The Top 5 States Moving to Arizona. Does #1 Make Sense?
Going to Arizona
#5 - Illinois
In 2019, 10,915 people pulled up stakes in the Land of Lincoln and headed west, landing in Arizona. By contrast, we sent just over 5,000 to go live in Illinois.
#4 - Colorado
I'm not sure if people locked down during the pandemic looked around and decided Colorado weather wasn't for them, or if there were other factors, but 14,684 decided it was time to beat feet and head to Arizona in 2019.
If all your exes lived in Texas...well, make sure they haven't relocated. In 2019, 17,482 people saddled up and decided Texas was no longer for them, and they moved to Arizona. Arizona was the 8th most popular destination for people fleeing Texas.
#2 - Washington State
At first, I thought I was imagining it, or that just because I had family in Washington, I was noticing the license plates more often.
From 2019 to now, there has been in intense migration from the State of Washington, with 17,636 people finding their way here since 2019.
#1 - California
This number may be the most alarming. If you've ever visited California, you've probably noticed that EVERYTHING is more expensive there.
The cost of gasoline, property, and goods and services in California is astronomically higher than most of the nation. Add in taxes and other hidden costs, and it's easy to see why people are leaving the state in droves.
Apparently, the citizens took note. In 2019, 59,713 people transplanted to Arizona from California.
And it doesn't show any signs of slowing down. Every day, more people have migrated to Arizona.