Top 10 U.S. States by Percent Born in State

Name the U.S. states where the highest percent of residents were born in the state.
Either because no one moves there - or the people never want to leave!
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Last updated: October 21, 2019
First submittedOctober 7, 2019
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State
78.1
Louisiana
76.2
Michigan
74.9
Ohio
71.7
Mississippi
71.7
Pennsylvania
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State
70.8
Wisconsin
69.9
Iowa
69.3
Alabama
68.8
Kentucky
68.7
West Virginia
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Level 84
Oct 21, 2019
Think of places people don't want to move to...
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Level 81
Oct 21, 2019
The g.d. desert. Yet it grows and grows. The Carolinas, Atlanta, I'm confused.
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Level 78
Oct 22, 2019
Two words: air conditioning.
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Level 55
Feb 1, 2020
The Carolinas and Atlanta are great.
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Level 78
Oct 28, 2019
Yeah who would want to move to a state with fresh air, temperate climate, and inexpensive real estate.
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Level 67
Oct 22, 2019
Most of these states have a lot of rural or small town areas, which tend to not have as much transition. I was surprised to see Pennsylvania (and maybe Ohio and Michigan too, for similar reasons) because a high percentage of the population is in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, which are much more transitory.
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Level 80
Oct 23, 2019
Also, some smaller/rural states with booming oil & gas industries are probably not on the list because it takes only a small influx to change the percentages. North Dakota, South Dakota and New Mexico, inter alia, are probably beneficiaries of this effect.
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Level 79
Feb 1, 2020
I'm surprised that West Virginia is not #1. That was my first guess.
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Level 43
May 10, 2020
West Virginia does border a lot of states. IIRC, a pretty significant percentage of the population in the eastern panhandle was born in Virginia, Pennsylvania, or Maryland
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Level 47
Feb 1, 2020
Wow!!!! 0/10! And maybe i might have typed 40 options... :)
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Level 34
Feb 3, 2020
rather short amount of time
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Level 67
Feb 5, 2020
surprised not to see North Dakota