Where people in Washington are moving to most

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

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#40. New Hampshire

- Moved from Washington to New Hampshire in 2019: 582
--- 0.3% of residents that moved
- Moved from New Hampshire to Washington in 2019: 2,011
--- #7 most common destination from New Hampshire
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#39. Iowa

- Moved from Washington to Iowa in 2019: 781
--- 0.4% of residents that moved
- Moved from Iowa to Washington in 2019: 644
--- #28 most common destination from Iowa
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#38. Louisiana

- Moved from Washington to Louisiana in 2019: 805
--- 0.4% of residents that moved
- Moved from Louisiana to Washington in 2019: 1,298
--- #18 most common destination from Louisiana
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#37. Washington, D.C.

- Moved from Washington to Washington, D.C. in 2019: 852
--- 0.4% of residents that moved
- Moved from Washington, D.C. to Washington in 2019: 1,510
--- #8 most common destination from Washington, D.C.
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#36. Wyoming

- Moved from Washington to Wyoming in 2019: 885
--- 0.4% of residents that moved
- Moved from Wyoming to Washington in 2019: 626
--- #15 most common destination from Wyoming

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#35. New Jersey

- Moved from Washington to New Jersey in 2019: 996
--- 0.5% of residents that moved
- Moved from New Jersey to Washington in 2019: 824
--- #27 most common destination from New Jersey
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#34. New Mexico

- Moved from Washington to New Mexico in 2019: 1,330
--- 0.7% of residents that moved
- Moved from New Mexico to Washington in 2019: 1,137
--- #13 most common destination from New Mexico
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#33. Maryland

- Moved from Washington to Maryland in 2019: 1,338
--- 0.7% of residents that moved
- Moved from Maryland to Washington in 2019: 2,017
--- #18 most common destination from Maryland
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#32. Alaska

- Moved from Washington to Alaska in 2019: 1,435
--- 0.7% of residents that moved
- Moved from Alaska to Washington in 2019: 4,255
--- #4 most common destination from Alaska
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#31. Wisconsin

- Moved from Washington to Wisconsin in 2019: 1,682
--- 0.8% of residents that moved
- Moved from Wisconsin to Washington in 2019: 1,456
--- #19 most common destination from Wisconsin

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#30. Michigan

- Moved from Washington to Michigan in 2019: 1,726
--- 0.9% of residents that moved
- Moved from Michigan to Washington in 2019: 3,703
--- #15 most common destination from Michigan
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#29. North Dakota

- Moved from Washington to North Dakota in 2019: 1,759
--- 0.9% of residents that moved
- Moved from North Dakota to Washington in 2019: 904
--- #12 most common destination from North Dakota
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#28. Alabama

- Moved from Washington to Alabama in 2019: 1,883
--- 0.9% of residents that moved
- Moved from Alabama to Washington in 2019: 1,060
--- #22 most common destination from Alabama
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#27. Oklahoma

- Moved from Washington to Oklahoma in 2019: 2,039
--- 1.0% of residents that moved
- Moved from Oklahoma to Washington in 2019: 1,383
--- #17 most common destination from Oklahoma
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#26. South Carolina

- Moved from Washington to South Carolina in 2019: 2,112
--- 1.1% of residents that moved
- Moved from South Carolina to Washington in 2019: 2,327
--- #14 most common destination from South Carolina

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#25. Ohio

- Moved from Washington to Ohio in 2019: 2,155
--- 1.1% of residents that moved
- Moved from Ohio to Washington in 2019: 2,897
--- #19 most common destination from Ohio
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#24. Indiana

- Moved from Washington to Indiana in 2019: 2,186
--- 1.1% of residents that moved
- Moved from Indiana to Washington in 2019: 2,244
--- #19 most common destination from Indiana
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#23. Kentucky

- Moved from Washington to Kentucky in 2019: 2,232
--- 1.1% of residents that moved
- Moved from Kentucky to Washington in 2019: 953
--- #22 most common destination from Kentucky
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#22. Kansas

- Moved from Washington to Kansas in 2019: 2,325
--- 1.2% of residents that moved
- Moved from Kansas to Washington in 2019: 1,924
--- #10 most common destination from Kansas
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#21. Massachusetts

- Moved from Washington to Massachusetts in 2019: 2,353
--- 1.2% of residents that moved
- Moved from Massachusetts to Washington in 2019: 3,526
--- #15 most common destination from Massachusetts

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#20. Pennsylvania

- Moved from Washington to Pennsylvania in 2019: 2,394
--- 1.2% of residents that moved
- Moved from Pennsylvania to Washington in 2019: 4,833
--- #18 most common destination from Pennsylvania
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#19. New York

- Moved from Washington to New York in 2019: 2,697
--- 1.4% of residents that moved
- Moved from New York to Washington in 2019: 6,885
--- #15 most common destination from New York
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#18. Georgia

- Moved from Washington to Georgia in 2019: 2,879
--- 1.4% of residents that moved
- Moved from Georgia to Washington in 2019: 2,611
--- #22 most common destination from Georgia
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#17. Missouri

- Moved from Washington to Missouri in 2019: 2,903
--- 1.5% of residents that moved
- Moved from Missouri to Washington in 2019: 1,938
--- #19 most common destination from Missouri
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#16. North Carolina

- Moved from Washington to North Carolina in 2019: 2,984
--- 1.5% of residents that moved
- Moved from North Carolina to Washington in 2019: 1,479
--- #33 most common destination from North Carolina

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#15. Tennessee

- Moved from Washington to Tennessee in 2019: 3,821
--- 1.9% of residents that moved
- Moved from Tennessee to Washington in 2019: 3,115
--- #18 most common destination from Tennessee
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#14. Nevada

- Moved from Washington to Nevada in 2019: 3,906
--- 2.0% of residents that moved
- Moved from Nevada to Washington in 2019: 2,556
--- #10 most common destination from Nevada
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#13. Hawaii

- Moved from Washington to Hawaii in 2019: 4,322
--- 2.2% of residents that moved
- Moved from Hawaii to Washington in 2019: 5,855
--- #3 most common destination from Hawaii
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#12. Illinois

- Moved from Washington to Illinois in 2019: 4,364
--- 2.2% of residents that moved
- Moved from Illinois to Washington in 2019: 3,829
--- #24 most common destination from Illinois
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#11. Utah

- Moved from Washington to Utah in 2019: 4,481
--- 2.2% of residents that moved
- Moved from Utah to Washington in 2019: 5,440
--- #6 most common destination from Utah

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#10. Montana

- Moved from Washington to Montana in 2019: 4,907
--- 2.5% of residents that moved
- Moved from Montana to Washington in 2019: 6,017
--- #1 most common destination from Montana
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#9. Minnesota

- Moved from Washington to Minnesota in 2019: 5,166
--- 2.6% of residents that moved
- Moved from Minnesota to Washington in 2019: 2,378
--- #13 most common destination from Minnesota
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#8. Virginia

- Moved from Washington to Virginia in 2019: 6,580
--- 3.3% of residents that moved
- Moved from Virginia to Washington in 2019: 6,656
--- #13 most common destination from Virginia
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#7. Florida

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

- Moved from Washington to Colorado in 2019: 7,333
--- 3.7% of residents that moved
- Moved from Colorado to Washington in 2019: 6,829
--- #8 most common destination from Colorado

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#5. Idaho

- Moved from Washington to Idaho in 2019: 13,505
--- 6.8% of residents that moved
- Moved from Idaho to Washington in 2019: 12,599
--- #1 most common destination from Idaho
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#4. Texas

- Moved from Washington to Texas in 2019: 15,128
--- 7.6% of residents that moved
- Moved from Texas to Washington in 2019: 18,528
--- #7 most common destination from Texas
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#3. Arizona

- Moved from Washington to Arizona in 2019: 17,636
--- 8.8% of residents that moved
- Moved from Arizona to Washington in 2019: 8,263
--- #5 most common destination from Arizona
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#2. Oregon

- Moved from Washington to Oregon in 2019: 21,339
--- 10.7% of residents that moved
- Moved from Oregon to Washington in 2019: 33,712
--- #1 most common destination from Oregon
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#1. California

- Moved from Washington to California in 2019: 31,882
--- 16.0% of residents that moved
- Moved from California to Washington in 2019: 46,791
--- #4 most common destination from California

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