Where people in Arizona are moving to most

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April 25, 2022
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Where people in Arizona are moving to most

The U.S. is among the most mobile countries in the world, but our rates of moving have slumped in recent decades. In 2019, for example, a lower percentage of Americans changed residence than any year prior since 1947 when migration statistics were first gathered by the Census Bureau. Between March of 2019 and 2020, just 9.3% of Americans moved.

American migration has been in some form of decline since the housing boom and economic growth of the ‘40s, ‘50s, and ‘60s. During that period, as much as 20% of the population moved each year.

Stacker compiled a list of where people in Arizona are moving to most using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. States are ranked by the number of people that have moved from Arizona in 2019. Keep reading to see where people in your home state are moving the most.

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#40. Wyoming

- Moved from Arizona to Wyoming in 2019: 757
--- 0.4% of residents that moved
- Moved from Wyoming to Arizona in 2019: 664
--- #13 most common destination from Wyoming
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#39. Hawaii

- Moved from Arizona to Hawaii in 2019: 803
--- 0.5% of residents that moved
- Moved from Hawaii to Arizona in 2019: 4,942
--- #4 most common destination from Hawaii
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#38. New Jersey

- Moved from Arizona to New Jersey in 2019: 806
--- 0.5% of residents that moved
- Moved from New Jersey to Arizona in 2019: 3,221
--- #17 most common destination from New Jersey
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#37. Alaska

- Moved from Arizona to Alaska in 2019: 886
--- 0.5% of residents that moved
- Moved from Alaska to Arizona in 2019: 1,561
--- #8 most common destination from Alaska
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#36. Alabama

- Moved from Arizona to Alabama in 2019: 904
--- 0.5% of residents that moved
- Moved from Alabama to Arizona in 2019: 1,750
--- #15 most common destination from Alabama

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#35. North Dakota

- Moved from Arizona to North Dakota in 2019: 945
--- 0.5% of residents that moved
- Moved from North Dakota to Arizona in 2019: 1,012
--- #7 most common destination from North Dakota
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#34. New Hampshire

- Moved from Arizona to New Hampshire in 2019: 970
--- 0.6% of residents that moved
- Moved from New Hampshire to Arizona in 2019: 392
--- #22 most common destination from New Hampshire
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#33. Kentucky

- Moved from Arizona to Kentucky in 2019: 990
--- 0.6% of residents that moved
- Moved from Kentucky to Arizona in 2019: 383
--- #29 most common destination from Kentucky
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#32. Massachusetts

- Moved from Arizona to Massachusetts in 2019: 1,228
--- 0.7% of residents that moved
- Moved from Massachusetts to Arizona in 2019: 2,745
--- #18 most common destination from Massachusetts
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#31. Montana

- Moved from Arizona to Montana in 2019: 1,271
--- 0.7% of residents that moved
- Moved from Montana to Arizona in 2019: 1,636
--- #9 most common destination from Montana

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#30. Louisiana

- Moved from Arizona to Louisiana in 2019: 1,357
--- 0.8% of residents that moved
- Moved from Louisiana to Arizona in 2019: 1,650
--- #16 most common destination from Louisiana
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#29. Tennessee

- Moved from Arizona to Tennessee in 2019: 1,457
--- 0.8% of residents that moved
- Moved from Tennessee to Arizona in 2019: 2,253
--- #21 most common destination from Tennessee
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#28. South Carolina

- Moved from Arizona to South Carolina in 2019: 1,704
--- 1.0% of residents that moved
- Moved from South Carolina to Arizona in 2019: 304
--- #40 most common destination from South Carolina
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#27. Minnesota

- Moved from Arizona to Minnesota in 2019: 1,748
--- 1.0% of residents that moved
- Moved from Minnesota to Arizona in 2019: 5,868
--- #6 most common destination from Minnesota
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#26. Maryland

- Moved from Arizona to Maryland in 2019: 1,770
--- 1.0% of residents that moved
- Moved from Maryland to Arizona in 2019: 1,905
--- #20 most common destination from Maryland

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#25. Wisconsin

- Moved from Arizona to Wisconsin in 2019: 1,917
--- 1.1% of residents that moved
- Moved from Wisconsin to Arizona in 2019: 3,688
--- #10 most common destination from Wisconsin
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#24. Nebraska

- Moved from Arizona to Nebraska in 2019: 1,968
--- 1.1% of residents that moved
- Moved from Nebraska to Arizona in 2019: 2,307
--- #8 most common destination from Nebraska
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#23. Iowa

- Moved from Arizona to Iowa in 2019: 2,175
--- 1.3% of residents that moved
- Moved from Iowa to Arizona in 2019: 2,982
--- #9 most common destination from Iowa
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#22. New York

- Moved from Arizona to New York in 2019: 2,185
--- 1.3% of residents that moved
- Moved from New York to Arizona in 2019: 6,079
--- #17 most common destination from New York
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#21. Georgia

- Moved from Arizona to Georgia in 2019: 2,362
--- 1.4% of residents that moved
- Moved from Georgia to Arizona in 2019: 3,947
--- #16 most common destination from Georgia

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#20. Kansas

- Moved from Arizona to Kansas in 2019: 2,367
--- 1.4% of residents that moved
- Moved from Kansas to Arizona in 2019: 3,742
--- #7 most common destination from Kansas
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#19. Virginia

- Moved from Arizona to Virginia in 2019: 2,513
--- 1.4% of residents that moved
- Moved from Virginia to Arizona in 2019: 3,837
--- #19 most common destination from Virginia
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#18. Oklahoma

- Moved from Arizona to Oklahoma in 2019: 2,962
--- 1.7% of residents that moved
- Moved from Oklahoma to Arizona in 2019: 2,042
--- #9 most common destination from Oklahoma
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#17. Pennsylvania

- Moved from Arizona to Pennsylvania in 2019: 3,104
--- 1.8% of residents that moved
- Moved from Pennsylvania to Arizona in 2019: 4,906
--- #17 most common destination from Pennsylvania
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#16. Missouri

- Moved from Arizona to Missouri in 2019: 3,184
--- 1.8% of residents that moved
- Moved from Missouri to Arizona in 2019: 2,248
--- #18 most common destination from Missouri

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#15. Michigan

- Moved from Arizona to Michigan in 2019: 3,447
--- 2.0% of residents that moved
- Moved from Michigan to Arizona in 2019: 7,914
--- #6 most common destination from Michigan
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#14. Ohio

- Moved from Arizona to Ohio in 2019: 3,591
--- 2.1% of residents that moved
- Moved from Ohio to Arizona in 2019: 5,178
--- #14 most common destination from Ohio
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#13. Indiana

- Moved from Arizona to Indiana in 2019: 4,067
--- 2.3% of residents that moved
- Moved from Indiana to Arizona in 2019: 3,156
--- #12 most common destination from Indiana
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#12. New Mexico

- Moved from Arizona to New Mexico in 2019: 4,255
--- 2.5% of residents that moved
- Moved from New Mexico to Arizona in 2019: 7,251
--- #2 most common destination from New Mexico
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#11. Idaho

- Moved from Arizona to Idaho in 2019: 5,018
--- 2.9% of residents that moved
- Moved from Idaho to Arizona in 2019: 2,961
--- #5 most common destination from Idaho

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#10. Illinois

- Moved from Arizona to Illinois in 2019: 5,054
--- 2.9% of residents that moved
- Moved from Illinois to Arizona in 2019: 10,915
--- #8 most common destination from Illinois
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#9. North Carolina

- Moved from Arizona to North Carolina in 2019: 5,319
--- 3.1% of residents that moved
- Moved from North Carolina to Arizona in 2019: 4,038
--- #17 most common destination from North Carolina
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#8. Utah

- Moved from Arizona to Utah in 2019: 6,301
--- 3.6% of residents that moved
- Moved from Utah to Arizona in 2019: 8,917
--- #2 most common destination from Utah
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#7. Oregon

- Moved from Arizona to Oregon in 2019: 6,540
--- 3.8% of residents that moved
- Moved from Oregon to Arizona in 2019: 6,979
--- #4 most common destination from Oregon
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#6. Florida

- Moved from Arizona to Florida in 2019: 7,054
--- 4.1% of residents that moved
- Moved from Florida to Arizona in 2019: 7,358
--- #21 most common destination from Florida

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#5. Washington

- Moved from Arizona to Washington in 2019: 8,263
--- 4.8% of residents that moved
- Moved from Washington to Arizona in 2019: 17,636
--- #3 most common destination from Washington
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#4. Nevada

- Moved from Arizona to Nevada in 2019: 8,636
--- 5.0% of residents that moved
- Moved from Nevada to Arizona in 2019: 7,514
--- #3 most common destination from Nevada
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#3. Colorado

- Moved from Arizona to Colorado in 2019: 10,616
--- 6.1% of residents that moved
- Moved from Colorado to Arizona in 2019: 14,684
--- #3 most common destination from Colorado
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#2. Texas

- Moved from Arizona to Texas in 2019: 21,205
--- 12.2% of residents that moved
- Moved from Texas to Arizona in 2019: 17,482
--- #8 most common destination from Texas
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#1. California

- Moved from Arizona to California in 2019: 28,226
--- 16.3% of residents that moved
- Moved from California to Arizona in 2019: 59,713
--- #2 most common destination from California

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