Iowa Is Where People Are Most Likely To Live For Their Entire Lives
I have a lot of my friends who are from the Quad Cities. They were born and raised here. Some have gone and come back. Some have moved away to other states. Some of my friends have relocated here and this is home now.
There's something to be said for moving away from where you were born, just to see what else is out there in the world. Unless you live in Louisiana, Michigan, or Ohio. Then I guess you're good.
A new study found the percentage of people living in every state who were born there . . . in other words, it ranked the states by how likely people are to basically stay there FOREVER.
And more than three-quarters of the people living in Louisiana, Michigan, and Ohio right now were born there.
There are 10 states where more than 69% of the people currently living there were also born there: Louisiana . . . Michigan . . . Ohio . . . Pennsylvania . . . Mississippi . . . Wisconsin . . . Iowa . . . Alabama . . . West Virginia . . . and Kentucky.
On the other end of the scale, only 26% of people living in Nevada were born there.
The 10 states with the smallest percentage of people who were born there are: Nevada . . . Florida . . . Arizona . . . Wyoming . . . Alaska . . . New Hampshire . . . Colorado . . . Delaware . . . Oregon . . . and Maryland.
Here are the results for every state. Scroll down to the list of "Birthplace of Persons Residing in the State as of 2015."