Net domestic and international migration by state and over time, 2010-to-2018
Florida had the net highest number of domestic migrants in 2018. Newcomers from New York, Georgia, and Texas led the way in relocating to the Sunshine State. However, the number of domestic migrants to Florida has decreased since 2016. Other states with the highest positive net migration include Texas, Arizona, North Carolina, Nevada, and Colorado. The Pacific Northwest as well as states in the Southeast are net positive for domestic migration, as well.
But who is moving to these states? New York tops the list of states that people are leaving, with a net decrease of over 180,000 people, followed by California and Illinois. Many Midwestern states also had a net loss of domestic migration. For instance, Nebraska lost about 3,000 people and Kansas lost over 12,000. Both states, however, still recorded slight overall migration gains as a result of international migration.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2017 American Community Survey.
For more information on the American Community Survey see https://census.gov/acs.
7,471,493 is number of people who moved from a different state.
For more information on state migration flows see https://www.census.gov/topics/population/migration/guidance/state-to-state-migration-flows.html.
Annual net migration
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates program, https://www.census.gov/data/tables/time-series/demo/popest/2010s-state-total.html.