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States sending the most people to Tennessee

Fewer Americans moved in 2022, according to the latest census data, but of those who did, 1 in 5 moved to a different state.

Population growth has returned to pre-pandemic norms; Southern states continued to record influxes in population, while the Northeast saw the biggest drops, particularly in New York and Pennsylvania. These trends largely continued into last year, according to United Van Lines' annual movers study. States with the most inbound moves in 2023 were Vermont, Washington D.C., South Carolina, and Arkansas, which moved up 14 spots from the year before.

Stacker compiled a list of states sending the most people to Tennessee using data from the Census Bureau. States are ranked by the number of people who moved to Tennessee from a different state in 2022.

Keep reading to find out which states sent the most people to Tennessee.

#25. Maryland

- 2,635 people moved to Tennessee from Maryland in 2022, making up 1.17% of new residents that moved from another state

-- It was the #17 most common state for people moving away from Maryland

#24. Missouri

- 3,102 people moved to Tennessee from Missouri in 2022, making up 1.37% of new residents that moved from another state

-- It was the #17 most common state for people moving away from Missouri

#23. Wisconsin

- 3,494 people moved to Tennessee from Wisconsin in 2022, making up 1.55% of new residents that moved from another state

-- It was the #11 most common state for people moving away from Wisconsin

#22. New Jersey

- 3,517 people moved to Tennessee from New Jersey in 2022, making up 1.56% of new residents that moved from another state

-- It was the #18 most common state for people moving away from New Jersey

#21. Indiana

- 4,067 people moved to Tennessee from Indiana in 2022, making up 1.80% of new residents that moved from another state

-- It was the #11 most common state for people moving away from Indiana

#20. Colorado

- 4,105 people moved to Tennessee from Colorado in 2022, making up 1.82% of new residents that moved from another state

-- It was the #22 most common state for people moving away from Colorado

#19. Arizona

- 4,584 people moved to Tennessee from Arizona in 2022, making up 2.03% of new residents that moved from another state

-- It was the #17 most common state for people moving away from Arizona

#18. Washington

- 4,661 people moved to Tennessee from Washington in 2022, making up 2.06% of new residents that moved from another state

-- It was the #15 most common state for people moving away from Washington

#17. Louisiana

- 4,772 people moved to Tennessee from Louisiana in 2022, making up 2.11% of new residents that moved from another state

-- It was the #6 most common state for people moving away from Louisiana

#16. Ohio

- 5,708 people moved to Tennessee from Ohio in 2022, making up 2.53% of new residents that moved from another state

-- It was the #12 most common state for people moving away from Ohio

#15. New York

- 5,821 people moved to Tennessee from New York in 2022, making up 2.58% of new residents that moved from another state

-- It was the #17 most common state for people moving away from New York

#14. Michigan

- 5,843 people moved to Tennessee from Michigan in 2022, making up 2.59% of new residents that moved from another state

-- It was the #8 most common state for people moving away from Michigan

#13. South Carolina

- 6,557 people moved to Tennessee from South Carolina in 2022, making up 2.90% of new residents that moved from another state

-- It was the #5 most common state for people moving away from South Carolina

#12. Pennsylvania

- 6,568 people moved to Tennessee from Pennsylvania in 2022, making up 2.91% of new residents that moved from another state

-- It was the #14 most common state for people moving away from Pennsylvania

#11. Arkansas

- 7,202 people moved to Tennessee from Arkansas in 2022, making up 3.19% of new residents that moved from another state

-- It was the #3 most common state for people moving away from Arkansas

#10. North Carolina

- 7,391 people moved to Tennessee from North Carolina in 2022, making up 3.27% of new residents that moved from another state

-- It was the #9 most common state for people moving away from North Carolina

#9. Kentucky

- 8,227 people moved to Tennessee from Kentucky in 2022, making up 3.64% of new residents that moved from another state

-- It was the #3 most common state for people moving away from Kentucky

#8. Alabama

- 9,375 people moved to Tennessee from Alabama in 2022, making up 4.15% of new residents that moved from another state

-- It was the #3 most common state for people moving away from Alabama

#7. Virginia

- 9,450 people moved to Tennessee from Virginia in 2022, making up 4.18% of new residents that moved from another state

-- It was the #10 most common state for people moving away from Virginia

#6. Mississippi

- 9,491 people moved to Tennessee from Mississippi in 2022, making up 4.20% of new residents that moved from another state

-- It was the #1 most common state for people moving away from Mississippi

#5. Illinois

- 12,602 people moved to Tennessee from Illinois in 2022, making up 5.58% of new residents that moved from another state

-- It was the #8 most common state for people moving away from Illinois

#4. Texas

- 12,862 people moved to Tennessee from Texas in 2022, making up 5.69% of new residents that moved from another state

-- It was the #14 most common state for people moving away from Texas

#3. Georgia

- 14,770 people moved to Tennessee from Georgia in 2022, making up 6.54% of new residents that moved from another state

-- It was the #6 most common state for people moving away from Georgia

#2. California

- 22,565 people moved to Tennessee from California in 2022, making up 9.99% of new residents that moved from another state

-- It was the #12 most common state for people moving away from California

#1. Florida

- 25,318 people moved to Tennessee from Florida in 2022, making up 11.20% of new residents that moved from another state

-- It was the #5 most common state for people moving away from Florida

This story features data reporting and writing by Elena Cox and is part of a series utilizing data automation across 51 states.