Estimates released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau indicate that North Carolina is among the top three destinations for native and non-native citizens gained from other states, reports the USA Today.

“Both groups also are moving in substantial numbers to Sun Belt counties in smaller metropolitan areas,” says the report.

The top five states with the highest foreign born resident increases, according to the USA Today’s analysis: Texas: 39,000; Georgia : 12,000; North Carolina: 11,000; Nevada 11,000; Washington: 10,000.