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Where people are moving to from Pennsylvania

  • Where people are moving to from Pennsylvania
    1/ Jeremy Thompson // Flickr

    Where people are moving to from Pennsylvania

    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 Pennsylvania, 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 Pennsylvania, 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 Pennsylvania are moving.

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  • North Dakota
    2/ Kurt Haubrich // Flickr

    North Dakota

    Migrations to North Dakota in 2016: 28
    Migrations to North Dakota in 2006: 651 (#40 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 95.7%

  • South Dakota
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    South Dakota

    Migrations to South Dakota in 2016: 147
    Migrations to South Dakota in 2006: 187 (#49 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 21.4%

  • Montana
    4/ Dave Sizer // Flickr

    Montana

    Migrations to Montana in 2016: 428
    Migrations to Montana in 2006: 495 (#46 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 13.5%

  • Kansas
    5/ K-State Research and Extension // Flickr

    Kansas

    Migrations to Kansas in 2016: 465
    Migrations to Kansas in 2006: 621 (#42 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 25.1%

  • Nebraska
    6/ Clemens Vasters // Flickr

    Nebraska

    Migrations to Nebraska in 2016: 483
    Migrations to Nebraska in 2006: 101 (#50 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 378.2%

  • Alaska
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    Alaska

    Migrations to Alaska in 2016: 574
    Migrations to Alaska in 2006: 454 (#47 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 26.4%

  • Iowa
    8/ Carl Wycoff // Flickr

    Iowa

    Migrations to Iowa in 2016: 710
    Migrations to Iowa in 2006: 560 (#44 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 26.8%

  • Mississippi
    9/ James Case // Wikimedia Commons

    Mississippi

    Migrations to Mississippi in 2016: 737
    Migrations to Mississippi in 2006: 748 (#39 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 1.5%

  • Hawaii
    10/ Jonathanking // Wikimedia Commons

    Hawaii

    Migrations to Hawaii in 2016: 836
    Migrations to Hawaii in 2006: 1,956 (#23 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 57.3%

  • Rhode Island
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    Rhode Island

    Migrations to Rhode Island in 2016: 900
    Migrations to Rhode Island in 2006: 893 (#37 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 0.8%

  • Louisiana
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    Louisiana

    Migrations to Louisiana in 2016: 965
    Migrations to Louisiana in 2006: 1,096 (#34 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 12%

  • Maine
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    Maine

    Migrations to Maine in 2016: 986
    Migrations to Maine in 2006: 1,188 (#32 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 17%

  • Alabama
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    Alabama

    Migrations to Alabama in 2016: 1,008
    Migrations to Alabama in 2006: 1,277 (#29 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 21.1%

  • Nevada
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    Nevada

    Migrations to Nevada in 2016: 1,016
    Migrations to Nevada in 2006: 1,158 (#33 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 12.3%

  • Idaho
    16/ MotoWebMistress // Flickr

    Idaho

    Migrations to Idaho in 2016: 1,062
    Migrations to Idaho in 2006: 585 (#43 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 81.5%

  • Arkansas
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    Arkansas

    Migrations to Arkansas in 2016: 1,146
    Migrations to Arkansas in 2006: 635 (#41 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 80.5%

  • Minnesota
    18/ Greg Gjerdingen // Flickr

    Minnesota

    Migrations to Minnesota in 2016: 1,180
    Migrations to Minnesota in 2006: 1,451 (#28 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 18.7%

  • Oklahoma
    19/ JustTulsa // Flickr

    Oklahoma

    Migrations to Oklahoma in 2016: 1,405
    Migrations to Oklahoma in 2006: 1,016 (#36 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 38.3%

  • Vermont
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    Vermont

    Migrations to Vermont in 2016: 1,449
    Migrations to Vermont in 2006: 545 (#45 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 165.9%

  • Wisconsin
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    Wisconsin

    Migrations to Wisconsin in 2016: 1,525
    Migrations to Wisconsin in 2006: 1,024 (#35 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 48.9%

  • Washington
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    Washington

    Migrations to Washington in 2016: 1,556
    Migrations to Washington in 2006: 1,572 (#25 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 1%

  • New Mexico
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    New Mexico

    Migrations to New Mexico in 2016: 1,748
    Migrations to New Mexico in 2006: 1,269 (#30 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 37.7%

  • New Hampshire
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    New Hampshire

    Migrations to New Hampshire in 2016: 1,799
    Migrations to New Hampshire in 2006: 874 (#38 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 105.8%

  • Oregon
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    Oregon

    Migrations to Oregon in 2016: 1,958
    Migrations to Oregon in 2006: 1,601 (#24 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 22.3%

  • Utah
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    Utah

    Migrations to Utah in 2016: 1,992
    Migrations to Utah in 2006: 1,205 (#31 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 65.3%

  • Kentucky
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    Kentucky

    Migrations to Kentucky in 2016: 2,084
    Migrations to Kentucky in 2006: 1,479 (#27 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 40.9%

  • Indiana
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    Indiana

    Migrations to Indiana in 2016: 2,165
    Migrations to Indiana in 2006: 2,764 (#21 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 21.7%

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

    Migrations to Washington, D.C. in 2016: 2,468
    Migrations to Washington, D.C. in 2006: 2,918 (#20 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 15.4%

  • Wyoming
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    Wyoming

    Migrations to Wyoming in 2016: 2,660
    Migrations to Wyoming in 2006: 268 (#48 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 892.5%

  • Tennessee
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    Tennessee

    Migrations to Tennessee in 2016: 2,723
    Migrations to Tennessee in 2006: 3,557 (#18 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 23.4%

  • Missouri
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    Missouri

    Migrations to Missouri in 2016: 3,053
    Migrations to Missouri in 2006: 1,481 (#26 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 106.1%

  • Michigan
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    Michigan

    Migrations to Michigan in 2016: 3,144
    Migrations to Michigan in 2006: 3,792 (#16 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 17.1%

  • Connecticut
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    Connecticut

    Migrations to Connecticut in 2016: 3,427
    Migrations to Connecticut in 2006: 2,425 (#22 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 41.3%

  • Illinois
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    Illinois

    Migrations to Illinois in 2016: 3,809
    Migrations to Illinois in 2006: 4,369 (#15 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 12.8%

  • Colorado
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    Colorado

    Migrations to Colorado in 2016: 4,586
    Migrations to Colorado in 2006: 3,490 (#19 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 31.4%

  • Arizona
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    Arizona

    Migrations to Arizona in 2016: 4,651
    Migrations to Arizona in 2006: 5,623 (#11 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 17.3%

  • West Virginia
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    West Virginia

    Migrations to West Virginia in 2016: 6,226
    Migrations to West Virginia in 2006: 3,559 (#17 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 74.9%

  • Massachusetts
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    Massachusetts

    Migrations to Massachusetts in 2016: 7,188
    Migrations to Massachusetts in 2006: 5,515 (#13 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 30.3%

  • South Carolina
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    South Carolina

    Migrations to South Carolina in 2016: 7,865
    Migrations to South Carolina in 2006: 4,437 (#14 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 77.3%

  • Georgia
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    Georgia

    Migrations to Georgia in 2016: 8,370
    Migrations to Georgia in 2006: 8,690 (#9 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 3.7%

  • Delaware
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    Delaware

    Migrations to Delaware in 2016: 10,139
    Migrations to Delaware in 2006: 7,588 (#10 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 33.6%

  • Texas
    43/ Yinan Chen // Flickr

    Texas

    Migrations to Texas in 2016: 11,769
    Migrations to Texas in 2006: 5,615 (#12 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 109.6%

  • California
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    California

    Migrations to California in 2016: 13,090
    Migrations to California in 2006: 11,747 (#8 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 11.4%

  • Maryland
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    Maryland

    Migrations to Maryland in 2016: 13,462
    Migrations to Maryland in 2006: 14,470 (#5 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 7%

  • North Carolina
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    North Carolina

    Migrations to North Carolina in 2016: 13,506
    Migrations to North Carolina in 2006: 15,361 (#4 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 12.1%

  • Virginia
    47/ Virginia State Parks // Flickr

    Virginia

    Migrations to Virginia in 2016: 14,122
    Migrations to Virginia in 2006: 13,933 (#6 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 1.4%

  • Ohio
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    Ohio

    Migrations to Ohio in 2016: 14,425
    Migrations to Ohio in 2006: 11,979 (#7 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 20.4%

  • New York
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    New York

    Migrations to New York in 2016: 22,933
    Migrations to New York in 2006: 22,032 (#2 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 4.1%

  • New Jersey
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    New Jersey

    Migrations to New Jersey in 2016: 23,566
    Migrations to New Jersey in 2006: 23,970 (#1 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 1.7%

  • Florida
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    Florida

    Migrations to Florida in 2016: 30,258
    Migrations to Florida in 2006: 21,007 (#3 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 44%

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