States sending the most people to Virginia

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May 12, 2022
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States sending the most people to Virginia

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

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#30. Utah

- Moved from Utah to Virginia in 2019: 1,736
--- 0.7% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #15 most common destination from Utah
- Moved from Virginia to Utah in 2019: 922
--- #40 most common destination from Virginia

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#29. Hawaii

- Moved from Hawaii to Virginia in 2019: 1,807
--- 0.7% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #11 most common destination from Hawaii
- Moved from Virginia to Hawaii in 2019: 3,107
--- #22 most common destination from Virginia

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#28. Iowa

- Moved from Iowa to Virginia in 2019: 1,827
--- 0.7% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #12 most common destination from Iowa
- Moved from Virginia to Iowa in 2019: 1,051
--- #39 most common destination from Virginia

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#27. Nevada

- Moved from Nevada to Virginia in 2019: 2,302
--- 0.9% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #14 most common destination from Nevada
- Moved from Virginia to Nevada in 2019: 1,959
--- #29 most common destination from Virginia

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#26. Indiana

- Moved from Indiana to Virginia in 2019: 2,413
--- 0.9% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #15 most common destination from Indiana
- Moved from Virginia to Indiana in 2019: 2,096
--- #28 most common destination from Virginia

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#25. Arizona

- Moved from Arizona to Virginia in 2019: 2,513
--- 0.9% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #19 most common destination from Arizona
- Moved from Virginia to Arizona in 2019: 3,837
--- #19 most common destination from Virginia

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#24. Louisiana

- Moved from Louisiana to Virginia in 2019: 2,609
--- 1.0% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #9 most common destination from Louisiana
- Moved from Virginia to Louisiana in 2019: 1,526
--- #36 most common destination from Virginia

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#23. Kentucky

- Moved from Kentucky to Virginia in 2019: 2,619
--- 1.0% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #9 most common destination from Kentucky
- Moved from Virginia to Kentucky in 2019: 4,170
--- #18 most common destination from Virginia

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#22. Connecticut

- Moved from Connecticut to Virginia in 2019: 2,838
--- 1.1% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #13 most common destination from Connecticut
- Moved from Virginia to Connecticut in 2019: 1,764
--- #31 most common destination from Virginia

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#21. Missouri

- Moved from Missouri to Virginia in 2019: 3,137
--- 1.2% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #12 most common destination from Missouri
- Moved from Virginia to Missouri in 2019: 2,682
--- #24 most common destination from Virginia

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#20. Alabama

- Moved from Alabama to Virginia in 2019: 4,028
--- 1.5% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #7 most common destination from Alabama
- Moved from Virginia to Alabama in 2019: 2,876
--- #23 most common destination from Virginia

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#19. Colorado

- Moved from Colorado to Virginia in 2019: 4,588
--- 1.7% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #14 most common destination from Colorado
- Moved from Virginia to Colorado in 2019: 6,796
--- #12 most common destination from Virginia

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#18. Tennessee

- Moved from Tennessee to Virginia in 2019: 5,310
--- 2.0% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #11 most common destination from Tennessee
- Moved from Virginia to Tennessee in 2019: 8,040
--- #11 most common destination from Virginia

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#17. Massachusetts

- Moved from Massachusetts to Virginia in 2019: 5,480
--- 2.1% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #10 most common destination from Massachusetts
- Moved from Virginia to Massachusetts in 2019: 3,768
--- #20 most common destination from Virginia

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#16. Ohio

- Moved from Ohio to Virginia in 2019: 5,498
--- 2.1% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #13 most common destination from Ohio
- Moved from Virginia to Ohio in 2019: 5,339
--- #15 most common destination from Virginia

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#15. West Virginia

- Moved from West Virginia to Virginia in 2019: 5,518
--- 2.1% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #2 most common destination from West Virginia
- Moved from Virginia to West Virginia in 2019: 6,008
--- #14 most common destination from Virginia

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#14. Michigan

- Moved from Michigan to Virginia in 2019: 6,012
--- 2.3% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #10 most common destination from Michigan
- Moved from Virginia to Michigan in 2019: 3,468
--- #21 most common destination from Virginia

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#13. Illinois

- Moved from Illinois to Virginia in 2019: 6,562
--- 2.5% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #15 most common destination from Illinois
- Moved from Virginia to Illinois in 2019: 5,338
--- #16 most common destination from Virginia

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#12. Washington

- Moved from Washington to Virginia in 2019: 6,580
--- 2.5% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #8 most common destination from Washington
- Moved from Virginia to Washington in 2019: 6,656
--- #13 most common destination from Virginia

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#11. Georgia

- Moved from Georgia to Virginia in 2019: 9,246
--- 3.5% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #8 most common destination from Georgia
- Moved from Virginia to Georgia in 2019: 11,686
--- #8 most common destination from Virginia

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#10. New Jersey

- Moved from New Jersey to Virginia in 2019: 9,511
--- 3.6% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #7 most common destination from New Jersey
- Moved from Virginia to New Jersey in 2019: 4,810
--- #17 most common destination from Virginia

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#9. Washington, D.C.

- Moved from Washington, D.C. to Virginia in 2019: 9,540
--- 3.6% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #2 most common destination from Washington, D.C.
- Moved from Virginia to Washington, D.C. in 2019: 8,828
--- #10 most common destination from Virginia

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#8. South Carolina

- Moved from South Carolina to Virginia in 2019: 9,721
--- 3.7% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #4 most common destination from South Carolina
- Moved from Virginia to South Carolina in 2019: 10,143
--- #9 most common destination from Virginia

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#7. Pennsylvania

- Moved from Pennsylvania to Virginia in 2019: 12,284
--- 4.6% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #8 most common destination from Pennsylvania
- Moved from Virginia to Pennsylvania in 2019: 12,193
--- #6 most common destination from Virginia

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#6. Texas

- Moved from Texas to Virginia in 2019: 13,924
--- 5.3% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #12 most common destination from Texas
- Moved from Virginia to Texas in 2019: 18,973
--- #5 most common destination from Virginia

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#5. New York

- Moved from New York to Virginia in 2019: 15,618
--- 5.9% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #9 most common destination from New York
- Moved from Virginia to New York in 2019: 12,180
--- #7 most common destination from Virginia

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#4. California

- Moved from California to Virginia in 2019: 16,994
--- 6.4% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #12 most common destination from California
- Moved from Virginia to California in 2019: 24,506
--- #3 most common destination from Virginia

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#3. Florida

- Moved from Florida to Virginia in 2019: 21,432
--- 8.1% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #6 most common destination from Florida
- Moved from Virginia to Florida in 2019: 26,031
--- #2 most common destination from Virginia

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#2. North Carolina

- Moved from North Carolina to Virginia in 2019: 26,435
--- 10.0% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #3 most common destination from North Carolina
- Moved from Virginia to North Carolina in 2019: 29,764
--- #1 most common destination from Virginia

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#1. Maryland

- Moved from Maryland to Virginia in 2019: 27,172
--- 10.3% of new residents that moved from another state
--- #1 most common destination from Maryland
- Moved from Virginia to Maryland in 2019: 23,429
--- #4 most common destination from Virginia

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