Special Report

Americans are Flocking to Ohio From These States

Sam Stebbins / 24/7 Wall St.

Americans are more likely to move to a new state than they have been in years. According to the latest estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, 8.2 million people moved between states in 2022, more than in any year in over a decade.

While reasons for moving vary from person to person, historically high rates of interstate mobility may be tied to recent changes in the labor market — specifically, the sweeping adoption of remote work policies in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Census data shows that more than 24 million Americans worked from home in 2022, compared to fewer than 9 million in 2019, the year before the pandemic.

Without needing to be within commuting distance of their office, larger shares of the population are free to choose a place to live based on other factors, including housing, climate, cost of living, and family. Whatever the explanations may be, census data shows that some states are far more popular destinations than others — and Ohio is drawing in more new residents from other parts of the country than the vast majority of states.

An estimated 200,800 Americans relocated to Ohio in 2022, the 15th most of any state. Inbound moves to Ohio originated from each of the 49 other states, as well as Washington, D.C. in 2022.

The number of Americans who moved to Ohio in 2022 ranges from about 60 to more than 16,800, depending on the state. Not surprisingly, the states reporting the largest outflow of residents to Ohio include many of the most populous states in the country, as well as several states that share a border with Ohio.

These are the states the most Americans are leaving for Ohio.

50. Wyoming: 63 people

Source: DenisTangneyJr / E+ via Getty Images
  • People from Wyoming who moved to Ohio in 2022: 63 (0.0% of Americans who moved to Ohio)
  • Total num. of Americans who moved out of Wyoming in 2022: 27,005 — 2nd fewest of 50 states (0.2% moved to Ohio)
  • Total population in 2022: 581,381 (the smallest of 50 states)

49. New Hampshire: 152 people

Source: Sean Pavone / iStock via Getty Images
  • People from New Hampshire who moved to Ohio in 2022: 152 (0.1% of Americans who moved to Ohio)
  • Total num. of Americans who moved out of New Hampshire in 2022: 46,866 — 11th fewest of 50 states (0.3% moved to Ohio)
  • Total population in 2022: 1,395,231 (10th smallest of 50 states)

48. Alaska: 168 people

Source: Jacob Boomsma / iStock via Getty Images
  • People from Alaska who moved to Ohio in 2022: 168 (0.1% of Americans who moved to Ohio)
  • Total num. of Americans who moved out of Alaska in 2022: 32,755 — 5th fewest of 50 states (0.5% moved to Ohio)
  • Total population in 2022: 733,583 (3rd smallest of 50 states)

47. District of Columbia: 180 people

Source: Matt Anderson / iStock via Getty Images
  • People from District of Columbia who moved to Ohio in 2022: 180 (0.1% of Americans who moved to Ohio)
  • Total num. of Americans who moved out of District of Columbia in 2022: 67,904 — (0.3% moved to Ohio)
  • Total population in 2022: 671,803

46. Mississippi: 181 people

Source: SeanPavonePhoto / iStock via Getty Images
  • People from Mississippi who moved to Ohio in 2022: 181 (0.1% of Americans who moved to Ohio)
  • Total num. of Americans who moved out of Mississippi in 2022: 59,596 — 14th fewest of 50 states (0.3% moved to Ohio)
  • Total population in 2022: 2,940,057 (17th smallest of 50 states)

45. South Dakota: 205 people

Source: Jacob Boomsma / iStock via Getty Images
  • People from South Dakota who moved to Ohio in 2022: 205 (0.1% of Americans who moved to Ohio)
  • Total num. of Americans who moved out of South Dakota in 2022: 28,803 — 4th fewest of 50 states (0.7% moved to Ohio)
  • Total population in 2022: 909,824 (5th smallest of 50 states)

44. Montana: 238 people

Source: Jon Bilous / iStock via Getty Images
  • People from Montana who moved to Ohio in 2022: 238 (0.1% of Americans who moved to Ohio)
  • Total num. of Americans who moved out of Montana in 2022: 38,483 — 8th fewest of 50 states (0.6% moved to Ohio)
  • Total population in 2022: 1,122,867 (8th smallest of 50 states)

43. Maine: 250 people

Source: SeanPavonePhoto / iStock via Getty Images
  • People from Maine who moved to Ohio in 2022: 250 (0.1% of Americans who moved to Ohio)
  • Total num. of Americans who moved out of Maine in 2022: 34,659 — 7th fewest of 50 states (0.7% moved to Ohio)
  • Total population in 2022: 1,385,340 (9th smallest of 50 states)

42. New Mexico: 264 people

Source: Sean Pavone / iStock via Getty Images
  • People from New Mexico who moved to Ohio in 2022: 264 (0.1% of Americans who moved to Ohio)
  • Total num. of Americans who moved out of New Mexico in 2022: 58,443 — 13th fewest of 50 states (0.5% moved to Ohio)
  • Total population in 2022: 2,113,344 (15th smallest of 50 states)

41. Nebraska: 274 people

Source: Lorraine Boogich / iStock Unreleased via Getty Images
  • People from Nebraska who moved to Ohio in 2022: 274 (0.1% of Americans who moved to Ohio)
  • Total num. of Americans who moved out of Nebraska in 2022: 49,472 — 12th fewest of 50 states (0.6% moved to Ohio)
  • Total population in 2022: 1,967,923 (14th smallest of 50 states)

40. Rhode Island: 381 people

Source: SeanPavonePhoto / iStock via Getty Images
  • People from Rhode Island who moved to Ohio in 2022: 381 (0.2% of Americans who moved to Ohio)
  • Total num. of Americans who moved out of Rhode Island in 2022: 39,156 — 9th fewest of 50 states (1.0% moved to Ohio)
  • Total population in 2022: 1,093,734 (7th smallest of 50 states)

39. North Dakota: 478 people

Source: johnbrianmccarthy / Flickr
  • People from North Dakota who moved to Ohio in 2022: 478 (0.2% of Americans who moved to Ohio)
  • Total num. of Americans who moved out of North Dakota in 2022: 28,359 — 3rd fewest of 50 states (1.7% moved to Ohio)
  • Total population in 2022: 779,261 (4th smallest of 50 states)

38. Oklahoma: 510 people

Source: Sean Pavone / iStock via Getty Images
  • People from Oklahoma who moved to Ohio in 2022: 510 (0.3% of Americans who moved to Ohio)
  • Total num. of Americans who moved out of Oklahoma in 2022: 85,782 — 20th fewest of 50 states (0.6% moved to Ohio)
  • Total population in 2022: 4,019,800 (23rd smallest of 50 states)

37. Idaho: 514 people

Source: vkbhat / E+ via Getty Images
  • People from Idaho who moved to Ohio in 2022: 514 (0.3% of Americans who moved to Ohio)
  • Total num. of Americans who moved out of Idaho in 2022: 70,542 — 17th fewest of 50 states (0.7% moved to Ohio)
  • Total population in 2022: 1,939,033 (13th smallest of 50 states)

36. Vermont: 516 people

Source: DenisTangneyJr / E+ via Getty Images
  • People from Vermont who moved to Ohio in 2022: 516 (0.3% of Americans who moved to Ohio)
  • Total num. of Americans who moved out of Vermont in 2022: 23,170 — the fewest of 50 states (2.2% moved to Ohio)
  • Total population in 2022: 647,064 (2nd smallest of 50 states)

35. Connecticut: 675 people

Source: DenisTangneyJr / E+ via Getty Images
  • People from Connecticut who moved to Ohio in 2022: 675 (0.3% of Americans who moved to Ohio)
  • Total num. of Americans who moved out of Connecticut in 2022: 88,733 — 22nd fewest of 50 states (0.8% moved to Ohio)
  • Total population in 2022: 3,626,205 (22nd smallest of 50 states)

34. Delaware: 706 people

Source: DenisTangneyJr / iStock via Getty Images
  • People from Delaware who moved to Ohio in 2022: 706 (0.4% of Americans who moved to Ohio)
  • Total num. of Americans who moved out of Delaware in 2022: 33,691 — 6th fewest of 50 states (2.1% moved to Ohio)
  • Total population in 2022: 1,018,396 (6th smallest of 50 states)

33. Kansas: 960 people

Source: Sean Pavone / iStock via Getty Images
  • People from Kansas who moved to Ohio in 2022: 960 (0.5% of Americans who moved to Ohio)
  • Total num. of Americans who moved out of Kansas in 2022: 84,558 — 19th fewest of 50 states (1.1% moved to Ohio)
  • Total population in 2022: 2,937,150 (16th smallest of 50 states)

32. Hawaii: 1,187 people

Source: okimo / iStock via Getty Images
  • People from Hawaii who moved to Ohio in 2022: 1,187 (0.6% of Americans who moved to Ohio)
  • Total num. of Americans who moved out of Hawaii in 2022: 67,257 — 15th fewest of 50 states (1.8% moved to Ohio)
  • Total population in 2022: 1,440,196 (11th smallest of 50 states)

31. Nevada: 1,334 people

Source: kenlund / Flickr
  • People from Nevada who moved to Ohio in 2022: 1,334 (0.7% of Americans who moved to Ohio)
  • Total num. of Americans who moved out of Nevada in 2022: 114,131 — 25th most of 50 states (1.2% moved to Ohio)
  • Total population in 2022: 3,177,772 (19th smallest of 50 states)

30. Iowa: 1,380 people

Source: pabradyphoto / iStock via Getty Images
  • People from Iowa who moved to Ohio in 2022: 1,380 (0.7% of Americans who moved to Ohio)
  • Total num. of Americans who moved out of Iowa in 2022: 70,359 — 16th fewest of 50 states (2.0% moved to Ohio)
  • Total population in 2022: 3,200,517 (20th smallest of 50 states)

29. Utah: 1,670 people

Source: Sean Pavone / iStock via Getty Images
  • People from Utah who moved to Ohio in 2022: 1,670 (0.8% of Americans who moved to Ohio)
  • Total num. of Americans who moved out of Utah in 2022: 109,290 — 25th fewest of 50 states (1.5% moved to Ohio)
  • Total population in 2022: 3,380,800 (21st smallest of 50 states)

28. Arkansas: 1,804 people

Source: DenisTangneyJr / iStock via Getty Images
  • People from Arkansas who moved to Ohio in 2022: 1,804 (0.9% of Americans who moved to Ohio)
  • Total num. of Americans who moved out of Arkansas in 2022: 74,408 — 18th fewest of 50 states (2.4% moved to Ohio)
  • Total population in 2022: 3,045,637 (18th smallest of 50 states)

27. Oregon: 1,922 people

Source: Sean Pavone / iStock via Getty Images
  • People from Oregon who moved to Ohio in 2022: 1,922 (1.0% of Americans who moved to Ohio)
  • Total num. of Americans who moved out of Oregon in 2022: 157,729 — 19th most of 50 states (1.2% moved to Ohio)
  • Total population in 2022: 4,240,137 (24th smallest of 50 states)

26. Minnesota: 1,972 people

Source: RudyBalasko / iStock via Getty Images
  • People from Minnesota who moved to Ohio in 2022: 1,972 (1.0% of Americans who moved to Ohio)
  • Total num. of Americans who moved out of Minnesota in 2022: 130,807 — 23rd most of 50 states (1.5% moved to Ohio)
  • Total population in 2022: 5,717,184 (22nd largest of 50 states)

25. Louisiana: 2,047 people

Source: f11photo / iStock via Getty Images
  • People from Louisiana who moved to Ohio in 2022: 2,047 (1.0% of Americans who moved to Ohio)
  • Total num. of Americans who moved out of Louisiana in 2022: 105,897 — 24th fewest of 50 states (1.9% moved to Ohio)
  • Total population in 2022: 4,590,241 (25th largest of 50 states)

24. Washington: 2,929 people

Source: LoweStock / iStock via Getty Images
  • People from Washington who moved to Ohio in 2022: 2,929 (1.5% of Americans who moved to Ohio)
  • Total num. of Americans who moved out of Washington in 2022: 257,785 — 10th most of 50 states (1.1% moved to Ohio)
  • Total population in 2022: 7,785,786 (13th largest of 50 states)

23. Missouri: 2,945 people

Source: f11photo / iStock via Getty Images
  • People from Missouri who moved to Ohio in 2022: 2,945 (1.5% of Americans who moved to Ohio)
  • Total num. of Americans who moved out of Missouri in 2022: 156,845 — 20th most of 50 states (1.9% moved to Ohio)
  • Total population in 2022: 6,177,957 (18th largest of 50 states)

22. Alabama: 3,028 people

Source: Sean Pavone / iStock via Getty Images
  • People from Alabama who moved to Ohio in 2022: 3,028 (1.5% of Americans who moved to Ohio)
  • Total num. of Americans who moved out of Alabama in 2022: 102,894 — 23rd fewest of 50 states (2.9% moved to Ohio)
  • Total population in 2022: 5,074,296 (24th largest of 50 states)

21. Maryland: 3,284 people

Source: Sean Pavone / iStock via Getty Images
  • People from Maryland who moved to Ohio in 2022: 3,284 (1.6% of Americans who moved to Ohio)
  • Total num. of Americans who moved out of Maryland in 2022: 205,406 — 14th most of 50 states (1.6% moved to Ohio)
  • Total population in 2022: 6,164,660 (19th largest of 50 states)

20. Wisconsin: 3,514 people

Source: marchello74 / iStock via Getty Images
  • People from Wisconsin who moved to Ohio in 2022: 3,514 (1.7% of Americans who moved to Ohio)
  • Total num. of Americans who moved out of Wisconsin in 2022: 121,329 — 24th most of 50 states (2.9% moved to Ohio)
  • Total population in 2022: 5,892,539 (20th largest of 50 states)

19. Massachusetts: 3,523 people

Source: Sean Pavone / iStock via Getty Images
  • People from Massachusetts who moved to Ohio in 2022: 3,523 (1.8% of Americans who moved to Ohio)
  • Total num. of Americans who moved out of Massachusetts in 2022: 214,644 — 13th most of 50 states (1.6% moved to Ohio)
  • Total population in 2022: 6,981,974 (16th largest of 50 states)

18. Georgia: 4,155 people

Source: SeanPavonePhoto / iStock via Getty Images
  • People from Georgia who moved to Ohio in 2022: 4,155 (2.1% of Americans who moved to Ohio)
  • Total num. of Americans who moved out of Georgia in 2022: 253,275 — 11th most of 50 states (1.6% moved to Ohio)
  • Total population in 2022: 10,912,876 (8th largest of 50 states)

17. South Carolina: 4,476 people

Source: SeanPavonePhoto / iStock via Getty Images
  • People from South Carolina who moved to Ohio in 2022: 4,476 (2.2% of Americans who moved to Ohio)
  • Total num. of Americans who moved out of South Carolina in 2022: 154,398 — 21st most of 50 states (2.9% moved to Ohio)
  • Total population in 2022: 5,282,634 (23rd largest of 50 states)

16. Colorado: 4,849 people

Source: kenlund / Flickr
  • People from Colorado who moved to Ohio in 2022: 4,849 (2.4% of Americans who moved to Ohio)
  • Total num. of Americans who moved out of Colorado in 2022: 239,200 — 12th most of 50 states (2.0% moved to Ohio)
  • Total population in 2022: 5,839,926 (21st largest of 50 states)

15. Arizona: 5,224 people

Source: dougtone / Flickr
  • People from Arizona who moved to Ohio in 2022: 5,224 (2.6% of Americans who moved to Ohio)
  • Total num. of Americans who moved out of Arizona in 2022: 204,734 — 15th most of 50 states (2.6% moved to Ohio)
  • Total population in 2022: 7,359,197 (14th largest of 50 states)

14. North Carolina: 5,592 people

Source: pawel.gaul / E+ via Getty Images
  • People from North Carolina who moved to Ohio in 2022: 5,592 (2.8% of Americans who moved to Ohio)
  • Total num. of Americans who moved out of North Carolina in 2022: 259,422 — 9th most of 50 states (2.2% moved to Ohio)
  • Total population in 2022: 10,698,973 (9th largest of 50 states)

13. New Jersey: 6,277 people

Source: Ultima_Gaina / iStock via Getty Images
  • People from New Jersey who moved to Ohio in 2022: 6,277 (3.1% of Americans who moved to Ohio)
  • Total num. of Americans who moved out of New Jersey in 2022: 267,106 — 8th most of 50 states (2.4% moved to Ohio)
  • Total population in 2022: 9,261,699 (11th largest of 50 states)

12. Tennessee: 6,283 people

Source: f11photo / iStock via Getty Images
  • People from Tennessee who moved to Ohio in 2022: 6,283 (3.1% of Americans who moved to Ohio)
  • Total num. of Americans who moved out of Tennessee in 2022: 182,669 — 17th most of 50 states (3.4% moved to Ohio)
  • Total population in 2022: 7,051,339 (15th largest of 50 states)

11. Virginia: 7,309 people

Source: drone-and-quadcopter / Flickr
  • People from Virginia who moved to Ohio in 2022: 7,309 (3.6% of Americans who moved to Ohio)
  • Total num. of Americans who moved out of Virginia in 2022: 282,050 — 6th most of 50 states (2.6% moved to Ohio)
  • Total population in 2022: 8,683,619 (12th largest of 50 states)

10. New York: 8,431 people

Source: AlexanderVasin / iStock via Getty Images
  • People from New York who moved to Ohio in 2022: 8,431 (4.2% of Americans who moved to Ohio)
  • Total num. of Americans who moved out of New York in 2022: 545,598 — 2nd most of 50 states (1.5% moved to Ohio)
  • Total population in 2022: 19,677,151 (4th largest of 50 states)

9. Illinois: 8,652 people

Source: franckreporter / E+ via Getty Images
  • People from Illinois who moved to Ohio in 2022: 8,652 (4.3% of Americans who moved to Ohio)
  • Total num. of Americans who moved out of Illinois in 2022: 344,027 — 5th most of 50 states (2.5% moved to Ohio)
  • Total population in 2022: 12,582,032 (6th largest of 50 states)

8. Texas: 10,239 people

Source: Sean Pavone / iStock via Getty Images
  • People from Texas who moved to Ohio in 2022: 10,239 (5.1% of Americans who moved to Ohio)
  • Total num. of Americans who moved out of Texas in 2022: 494,077 — 3rd most of 50 states (2.1% moved to Ohio)
  • Total population in 2022: 30,029,572 (2nd largest of 50 states)

7. West Virginia: 11,095 people

Source: Sean Pavone / iStock via Getty Images
  • People from West Virginia who moved to Ohio in 2022: 11,095 (5.5% of Americans who moved to Ohio)
  • Total num. of Americans who moved out of West Virginia in 2022: 40,535 — 10th fewest of 50 states (27.4% moved to Ohio)
  • Total population in 2022: 1,775,156 (12th smallest of 50 states)

6. Pennsylvania: 11,399 people

Source: kimon / Flickr
  • People from Pennsylvania who moved to Ohio in 2022: 11,399 (5.7% of Americans who moved to Ohio)
  • Total num. of Americans who moved out of Pennsylvania in 2022: 278,699 — 7th most of 50 states (4.1% moved to Ohio)
  • Total population in 2022: 12,972,008 (5th largest of 50 states)

5. California: 11,924 people

Source: 2024 Getty Images / Getty Images News via Getty Images
  • People from California who moved to Ohio in 2022: 11,924 (5.9% of Americans who moved to Ohio)
  • Total num. of Americans who moved out of California in 2022: 817,669 — the most of 50 states (1.5% moved to Ohio)
  • Total population in 2022: 39,029,342 (the largest of 50 states)

4. Indiana: 12,230 people

Source: Ultima_Gaina / iStock via Getty Images
  • People from Indiana who moved to Ohio in 2022: 12,230 (6.1% of Americans who moved to Ohio)
  • Total num. of Americans who moved out of Indiana in 2022: 137,624 — 22nd most of 50 states (8.9% moved to Ohio)
  • Total population in 2022: 6,833,037 (17th largest of 50 states)

3. Michigan: 12,753 people

Source: pawel.gaul / E+ via Getty Images
  • People from Michigan who moved to Ohio in 2022: 12,753 (6.4% of Americans who moved to Ohio)
  • Total num. of Americans who moved out of Michigan in 2022: 167,885 — 18th most of 50 states (7.6% moved to Ohio)
  • Total population in 2022: 10,034,118 (10th largest of 50 states)

2. Kentucky: 13,836 people

Source: kenlund / Flickr
  • People from Kentucky who moved to Ohio in 2022: 13,836 (6.9% of Americans who moved to Ohio)
  • Total num. of Americans who moved out of Kentucky in 2022: 88,556 — 21st fewest of 50 states (15.6% moved to Ohio)
  • Total population in 2022: 4,512,310 (25th smallest of 50 states)

1. Florida: 16,831 people

Source: Ryan McGill / iStock via Getty Images
  • People from Florida who moved to Ohio in 2022: 16,831 (8.4% of Americans who moved to Ohio)
  • Total num. of Americans who moved out of Florida in 2022: 489,905 — 4th most of 50 states (3.4% moved to Ohio)
  • Total population in 2022: 22,244,823 (3rd largest of 50 states)
Rank Geography Residents who moved to Ohio in 2022 Pct. all inbound moves to Ohio
50 Wyoming 63 0.03
49 New Hampshire 152 0.08
48 Alaska 168 0.08
47 District of Columbia 180 0.09
46 Mississippi 181 0.09
45 South Dakota 205 0.10
44 Montana 238 0.12
43 Maine 250 0.12
42 New Mexico 264 0.13
41 Nebraska 274 0.14
40 Rhode Island 381 0.19
39 North Dakota 478 0.24
38 Oklahoma 510 0.25
37 Idaho 514 0.26
36 Vermont 516 0.26
35 Connecticut 675 0.34
34 Delaware 706 0.35
33 Kansas 960 0.48
32 Hawaii 1,187 0.59
31 Nevada 1,334 0.66
30 Iowa 1,380 0.69
29 Utah 1,670 0.83
28 Arkansas 1,804 0.90
27 Oregon 1,922 0.96
26 Minnesota 1,972 0.98
25 Louisiana 2,047 1.02
24 Washington 2,929 1.46
23 Missouri 2,945 1.47
22 Alabama 3,028 1.51
21 Maryland 3,284 1.64
20 Wisconsin 3,514 1.75
19 Massachusetts 3,523 1.75
18 Georgia 4,155 2.07
17 South Carolina 4,476 2.23
16 Colorado 4,849 2.41
15 Arizona 5,224 2.60
14 North Carolina 5,592 2.78
13 New Jersey 6,277 3.13
12 Tennessee 6,283 3.13
11 Virginia 7,309 3.64
10 New York 8,431 4.20
9 Illinois 8,652 4.31
8 Texas 10,239 5.10
7 West Virginia 11,095 5.53
6 Pennsylvania 11,399 5.68
5 California 11,924 5.94
4 Indiana 12,230 6.09
3 Michigan 12,753 6.35
2 Kentucky 13,836 6.89
1 Florida 16,831 8.38

Thank you for reading! Have some feedback for us?
Contact the 24/7 Wall St. editorial team.