Top 10 U.S. States by Percent Born out of State

Name the U.S. states where the highest percent of residents were born in a different state or in a different country.
Either because people want to move there - or people want to leave!
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Last updated: October 21, 2019
First submittedSeptember 30, 2019
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% Born in State
State
27.0
Nevada
35.9
Florida
39.7
Arizona
40.7
New Hampshire
41.4
Alaska
% Born in State
State
41.9
Colorado
42.4
Wyoming
44.9
Delaware
45.4
Oregon
46.3
Washington
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Level 80
Oct 21, 2019
Delaware is surprising. Wilmington itself inside the cramped city limits isn't much except a welfare destination, the beaches for the DC & Maryland crowd in the summer, but not much there year round. The state really hasn't exploded with growth like Arizona and Nevada.
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Level 76
Oct 22, 2019
As the description says, it can be either or both people moving in or moving out. Being very small it's quite common I guess that you don't stay in Delaware your whole life.
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Level 70
Apr 3, 2020
I would also imagine that a lot of Delawareans (?) are born in Philadelphia since the northern half of the state is basically a suburb of Philadelphia.
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Level 43
May 22, 2020
Am Delawarean, and I think you're right. I myself live in the southern part of the state and was born in Maryland, as were many of my family and friends.
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Level 73
Oct 21, 2019
Is this only out of people born in the US?
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Level ∞
Oct 21, 2019
No. Changed the description slightly.
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Level 81
Oct 22, 2019
Who moves to Wyoming for any reason?! I realize their population is small so it doesn't take a ton of people to equal a high percentage, but still...
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Level 77
Oct 31, 2019
People who like nature and to be left alone.
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Level 72
Mar 12, 2020
Except that Colorado is right there too, and is way better.
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Level 71
Apr 3, 2020
The high percent is probably due to native Wyoming-ers(?) are moving out of the state.
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Level 81
Apr 3, 2020
Missed Wyoming again...and still shocked when I saw it. It must be the mining industry. If people wanted nature and space, I have to think they'd pick Montana, Idaho, or a handful of other states over Wyoming. Oh well...
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Level 72
Oct 23, 2019
Did okay, but don't spot much of a pattern
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Level 69
Apr 3, 2020
I thought that Virginia (and go a lesser extent Maryland) would have made the list due to the whole DC situation.
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Level 55
Apr 4, 2020
I hate Florida.