Where people in Virginia are moving to most

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June 13, 2022
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Where people in Virginia 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 Virginia are moving to most using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. States are ranked by the number of people that have moved from Virginia in 2019. Keep reading to see where people in your home state are moving the most.

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#40. Utah

- Moved from Virginia to Utah in 2019: 922
--- 0.3% of residents that moved
- Moved from Utah to Virginia in 2019: 1,736
--- #15 most common destination from Utah
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#39. Iowa

- Moved from Virginia to Iowa in 2019: 1,051
--- 0.4% of residents that moved
- Moved from Iowa to Virginia in 2019: 1,827
--- #12 most common destination from Iowa
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#38. Nebraska

- Moved from Virginia to Nebraska in 2019: 1,180
--- 0.4% of residents that moved
- Moved from Nebraska to Virginia in 2019: 556
--- #22 most common destination from Nebraska
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#37. Delaware

- Moved from Virginia to Delaware in 2019: 1,260
--- 0.5% of residents that moved
- Moved from Delaware to Virginia in 2019: 1,187
--- #7 most common destination from Delaware
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#36. Louisiana

- Moved from Virginia to Louisiana in 2019: 1,526
--- 0.6% of residents that moved
- Moved from Louisiana to Virginia in 2019: 2,609
--- #9 most common destination from Louisiana

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#35. Kansas

- Moved from Virginia to Kansas in 2019: 1,556
--- 0.6% of residents that moved
- Moved from Kansas to Virginia in 2019: 973
--- #24 most common destination from Kansas
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#34. Oregon

- Moved from Virginia to Oregon in 2019: 1,582
--- 0.6% of residents that moved
- Moved from Oregon to Virginia in 2019: 1,042
--- #20 most common destination from Oregon
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#33. Idaho

- Moved from Virginia to Idaho in 2019: 1,715
--- 0.6% of residents that moved
- Moved from Idaho to Virginia in 2019: 659
--- #18 most common destination from Idaho
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#32. Minnesota

- Moved from Virginia to Minnesota in 2019: 1,743
--- 0.6% of residents that moved
- Moved from Minnesota to Virginia in 2019: 1,033
--- #25 most common destination from Minnesota
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#31. Connecticut

- Moved from Virginia to Connecticut in 2019: 1,764
--- 0.6% of residents that moved
- Moved from Connecticut to Virginia in 2019: 2,838
--- #13 most common destination from Connecticut

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#30. Wisconsin

- Moved from Virginia to Wisconsin in 2019: 1,878
--- 0.7% of residents that moved
- Moved from Wisconsin to Virginia in 2019: 1,518
--- #18 most common destination from Wisconsin
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#29. Nevada

- Moved from Virginia to Nevada in 2019: 1,959
--- 0.7% of residents that moved
- Moved from Nevada to Virginia in 2019: 2,302
--- #14 most common destination from Nevada
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#28. Indiana

- Moved from Virginia to Indiana in 2019: 2,096
--- 0.8% of residents that moved
- Moved from Indiana to Virginia in 2019: 2,413
--- #15 most common destination from Indiana
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#27. Oklahoma

- Moved from Virginia to Oklahoma in 2019: 2,146
--- 0.8% of residents that moved
- Moved from Oklahoma to Virginia in 2019: 1,486
--- #16 most common destination from Oklahoma
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#26. Alaska

- Moved from Virginia to Alaska in 2019: 2,216
--- 0.8% of residents that moved
- Moved from Alaska to Virginia in 2019: 1,256
--- #11 most common destination from Alaska

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#25. Mississippi

- Moved from Virginia to Mississippi in 2019: 2,244
--- 0.8% of residents that moved
- Moved from Mississippi to Virginia in 2019: 1,512
--- #11 most common destination from Mississippi
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#24. Missouri

- Moved from Virginia to Missouri in 2019: 2,682
--- 1.0% of residents that moved
- Moved from Missouri to Virginia in 2019: 3,137
--- #12 most common destination from Missouri
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#23. Alabama

- Moved from Virginia to Alabama in 2019: 2,876
--- 1.0% of residents that moved
- Moved from Alabama to Virginia in 2019: 4,028
--- #7 most common destination from Alabama
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#22. Hawaii

- Moved from Virginia to Hawaii in 2019: 3,107
--- 1.1% of residents that moved
- Moved from Hawaii to Virginia in 2019: 1,807
--- #11 most common destination from Hawaii
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#21. Michigan

- Moved from Virginia to Michigan in 2019: 3,468
--- 1.3% of residents that moved
- Moved from Michigan to Virginia in 2019: 6,012
--- #10 most common destination from Michigan

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#20. Massachusetts

- Moved from Virginia to Massachusetts in 2019: 3,768
--- 1.4% of residents that moved
- Moved from Massachusetts to Virginia in 2019: 5,480
--- #10 most common destination from Massachusetts
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#19. Arizona

- Moved from Virginia to Arizona in 2019: 3,837
--- 1.4% of residents that moved
- Moved from Arizona to Virginia in 2019: 2,513
--- #19 most common destination from Arizona
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#18. Kentucky

- Moved from Virginia to Kentucky in 2019: 4,170
--- 1.5% of residents that moved
- Moved from Kentucky to Virginia in 2019: 2,619
--- #9 most common destination from Kentucky
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#17. New Jersey

- Moved from Virginia to New Jersey in 2019: 4,810
--- 1.7% of residents that moved
- Moved from New Jersey to Virginia in 2019: 9,511
--- #7 most common destination from New Jersey
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#16. Illinois

- Moved from Virginia to Illinois in 2019: 5,338
--- 1.9% of residents that moved
- Moved from Illinois to Virginia in 2019: 6,562
--- #15 most common destination from Illinois

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#15. Ohio

- Moved from Virginia to Ohio in 2019: 5,339
--- 1.9% of residents that moved
- Moved from Ohio to Virginia in 2019: 5,498
--- #13 most common destination from Ohio
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#14. West Virginia

- Moved from Virginia to West Virginia in 2019: 6,008
--- 2.2% of residents that moved
- Moved from West Virginia to Virginia in 2019: 5,518
--- #2 most common destination from West Virginia
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#13. Washington

- Moved from Virginia to Washington in 2019: 6,656
--- 2.4% of residents that moved
- Moved from Washington to Virginia in 2019: 6,580
--- #8 most common destination from Washington
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#12. Colorado

- Moved from Virginia to Colorado in 2019: 6,796
--- 2.5% of residents that moved
- Moved from Colorado to Virginia in 2019: 4,588
--- #14 most common destination from Colorado
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#11. Tennessee

- Moved from Virginia to Tennessee in 2019: 8,040
--- 2.9% of residents that moved
- Moved from Tennessee to Virginia in 2019: 5,310
--- #11 most common destination from Tennessee

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#10. Washington, D.C.

- Moved from Virginia to Washington, D.C. in 2019: 8,828
--- 3.2% of residents that moved
- Moved from Washington, D.C. to Virginia in 2019: 9,540
--- #2 most common destination from Washington, D.C.
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#9. South Carolina

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

- Moved from Virginia to Georgia in 2019: 11,686
--- 4.2% of residents that moved
- Moved from Georgia to Virginia in 2019: 9,246
--- #8 most common destination from Georgia
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#7. New York

- Moved from Virginia to New York in 2019: 12,180
--- 4.4% of residents that moved
- Moved from New York to Virginia in 2019: 15,618
--- #9 most common destination from New York
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#6. Pennsylvania

- Moved from Virginia to Pennsylvania in 2019: 12,193
--- 4.4% of residents that moved
- Moved from Pennsylvania to Virginia in 2019: 12,284
--- #8 most common destination from Pennsylvania

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#5. Texas

- Moved from Virginia to Texas in 2019: 18,973
--- 6.9% of residents that moved
- Moved from Texas to Virginia in 2019: 13,924
--- #12 most common destination from Texas
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#4. Maryland

- Moved from Virginia to Maryland in 2019: 23,429
--- 8.5% of residents that moved
- Moved from Maryland to Virginia in 2019: 27,172
--- #1 most common destination from Maryland
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#3. California

- Moved from Virginia to California in 2019: 24,506
--- 8.9% of residents that moved
- Moved from California to Virginia in 2019: 16,994
--- #12 most common destination from California
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#2. Florida

- Moved from Virginia to Florida in 2019: 26,031
--- 9.4% of residents that moved
- Moved from Florida to Virginia in 2019: 21,432
--- #6 most common destination from Florida
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#1. North Carolina

- Moved from Virginia to North Carolina in 2019: 29,764
--- 10.8% of residents that moved
- Moved from North Carolina to Virginia in 2019: 26,435
--- #3 most common destination from North Carolina

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