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Michiganders tend to have a lot of pride in their state, so it should come as no surprise to Michigan residents that people from some other states are relocating to the Mitten. I was born and raised in Michigan, so I couldn’t imagine living anywhere else, although I could do without the snow and cold in the winter.

The latest U.S. Census Bureau information is in, and it gives insight into who is moving to Michigan. It also points out that the biggest drops in population for the 2019-2020 period were in California and New York.

The staff at Stacker used the data from the U.S. Census Bureau to put together a list of states that are sending the most people to Michigan. The No. 1 state sending people to Michigan is no big surprise, because it’s a neighboring state: Ohio. According to the study, 12,261 Ohio residents moved to Michigan in 2019, while just 14,049 moved from Michigan to Ohio. Ohio was followed by Indiana, Illinois, Florida and California.

Here are the 10 states sending the most residents to Michigan, according to Stacker:

Ohio
Indiana
Illinois
Florida
California
Texas
New York
Georgia
Pennsylvania
Tennessee

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Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at erickson@WRIF.com, follow her on Instagram at @EricksonAnne and tweet at her @AnneErickson!