Where people in Minnesota are moving to most

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April 25, 2022
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Where people in Minnesota 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 Minnesota are moving to most using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. States are ranked by the number of people that have moved from Minnesota in 2019. Keep reading to see where people in your home state are moving the most.

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#40. Kentucky

- Moved from Minnesota to Kentucky in 2019: 310
--- 0.3% of residents that moved
- Moved from Kentucky to Minnesota in 2019: 445
--- #28 most common destination from Kentucky
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#39. Idaho

- Moved from Minnesota to Idaho in 2019: 324
--- 0.3% of residents that moved
- Moved from Idaho to Minnesota in 2019: 850
--- #15 most common destination from Idaho
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#38. New Mexico

- Moved from Minnesota to New Mexico in 2019: 356
--- 0.3% of residents that moved
- Moved from New Mexico to Minnesota in 2019: 506
--- #24 most common destination from New Mexico
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#37. Alaska

- Moved from Minnesota to Alaska in 2019: 417
--- 0.4% of residents that moved
- Moved from Alaska to Minnesota in 2019: 1,240
--- #12 most common destination from Alaska
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#36. West Virginia

- Moved from Minnesota to West Virginia in 2019: 433
--- 0.4% of residents that moved
- Moved from West Virginia to Minnesota in 2019: 0
--- #47 (tie) most common destination from West Virginia

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#35. Wyoming

- Moved from Minnesota to Wyoming in 2019: 492
--- 0.4% of residents that moved
- Moved from Wyoming to Minnesota in 2019: 207
--- #23 most common destination from Wyoming
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#34. Hawaii

- Moved from Minnesota to Hawaii in 2019: 500
--- 0.4% of residents that moved
- Moved from Hawaii to Minnesota in 2019: 30
--- #45 most common destination from Hawaii
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#33. Maryland

- Moved from Minnesota to Maryland in 2019: 542
--- 0.5% of residents that moved
- Moved from Maryland to Minnesota in 2019: 826
--- #31 most common destination from Maryland
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#32. Oklahoma

- Moved from Minnesota to Oklahoma in 2019: 638
--- 0.6% of residents that moved
- Moved from Oklahoma to Minnesota in 2019: 204
--- #39 most common destination from Oklahoma
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#31. Connecticut

- Moved from Minnesota to Connecticut in 2019: 676
--- 0.6% of residents that moved
- Moved from Connecticut to Minnesota in 2019: 386
--- #35 most common destination from Connecticut

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#30. South Carolina

- Moved from Minnesota to South Carolina in 2019: 685
--- 0.6% of residents that moved
- Moved from South Carolina to Minnesota in 2019: 275
--- #41 most common destination from South Carolina
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#29. Utah

- Moved from Minnesota to Utah in 2019: 770
--- 0.7% of residents that moved
- Moved from Utah to Minnesota in 2019: 314
--- #38 most common destination from Utah
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#28. Nevada

- Moved from Minnesota to Nevada in 2019: 782
--- 0.7% of residents that moved
- Moved from Nevada to Minnesota in 2019: 1,081
--- #24 most common destination from Nevada
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#27. Georgia

- Moved from Minnesota to Georgia in 2019: 968
--- 0.8% of residents that moved
- Moved from Georgia to Minnesota in 2019: 1,862
--- #27 most common destination from Georgia
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#26. Montana

- Moved from Minnesota to Montana in 2019: 996
--- 0.9% of residents that moved
- Moved from Montana to Minnesota in 2019: 1,379
--- #10 most common destination from Montana

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#25. Virginia

- Moved from Minnesota to Virginia in 2019: 1,033
--- 0.9% of residents that moved
- Moved from Virginia to Minnesota in 2019: 1,743
--- #32 most common destination from Virginia
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#24. Arkansas

- Moved from Minnesota to Arkansas in 2019: 1,142
--- 1.0% of residents that moved
- Moved from Arkansas to Minnesota in 2019: 296
--- #30 most common destination from Arkansas
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#23. Tennessee

- Moved from Minnesota to Tennessee in 2019: 1,215
--- 1.1% of residents that moved
- Moved from Tennessee to Minnesota in 2019: 1,262
--- #28 most common destination from Tennessee
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#22. Missouri

- Moved from Minnesota to Missouri in 2019: 1,321
--- 1.2% of residents that moved
- Moved from Missouri to Minnesota in 2019: 1,568
--- #22 most common destination from Missouri
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#21. Massachusetts

- Moved from Minnesota to Massachusetts in 2019: 1,344
--- 1.2% of residents that moved
- Moved from Massachusetts to Minnesota in 2019: 2,442
--- #20 most common destination from Massachusetts

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#20. Oregon

- Moved from Minnesota to Oregon in 2019: 1,368
--- 1.2% of residents that moved
- Moved from Oregon to Minnesota in 2019: 1,119
--- #18 most common destination from Oregon
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#19. Ohio

- Moved from Minnesota to Ohio in 2019: 1,540
--- 1.3% of residents that moved
- Moved from Ohio to Minnesota in 2019: 2,935
--- #18 most common destination from Ohio
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#18. Indiana

- Moved from Minnesota to Indiana in 2019: 1,599
--- 1.4% of residents that moved
- Moved from Indiana to Minnesota in 2019: 2,085
--- #20 most common destination from Indiana
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#17. Nebraska

- Moved from Minnesota to Nebraska in 2019: 1,615
--- 1.4% of residents that moved
- Moved from Nebraska to Minnesota in 2019: 1,365
--- #14 most common destination from Nebraska
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#16. Michigan

- Moved from Minnesota to Michigan in 2019: 1,747
--- 1.5% of residents that moved
- Moved from Michigan to Minnesota in 2019: 3,106
--- #16 most common destination from Michigan

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#15. New York

- Moved from Minnesota to New York in 2019: 2,237
--- 2.0% of residents that moved
- Moved from New York to Minnesota in 2019: 2,549
--- #28 most common destination from New York
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#14. Kansas

- Moved from Minnesota to Kansas in 2019: 2,373
--- 2.1% of residents that moved
- Moved from Kansas to Minnesota in 2019: 607
--- #27 most common destination from Kansas
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#13. Washington

- Moved from Minnesota to Washington in 2019: 2,378
--- 2.1% of residents that moved
- Moved from Washington to Minnesota in 2019: 5,166
--- #9 most common destination from Washington
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#12. North Carolina

- Moved from Minnesota to North Carolina in 2019: 2,447
--- 2.1% of residents that moved
- Moved from North Carolina to Minnesota in 2019: 1,175
--- #38 most common destination from North Carolina
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#11. Pennsylvania

- Moved from Minnesota to Pennsylvania in 2019: 2,708
--- 2.4% of residents that moved
- Moved from Pennsylvania to Minnesota in 2019: 1,349
--- #31 most common destination from Pennsylvania

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#10. Illinois

- Moved from Minnesota to Illinois in 2019: 3,930
--- 3.4% of residents that moved
- Moved from Illinois to Minnesota in 2019: 8,348
--- #13 most common destination from Illinois
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#9. Iowa

- Moved from Minnesota to Iowa in 2019: 5,358
--- 4.7% of residents that moved
- Moved from Iowa to Minnesota in 2019: 5,739
--- #4 most common destination from Iowa
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#8. Colorado

- Moved from Minnesota to Colorado in 2019: 5,523
--- 4.8% of residents that moved
- Moved from Colorado to Minnesota in 2019: 3,647
--- #20 most common destination from Colorado
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#7. South Dakota

- Moved from Minnesota to South Dakota in 2019: 5,777
--- 5.1% of residents that moved
- Moved from South Dakota to Minnesota in 2019: 3,941
--- #1 most common destination from South Dakota
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#6. Arizona

- Moved from Minnesota to Arizona in 2019: 5,868
--- 5.1% of residents that moved
- Moved from Arizona to Minnesota in 2019: 1,748
--- #27 most common destination from Arizona

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#5. Texas

- Moved from Minnesota to Texas in 2019: 5,949
--- 5.2% of residents that moved
- Moved from Texas to Minnesota in 2019: 5,916
--- #25 most common destination from Texas
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#4. Florida

- Moved from Minnesota to Florida in 2019: 6,239
--- 5.5% of residents that moved
- Moved from Florida to Minnesota in 2019: 4,070
--- #31 most common destination from Florida
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#3. California

- Moved from Minnesota to California in 2019: 8,951
--- 7.8% of residents that moved
- Moved from California to Minnesota in 2019: 6,232
--- #28 most common destination from California
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#2. North Dakota

- Moved from Minnesota to North Dakota in 2019: 13,506
--- 11.8% of residents that moved
- Moved from North Dakota to Minnesota in 2019: 8,360
--- #1 most common destination from North Dakota
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#1. Wisconsin

- Moved from Minnesota to Wisconsin in 2019: 17,524
--- 15.3% of residents that moved
- Moved from Wisconsin to Minnesota in 2019: 18,403
--- #1 most common destination from Wisconsin

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