Where people in Rhode Island are moving to most

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

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#30. Ohio

- Moved from Rhode Island to Ohio in 2019: 108
--- 0.3% of residents that moved
- Moved from Ohio to Rhode Island in 2019: 441
--- #40 most common destination from Ohio
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#29. Hawaii

- Moved from Rhode Island to Hawaii in 2019: 116
--- 0.4% of residents that moved
- Moved from Hawaii to Rhode Island in 2019: 0
--- #48 (tie) most common destination from Hawaii
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#28. West Virginia

- Moved from Rhode Island to West Virginia in 2019: 124
--- 0.4% of residents that moved
- Moved from West Virginia to Rhode Island in 2019: 83
--- #38 most common destination from West Virginia
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#27. New Jersey

- Moved from Rhode Island to New Jersey in 2019: 137
--- 0.4% of residents that moved
- Moved from New Jersey to Rhode Island in 2019: 1,420
--- #22 most common destination from New Jersey
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#26. Washington, D.C.

- Moved from Rhode Island to Washington, D.C. in 2019: 138
--- 0.4% of residents that moved
- Moved from Washington, D.C. to Rhode Island in 2019: 0
--- #46 (tie) most common destination from Washington, D.C.

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#25. Illinois

- Moved from Rhode Island to Illinois in 2019: 143
--- 0.5% of residents that moved
- Moved from Illinois to Rhode Island in 2019: 624
--- #42 most common destination from Illinois
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#24. Wisconsin

- Moved from Rhode Island to Wisconsin in 2019: 146
--- 0.5% of residents that moved
- Moved from Wisconsin to Rhode Island in 2019: 136
--- #43 most common destination from Wisconsin
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#23. Maryland

- Moved from Rhode Island to Maryland in 2019: 177
--- 0.6% of residents that moved
- Moved from Maryland to Rhode Island in 2019: 243
--- #44 most common destination from Maryland
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#22. Vermont

- Moved from Rhode Island to Vermont in 2019: 216
--- 0.7% of residents that moved
- Moved from Vermont to Rhode Island in 2019: 428
--- #13 most common destination from Vermont
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#21. Arizona

- Moved from Rhode Island to Arizona in 2019: 227
--- 0.7% of residents that moved
- Moved from Arizona to Rhode Island in 2019: 423
--- #45 most common destination from Arizona

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#20. Missouri

- Moved from Rhode Island to Missouri in 2019: 246
--- 0.8% of residents that moved
- Moved from Missouri to Rhode Island in 2019: 135
--- #46 most common destination from Missouri
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#19. Alabama

- Moved from Rhode Island to Alabama in 2019: 257
--- 0.8% of residents that moved
- Moved from Alabama to Rhode Island in 2019: 0
--- #49 most common destination from Alabama
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#18. Delaware

- Moved from Rhode Island to Delaware in 2019: 258
--- 0.8% of residents that moved
- Moved from Delaware to Rhode Island in 2019: 16
--- #26 most common destination from Delaware
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#17. Maine

- Moved from Rhode Island to Maine in 2019: 351
--- 1.1% of residents that moved
- Moved from Maine to Rhode Island in 2019: 475
--- #21 most common destination from Maine
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#16. Washington

- Moved from Rhode Island to Washington in 2019: 373
--- 1.2% of residents that moved
- Moved from Washington to Rhode Island in 2019: 144
--- #48 most common destination from Washington

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#15. Tennessee

- Moved from Rhode Island to Tennessee in 2019: 399
--- 1.3% of residents that moved
- Moved from Tennessee to Rhode Island in 2019: 136
--- #47 most common destination from Tennessee
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#14. Texas

- Moved from Rhode Island to Texas in 2019: 556
--- 1.8% of residents that moved
- Moved from Texas to Rhode Island in 2019: 1,597
--- #43 most common destination from Texas
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#13. Utah

- Moved from Rhode Island to Utah in 2019: 572
--- 1.8% of residents that moved
- Moved from Utah to Rhode Island in 2019: 186
--- #41 most common destination from Utah
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#12. Colorado

- Moved from Rhode Island to Colorado in 2019: 820
--- 2.6% of residents that moved
- Moved from Colorado to Rhode Island in 2019: 238
--- #50 most common destination from Colorado
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#11. Pennsylvania

- Moved from Rhode Island to Pennsylvania in 2019: 850
--- 2.7% of residents that moved
- Moved from Pennsylvania to Rhode Island in 2019: 1,538
--- #29 most common destination from Pennsylvania

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#10. South Carolina

- Moved from Rhode Island to South Carolina in 2019: 993
--- 3.2% of residents that moved
- Moved from South Carolina to Rhode Island in 2019: 680
--- #28 most common destination from South Carolina
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#9. Georgia

- Moved from Rhode Island to Georgia in 2019: 1,016
--- 3.3% of residents that moved
- Moved from Georgia to Rhode Island in 2019: 84
--- #50 most common destination from Georgia
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#8. New Hampshire

- Moved from Rhode Island to New Hampshire in 2019: 1,022
--- 3.3% of residents that moved
- Moved from New Hampshire to Rhode Island in 2019: 290
--- #25 most common destination from New Hampshire
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#7. Virginia

- Moved from Rhode Island to Virginia in 2019: 1,098
--- 3.5% of residents that moved
- Moved from Virginia to Rhode Island in 2019: 863
--- #42 most common destination from Virginia
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#6. North Carolina

- Moved from Rhode Island to North Carolina in 2019: 1,531
--- 4.9% of residents that moved
- Moved from North Carolina to Rhode Island in 2019: 887
--- #40 most common destination from North Carolina

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#5. New York

- Moved from Rhode Island to New York in 2019: 1,623
--- 5.2% of residents that moved
- Moved from New York to Rhode Island in 2019: 2,359
--- #29 most common destination from New York
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#4. Florida

- Moved from Rhode Island to Florida in 2019: 2,685
--- 8.6% of residents that moved
- Moved from Florida to Rhode Island in 2019: 3,084
--- #33 most common destination from Florida
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#3. California

- Moved from Rhode Island to California in 2019: 2,839
--- 9.1% of residents that moved
- Moved from California to Rhode Island in 2019: 1,854
--- #43 most common destination from California
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#2. Connecticut

- Moved from Rhode Island to Connecticut in 2019: 3,788
--- 12.2% of residents that moved
- Moved from Connecticut to Rhode Island in 2019: 2,561
--- #15 most common destination from Connecticut
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#1. Massachusetts

- Moved from Rhode Island to Massachusetts in 2019: 7,784
--- 25.0% of residents that moved
- Moved from Massachusetts to Rhode Island in 2019: 12,742
--- #6 most common destination from Massachusetts

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