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Where people are moving to from North Carolina

  • Where people are moving to from North Carolina
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    Where people are moving to from North Carolina

    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 North Carolina, 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 North Carolina, 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 North Carolina are moving.

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  • Wyoming
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    Wyoming

    Migrations to Wyoming in 2016: 46
    Migrations to Wyoming in 2006: 0 (#50 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: Not applicable

  • South Dakota
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    South Dakota

    Migrations to South Dakota in 2016: 100
    Migrations to South Dakota in 2006: 14 (#49 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 614.3%

  • North Dakota
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    North Dakota

    Migrations to North Dakota in 2016: 162
    Migrations to North Dakota in 2006: 35 (#48 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 362.9%

  • Vermont
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    Vermont

    Migrations to Vermont in 2016: 331
    Migrations to Vermont in 2006: 185 (#47 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 78.9%

  • Delaware
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    Delaware

    Migrations to Delaware in 2016: 338
    Migrations to Delaware in 2006: 614 (#40 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 45%

  • Montana
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    Montana

    Migrations to Montana in 2016: 350
    Migrations to Montana in 2006: 249 (#46 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 40.6%

  • Nebraska
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    Nebraska

    Migrations to Nebraska in 2016: 466
    Migrations to Nebraska in 2006: 412 (#43 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 13.1%

  • Alaska
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    Alaska

    Migrations to Alaska in 2016: 714
    Migrations to Alaska in 2006: 966 (#35 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 26.1%

  • Rhode Island
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    Rhode Island

    Migrations to Rhode Island in 2016: 812
    Migrations to Rhode Island in 2006: 349 (#44 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 132.7%

  • Arkansas
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    Arkansas

    Migrations to Arkansas in 2016: 939
    Migrations to Arkansas in 2006: 1,496 (#31 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 37.2%

  • New Mexico
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    New Mexico

    Migrations to New Mexico in 2016: 987
    Migrations to New Mexico in 2006: 547 (#41 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 80.4%

  • Maine
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    Maine

    Migrations to Maine in 2016: 1,042
    Migrations to Maine in 2006: 667 (#38 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 56.2%

  • New Hampshire
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    New Hampshire

    Migrations to New Hampshire in 2016: 1,113
    Migrations to New Hampshire in 2006: 505 (#42 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 120.4%

  • Wisconsin
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    Wisconsin

    Migrations to Wisconsin in 2016: 1,152
    Migrations to Wisconsin in 2006: 2,131 (#26 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 45.9%

  • Nevada
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    Nevada

    Migrations to Nevada in 2016: 1,268
    Migrations to Nevada in 2006: 1,410 (#32 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 10.1%

  • Minnesota
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    Minnesota

    Migrations to Minnesota in 2016: 1,307
    Migrations to Minnesota in 2006: 1,245 (#33 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 5%

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

    Migrations to Washington, D.C. in 2016: 1,367
    Migrations to Washington, D.C. in 2006: 1,730 (#29 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 21%

  • Kansas
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    Kansas

    Migrations to Kansas in 2016: 1,625
    Migrations to Kansas in 2006: 1,933 (#27 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 15.9%

  • Connecticut
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    Connecticut

    Migrations to Connecticut in 2016: 1,651
    Migrations to Connecticut in 2006: 2,542 (#24 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 35.1%

  • Iowa
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    Iowa

    Migrations to Iowa in 2016: 1,755
    Migrations to Iowa in 2006: 838 (#36 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 109.4%

  • Missouri
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    Missouri

    Migrations to Missouri in 2016: 1,802
    Migrations to Missouri in 2006: 2,916 (#21 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 38.2%

  • Oklahoma
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    Oklahoma

    Migrations to Oklahoma in 2016: 1,909
    Migrations to Oklahoma in 2006: 625 (#39 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 205.4%

  • Utah
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    Utah

    Migrations to Utah in 2016: 1,921
    Migrations to Utah in 2006: 703 (#37 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 173.3%

  • Idaho
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    Idaho

    Migrations to Idaho in 2016: 2,116
    Migrations to Idaho in 2006: 273 (#45 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 675.1%

  • Oregon
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    Oregon

    Migrations to Oregon in 2016: 2,142
    Migrations to Oregon in 2006: 1,225 (#34 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 74.9%

  • Hawaii
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    Hawaii

    Migrations to Hawaii in 2016: 2,395
    Migrations to Hawaii in 2006: 1,785 (#28 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 34.2%

  • West Virginia
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    West Virginia

    Migrations to West Virginia in 2016: 2,419
    Migrations to West Virginia in 2006: 3,185 (#20 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 24.1%

  • Mississippi
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    Mississippi

    Migrations to Mississippi in 2016: 2,485
    Migrations to Mississippi in 2006: 2,678 (#23 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 7.2%

  • New Jersey
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    New Jersey

    Migrations to New Jersey in 2016: 3,436
    Migrations to New Jersey in 2006: 2,462 (#25 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 39.6%

  • Kentucky
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    Kentucky

    Migrations to Kentucky in 2016: 3,557
    Migrations to Kentucky in 2006: 3,836 (#16 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 7.3%

  • Massachusetts
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    Massachusetts

    Migrations to Massachusetts in 2016: 3,661
    Migrations to Massachusetts in 2006: 2,883 (#22 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 27%

  • Illinois
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    Illinois

    Migrations to Illinois in 2016: 4,379
    Migrations to Illinois in 2006: 4,031 (#14 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 8.6%

  • Indiana
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    Indiana

    Migrations to Indiana in 2016: 4,496
    Migrations to Indiana in 2006: 4,265 (#12 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 5.4%

  • Louisiana
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    Louisiana

    Migrations to Louisiana in 2016: 4,565
    Migrations to Louisiana in 2006: 1,586 (#30 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 187.8%

  • Arizona
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    Arizona

    Migrations to Arizona in 2016: 4,605
    Migrations to Arizona in 2006: 3,490 (#18 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 31.9%

  • Michigan
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    Michigan

    Migrations to Michigan in 2016: 5,848
    Migrations to Michigan in 2006: 3,518 (#17 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 66.2%

  • Tennessee
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    Tennessee

    Migrations to Tennessee in 2016: 5,933
    Migrations to Tennessee in 2006: 9,779 (#8 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 39.3%

  • Colorado
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    Colorado

    Migrations to Colorado in 2016: 6,059
    Migrations to Colorado in 2006: 4,152 (#13 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 45.9%

  • Alabama
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    Alabama

    Migrations to Alabama in 2016: 6,419
    Migrations to Alabama in 2006: 3,926 (#15 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 63.5%

  • Washington
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    Washington

    Migrations to Washington in 2016: 7,250
    Migrations to Washington in 2006: 3,456 (#19 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 109.8%

  • Maryland
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    Maryland

    Migrations to Maryland in 2016: 7,845
    Migrations to Maryland in 2006: 7,270 (#9 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 7.9%

  • Ohio
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    Ohio

    Migrations to Ohio in 2016: 8,822
    Migrations to Ohio in 2006: 9,822 (#7 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 10.2%

  • Pennsylvania
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    Pennsylvania

    Migrations to Pennsylvania in 2016: 9,251
    Migrations to Pennsylvania in 2006: 5,446 (#11 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 69.9%

  • New York
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    New York

    Migrations to New York in 2016: 9,471
    Migrations to New York in 2006: 6,521 (#10 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 45.2%

  • Texas
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    Texas

    Migrations to Texas in 2016: 12,463
    Migrations to Texas in 2006: 12,326 (#5 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 1.1%

  • California
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    California

    Migrations to California in 2016: 14,268
    Migrations to California in 2006: 10,901 (#6 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 30.9%

  • Georgia
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    Georgia

    Migrations to Georgia in 2016: 17,750
    Migrations to Georgia in 2006: 17,226 (#4 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 3%

  • Virginia
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    Virginia

    Migrations to Virginia in 2016: 22,598
    Migrations to Virginia in 2006: 27,214 (#1 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 17%

  • Florida
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    Florida

    Migrations to Florida in 2016: 28,726
    Migrations to Florida in 2006: 23,862 (#2 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 20.4%

  • South Carolina
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    South Carolina

    Migrations to South Carolina in 2016: 30,447
    Migrations to South Carolina in 2006: 22,604 (#3 among all states)
    Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 34.7%

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