WASHINGTON — Californians have been beating a path to Arizona during the past decade – but it’s not exactly been a one-way street.
While nearly 500,000 people moved from California to Arizona between 2010 and 2018, just over 308,000 people were moving in the other direction, according to state-to-state migration flow data released this fall by the Census Bureau.
The numbers show Arizona continues to be a net importer of people, taking in 2.2 million new residents from other states since 2010, while losing 1.7 million to other states during that eight-year period.
They came from Maine – 4,182 for the period – to Hawaii – 18,993. And they went to every state, including 831 to West Virginia and 12,254 to Alaska.