States sending the most people to New Jersey

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July 10, 2022
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States sending the most people to New Jersey

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

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#30. Alaska

- Moved from Alaska to New Jersey in 2019: 457
--- 0.3% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #29 most common destination from Alaska
- Moved from New Jersey to Alaska in 2019: 0
--- #49 most common destination from New Jersey

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#29. Kansas

- Moved from Kansas to New Jersey in 2019: 480
--- 0.3% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #32 most common destination from Kansas
- Moved from New Jersey to Kansas in 2019: 509
--- #35 (tie) most common destination from New Jersey

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#28. West Virginia

- Moved from West Virginia to New Jersey in 2019: 494
--- 0.3% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #17 most common destination from West Virginia
- Moved from New Jersey to West Virginia in 2019: 527
--- #34 most common destination from New Jersey

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#27. Mississippi

- Moved from Mississippi to New Jersey in 2019: 499
--- 0.3% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #21 most common destination from Mississippi
- Moved from New Jersey to Mississippi in 2019: 183
--- #45 most common destination from New Jersey

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#26. Tennessee

- Moved from Tennessee to New Jersey in 2019: 527
--- 0.4% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #38 most common destination from Tennessee
- Moved from New Jersey to Tennessee in 2019: 2,382
--- #19 most common destination from New Jersey

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#25. Kentucky

- Moved from Kentucky to New Jersey in 2019: 537
--- 0.4% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #24 (tie) most common destination from Kentucky
- Moved from New Jersey to Kentucky in 2019: 509
--- #35 (tie) most common destination from New Jersey

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#24. Utah

- Moved from Utah to New Jersey in 2019: 540
--- 0.4% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #31 most common destination from Utah
- Moved from New Jersey to Utah in 2019: 588
--- #33 most common destination from New Jersey

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#23. Ohio

- Moved from Ohio to New Jersey in 2019: 628
--- 0.4% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #36 most common destination from Ohio
- Moved from New Jersey to Ohio in 2019: 5,205
--- #14 most common destination from New Jersey

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#22. Washington, D.C.

- Moved from Washington, D.C. to New Jersey in 2019: 629
--- 0.4% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #14 most common destination from Washington, D.C.
- Moved from New Jersey to Washington, D.C. in 2019: 2,758
--- #18 most common destination from New Jersey

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#21. Indiana

- Moved from Indiana to New Jersey in 2019: 664
--- 0.4% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #29 most common destination from Indiana
- Moved from New Jersey to Indiana in 2019: 1,391
--- #23 most common destination from New Jersey

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#20. Nevada

- Moved from Nevada to New Jersey in 2019: 717
--- 0.5% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #34 most common destination from Nevada
- Moved from New Jersey to Nevada in 2019: 960
--- #26 most common destination from New Jersey

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#19. Arizona

- Moved from Arizona to New Jersey in 2019: 806
--- 0.5% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #38 most common destination from Arizona
- Moved from New Jersey to Arizona in 2019: 3,221
--- #17 most common destination from New Jersey

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#18. New Hampshire

- Moved from New Hampshire to New Jersey in 2019: 829
--- 0.6% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #10 most common destination from New Hampshire
- Moved from New Jersey to New Hampshire in 2019: 1,012
--- #25 most common destination from New Jersey

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#17. Maine

- Moved from Maine to New Jersey in 2019: 916
--- 0.6% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #10 most common destination from Maine
- Moved from New Jersey to Maine in 2019: 422
--- #38 most common destination from New Jersey

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#16. Washington

- Moved from Washington to New Jersey in 2019: 996
--- 0.7% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #35 most common destination from Washington
- Moved from New Jersey to Washington in 2019: 824
--- #27 most common destination from New Jersey

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#15. Delaware

- Moved from Delaware to New Jersey in 2019: 1,066
--- 0.7% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #9 most common destination from Delaware
- Moved from New Jersey to Delaware in 2019: 6,955
--- #10 most common destination from New Jersey

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#14. Michigan

- Moved from Michigan to New Jersey in 2019: 1,657
--- 1.1% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #21 most common destination from Michigan
- Moved from New Jersey to Michigan in 2019: 1,267
--- #24 most common destination from New Jersey

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#13. Illinois

- Moved from Illinois to New Jersey in 2019: 1,854
--- 1.2% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #30 most common destination from Illinois
- Moved from New Jersey to Illinois in 2019: 3,562
--- #16 most common destination from New Jersey

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#12. Georgia

- Moved from Georgia to New Jersey in 2019: 1,915
--- 1.3% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #25 most common destination from Georgia
- Moved from New Jersey to Georgia in 2019: 8,455
--- #8 most common destination from New Jersey

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#11. Massachusetts

- Moved from Massachusetts to New Jersey in 2019: 2,726
--- 1.8% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #19 most common destination from Massachusetts
- Moved from New Jersey to Massachusetts in 2019: 5,638
--- #12 most common destination from New Jersey

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#10. Colorado

- Moved from Colorado to New Jersey in 2019: 3,314
--- 2.2% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #22 most common destination from Colorado
- Moved from New Jersey to Colorado in 2019: 3,677
--- #15 most common destination from New Jersey

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#9. Connecticut

- Moved from Connecticut to New Jersey in 2019: 3,484
--- 2.3% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #7 most common destination from Connecticut
- Moved from New Jersey to Connecticut in 2019: 5,297
--- #13 most common destination from New Jersey

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#8. Maryland

- Moved from Maryland to New Jersey in 2019: 3,772
--- 2.5% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #12 most common destination from Maryland
- Moved from New Jersey to Maryland in 2019: 8,021
--- #9 most common destination from New Jersey

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#7. North Carolina

- Moved from North Carolina to New Jersey in 2019: 4,294
--- 2.9% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #16 most common destination from North Carolina
- Moved from New Jersey to North Carolina in 2019: 15,297
--- #4 most common destination from New Jersey

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#6. Texas

- Moved from Texas to New Jersey in 2019: 4,489
--- 3.0% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #31 most common destination from Texas
- Moved from New Jersey to Texas in 2019: 10,319
--- #6 most common destination from New Jersey

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#5. Virginia

- Moved from Virginia to New Jersey in 2019: 4,810
--- 3.2% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #17 most common destination from Virginia
- Moved from New Jersey to Virginia in 2019: 9,511
--- #7 most common destination from New Jersey

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#4. California

- Moved from California to New Jersey in 2019: 9,155
--- 6.1% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #21 most common destination from California
- Moved from New Jersey to California in 2019: 10,812
--- #5 most common destination from New Jersey

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#3. Florida

- Moved from Florida to New Jersey in 2019: 12,032
--- 8.1% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #14 most common destination from Florida
- Moved from New Jersey to Florida in 2019: 28,222
--- #3 most common destination from New Jersey

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#2. Pennsylvania

- Moved from Pennsylvania to New Jersey in 2019: 22,445
--- 15.0% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #3 most common destination from Pennsylvania
- Moved from New Jersey to Pennsylvania in 2019: 43,295
--- #1 most common destination from New Jersey

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#1. New York

- Moved from New York to New Jersey in 2019: 58,664
--- 39.3% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #1 most common destination from New York
- Moved from New Jersey to New York in 2019: 31,942
--- #2 most common destination from New Jersey

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