States sending the most people to Oklahoma

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July 10, 2022
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States sending the most people to Oklahoma

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

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#30. Kentucky

- Moved from Kentucky to Oklahoma in 2019: 537
--- 0.5% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #24 (tie) most common destination from Kentucky
- Moved from Oklahoma to Kentucky in 2019: 378
--- #33 most common destination from Oklahoma

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#29. Iowa

- Moved from Iowa to Oklahoma in 2019: 551
--- 0.5% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #30 most common destination from Iowa
- Moved from Oklahoma to Iowa in 2019: 261
--- #38 most common destination from Oklahoma

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#28. Montana

- Moved from Montana to Oklahoma in 2019: 617
--- 0.6% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #19 most common destination from Montana
- Moved from Oklahoma to Montana in 2019: 455
--- #32 most common destination from Oklahoma

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#27. Minnesota

- Moved from Minnesota to Oklahoma in 2019: 638
--- 0.6% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #32 most common destination from Minnesota
- Moved from Oklahoma to Minnesota in 2019: 204
--- #39 most common destination from Oklahoma

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#26. Maryland

- Moved from Maryland to Oklahoma in 2019: 672
--- 0.7% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #35 most common destination from Maryland
- Moved from Oklahoma to Maryland in 2019: 591
--- #28 most common destination from Oklahoma

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#25. Michigan

- Moved from Michigan to Oklahoma in 2019: 794
--- 0.8% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #30 most common destination from Michigan
- Moved from Oklahoma to Michigan in 2019: 780
--- #24 most common destination from Oklahoma

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#24. South Dakota

- Moved from South Dakota to Oklahoma in 2019: 880
--- 0.9% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #11 most common destination from South Dakota
- Moved from Oklahoma to South Dakota in 2019: 374
--- #34 most common destination from Oklahoma

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#23. Pennsylvania

- Moved from Pennsylvania to Oklahoma in 2019: 881
--- 0.9% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #37 most common destination from Pennsylvania
- Moved from Oklahoma to Pennsylvania in 2019: 1,975
--- #10 most common destination from Oklahoma

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#22. Nebraska

- Moved from Nebraska to Oklahoma in 2019: 973
--- 1.0% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #15 most common destination from Nebraska
- Moved from Oklahoma to Nebraska in 2019: 1,582
--- #14 most common destination from Oklahoma

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#21. Nevada

- Moved from Nevada to Oklahoma in 2019: 1,018
--- 1.0% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #25 most common destination from Nevada
- Moved from Oklahoma to Nevada in 2019: 968
--- #21 most common destination from Oklahoma

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#20. Tennessee

- Moved from Tennessee to Oklahoma in 2019: 1,143
--- 1.1% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #29 most common destination from Tennessee
- Moved from Oklahoma to Tennessee in 2019: 935
--- #22 most common destination from Oklahoma

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#19. Ohio

- Moved from Ohio to Oklahoma in 2019: 1,163
--- 1.1% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #31 most common destination from Ohio
- Moved from Oklahoma to Ohio in 2019: 696
--- #27 most common destination from Oklahoma

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#18. New York

- Moved from New York to Oklahoma in 2019: 1,505
--- 1.5% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #36 most common destination from New York
- Moved from Oklahoma to New York in 2019: 530
--- #31 most common destination from Oklahoma

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#17. Hawaii

- Moved from Hawaii to Oklahoma in 2019: 1,531
--- 1.5% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #12 most common destination from Hawaii
- Moved from Oklahoma to Hawaii in 2019: 131
--- #42 most common destination from Oklahoma

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#16. Georgia

- Moved from Georgia to Oklahoma in 2019: 1,888
--- 1.9% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #26 most common destination from Georgia
- Moved from Oklahoma to Georgia in 2019: 1,538
--- #15 most common destination from Oklahoma

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#15. Louisiana

- Moved from Louisiana to Oklahoma in 2019: 1,942
--- 1.9% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #11 most common destination from Louisiana
- Moved from Oklahoma to Louisiana in 2019: 1,973
--- #11 most common destination from Oklahoma

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#14. Washington

- Moved from Washington to Oklahoma in 2019: 2,039
--- 2.0% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #27 most common destination from Washington
- Moved from Oklahoma to Washington in 2019: 1,383
--- #17 most common destination from Oklahoma

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#13. Virginia

- Moved from Virginia to Oklahoma in 2019: 2,146
--- 2.1% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #27 most common destination from Virginia
- Moved from Oklahoma to Virginia in 2019: 1,486
--- #16 most common destination from Oklahoma

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#12. Indiana

- Moved from Indiana to Oklahoma in 2019: 2,397
--- 2.4% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #16 most common destination from Indiana
- Moved from Oklahoma to Indiana in 2019: 986
--- #20 most common destination from Oklahoma

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#11. Illinois

- Moved from Illinois to Oklahoma in 2019: 2,401
--- 2.4% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #27 most common destination from Illinois
- Moved from Oklahoma to Illinois in 2019: 2,326
--- #8 most common destination from Oklahoma

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#10. North Carolina

- Moved from North Carolina to Oklahoma in 2019: 2,745
--- 2.7% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #23 most common destination from North Carolina
- Moved from Oklahoma to North Carolina in 2019: 1,705
--- #13 most common destination from Oklahoma

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#9. Arizona

- Moved from Arizona to Oklahoma in 2019: 2,962
--- 2.9% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #18 most common destination from Arizona
- Moved from Oklahoma to Arizona in 2019: 2,042
--- #9 most common destination from Oklahoma

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#8. New Mexico

- Moved from New Mexico to Oklahoma in 2019: 3,447
--- 3.4% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #5 most common destination from New Mexico
- Moved from Oklahoma to New Mexico in 2019: 702
--- #26 most common destination from Oklahoma

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#7. Florida

- Moved from Florida to Oklahoma in 2019: 4,109
--- 4.0% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #30 most common destination from Florida
- Moved from Oklahoma to Florida in 2019: 6,488
--- #2 most common destination from Oklahoma

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#6. Missouri

- Moved from Missouri to Oklahoma in 2019: 4,166
--- 4.1% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #9 most common destination from Missouri
- Moved from Oklahoma to Missouri in 2019: 4,644
--- #4 most common destination from Oklahoma

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#5. Kansas

- Moved from Kansas to Oklahoma in 2019: 4,371
--- 4.3% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #4 most common destination from Kansas
- Moved from Oklahoma to Kansas in 2019: 4,258
--- #6 most common destination from Oklahoma

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#4. California

- Moved from California to Oklahoma in 2019: 7,408
--- 7.3% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #25 most common destination from California
- Moved from Oklahoma to California in 2019: 3,747
--- #7 most common destination from Oklahoma

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#3. Arkansas

- Moved from Arkansas to Oklahoma in 2019: 7,421
--- 7.3% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #2 most common destination from Arkansas
- Moved from Oklahoma to Arkansas in 2019: 5,826
--- #3 most common destination from Oklahoma

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#2. Colorado

- Moved from Colorado to Oklahoma in 2019: 9,020
--- 8.9% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #5 most common destination from Colorado
- Moved from Oklahoma to Colorado in 2019: 4,412
--- #5 most common destination from Oklahoma

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#1. Texas

- Moved from Texas to Oklahoma in 2019: 26,383
--- 25.9% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #3 most common destination from Texas
- Moved from Oklahoma to Texas in 2019: 23,535
--- #1 most common destination from Oklahoma

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