Top 10 U.S. States People are Moving To

Which U.S. states are gaining the most residents from other states?
Net migration = people moving in - people moving out
From July 1, 2018 – July 1, 2019
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Last updated: September 15, 2020
First submittedSeptember 15, 2020
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Net Migration
State
133,910
Florida
125,660
Texas
91,017
Arizona
67,338
North Carolina
53,034
South Carolina
Net Migration
State
49,680
Georgia
43,207
Nevada
37,476
Washington
36,009
Tennessee
31,335
Colorado
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Level 81
Sep 16, 2020
Florida, Texas, Arizona, North Carolina, Georgia, Nevada, and Colorado are all swing states this year.
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Level 81
Sep 16, 2020
Maybe not Colorado... leaning pretty blue lately... but it was a swing state in elections past.
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Level 50
Sep 21, 2020
And Washington has been blue for a long time :)
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Level 55
Nov 26, 2020
Rocky. Mountain. Heist.
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Level 75
Sep 17, 2020
Texas is not a swing state.. yet.

Don't California my Texas!

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Level 66
Sep 27, 2020
Yeah, I'm not sold on Texas being a swing state yet, although it definitely will be by the end of the decade. Colorado and Nevada also seem pretty safely blue now. What's funny is that two of the other big swing states in this election are on the opposite list (Michigan and Pennsylvania).
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Level 50
Sep 27, 2020
Texas will be a swing state in the next election if not a Biden state :)
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Level 84
Sep 29, 2020
While it would be pretty neat to see Texas go blue I don't know if it will happen in this election. I guess we'll just wait and see...
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Level ∞
Oct 3, 2020
The polls seem to suggest that Biden has a chance in Texas. But if Texas goes blue, then obviously the Republicans will have to pivot, or they will never win another election. In the future, I think it's likely that Hispanics will become core members of the Republican Party. They tend to be more religious, culturally conservative, family-oriented, and blue collar than whites, all of which are currently traits more associated with the Republican Party. I'm surprised that both parties seem to neglect this huge and growing voter block.
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Level 50
Oct 20, 2020
Never mind. Texas is a swing state!
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Level 56
Oct 30, 2020
If you listen to the fake media, EVERY state is a swing state or blue. Everyone loves Biden and hates Trump, and even though thousands crawl over glass to see Trump, the media keeps saying Biden has all the love/votes. The media is so fake and biased, that they can't even be taken seriously. Most people lie to pollsters or don't take them, and many people are oversampled or selectively questioned to get the answers the media wants to project. I am greatly hoping they are wrong this year, so we can watch them all cry and have another stroke on TV when their plans get crapped on. They have no integrity or impartial nature whatsoever in 2020.
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Level 84
Nov 26, 2020
Well, Texas almost went blue. Biden had a lead on it for a while before more votes came in and it went for Trump.
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Level 72
Nov 26, 2020
Trump won Texas by 5.6 percentage points, I wouldn't say it "almost went blue". Quizmaster's prediction about Hispanics seems to be materializing already.
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Level 84
Nov 26, 2020
Read my second sentence again please.
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Level 69
Nov 26, 2020
Yeah, I've noticed that all the swing states are either in the rust belt (Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania) or the sun belt (Nevada, Arizona, Georgia, North Carolina, Florida). There's also New Hampshire, but it just has to be special I guess.
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Level 50
Mar 9, 2021
Eh... 7% is mostly when candidates start hyper-focusing on a state, according to almost everything I've seen. Hispanics may be becoming more Republican, but you can't ignore all the new migrators.
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Level 71
Sep 19, 2020
Tennessee is farthest from a swing state... Gore no more. Their 2018 Senate election pitted a pure-Trump Republican against a popular conservative former Democratic governor, and the Republican won by 11 points, and this in a quite "blue" year.
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Level 46
Nov 27, 2020
I thought the swing stakes were Ohio, Florida, and North Carolina.
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Level 50
Mar 16, 2021
You might really want to change your opinion on Ohio, Georgia, and Arizona soon :)
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Level 26
Sep 16, 2020
Good quiz
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Level 68
Sep 28, 2020
These are all States I would move away from, perhaps except for Colorado and Washington..
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Level 56
Oct 30, 2020
Why? These states listed have the most freedom, low costs, low regulations, and mostly friendly people, good food, good weather. That is why all the Yankees keep invading these states and everyone wants to retire in them, and why they are all fleeing New York and the left coast.
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Level 65
Nov 26, 2020
"The most freedom." What does that even mean? There is plenty of freedom in every state.
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Level 42
Nov 26, 2020
Ah yes. As a very happy, nearly lifelong Floridian, I just love it when people say they’d never want to live here. It’s paradise and I’ll never leave. I just wish everybody would stop fleeing less desirable states for my home. It’s a constant deluge of people. Not bad for a state that people love to hate! (I’ve been here since I was 4. Well, let’s just say that was a LONG time ago!)
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Level 73
Nov 26, 2020
I'll stay in the north where we don't have a half dozen hurricanes each year, major sinkholes, extreme heat and humidity, and the threat of half the coastline being obliterated due to rising sea levels. I also like the lack of the earthquakes, fires, and volcanoes found on the West Coast and the West.
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Level 42
Nov 26, 2020
Excellent because we don’t have room anymore! Also in my 40 plus years here, 5 miles from the beach, I’ve never had enough damage from any storm to file a claim with my homeowners. I don’t need a snow shovel or snow tires. The heat and humidity is perfect for me. I don’t know of anybody who has been affected by a sink hole. I think that’s mainly Orlando and other center of the states places. None of us nor our great grandchildren will be alive to deal with that much erosion. It is pure paradise and I wish more people felt like you do! Cheers! (As I’m sitting outside drinking iced coffee on thanksgiving in my beautiful lush green yard in 78 degrees with gentle ocean breeze and extremely low humidity. Humidity will be low until Memorial Day. I’ll take it!)
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Level 61
Dec 15, 2020
"The most freedom". So pot's legal? No, oh, well how about voting rights for excons? Oh, only Florida and kinda? Oh, let's scratch off that freedom. How about a woman's freedom over her own body? Ooo, getting less freer by the day? Scratch that one off. Huh, odd, there seems to be less and less freedoms in red states...
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Level 50
Mar 9, 2021
"Friendliest"? How do you measure that? And most freedom? This is the 21st century if you didn't know.
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Level 50
Mar 12, 2021
Silly me! It's measured on the Saffir-Simpson scale! 🤦‍♂️
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Level 60
Nov 26, 2020
notice that most of those states are republican...

that because of immigration from democrat states they become swing.

so demoncrats leave their failing states and vote the exact same politicians in their new states who had created their initial states into failing states.

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Level 51
Nov 26, 2020
Exhibit A: Arizona
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Level 42
Nov 26, 2020
Exactly this.
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Level 81
Nov 26, 2020
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Level 61
Dec 15, 2020
I didn't realize California being the 5th largest economy in the world qualifies it as a "failing state", but please, go on.
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Level 50
Mar 9, 2021
Er... Um...
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Level 50
Mar 12, 2021
Actually, I totally agree @nojik. #5 in GDP per capita is SO low!
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Level 50
Mar 16, 2021
Most of the top states in GDP per capita tend to be more Democratic, while the opposite applies to the Republicans. So yes, that has been proven false.
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Level 53
Nov 26, 2020
6 coastal states
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Level 48
Nov 26, 2020
I live in Florida. Please do not come here unless you are conservative, because your leftist-liberal ideology is not wanted.
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Level 42
Nov 26, 2020
You are my hero today. Cheers from Broward county. Happy Thanksgiving!
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Level 65
Nov 29, 2020
It's your land until the next fella comes along and calls it his.
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Level 50
Mar 16, 2021
Sorry @stayc0tt and @Bulldogthunder, but you can't stop the inevitable! Florida is now gaining too many residents for it to stay red.
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Level 55
Nov 26, 2020
Red states, I notice.
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Level 59
Nov 26, 2020
Even the states here that are blue only became blue after their prosperity and good government brought in internal migration. Go back 10-15 years and all of these states but Washington are Republican.
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Level 38
Nov 27, 2020
What about California that must have a near miss.
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Level 58
Nov 27, 2020
California is the most fled state. Most of them go to Arizona, Texas, Nevada, and occasionally Washington and Oregon, which is why voting patterns of those states have changed so much over the last couple of years.
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Level 73
Nov 30, 2020
This is net migration. Desirable but expensive places like California and the Northeast attract a lot of people for school and work, but also lose a lot of those people when they become parents or get older because it's too expensive to buy a home or retire. NYC had about the same population 100 years ago, while cities like Jacksonville and Phoenix barely existed.
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Level 62
Nov 28, 2020
Would be fun to have a quiz like this from 2020.