In percentage terms, the state that attracted the most new residents from other states was Idaho, followed by South Carolina and Montana.
Idaho, Montana, and Arizona have become sanctuaries for those tax exiles escaping California. Idaho is on track to steal a congressional seat from California by the 2030 census count.
We think the Montana surge is partly a result of the popular TV show Yellowstone. On the show, it’s always sunny and beautiful. Beware: Montana is Minnesota cold eight months of the year.