States sending the most people to Washington

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July 28, 2021
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States sending the most people to Washington

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

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#30. Nebraska

- Moved from Nebraska to Washington in 2019: 1,780
--- 0.8% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #11 most common destination from Nebraska
- Moved from Washington to Nebraska in 2019: 365
--- #45 most common destination from Washington
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#29. Kansas

- Moved from Kansas to Washington in 2019: 1,924
--- 0.8% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #10 most common destination from Kansas
- Moved from Washington to Kansas in 2019: 2,325
--- #22 most common destination from Washington
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#28. Missouri

- Moved from Missouri to Washington in 2019: 1,938
--- 0.8% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #19 most common destination from Missouri
- Moved from Washington to Missouri in 2019: 2,903
--- #17 most common destination from Washington
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#27. New Hampshire

- Moved from New Hampshire to Washington in 2019: 2,011
--- 0.9% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #7 most common destination from New Hampshire
- Moved from Washington to New Hampshire in 2019: 582
--- #40 most common destination from Washington
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#26. Maryland

- Moved from Maryland to Washington in 2019: 2,017
--- 0.9% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #18 most common destination from Maryland
- Moved from Washington to Maryland in 2019: 1,338
--- #33 most common destination from Washington
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#25. Indiana

- Moved from Indiana to Washington in 2019: 2,244
--- 1.0% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #19 most common destination from Indiana
- Moved from Washington to Indiana in 2019: 2,186
--- #24 most common destination from Washington
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#24. South Carolina

- Moved from South Carolina to Washington in 2019: 2,327
--- 1.0% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #14 most common destination from South Carolina
- Moved from Washington to South Carolina in 2019: 2,112
--- #26 most common destination from Washington
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#23. Minnesota

- Moved from Minnesota to Washington in 2019: 2,378
--- 1.0% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #13 most common destination from Minnesota
- Moved from Washington to Minnesota in 2019: 5,166
--- #9 most common destination from Washington
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#22. Nevada

- Moved from Nevada to Washington in 2019: 2,556
--- 1.1% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #10 most common destination from Nevada
- Moved from Washington to Nevada in 2019: 3,906
--- #14 most common destination from Washington
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#21. Georgia

- Moved from Georgia to Washington in 2019: 2,611
--- 1.1% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #22 most common destination from Georgia
- Moved from Washington to Georgia in 2019: 2,879
--- #18 most common destination from Washington
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#20. Ohio

- Moved from Ohio to Washington in 2019: 2,897
--- 1.2% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #19 most common destination from Ohio
- Moved from Washington to Ohio in 2019: 2,155
--- #25 most common destination from Washington
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#19. Connecticut

- Moved from Connecticut to Washington in 2019: 3,098
--- 1.3% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #8 most common destination from Connecticut
- Moved from Washington to Connecticut in 2019: 191
--- #47 most common destination from Washington
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#18. Tennessee

- Moved from Tennessee to Washington in 2019: 3,115
--- 1.3% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #18 most common destination from Tennessee
- Moved from Washington to Tennessee in 2019: 3,821
--- #15 most common destination from Washington
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#17. Massachusetts

- Moved from Massachusetts to Washington in 2019: 3,526
--- 1.5% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #15 most common destination from Massachusetts
- Moved from Washington to Massachusetts in 2019: 2,353
--- #21 most common destination from Washington
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#16. Michigan

- Moved from Michigan to Washington in 2019: 3,703
--- 1.6% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #15 most common destination from Michigan
- Moved from Washington to Michigan in 2019: 1,726
--- #30 most common destination from Washington
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#15. Illinois

- Moved from Illinois to Washington in 2019: 3,829
--- 1.7% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #24 most common destination from Illinois
- Moved from Washington to Illinois in 2019: 4,364
--- #12 most common destination from Washington
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#14. Alaska

- Moved from Alaska to Washington in 2019: 4,255
--- 1.8% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #4 most common destination from Alaska
- Moved from Washington to Alaska in 2019: 1,435
--- #32 most common destination from Washington
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#13. Pennsylvania

- Moved from Pennsylvania to Washington in 2019: 4,833
--- 2.1% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #18 most common destination from Pennsylvania
- Moved from Washington to Pennsylvania in 2019: 2,394
--- #20 most common destination from Washington
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#12. Utah

- Moved from Utah to Washington in 2019: 5,440
--- 2.3% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #6 most common destination from Utah
- Moved from Washington to Utah in 2019: 4,481
--- #11 most common destination from Washington
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#11. Hawaii

- Moved from Hawaii to Washington in 2019: 5,855
--- 2.5% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #3 most common destination from Hawaii
- Moved from Washington to Hawaii in 2019: 4,322
--- #13 most common destination from Washington
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#10. Montana

- Moved from Montana to Washington in 2019: 6,017
--- 2.6% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #1 most common destination from Montana
- Moved from Washington to Montana in 2019: 4,907
--- #10 most common destination from Washington
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#9. Virginia

- Moved from Virginia to Washington in 2019: 6,656
--- 2.9% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #13 most common destination from Virginia
- Moved from Washington to Virginia in 2019: 6,580
--- #8 most common destination from Washington
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#8. Colorado

- Moved from Colorado to Washington in 2019: 6,829
--- 2.9% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #8 most common destination from Colorado
- Moved from Washington to Colorado in 2019: 7,333
--- #6 most common destination from Washington
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#7. New York

- Moved from New York to Washington in 2019: 6,885
--- 3.0% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #15 most common destination from New York
- Moved from Washington to New York in 2019: 2,697
--- #19 most common destination from Washington
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#6. Florida

- Moved from Florida to Washington in 2019: 7,925
--- 3.4% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #18 most common destination from Florida
- Moved from Washington to Florida in 2019: 6,870
--- #7 most common destination from Washington
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#5. Arizona

- Moved from Arizona to Washington in 2019: 8,263
--- 3.6% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #5 most common destination from Arizona
- Moved from Washington to Arizona in 2019: 17,636
--- #3 most common destination from Washington
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#4. Idaho

- Moved from Idaho to Washington in 2019: 12,599
--- 5.4% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #1 most common destination from Idaho
- Moved from Washington to Idaho in 2019: 13,505
--- #5 most common destination from Washington
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#3. Texas

- Moved from Texas to Washington in 2019: 18,528
--- 8.0% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #7 most common destination from Texas
- Moved from Washington to Texas in 2019: 15,128
--- #4 most common destination from Washington
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#2. Oregon

- Moved from Oregon to Washington in 2019: 33,712
--- 14.5% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #1 most common destination from Oregon
- Moved from Washington to Oregon in 2019: 21,339
--- #2 most common destination from Washington
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#1. California

- Moved from California to Washington in 2019: 46,791
--- 20.2% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #4 most common destination from California
- Moved from Washington to California in 2019: 31,882
--- #1 most common destination from Washington

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