Where people in Louisiana are moving to most

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July 6, 2022
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Where people in Louisiana 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 Louisiana are moving to most using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. States are ranked by the number of people that have moved from Louisiana in 2019. Keep reading to see where people in your home state are moving the most.

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#40. Minnesota

- Moved from Louisiana to Minnesota in 2019: 192
--- 0.2% of residents that moved
- Moved from Minnesota to Louisiana in 2019: 112
--- #42 most common destination from Minnesota
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#39. Wyoming

- Moved from Louisiana to Wyoming in 2019: 201
--- 0.2% of residents that moved
- Moved from Wyoming to Louisiana in 2019: 0
--- #43 (tie) most common destination from Wyoming
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#38. Kansas

- Moved from Louisiana to Kansas in 2019: 313
--- 0.3% of residents that moved
- Moved from Kansas to Louisiana in 2019: 133
--- #42 most common destination from Kansas
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#37. New Mexico

- Moved from Louisiana to New Mexico in 2019: 365
--- 0.4% of residents that moved
- Moved from New Mexico to Louisiana in 2019: 374
--- #31 most common destination from New Mexico
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#36. New Hampshire

- Moved from Louisiana to New Hampshire in 2019: 391
--- 0.4% of residents that moved
- Moved from New Hampshire to Louisiana in 2019: 341
--- #23 most common destination from New Hampshire

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#35. New Jersey

- Moved from Louisiana to New Jersey in 2019: 449
--- 0.5% of residents that moved
- Moved from New Jersey to Louisiana in 2019: 229
--- #42 most common destination from New Jersey
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#34. Washington, D.C.

- Moved from Louisiana to Washington, D.C. in 2019: 452
--- 0.5% of residents that moved
- Moved from Washington, D.C. to Louisiana in 2019: 31
--- #40 most common destination from Washington, D.C.
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#33. Iowa

- Moved from Louisiana to Iowa in 2019: 502
--- 0.5% of residents that moved
- Moved from Iowa to Louisiana in 2019: 330
--- #34 most common destination from Iowa
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#32. Alaska

- Moved from Louisiana to Alaska in 2019: 529
--- 0.6% of residents that moved
- Moved from Alaska to Louisiana in 2019: 1,194
--- #13 most common destination from Alaska
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#31. Ohio

- Moved from Louisiana to Ohio in 2019: 538
--- 0.6% of residents that moved
- Moved from Ohio to Louisiana in 2019: 1,190
--- #30 most common destination from Ohio

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#30. Indiana

- Moved from Louisiana to Indiana in 2019: 621
--- 0.6% of residents that moved
- Moved from Indiana to Louisiana in 2019: 258
--- #41 most common destination from Indiana
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#29. Kentucky

- Moved from Louisiana to Kentucky in 2019: 668
--- 0.7% of residents that moved
- Moved from Kentucky to Louisiana in 2019: 171
--- #39 most common destination from Kentucky
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#28. Michigan

- Moved from Louisiana to Michigan in 2019: 686
--- 0.7% of residents that moved
- Moved from Michigan to Louisiana in 2019: 554
--- #35 most common destination from Michigan
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#27. Connecticut

- Moved from Louisiana to Connecticut in 2019: 764
--- 0.8% of residents that moved
- Moved from Connecticut to Louisiana in 2019: 109
--- #44 (tie) most common destination from Connecticut
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#26. Oregon

- Moved from Louisiana to Oregon in 2019: 765
--- 0.8% of residents that moved
- Moved from Oregon to Louisiana in 2019: 162
--- #46 most common destination from Oregon

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#25. Illinois

- Moved from Louisiana to Illinois in 2019: 805
--- 0.8% of residents that moved
- Moved from Illinois to Louisiana in 2019: 712
--- #40 most common destination from Illinois
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#24. Montana

- Moved from Louisiana to Montana in 2019: 954
--- 1.0% of residents that moved
- Moved from Montana to Louisiana in 2019: 248
--- #31 most common destination from Montana
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#23. Maryland

- Moved from Louisiana to Maryland in 2019: 1,000
--- 1.0% of residents that moved
- Moved from Maryland to Louisiana in 2019: 812
--- #32 most common destination from Maryland
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#22. Utah

- Moved from Louisiana to Utah in 2019: 1,046
--- 1.1% of residents that moved
- Moved from Utah to Louisiana in 2019: 129
--- #44 most common destination from Utah
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#21. Wisconsin

- Moved from Louisiana to Wisconsin in 2019: 1,167
--- 1.2% of residents that moved
- Moved from Wisconsin to Louisiana in 2019: 529
--- #33 most common destination from Wisconsin

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#20. North Carolina

- Moved from Louisiana to North Carolina in 2019: 1,272
--- 1.3% of residents that moved
- Moved from North Carolina to Louisiana in 2019: 1,412
--- #34 most common destination from North Carolina
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#19. Nevada

- Moved from Louisiana to Nevada in 2019: 1,276
--- 1.3% of residents that moved
- Moved from Nevada to Louisiana in 2019: 829
--- #30 most common destination from Nevada
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#18. Washington

- Moved from Louisiana to Washington in 2019: 1,298
--- 1.4% of residents that moved
- Moved from Washington to Louisiana in 2019: 805
--- #38 most common destination from Washington
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#17. Missouri

- Moved from Louisiana to Missouri in 2019: 1,488
--- 1.6% of residents that moved
- Moved from Missouri to Louisiana in 2019: 920
--- #30 most common destination from Missouri
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#16. Arizona

- Moved from Louisiana to Arizona in 2019: 1,650
--- 1.7% of residents that moved
- Moved from Arizona to Louisiana in 2019: 1,357
--- #30 most common destination from Arizona

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#15. Pennsylvania

- Moved from Louisiana to Pennsylvania in 2019: 1,657
--- 1.7% of residents that moved
- Moved from Pennsylvania to Louisiana in 2019: 710
--- #39 most common destination from Pennsylvania
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#14. South Carolina

- Moved from Louisiana to South Carolina in 2019: 1,721
--- 1.8% of residents that moved
- Moved from South Carolina to Louisiana in 2019: 1,549
--- #15 most common destination from South Carolina
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#13. New York

- Moved from Louisiana to New York in 2019: 1,757
--- 1.8% of residents that moved
- Moved from New York to Louisiana in 2019: 1,359
--- #38 most common destination from New York
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#12. Massachusetts

- Moved from Louisiana to Massachusetts in 2019: 1,831
--- 1.9% of residents that moved
- Moved from Massachusetts to Louisiana in 2019: 277
--- #39 most common destination from Massachusetts
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#11. Oklahoma

- Moved from Louisiana to Oklahoma in 2019: 1,942
--- 2.0% of residents that moved
- Moved from Oklahoma to Louisiana in 2019: 1,973
--- #11 most common destination from Oklahoma

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#10. Tennessee

- Moved from Louisiana to Tennessee in 2019: 1,964
--- 2.0% of residents that moved
- Moved from Tennessee to Louisiana in 2019: 1,948
--- #22 most common destination from Tennessee
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#9. Virginia

- Moved from Louisiana to Virginia in 2019: 2,609
--- 2.7% of residents that moved
- Moved from Virginia to Louisiana in 2019: 1,526
--- #36 most common destination from Virginia
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#8. Georgia

- Moved from Louisiana to Georgia in 2019: 2,845
--- 3.0% of residents that moved
- Moved from Georgia to Louisiana in 2019: 2,809
--- #21 most common destination from Georgia
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#7. Alabama

- Moved from Louisiana to Alabama in 2019: 3,789
--- 4.0% of residents that moved
- Moved from Alabama to Louisiana in 2019: 2,567
--- #11 most common destination from Alabama
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#6. Colorado

- Moved from Louisiana to Colorado in 2019: 3,901
--- 4.1% of residents that moved
- Moved from Colorado to Louisiana in 2019: 1,881
--- #34 most common destination from Colorado

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#5. Arkansas

- Moved from Louisiana to Arkansas in 2019: 4,089
--- 4.3% of residents that moved
- Moved from Arkansas to Louisiana in 2019: 2,497
--- #9 most common destination from Arkansas
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#4. California

- Moved from Louisiana to California in 2019: 5,347
--- 5.6% of residents that moved
- Moved from California to Louisiana in 2019: 4,228
--- #34 most common destination from California
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#3. Florida

- Moved from Louisiana to Florida in 2019: 8,606
--- 9.0% of residents that moved
- Moved from Florida to Louisiana in 2019: 5,296
--- #25 most common destination from Florida
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#2. Mississippi

- Moved from Louisiana to Mississippi in 2019: 9,257
--- 9.7% of residents that moved
- Moved from Mississippi to Louisiana in 2019: 5,395
--- #4 most common destination from Mississippi
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#1. Texas

- Moved from Louisiana to Texas in 2019: 24,513
--- 25.6% of residents that moved
- Moved from Texas to Louisiana in 2019: 19,675
--- #6 most common destination from Texas

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