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Top 10 States Arizona Residents Come From

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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

Bonus fact: Oklahoma edged out Arkansas for this spot.

9.) Utah: Less Than 1 Percent

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

8.) Missouri: Less Than 1 Percent

A lot of other midwestern states narrowly missed this list.

7.) New Mexico: Less Than 1 Percent

Nevada is Arizona's only neighbor that doesn't crack the top 10.

6.) Ohio: 2 Percent

Holy Toledo!

5.) Texas: 2 Percent

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

4.) New York: 3 Percent

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

3.) Illinois: 4 Percent

Hence the reason people say Phoenix is Chicago west.

2.) California: 9 Percent

Arizona: Like California, but subtract taxes and oceans and add heat.

1.) Arizona: 38 Percent

Yes, believe it or not, more than one-third of Arizonans actually were born here.

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