Where people in Alabama are moving to most

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June 26, 2021
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Where people in Alabama 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 Alabama are moving to most using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. States are ranked by the number of people that have moved from Alabama in 2019. Keep reading to see where people in your home state are moving the most.

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#30. Arkansas

- Moved from Alabama to Arkansas in 2019: 636
--- 0.6% of residents that moved
- Moved from Arkansas to Alabama in 2019: 813
--- #20 most common destination from Arkansas

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#29. Wisconsin

- Moved from Alabama to Wisconsin in 2019: 678
--- 0.7% of residents that moved
- Moved from Wisconsin to Alabama in 2019: 1,307
--- #21 most common destination from Wisconsin

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#28. New Mexico

- Moved from Alabama to New Mexico in 2019: 751
--- 0.8% of residents that moved
- Moved from New Mexico to Alabama in 2019: 53
--- #44 most common destination from New Mexico

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#27. Nebraska

- Moved from Alabama to Nebraska in 2019: 812
--- 0.8% of residents that moved
- Moved from Nebraska to Alabama in 2019: 386
--- #25 most common destination from Nebraska

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#26. New York

- Moved from Alabama to New York in 2019: 851
--- 0.9% of residents that moved
- Moved from New York to Alabama in 2019: 1,996
--- #34 most common destination from New York

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#25. South Carolina

- Moved from Alabama to South Carolina in 2019: 873
--- 0.9% of residents that moved
- Moved from South Carolina to Alabama in 2019: 2,448
--- #13 most common destination from South Carolina

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#24. Kansas

- Moved from Alabama to Kansas in 2019: 1,021
--- 1.0% of residents that moved
- Moved from Kansas to Alabama in 2019: 1,212
--- #18 most common destination from Kansas

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#23. Utah

- Moved from Alabama to Utah in 2019: 1,027
--- 1.0% of residents that moved
- Moved from Utah to Alabama in 2019: 2,083
--- #11 most common destination from Utah

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#22. Washington

- Moved from Alabama to Washington in 2019: 1,060
--- 1.1% of residents that moved
- Moved from Washington to Alabama in 2019: 1,883
--- #28 most common destination from Washington

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#21. Massachusetts

- Moved from Alabama to Massachusetts in 2019: 1,099
--- 1.1% of residents that moved
- Moved from Massachusetts to Alabama in 2019: 1,452
--- #26 most common destination from Massachusetts

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#20. Ohio

- Moved from Alabama to Ohio in 2019: 1,203
--- 1.2% of residents that moved
- Moved from Ohio to Alabama in 2019: 2,364
--- #21 most common destination from Ohio

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#19. Wyoming

- Moved from Alabama to Wyoming in 2019: 1,227
--- 1.2% of residents that moved
- Moved from Wyoming to Alabama in 2019: 0
--- #43 (tie) most common destination from Wyoming

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#18. Indiana

- Moved from Alabama to Indiana in 2019: 1,481
--- 1.5% of residents that moved
- Moved from Indiana to Alabama in 2019: 3,451
--- #11 most common destination from Indiana

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#17. Maryland

- Moved from Alabama to Maryland in 2019: 1,597
--- 1.6% of residents that moved
- Moved from Maryland to Alabama in 2019: 808
--- #33 most common destination from Maryland

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#16. Illinois

- Moved from Alabama to Illinois in 2019: 1,658
--- 1.7% of residents that moved
- Moved from Illinois to Alabama in 2019: 1,962
--- #28 most common destination from Illinois

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#15. Arizona

- Moved from Alabama to Arizona in 2019: 1,750
--- 1.8% of residents that moved
- Moved from Arizona to Alabama in 2019: 904
--- #36 most common destination from Arizona

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#14. Pennsylvania

- Moved from Alabama to Pennsylvania in 2019: 1,898
--- 1.9% of residents that moved
- Moved from Pennsylvania to Alabama in 2019: 2,336
--- #23 most common destination from Pennsylvania

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#13. Michigan

- Moved from Alabama to Michigan in 2019: 1,997
--- 2.0% of residents that moved
- Moved from Michigan to Alabama in 2019: 1,893
--- #20 most common destination from Michigan

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#12. Missouri

- Moved from Alabama to Missouri in 2019: 2,246
--- 2.3% of residents that moved
- Moved from Missouri to Alabama in 2019: 864
--- #32 most common destination from Missouri

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#11. Louisiana

- Moved from Alabama to Louisiana in 2019: 2,567
--- 2.6% of residents that moved
- Moved from Louisiana to Alabama in 2019: 3,789
--- #7 most common destination from Louisiana

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#10. California

- Moved from Alabama to California in 2019: 3,310
--- 3.4% of residents that moved
- Moved from California to Alabama in 2019: 3,690
--- #36 most common destination from California

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#9. Colorado

- Moved from Alabama to Colorado in 2019: 3,422
--- 3.5% of residents that moved
- Moved from Colorado to Alabama in 2019: 2,042
--- #32 most common destination from Colorado

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#8. Mississippi

- Moved from Alabama to Mississippi in 2019: 3,512
--- 3.6% of residents that moved
- Moved from Mississippi to Alabama in 2019: 4,377
--- #6 most common destination from Mississippi

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#7. Virginia

- Moved from Alabama to Virginia in 2019: 4,028
--- 4.1% of residents that moved
- Moved from Virginia to Alabama in 2019: 2,876
--- #23 most common destination from Virginia

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#6. Kentucky

- Moved from Alabama to Kentucky in 2019: 4,390
--- 4.4% of residents that moved
- Moved from Kentucky to Alabama in 2019: 1,500
--- #16 most common destination from Kentucky

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#5. North Carolina

- Moved from Alabama to North Carolina in 2019: 4,697
--- 4.8% of residents that moved
- Moved from North Carolina to Alabama in 2019: 3,597
--- #19 most common destination from North Carolina

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#4. Tennessee

- Moved from Alabama to Tennessee in 2019: 6,294
--- 6.4% of residents that moved
- Moved from Tennessee to Alabama in 2019: 9,970
--- #3 (tie) most common destination from Tennessee

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#3. Texas

- Moved from Alabama to Texas in 2019: 8,791
--- 8.9% of residents that moved
- Moved from Texas to Alabama in 2019: 8,405
--- #20 most common destination from Texas

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#2. Georgia

- Moved from Alabama to Georgia in 2019: 14,169
--- 14.4% of residents that moved
- Moved from Georgia to Alabama in 2019: 13,993
--- #6 most common destination from Georgia

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#1. Florida

- Moved from Alabama to Florida in 2019: 15,153
--- 15.4% of residents that moved
- Moved from Florida to Alabama in 2019: 15,519
--- #10 most common destination from Florida

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