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Where people are moving to from Texas

  • Where people are moving to from Texas
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    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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  • Vermont
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    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%

  • Delaware
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    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%

  • Maine
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    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%

  • Rhode Island
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    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%

  • West Virginia
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    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%

  • North Dakota
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    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%

  • New Hampshire
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    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%

  • Alaska
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    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%

  • Wyoming
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    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%

  • South Dakota
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    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%

  • Montana
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    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%

  • Washington, D.C.
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    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%

  • Idaho
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    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%

  • Connecticut
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    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%

  • Nebraska
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    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%

  • Nevada
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    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%

  • Iowa
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    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%

  • Massachusetts
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    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%

  • Mississippi
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    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%

  • Hawaii
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    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%

  • Wisconsin
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    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%

  • Minnesota
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    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%

  • Maryland
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    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%

  • Oregon
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    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%

  • New Jersey
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    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%

  • Kentucky
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    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%

  • South Carolina
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    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%

  • Utah
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    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%

  • Alabama
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    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%

  • Ohio
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    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%

  • New York
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    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%

  • Indiana
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    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%

  • Kansas
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    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%

  • Michigan
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    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%

  • Missouri
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    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%

  • Tennessee
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    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%

  • North Carolina
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    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%

  • Pennsylvania
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    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%

  • Illinois
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    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%

  • Arkansas
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    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%

  • Arizona
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    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%

  • Virginia
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    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%

  • Washington
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    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%

  • New Mexico
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    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%

  • Georgia
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    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%

  • Colorado
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    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%

  • Louisiana
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    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%

  • Oklahoma
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    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%

  • Florida
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    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%

  • California
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    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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