States sending the most people to Kansas

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July 10, 2022
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States sending the most people to Kansas

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

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#30. Wyoming

- Moved from Wyoming to Kansas in 2019: 442
--- 0.5% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #19 most common destination from Wyoming
- Moved from Kansas to Wyoming in 2019: 366
--- #35 most common destination from Kansas

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#29. New Jersey

- Moved from New Jersey to Kansas in 2019: 509
--- 0.5% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #35 (tie) most common destination from New Jersey
- Moved from Kansas to New Jersey in 2019: 480
--- #32 most common destination from Kansas

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#28. North Dakota

- Moved from North Dakota to Kansas in 2019: 515
--- 0.5% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #19 most common destination from North Dakota
- Moved from Kansas to North Dakota in 2019: 292
--- #36 most common destination from Kansas

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#27. Mississippi

- Moved from Mississippi to Kansas in 2019: 521
--- 0.6% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #20 most common destination from Mississippi
- Moved from Kansas to Mississippi in 2019: 220
--- #38 most common destination from Kansas

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#26. Michigan

- Moved from Michigan to Kansas in 2019: 537
--- 0.6% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #36 most common destination from Michigan
- Moved from Kansas to Michigan in 2019: 1,039
--- #23 most common destination from Kansas

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#25. Oregon

- Moved from Oregon to Kansas in 2019: 553
--- 0.6% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #31 most common destination from Oregon
- Moved from Kansas to Oregon in 2019: 954
--- #25 most common destination from Kansas

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#24. Wisconsin

- Moved from Wisconsin to Kansas in 2019: 610
--- 0.6% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #30 most common destination from Wisconsin
- Moved from Kansas to Wisconsin in 2019: 1,421
--- #12 most common destination from Kansas

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#23. Iowa

- Moved from Iowa to Kansas in 2019: 1,010
--- 1.1% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #19 most common destination from Iowa
- Moved from Kansas to Iowa in 2019: 1,295
--- #17 most common destination from Kansas

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#22. Alabama

- Moved from Alabama to Kansas in 2019: 1,021
--- 1.1% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #24 most common destination from Alabama
- Moved from Kansas to Alabama in 2019: 1,212
--- #18 most common destination from Kansas

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#21. Montana

- Moved from Montana to Kansas in 2019: 1,227
--- 1.3% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #12 most common destination from Montana
- Moved from Kansas to Montana in 2019: 137
--- #41 most common destination from Kansas

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#20. Kentucky

- Moved from Kentucky to Kansas in 2019: 1,297
--- 1.4% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #19 most common destination from Kentucky
- Moved from Kansas to Kentucky in 2019: 565
--- #29 most common destination from Kansas

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#19. Tennessee

- Moved from Tennessee to Kansas in 2019: 1,316
--- 1.4% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #26 most common destination from Tennessee
- Moved from Kansas to Tennessee in 2019: 1,204
--- #19 most common destination from Kansas

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#18. New York

- Moved from New York to Kansas in 2019: 1,497
--- 1.6% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #37 most common destination from New York
- Moved from Kansas to New York in 2019: 1,329
--- #14 most common destination from Kansas

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#17. Virginia

- Moved from Virginia to Kansas in 2019: 1,556
--- 1.6% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #35 most common destination from Virginia
- Moved from Kansas to Virginia in 2019: 973
--- #24 most common destination from Kansas

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#16. Indiana

- Moved from Indiana to Kansas in 2019: 1,609
--- 1.7% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #22 most common destination from Indiana
- Moved from Kansas to Indiana in 2019: 1,349
--- #13 most common destination from Kansas

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#15. North Carolina

- Moved from North Carolina to Kansas in 2019: 1,757
--- 1.9% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #29 most common destination from North Carolina
- Moved from Kansas to North Carolina in 2019: 857
--- #26 most common destination from Kansas

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#14. Arkansas

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

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#13. Pennsylvania

- Moved from Pennsylvania to Kansas in 2019: 2,189
--- 2.3% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #24 most common destination from Pennsylvania
- Moved from Kansas to Pennsylvania in 2019: 1,073
--- #21 most common destination from Kansas

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#12. Washington

- Moved from Washington to Kansas in 2019: 2,325
--- 2.5% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #22 most common destination from Washington
- Moved from Kansas to Washington in 2019: 1,924
--- #10 most common destination from Kansas

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#11. Arizona

- Moved from Arizona to Kansas in 2019: 2,367
--- 2.5% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #20 most common destination from Arizona
- Moved from Kansas to Arizona in 2019: 3,742
--- #7 most common destination from Kansas

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#10. Minnesota

- Moved from Minnesota to Kansas in 2019: 2,373
--- 2.5% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #14 most common destination from Minnesota
- Moved from Kansas to Minnesota in 2019: 607
--- #27 most common destination from Kansas

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#9. Illinois

- Moved from Illinois to Kansas in 2019: 2,449
--- 2.6% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #26 most common destination from Illinois
- Moved from Kansas to Illinois in 2019: 2,307
--- #9 most common destination from Kansas

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#8. Nebraska

- Moved from Nebraska to Kansas in 2019: 2,836
--- 3.0% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #6 most common destination from Nebraska
- Moved from Kansas to Nebraska in 2019: 4,054
--- #5 most common destination from Kansas

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#7. Georgia

- Moved from Georgia to Kansas in 2019: 3,105
--- 3.3% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #20 most common destination from Georgia
- Moved from Kansas to Georgia in 2019: 3,931
--- #6 most common destination from Kansas

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#6. Florida

- Moved from Florida to Kansas in 2019: 3,828
--- 4.0% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #32 most common destination from Florida
- Moved from Kansas to Florida in 2019: 1,813
--- #11 most common destination from Kansas

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#5. Oklahoma

- Moved from Oklahoma to Kansas in 2019: 4,258
--- 4.5% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #6 most common destination from Oklahoma
- Moved from Kansas to Oklahoma in 2019: 4,371
--- #4 most common destination from Kansas

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#4. California

- Moved from California to Kansas in 2019: 4,957
--- 5.2% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #33 most common destination from California
- Moved from Kansas to California in 2019: 2,941
--- #8 most common destination from Kansas

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#3. Colorado

- Moved from Colorado to Kansas in 2019: 7,224
--- 7.6% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #7 most common destination from Colorado
- Moved from Kansas to Colorado in 2019: 6,544
--- #3 most common destination from Kansas

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#2. Texas

- Moved from Texas to Kansas in 2019: 8,374
--- 8.8% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #21 most common destination from Texas
- Moved from Kansas to Texas in 2019: 12,823
--- #2 most common destination from Kansas

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#1. Missouri

- Moved from Missouri to Kansas in 2019: 27,065
--- 28.6% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #1 most common destination from Missouri
- Moved from Kansas to Missouri in 2019: 20,685
--- #1 most common destination from Kansas

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