States sending the most people to Arkansas

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July 10, 2022
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States sending the most people to Arkansas

The U.S. population between 2019 and 2020 grew at the lowest rate in 120 years—just .35%, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. But low population growth didn’t stop many people from moving, as western and southern states saw influxes in population while California and New York saw the biggest drops.

Stacker compiled a list of states that are sending the most people to Arkansas using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. States are ranked by the number of people that moved to Arkansas from the state in 2019.

The 2019 National Movers Study found that the states with the most inbound moves were Vermont, Idaho, Oregon, Arizona, and South Carolina. Keep reading to find out which states are sending the most people to Arkansas.

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#30. Indiana

- Moved from Indiana to Arkansas in 2019: 438
--- 0.7% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #36 most common destination from Indiana
- Moved from Arkansas to Indiana in 2019: 1,056
--- #15 most common destination from Arkansas

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#29. South Carolina

- Moved from South Carolina to Arkansas in 2019: 443
--- 0.7% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #33 most common destination from South Carolina
- Moved from Arkansas to South Carolina in 2019: 579
--- #21 most common destination from Arkansas

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#28. Oregon

- Moved from Oregon to Arkansas in 2019: 501
--- 0.8% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #34 most common destination from Oregon
- Moved from Arkansas to Oregon in 2019: 425
--- #25 most common destination from Arkansas

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#27. Pennsylvania

- Moved from Pennsylvania to Arkansas in 2019: 533
--- 0.9% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #42 most common destination from Pennsylvania
- Moved from Arkansas to Pennsylvania in 2019: 502
--- #23 most common destination from Arkansas

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#26. Maryland

- Moved from Maryland to Arkansas in 2019: 535
--- 0.9% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #37 most common destination from Maryland
- Moved from Arkansas to Maryland in 2019: 274
--- #32 most common destination from Arkansas

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#25. Ohio

- Moved from Ohio to Arkansas in 2019: 569
--- 1.0% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #37 most common destination from Ohio
- Moved from Arkansas to Ohio in 2019: 1,195
--- #13 most common destination from Arkansas

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#24. Washington

- Moved from Washington to Arkansas in 2019: 571
--- 1.0% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #41 most common destination from Washington
- Moved from Arkansas to Washington in 2019: 83
--- #41 most common destination from Arkansas

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#23. Alabama

- Moved from Alabama to Arkansas in 2019: 636
--- 1.1% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #30 most common destination from Alabama
- Moved from Arkansas to Alabama in 2019: 813
--- #20 most common destination from Arkansas

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#22. New York

- Moved from New York to Arkansas in 2019: 642
--- 1.1% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #41 most common destination from New York
- Moved from Arkansas to New York in 2019: 1,130
--- #14 most common destination from Arkansas

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#21. Virginia

- Moved from Virginia to Arkansas in 2019: 671
--- 1.1% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #44 most common destination from Virginia
- Moved from Arkansas to Virginia in 2019: 1,011
--- #18 most common destination from Arkansas

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#20. Iowa

- Moved from Iowa to Arkansas in 2019: 674
--- 1.1% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #26 most common destination from Iowa
- Moved from Arkansas to Iowa in 2019: 188
--- #35 most common destination from Arkansas

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#19. Arizona

- Moved from Arizona to Arkansas in 2019: 692
--- 1.2% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #41 most common destination from Arizona
- Moved from Arkansas to Arizona in 2019: 1,022
--- #16 (tie) most common destination from Arkansas

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#18. Utah

- Moved from Utah to Arkansas in 2019: 710
--- 1.2% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #29 most common destination from Utah
- Moved from Arkansas to Utah in 2019: 888
--- #19 most common destination from Arkansas

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#17. Wisconsin

- Moved from Wisconsin to Arkansas in 2019: 797
--- 1.3% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #26 most common destination from Wisconsin
- Moved from Arkansas to Wisconsin in 2019: 290
--- #31 most common destination from Arkansas

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#16. Michigan

- Moved from Michigan to Arkansas in 2019: 820
--- 1.4% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #29 most common destination from Michigan
- Moved from Arkansas to Michigan in 2019: 464
--- #24 most common destination from Arkansas

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#15. Nevada

- Moved from Nevada to Arkansas in 2019: 962
--- 1.6% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #27 most common destination from Nevada
- Moved from Arkansas to Nevada in 2019: 356
--- #28 most common destination from Arkansas

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#14. Wyoming

- Moved from Wyoming to Arkansas in 2019: 1,109
--- 1.9% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #8 most common destination from Wyoming
- Moved from Arkansas to Wyoming in 2019: 298
--- #29 most common destination from Arkansas

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#13. Kansas

- Moved from Kansas to Arkansas in 2019: 1,139
--- 1.9% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #20 most common destination from Kansas
- Moved from Arkansas to Kansas in 2019: 1,830
--- #11 most common destination from Arkansas

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#12. Minnesota

- Moved from Minnesota to Arkansas in 2019: 1,142
--- 1.9% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #24 most common destination from Minnesota
- Moved from Arkansas to Minnesota in 2019: 296
--- #30 most common destination from Arkansas

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#11. Illinois

- Moved from Illinois to Arkansas in 2019: 1,308
--- 2.2% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #34 most common destination from Illinois
- Moved from Arkansas to Illinois in 2019: 1,202
--- #12 most common destination from Arkansas

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#10. Georgia

- Moved from Georgia to Arkansas in 2019: 1,352
--- 2.3% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #31 most common destination from Georgia
- Moved from Arkansas to Georgia in 2019: 3,322
--- #6 most common destination from Arkansas

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#9. Colorado

- Moved from Colorado to Arkansas in 2019: 1,585
--- 2.7% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #36 most common destination from Colorado
- Moved from Arkansas to Colorado in 2019: 1,022
--- #16 (tie) most common destination from Arkansas

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#8. Mississippi

- Moved from Mississippi to Arkansas in 2019: 1,867
--- 3.1% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #9 most common destination from Mississippi
- Moved from Arkansas to Mississippi in 2019: 2,625
--- #8 most common destination from Arkansas

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#7. Florida

- Moved from Florida to Arkansas in 2019: 2,118
--- 3.5% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #38 most common destination from Florida
- Moved from Arkansas to Florida in 2019: 3,544
--- #5 most common destination from Arkansas

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#6. Tennessee

- Moved from Tennessee to Arkansas in 2019: 3,237
--- 5.4% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #16 most common destination from Tennessee
- Moved from Arkansas to Tennessee in 2019: 5,252
--- #3 most common destination from Arkansas

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#5. Louisiana

- Moved from Louisiana to Arkansas in 2019: 4,089
--- 6.8% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #5 most common destination from Louisiana
- Moved from Arkansas to Louisiana in 2019: 2,497
--- #9 most common destination from Arkansas

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#4. Missouri

- Moved from Missouri to Arkansas in 2019: 4,368
--- 7.3% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #8 most common destination from Missouri
- Moved from Arkansas to Missouri in 2019: 4,768
--- #4 most common destination from Arkansas

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#3. California

- Moved from California to Arkansas in 2019: 4,967
--- 8.3% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #32 most common destination from California
- Moved from Arkansas to California in 2019: 3,104
--- #7 most common destination from Arkansas

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#2. Oklahoma

- Moved from Oklahoma to Arkansas in 2019: 5,826
--- 9.8% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #3 most common destination from Oklahoma
- Moved from Arkansas to Oklahoma in 2019: 7,421
--- #2 most common destination from Arkansas

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#1. Texas

- Moved from Texas to Arkansas in 2019: 12,851
--- 21.5% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #15 most common destination from Texas
- Moved from Arkansas to Texas in 2019: 12,341
--- #1 most common destination from Arkansas

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