Where people move in each state

(STACKER) – Stacker analyzed data from the Census Bureau’s 2019 American Community Survey to determine the top three destinations for people moving out of each state. Because this is survey-based data, there are some inherent errors and actual numbers may vary.

The Census Bureau found that around 7.4 million people moved between states between 2018 and 2019. Florida was the largest inflow recipient with 601,000 residents, followed by Texas (559,000) and California (480,000).

Home to sunny states like Florida, Texas, North Carolina and Arizona, the Sun Belt region saw an influx of people seeking warmer weather, lower taxes and cheaper living well before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Millions of Americans suddenly having the opportunity to work remotely has certainly accelerated the trend, but census data shows that pattern has evolved over the years.

Read on to learn where Americans are most picking up and where they are moving to in each state. Warmer-climate states seem to be drawing the most attention, but there are a few surprising trends on the list, such as migration to colder-weather states like Illinois and Ohio, whose suburbs are still mostly affordable.

Alabama

#3. To Texas

#2. To Georgia

#1. To Florida

Alaska

#3. To Texas

#2. To Florida

#1. To California

Arizona

#3. To Colorado

#2. To Texas

#1. To California

Arkansas

#3. To Tennessee

#2. To Oklahoma

#1. To Texas

California

#3. To Nevada

#2. To Arizona

#1. To Texas

Colorado

#3. To Arizona

#2. To California

#1. To Texas

Connecticut

#3. To Massachusetts

#2. To Florida

#1. To New York

Delaware

#3. To Florida

#2. To Maryland

#1. To Pennsylvania

Washington, D.C

#3. To New York

#2. To Virginia

#1. To Maryland

Florida

#3. To North Carolina

#2. To Texas

#1. To Georgia

Georgia

#3. To North Carolina

#2. To Texas

#1. To Florida

Hawaii

#3. To Washington

#2. To Texas

#1. To California

Idaho

#3. To Oregon

#2. To Utah

#1. To Washington

Illinois

#3. To California

#2. To Florida

#1. To Indiana

Indiana

#3. To Ohio

#2. To Illinois

#1. To Florida

Iowa

#3. To Missouri

#2. To Nebraska

#1. To Illinois

Kansas

#3. To Colorado

#2. To Texas

#1. To Missouri

Kentucky

#3. To Tennessee

#2. To Indiana

#1. To Ohio

Louisiana

#3. To Florida

#2. To Mississippi

#1. To Texas

Maine

#3. To NewHampshire

#2. To Florida

#1. To Massachusetts

Maryland

#3. To Washington, D.C

#2. To Pennsylvania

#1. To Virginia

Massachusetts

#3. To Florida

#2. To New York

#1. To NewHampshire

Michigan

#3. To Texas

#2. To Ohio

#1. To Florida

Minnesota

#3. To California

#2. To North Dakota

#1. To Wisconsin

Mississippi

#3. To Georgia

#2. To Texas

#1. To Tennessee

Missouri

#3. To Florida

#2. To Illinois

#1. To Kansas

Montana

#3. To Oregon

#2. To Idaho

#1. To Washington

Nebraska

#3. To Texas

#2. To Colorado

#1. To Iowa

Nevada

#3. To Arizona

#2. To Texas

#1. To California

New Hampshire

#3. To Florida

#2. To Maine

#1. To Massachusetts

New Jersey

#3. To Florida

#2. To New York

#1. To Pennsylvania

New Mexico

#3. To Colorado

#2. To Arizona

#1. To Texas

new York

#3. To Pennsylvania

#2. To Florida

#1. To New Jersey

North Carolina

#3. To Virginia

#2. To Florida

#1. To South Carolina

North Dakota

#3. Wisconsin

#2. Colorado

#1. Minnesota

Ohio

#3. To Pennsylvania

#2. To Kentucky

#1. To Florida

Oklahoma

#3. To Arkansas

#2. To Florida

#1. To Texas

Oregon

#3. To Idaho

#2. To California

#1. To Washington

Pennsylvania

#3. To New Jersey

#2. To New York

#1. To Florida

Rhode Island

#3. To California

#2. To Connecticut

#1. To Massachusetts

South Carolina

#3. To Florida

#2. To Georgia

#1. To North Carolina

South Dakota

#3. To Iowa

#2. To North Dakota

#1. To Minnesota

Tennessee

#3. To Alabama

#2. To Florida

#1. To Georgia

Texas

#3. To Oklahoma

#2. To Colorado

#1. To California

Utah

#3. To California

#2. To Arizona

#1. To Texas

Vermont

#3. To NewHampshire

#2. To New York

#1. To Florida

Virginia

#3. To California

#2. To Florida

#1. To North Carolina

Washington

#3. To Arizona

#2. To Oregon

#1. To California

West Virginia

#3. To Maryland

#2. To Virginia

#1. To Ohio

Wisconsin

#3. To Florida

#2. To Illinois

#1. To Minnesota

Wyoming

#3. To Utah

#2. To Montana

#1. To Colorado

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