States sending the most people to Colorado

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July 10, 2022
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States sending the most people to Colorado

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 Colorado using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. States are ranked by the number of people that moved to Colorado 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 Colorado.

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#30. Michigan

- Moved from Michigan to Colorado in 2019: 3,101
--- 1.3% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #17 most common destination from Michigan
- Moved from Colorado to Michigan in 2019: 2,459
--- #28 most common destination from Colorado

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#29. Indiana

- Moved from Indiana to Colorado in 2019: 3,114
--- 1.3% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #13 most common destination from Indiana
- Moved from Colorado to Indiana in 2019: 2,050
--- #31 most common destination from Colorado

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#28. Pennsylvania

- Moved from Pennsylvania to Colorado in 2019: 3,362
--- 1.4% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #21 most common destination from Pennsylvania
- Moved from Colorado to Pennsylvania in 2019: 1,631
--- #35 most common destination from Colorado

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#27. Alabama

- Moved from Alabama to Colorado in 2019: 3,422
--- 1.4% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #9 most common destination from Alabama
- Moved from Colorado to Alabama in 2019: 2,042
--- #32 most common destination from Colorado

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#26. Maryland

- Moved from Maryland to Colorado in 2019: 3,555
--- 1.5% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #13 most common destination from Maryland
- Moved from Colorado to Maryland in 2019: 1,960
--- #33 most common destination from Colorado

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#25. Oregon

- Moved from Oregon to Colorado in 2019: 3,619
--- 1.5% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #7 most common destination from Oregon
- Moved from Colorado to Oregon in 2019: 5,730
--- #11 most common destination from Colorado

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#24. New Jersey

- Moved from New Jersey to Colorado in 2019: 3,677
--- 1.5% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #15 most common destination from New Jersey
- Moved from Colorado to New Jersey in 2019: 3,314
--- #22 most common destination from Colorado

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#23. Wyoming

- Moved from Wyoming to Colorado in 2019: 3,860
--- 1.6% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #1 most common destination from Wyoming
- Moved from Colorado to Wyoming in 2019: 3,129
--- #24 most common destination from Colorado

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#22. Nevada

- Moved from Nevada to Colorado in 2019: 3,888
--- 1.6% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #5 most common destination from Nevada
- Moved from Colorado to Nevada in 2019: 3,206
--- #23 most common destination from Colorado

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#21. Louisiana

- Moved from Louisiana to Colorado in 2019: 3,901
--- 1.6% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #6 most common destination from Louisiana
- Moved from Colorado to Louisiana in 2019: 1,881
--- #34 most common destination from Colorado

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#20. Oklahoma

- Moved from Oklahoma to Colorado in 2019: 4,412
--- 1.8% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #5 most common destination from Oklahoma
- Moved from Colorado to Oklahoma in 2019: 9,020
--- #5 most common destination from Colorado

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#19. Ohio

- Moved from Ohio to Colorado in 2019: 4,432
--- 1.8% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #17 most common destination from Ohio
- Moved from Colorado to Ohio in 2019: 3,905
--- #18 most common destination from Colorado

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#18. Wisconsin

- Moved from Wisconsin to Colorado in 2019: 4,454
--- 1.9% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #7 most common destination from Wisconsin
- Moved from Colorado to Wisconsin in 2019: 3,125
--- #25 most common destination from Colorado

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#17. Missouri

- Moved from Missouri to Colorado in 2019: 4,801
--- 2.0% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #7 most common destination from Missouri
- Moved from Colorado to Missouri in 2019: 4,032
--- #16 most common destination from Colorado

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#16. Nebraska

- Moved from Nebraska to Colorado in 2019: 4,861
--- 2.0% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #2 most common destination from Nebraska
- Moved from Colorado to Nebraska in 2019: 2,816
--- #27 most common destination from Colorado

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#15. New Mexico

- Moved from New Mexico to Colorado in 2019: 4,895
--- 2.0% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #3 most common destination from New Mexico
- Moved from Colorado to New Mexico in 2019: 5,038
--- #12 most common destination from Colorado

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#14. North Carolina

- Moved from North Carolina to Colorado in 2019: 4,930
--- 2.0% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #13 most common destination from North Carolina
- Moved from Colorado to North Carolina in 2019: 6,089
--- #9 most common destination from Colorado

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#13. Minnesota

- Moved from Minnesota to Colorado in 2019: 5,523
--- 2.3% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #8 most common destination from Minnesota
- Moved from Colorado to Minnesota in 2019: 3,647
--- #20 most common destination from Colorado

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#12. Tennessee

- Moved from Tennessee to Colorado in 2019: 5,549
--- 2.3% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #9 most common destination from Tennessee
- Moved from Colorado to Tennessee in 2019: 4,674
--- #13 most common destination from Colorado

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#11. Massachusetts

- Moved from Massachusetts to Colorado in 2019: 6,053
--- 2.5% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #9 most common destination from Massachusetts
- Moved from Colorado to Massachusetts in 2019: 2,094
--- #30 most common destination from Colorado

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#10. Kansas

- Moved from Kansas to Colorado in 2019: 6,544
--- 2.7% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #3 most common destination from Kansas
- Moved from Colorado to Kansas in 2019: 7,224
--- #7 most common destination from Colorado

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#9. Virginia

- Moved from Virginia to Colorado in 2019: 6,796
--- 2.8% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #12 most common destination from Virginia
- Moved from Colorado to Virginia in 2019: 4,588
--- #14 most common destination from Colorado

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#8. Georgia

- Moved from Georgia to Colorado in 2019: 6,985
--- 2.9% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #11 most common destination from Georgia
- Moved from Colorado to Georgia in 2019: 2,904
--- #26 most common destination from Colorado

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#7. Washington

- Moved from Washington to Colorado in 2019: 7,333
--- 3.0% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #6 most common destination from Washington
- Moved from Colorado to Washington in 2019: 6,829
--- #8 most common destination from Colorado

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#6. New York

- Moved from New York to Colorado in 2019: 7,965
--- 3.3% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #14 most common destination from New York
- Moved from Colorado to New York in 2019: 5,754
--- #10 most common destination from Colorado

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#5. Illinois

- Moved from Illinois to Colorado in 2019: 10,153
--- 4.2% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #11 most common destination from Illinois
- Moved from Colorado to Illinois in 2019: 3,455
--- #21 most common destination from Colorado

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#4. Arizona

- Moved from Arizona to Colorado in 2019: 10,616
--- 4.4% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #3 most common destination from Arizona
- Moved from Colorado to Arizona in 2019: 14,684
--- #3 most common destination from Colorado

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#3. Florida

- Moved from Florida to Colorado in 2019: 14,124
--- 5.9% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #13 most common destination from Florida
- Moved from Colorado to Florida in 2019: 13,656
--- #4 most common destination from Colorado

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#2. California

- Moved from California to Colorado in 2019: 29,350
--- 12.2% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #6 most common destination from California
- Moved from Colorado to California in 2019: 15,085
--- #2 most common destination from Colorado

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#1. Texas

- Moved from Texas to Colorado in 2019: 32,295
--- 13.4% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #2 most common destination from Texas
- Moved from Colorado to Texas in 2019: 18,189
--- #1 most common destination from Colorado

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