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Where people are moving to from Texas

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Yinan Chen // Flickr

Where people are moving to from Texas

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 Texas, 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 Texas, 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 Texas are moving.

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Kenneth C. Zirkel // Wikicommons

Vermont

Migrations to Vermont in 2016: 7
Migrations to Vermont in 2006: 629 (#48 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 98.9%

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IIP Photo Archive // Flickr

Delaware

Migrations to Delaware in 2016: 515
Migrations to Delaware in 2006: 292 (#50 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 76.4%

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heipei // Wikimedia Commons

Maine

Migrations to Maine in 2016: 610
Migrations to Maine in 2006: 1,647 (#42 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 63%

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Juliancolton // Wikimedia Commons

Rhode Island

Migrations to Rhode Island in 2016: 1,079
Migrations to Rhode Island in 2006: 383 (#49 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 181.7%

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James McCauley // Flickr

West Virginia

Migrations to West Virginia in 2016: 1,345
Migrations to West Virginia in 2006: 1,184 (#44 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 13.6%

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Kurt Haubrich // Flickr

North Dakota

Migrations to North Dakota in 2016: 1,378
Migrations to North Dakota in 2006: 737 (#47 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 87%

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eric // Wikimedia Commons

New Hampshire

Migrations to New Hampshire in 2016: 1,527
Migrations to New Hampshire in 2006: 871 (#46 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 75.3%

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Max Pixel

Alaska

Migrations to Alaska in 2016: 1,675
Migrations to Alaska in 2006: 2,362 (#40 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 29.1%

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Colin.faulkingham // Wikimedia Commons

Wyoming

Migrations to Wyoming in 2016: 1,914
Migrations to Wyoming in 2006: 3,012 (#38 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 36.5%

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Wereldburger758 // Wikimedia Commons

South Dakota

Migrations to South Dakota in 2016: 1,946
Migrations to South Dakota in 2006: 1,293 (#43 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 50.5%

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Dave Sizer // Flickr

Montana

Migrations to Montana in 2016: 2,177
Migrations to Montana in 2006: 902 (#45 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 141.4%

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Pixabay

Washington, D.C.

Migrations to Washington, D.C. in 2016: 2,213
Migrations to Washington, D.C. in 2006: 2,015 (#41 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 9.8%

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MotoWebMistress // Flickr

Idaho

Migrations to Idaho in 2016: 2,606
Migrations to Idaho in 2006: 5,042 (#29 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 48.3%

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Peter Rintels //Wikimedia Commons

Connecticut

Migrations to Connecticut in 2016: 2,679
Migrations to Connecticut in 2006: 3,882 (#35 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 31%

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Clemens Vasters // Flickr

Nebraska

Migrations to Nebraska in 2016: 2,702
Migrations to Nebraska in 2006: 2,468 (#39 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 9.5%

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Samartur // Wikimedia Commons

Nevada

Migrations to Nevada in 2016: 3,343
Migrations to Nevada in 2006: 4,990 (#31 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 33%

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Carl Wycoff // Flickr

Iowa

Migrations to Iowa in 2016: 3,437
Migrations to Iowa in 2006: 4,997 (#30 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 31.2%

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BenFrantzDale // Wikimedia Commons

Massachusetts

Migrations to Massachusetts in 2016: 3,446
Migrations to Massachusetts in 2006: 3,393 (#37 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 1.6%

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James Case // Wikimedia Commons

Mississippi

Migrations to Mississippi in 2016: 4,046
Migrations to Mississippi in 2006: 5,059 (#28 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 20%

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Jonathanking // Wikimedia Commons

Hawaii

Migrations to Hawaii in 2016: 4,485
Migrations to Hawaii in 2006: 4,405 (#34 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 1.8%

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Jeremy Thompson // Flickr

Wisconsin

Migrations to Wisconsin in 2016: 4,526
Migrations to Wisconsin in 2006: 3,734 (#36 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 21.2%

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Greg Gjerdingen // Flickr

Minnesota

Migrations to Minnesota in 2016: 4,849
Migrations to Minnesota in 2006: 6,863 (#22 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 29.3%

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James Cridland // Wikimedia Commons

Maryland

Migrations to Maryland in 2016: 5,229
Migrations to Maryland in 2006: 10,054 (#18 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 48%

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Jeffrey Johnson // Wikimedia Commons

Oregon

Migrations to Oregon in 2016: 5,377
Migrations to Oregon in 2006: 4,580 (#32 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 17.4%

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Smallbones // Wikimedia Commons

New Jersey

Migrations to New Jersey in 2016: 5,554
Migrations to New Jersey in 2006: 4,490 (#33 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 23.7%

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Tennessee Valley Authority // Wikimedia Commons

Kentucky

Migrations to Kentucky in 2016: 5,585
Migrations to Kentucky in 2006: 6,361 (#25 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 12.2%

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Becky Snyder // Flickr

South Carolina

Migrations to South Carolina in 2016: 7,373
Migrations to South Carolina in 2006: 6,219 (#27 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 18.6%

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Palacemusic // Wikimedia Commons

Utah

Migrations to Utah in 2016: 7,467
Migrations to Utah in 2006: 6,646 (#23 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 12.4%

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IIP Photo Archive // Flickr

Alabama

Migrations to Alabama in 2016: 7,689
Migrations to Alabama in 2006: 8,457 (#21 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 9.1%

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Jaknouse // Wikimedia Commons

Ohio

Migrations to Ohio in 2016: 8,712
Migrations to Ohio in 2006: 6,331 (#26 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 37.6%

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Ken Lund // Flickr

New York

Migrations to New York in 2016: 9,368
Migrations to New York in 2006: 10,292 (#17 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 9%

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James Brosher // Wikimedia Commons

Indiana

Migrations to Indiana in 2016: 9,403
Migrations to Indiana in 2006: 10,493 (#16 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 10.4%

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K-State Research and Extension // Flickr

Kansas

Migrations to Kansas in 2016: 10,102
Migrations to Kansas in 2006: 8,762 (#20 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 15.3%

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Yinan Chen // Wikimedia Commons

Michigan

Migrations to Michigan in 2016: 10,484
Migrations to Michigan in 2006: 9,667 (#19 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 8.5%

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Robert Lawton // Wikimedia Commons

Missouri

Migrations to Missouri in 2016: 11,488
Migrations to Missouri in 2006: 10,717 (#15 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 7.2%

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Todd Van Hoosear // Flickr

Tennessee

Migrations to Tennessee in 2016: 11,827
Migrations to Tennessee in 2006: 12,238 (#14 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 3.4%

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Zainubrazvi // Wikimedia Commons

North Carolina

Migrations to North Carolina in 2016: 11,981
Migrations to North Carolina in 2006: 14,325 (#12 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 16.4%

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Jeremy Thompson // Flickr

Pennsylvania

Migrations to Pennsylvania in 2016: 12,497
Migrations to Pennsylvania in 2006: 6,461 (#24 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 93.4%

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daveynin // Flickr

Illinois

Migrations to Illinois in 2016: 13,290
Migrations to Illinois in 2006: 14,431 (#11 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 7.9%

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Keith Yahl // Flickr

Arkansas

Migrations to Arkansas in 2016: 13,487
Migrations to Arkansas in 2006: 15,022 (#10 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 10.2%

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LASZLO ILYES // Flickr

Arizona

Migrations to Arizona in 2016: 14,923
Migrations to Arizona in 2006: 17,130 (#6 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 12.9%

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Virginia State Parks // Flickr

Virginia

Migrations to Virginia in 2016: 15,873
Migrations to Virginia in 2006: 18,639 (#5 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 14.8%

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Martin H. // Wikimedia Commons

Washington

Migrations to Washington in 2016: 16,005
Migrations to Washington in 2006: 15,382 (#9 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 4.1%

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Daniel Mayer // Wikimedia Commons

New Mexico

Migrations to New Mexico in 2016: 17,155
Migrations to New Mexico in 2006: 13,150 (#13 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 30.5%

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PxHere

Georgia

Migrations to Georgia in 2016: 19,994
Migrations to Georgia in 2006: 16,121 (#8 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 24%

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Rhododendrites // Wikimedia Commons

Colorado

Migrations to Colorado in 2016: 20,725
Migrations to Colorado in 2006: 16,928 (#7 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 22.4%

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Pxhere

Louisiana

Migrations to Louisiana in 2016: 21,925
Migrations to Louisiana in 2006: 30,477 (#3 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 28.1%

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JustTulsa // Flickr

Oklahoma

Migrations to Oklahoma in 2016: 28,060
Migrations to Oklahoma in 2006: 28,327 (#4 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 0.9%

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CityofStPete // Flickr

Florida

Migrations to Florida in 2016: 31,153
Migrations to Florida in 2006: 30,708 (#2 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006–2016: up 1.4%

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Jamesb01 // Wikimedia Commons

California

Migrations to California in 2016: 39,109
Migrations to California in 2006: 49,027 (#1 among all states)
Change in migrations 2006–2016: down 20.2%

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