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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

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Colin.faulkingham // Wikimedia Commons

Wyoming

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

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James McCauley // Flickr

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%

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Max Pixel

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%

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James Case // Wikimedia Commons

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%

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Kurt Haubrich // Flickr

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%

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Dave Sizer // Flickr

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%

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Clemens Vasters // Flickr

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%

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Carl Wycoff // Flickr

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%

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JustTulsa // Flickr

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%

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Wereldburger758 // Wikimedia Commons

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

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Keith Yahl // Flickr

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%

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IIP Photo Archive // Flickr

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%

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Palacemusic // Wikimedia Commons

Utah

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

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Samartur // Wikimedia Commons

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%

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MotoWebMistress // Flickr

Idaho

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

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Daniel Mayer // Wikimedia Commons

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%

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Jonathanking // Wikimedia Commons

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%

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IIP Photo Archive // Flickr

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%

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Tennessee Valley Authority // Wikimedia Commons

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%

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Robert Lawton // Wikimedia Commons

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%

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Jeffrey Johnson // Wikimedia Commons

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%

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James Brosher // Wikimedia Commons

Indiana

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

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Pxhere

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%

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Jeremy Thompson // Flickr

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%

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Greg Gjerdingen // Flickr

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%

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K-State Research and Extension // Flickr

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%

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Pixabay

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%

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Todd Van Hoosear // Flickr

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%

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Rhododendrites // Wikimedia Commons

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%

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Jaknouse // Wikimedia Commons

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%

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James Cridland // Wikimedia Commons

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%

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Yinan Chen // Wikimedia Commons

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%

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Becky Snyder // Flickr

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%

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Smallbones // Wikimedia Commons

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%

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daveynin // Flickr

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%

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Kenneth C. Zirkel // Wikicommons

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%

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LASZLO ILYES // Flickr

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%

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Martin H. // Wikimedia Commons

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%

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Zainubrazvi // Wikimedia Commons

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%

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Virginia State Parks // Flickr

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%

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Yinan Chen // Flickr

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%

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PxHere

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%

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heipei // Wikimedia Commons

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%

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Jeremy Thompson // Flickr

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%

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Peter Rintels //Wikimedia Commons

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%

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Juliancolton // Wikimedia Commons

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%

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Jamesb01 // Wikimedia Commons

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%

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Ken Lund // Flickr

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%

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CityofStPete // Flickr

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%

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eric // Wikimedia Commons

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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