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Top 10 States Arizona Residents Come From

Arizona has a lot of transplants -- only a couple of states have higher percentages of their population from another state.

Can you guess which ones? Below, we have the top 10 states where Arizona residents were born, as of 2012:

10.) Oklahoma: Less Than 1 Percent

Top 10 States Arizona Residents Come From
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Bonus fact: Oklahoma edged out Arkansas for this spot.

9.) Utah: Less Than 1 Percent

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From one state with a lot of red rocks to another.

8.) Missouri: Less Than 1 Percent

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A lot of other midwestern states narrowly missed this list.

7.) New Mexico: Less Than 1 Percent

Top 10 States Arizona Residents Come From
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Nevada is Arizona's only neighbor that doesn't crack the top 10.

6.) Ohio: 2 Percent

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Holy Toledo!

5.) Texas: 2 Percent

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Texas actually passed Ohio on this list in the 1990s.

4.) New York: 3 Percent

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Meanwhile, 5 percent of Arizonans were born in another state in the northeast.

3.) Illinois: 4 Percent

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Hence the reason people say Phoenix is Chicago west.

2.) California: 9 Percent

Top 10 States Arizona Residents Come From
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Arizona: Like California, but subtract taxes and oceans and add heat.

1.) Arizona: 38 Percent

Top 10 States Arizona Residents Come From
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Yes, believe it or not, more than one-third of Arizonans actually were born here.

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