Where Did People Move to in 2022?

The U.S. Census Bureau has released the net domestic migration figures for each state in 2022. In total, 26 states saw a net influx of people, while 25 states experienced a loss of movers. The states with the most significant net domestic migration gains in 2022 were Florida (318,855), Texas (230,961), North Carolina (99,796), and South Carolina (84,030). These states saw a boost in population growth due to positive net domestic and international migration. Florida had the fastest population growth rate of 1.9% in 2022, which is the first time since 1957 that Florida’s population grew faster than any other state in the U.S. The South region remains the most populous region, with almost 130 million residents, due to the majority of fast-growing areas being located there.


On the other hand, California (-343,230), New York (-299,557), and Illinois (-141,656) saw the largest net domestic outmigration. As a result, these states experienced a further decline in population. Nonetheless, California remains the most populous state, with nearly 39 million residents statewide.

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