Where people in South Dakota are moving to most

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

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#30. Virginia

- Moved from South Dakota to Virginia in 2019: 122
--- 0.4% of residents that moved
- Moved from Virginia to South Dakota in 2019: 76
--- #50 most common destination from Virginia
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#29. New Hampshire

- Moved from South Dakota to New Hampshire in 2019: 126
--- 0.5% of residents that moved
- Moved from New Hampshire to South Dakota in 2019: 116
--- #31 most common destination from New Hampshire
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#28. North Carolina

- Moved from South Dakota to North Carolina in 2019: 185
--- 0.7% of residents that moved
- Moved from North Carolina to South Dakota in 2019: 419
--- #45 most common destination from North Carolina
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#27. Montana

- Moved from South Dakota to Montana in 2019: 188
--- 0.7% of residents that moved
- Moved from Montana to South Dakota in 2019: 674
--- #17 most common destination from Montana
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#26. Washington, D.C.

- Moved from South Dakota to Washington, D.C. in 2019: 250
--- 0.9% of residents that moved
- Moved from Washington, D.C. to South Dakota in 2019: 0
--- #46 (tie) most common destination from Washington, D.C.

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#25. Alaska

- Moved from South Dakota to Alaska in 2019: 280
--- 1.0% of residents that moved
- Moved from Alaska to South Dakota in 2019: 14
--- #47 most common destination from Alaska
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#24. Illinois

- Moved from South Dakota to Illinois in 2019: 285
--- 1.0% of residents that moved
- Moved from Illinois to South Dakota in 2019: 1,300
--- #35 most common destination from Illinois
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#23. Idaho

- Moved from South Dakota to Idaho in 2019: 308
--- 1.1% of residents that moved
- Moved from Idaho to South Dakota in 2019: 112
--- #34 most common destination from Idaho
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#22. Michigan

- Moved from South Dakota to Michigan in 2019: 320
--- 1.2% of residents that moved
- Moved from Michigan to South Dakota in 2019: 128
--- #45 most common destination from Michigan
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#21. Indiana

- Moved from South Dakota to Indiana in 2019: 409
--- 1.5% of residents that moved
- Moved from Indiana to South Dakota in 2019: 771
--- #27 most common destination from Indiana

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#20. Nevada

- Moved from South Dakota to Nevada in 2019: 417
--- 1.5% of residents that moved
- Moved from Nevada to South Dakota in 2019: 34
--- #47 most common destination from Nevada
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#19. Tennessee

- Moved from South Dakota to Tennessee in 2019: 490
--- 1.8% of residents that moved
- Moved from Tennessee to South Dakota in 2019: 386
--- #41 most common destination from Tennessee
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#18. Missouri

- Moved from South Dakota to Missouri in 2019: 494
--- 1.8% of residents that moved
- Moved from Missouri to South Dakota in 2019: 445
--- #39 most common destination from Missouri
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#17. Georgia

- Moved from South Dakota to Georgia in 2019: 500
--- 1.8% of residents that moved
- Moved from Georgia to South Dakota in 2019: 436
--- #41 most common destination from Georgia
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#16. Pennsylvania

- Moved from South Dakota to Pennsylvania in 2019: 507
--- 1.8% of residents that moved
- Moved from Pennsylvania to South Dakota in 2019: 28
--- #48 most common destination from Pennsylvania

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#15. Connecticut

- Moved from South Dakota to Connecticut in 2019: 539
--- 2.0% of residents that moved
- Moved from Connecticut to South Dakota in 2019: 0
--- #49 most common destination from Connecticut
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#14. South Carolina

- Moved from South Dakota to South Carolina in 2019: 547
--- 2.0% of residents that moved
- Moved from South Carolina to South Dakota in 2019: 162
--- #44 most common destination from South Carolina
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#13. Ohio

- Moved from South Dakota to Ohio in 2019: 722
--- 2.6% of residents that moved
- Moved from Ohio to South Dakota in 2019: 107
--- #45 most common destination from Ohio
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#12. Wisconsin

- Moved from South Dakota to Wisconsin in 2019: 763
--- 2.8% of residents that moved
- Moved from Wisconsin to South Dakota in 2019: 391
--- #34 most common destination from Wisconsin
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#11. Oklahoma

- Moved from South Dakota to Oklahoma in 2019: 880
--- 3.2% of residents that moved
- Moved from Oklahoma to South Dakota in 2019: 374
--- #34 most common destination from Oklahoma

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#10. Arizona

- Moved from South Dakota to Arizona in 2019: 989
--- 3.6% of residents that moved
- Moved from Arizona to South Dakota in 2019: 650
--- #42 most common destination from Arizona
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#9. Wyoming

- Moved from South Dakota to Wyoming in 2019: 1,041
--- 3.8% of residents that moved
- Moved from Wyoming to South Dakota in 2019: 473
--- #18 most common destination from Wyoming
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#8. California

- Moved from South Dakota to California in 2019: 1,345
--- 4.9% of residents that moved
- Moved from California to South Dakota in 2019: 1,778
--- #44 most common destination from California
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#7. Florida

- Moved from South Dakota to Florida in 2019: 1,364
--- 5.0% of residents that moved
- Moved from Florida to South Dakota in 2019: 550
--- #50 most common destination from Florida
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#6. Colorado

- Moved from South Dakota to Colorado in 2019: 1,581
--- 5.7% of residents that moved
- Moved from Colorado to South Dakota in 2019: 818
--- #42 most common destination from Colorado

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#5. Texas

- Moved from South Dakota to Texas in 2019: 1,918
--- 7.0% of residents that moved
- Moved from Texas to South Dakota in 2019: 1,080
--- #45 most common destination from Texas
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#4. Nebraska

- Moved from South Dakota to Nebraska in 2019: 2,070
--- 7.5% of residents that moved
- Moved from Nebraska to South Dakota in 2019: 1,620
--- #13 most common destination from Nebraska
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#3. Iowa

- Moved from South Dakota to Iowa in 2019: 2,276
--- 8.3% of residents that moved
- Moved from Iowa to South Dakota in 2019: 3,613
--- #7 most common destination from Iowa
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#2. North Dakota

- Moved from South Dakota to North Dakota in 2019: 2,329
--- 8.5% of residents that moved
- Moved from North Dakota to South Dakota in 2019: 1,218
--- #6 most common destination from North Dakota
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#1. Minnesota

- Moved from South Dakota to Minnesota in 2019: 3,941
--- 14.3% of residents that moved
- Moved from Minnesota to South Dakota in 2019: 5,777
--- #7 most common destination from Minnesota

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