations to Missouri in 2016: 688
    Migrations to Missouri in 2006: 1,043 (#26 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 34%

  • Oregon
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    Oregon

    Migrations to Oregon in 2016: 817
    Migrations to Oregon in 2006: 710 (#35 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 15.1%

  • Indiana
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    Indiana

    Migrations to Indiana in 2016: 926
    Migrations to Indiana in 2006: 955 (#27 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 3%

  • Louisiana
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    Louisiana

    Migrations to Louisiana in 2016: 1,024
    Migrations to Louisiana in 2006: 237 (#41 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 332.1%

  • Wisconsin
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    Wisconsin

    Migrations to Wisconsin in 2016: 1,058
    Migrations to Wisconsin in 2006: 924 (#28 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 14.5%

  • Minnesota
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    Minnesota

    Migrations to Minnesota in 2016: 1,141
    Migrations to Minnesota in 2006: 1,419 (#24 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 19.6%

  • Kansas
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    Kansas

    Migrations to Kansas in 2016: 1,237
    Migrations to Kansas in 2006: 402 (#38 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 207.7%

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

    Migrations to Washington, D.C. in 2016: 1,974
    Migrations to Washington, D.C. in 2006: 755 (#33 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 161.5%

  • Tennessee
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    Tennessee

    Migrations to Tennessee in 2016: 2,130
    Migrations to Tennessee in 2006: 1,614 (#22 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 32%

  • Colorado
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    Colorado

    Migrations to Colorado in 2016: 2,196
    Migrations to Colorado in 2006: 3,951 (#15 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 44.4%

  • Ohio
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    Ohio

    Migrations to Ohio in 2016: 2,462
    Migrations to Ohio in 2006: 4,858 (#12 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 49.3%

  • Maryland
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    Maryland

    Migrations to Maryland in 2016: 2,559
    Migrations to Maryland in 2006: 3,214 (#16 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 20.4%

  • Michigan
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    Michigan

    Migrations to Michigan in 2016: 2,604
    Migrations to Michigan in 2006: 2,243 (#19 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 16.1%

  • South Carolina
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    South Carolina

    Migrations to South Carolina in 2016: 3,027
    Migrations to South Carolina in 2006: 1,592 (#23 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 90.1%

  • New Jersey
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    New Jersey

    Migrations to New Jersey in 2016: 3,458
    Migrations to New Jersey in 2006: 7,050 (#8 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 51%

  • Illinois
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    Illinois

    Migrations to Illinois in 2016: 3,651
    Migrations to Illinois in 2006: 2,317 (#18 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 57.6%

  • Vermont
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    Vermont

    Migrations to Vermont in 2016: 3,731
    Migrations to Vermont in 2006: 2,751 (#17 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 35.6%

  • Arizona
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    Arizona

    Migrations to Arizona in 2016: 4,028
    Migrations to Arizona in 2006: 1,824 (#21 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 120.8%

  • Washington
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    Washington

    Migrations to Washington in 2016: 4,715
    Migrations to Washington in 2006: 2,139 (#20 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 120.4%

  • North Carolina
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    North Carolina

    Migrations to North Carolina in 2016: 5,116
    Migrations to North Carolina in 2006: 4,638 (#14 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 10.3%

  • Virginia
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    Virginia

    Migrations to Virginia in 2016: 5,442
    Migrations to Virginia in 2006: 4,795 (#13 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 13.5%

  • Texas
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    Texas

    Migrations to Texas in 2016: 5,636
    Migrations to Texas in 2006: 5,868 (#10 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 4%

  • Georgia
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    Georgia

    Migrations to Georgia in 2016: 5,727
    Migrations to Georgia in 2006: 5,068 (#11 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 13%

  • Maine
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    Maine

    Migrations to Maine in 2016: 7,799
    Migrations to Maine in 2006: 7,107 (#7 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 9.7%

  • Pennsylvania
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    Pennsylvania

    Migrations to Pennsylvania in 2016: 8,352
    Migrations to Pennsylvania in 2006: 6,816 (#9 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 22.5%

  • Connecticut
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    Connecticut

    Migrations to Connecticut in 2016: 8,519
    Migrations to Connecticut in 2006: 11,956 (#5 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 28.7%

  • Rhode Island
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    Rhode Island

    Migrations to Rhode Island in 2016: 9,077
    Migrations to Rhode Island in 2006: 8,991 (#6 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 1%

  • California
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    California

    Migrations to California in 2016: 14,062
    Migrations to California in 2006: 13,846 (#4 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 1.6%

  • New York
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    New York

    Migrations to New York in 2016: 17,877
    Migrations to New York in 2006: 17,797 (#2 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 0.4%

  • Florida
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    Florida

    Migrations to Florida in 2016: 19,882
    Migrations to Florida in 2006: 27,188 (#1 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 26.9%

  • New Hampshire
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    New Hampshire

    Migrations to New Hampshire in 2016: 21,063
    Migrations to New Hampshire in 2006: 15,609 (#3 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 34.9%

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