In the year ending July 1, 2019, a total of 203,414 residents moved out of California last year. That’s more than any other state in the union. Only two other states lost more than 100,000 residents to domestic migration — New York (180,649) and Illinois (104,986).
Where did they all go? The biggest winners were Florida, which welcomed 133,910 residents from other states, and Texas with 125,660.
Alaska and Hawaii lost a bigger share of their population to domestic migration than anybody else. In Alaska, 12.9 of every 1,000 residents moved out. The number was 9.7 for Hawaii. Among the continental states, the biggest losers were New York (9.3 of every 1,000 residents), Illinois (8.3), and Connecticut (6.2).
The biggest winners were Idaho (15.5 of every 1,000), Nevada (14.1), Arizona (12.6), and South Carolina (10.4).
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