Metros sending the most people to Phoenix

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June 23, 2022
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Metros sending the most people to Phoenix

Stacker compiled a list of metros that are sending the most people to Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Metros are ranked by the estimated number of people who moved to Phoenix from the metro between 2015 and 2019. Ties were broken by gross migration.

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#50. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix from Virginia Beach in 2015-2019: 766 (#24 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Migration from Phoenix to Virginia Beach: 497 (#51 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 269 to Phoenix
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#49. Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix from Santa Maria in 2015-2019: 794 (#8 most common destination from Santa Maria)
- Migration from Phoenix to Santa Maria: 243 (#89 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 551 to Phoenix
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#48. Tulsa, OK Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix from Tulsa in 2015-2019: 807 (#5 most common destination from Tulsa)
- Migration from Phoenix to Tulsa: 461 (#55 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 346 to Phoenix
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#47. Columbus, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix from Columbus in 2015-2019: 825 (#16 most common destination from Columbus)
- Migration from Phoenix to Columbus: 438 (#58 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 387 to Phoenix
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#46. El Paso, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix from El Paso in 2015-2019: 858 (#8 most common destination from El Paso)
- Migration from Phoenix to El Paso: 890 (#31 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 32 to El Paso

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#45. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix from San Antonio in 2015-2019: 899 (#13 most common destination from San Antonio)
- Migration from Phoenix to San Antonio: 1,793 (#17 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 894 to San Antonio
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#44. Bakersfield, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix from Bakersfield in 2015-2019: 996 (#6 most common destination from Bakersfield)
- Migration from Phoenix to Bakersfield: 798 (#34 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 198 to Phoenix
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#43. Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix from Colorado Springs in 2015-2019: 1,002 (#9 most common destination from Colorado Springs)
- Migration from Phoenix to Colorado Springs: 894 (#30 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 108 to Phoenix
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#42. Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix from Spokane in 2015-2019: 1,035 (#2 most common destination from Spokane)
- Migration from Phoenix to Spokane: 730 (#38 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 305 to Phoenix
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#41. Fort Collins, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix from Fort Collins in 2015-2019: 1,081 (#4 most common destination from Fort Collins)
- Migration from Phoenix to Fort Collins: 438 (#58 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 643 to Phoenix

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#40. Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix from Oxnard in 2015-2019: 1,094 (#6 most common destination from Oxnard)
- Migration from Phoenix to Oxnard: 188 (#108 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 906 to Phoenix
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#39. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix from Baltimore in 2015-2019: 1,107 (#16 most common destination from Baltimore)
- Migration from Phoenix to Baltimore: 486 (#53 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 621 to Phoenix
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#38. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix from Boston in 2015-2019: 1,130 (#28 most common destination from Boston)
- Migration from Phoenix to Boston: 729 (#39 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 401 to Phoenix
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#37. Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix from Oklahoma City in 2015-2019: 1,169 (#5 most common destination from Oklahoma City)
- Migration from Phoenix to Oklahoma City: 738 (#35 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 431 to Phoenix
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#36. Provo-Orem, UT Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix from Provo in 2015-2019: 1,198 (#4 most common destination from Provo)
- Migration from Phoenix to Provo: 1,979 (#15 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 781 to Provo

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#35. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix from Orlando in 2015-2019: 1,228 (#17 most common destination from Orlando)
- Migration from Phoenix to Orlando: 496 (#52 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 732 to Phoenix
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#34. Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix from Indianapolis in 2015-2019: 1,236 (#11 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Migration from Phoenix to Indianapolis: 417 (#61 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 819 to Phoenix
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#33. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix from Houston in 2015-2019: 1,255 (#22 most common destination from Houston)
- Migration from Phoenix to Houston: 1,926 (#16 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 671 to Houston
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#32. Urban Honolulu, HI Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix from Urban Honolulu in 2015-2019: 1,326 (#8 most common destination from Urban Honolulu)
- Migration from Phoenix to Urban Honolulu: 559 (#46 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 767 to Phoenix
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#31. Kansas City, MO-KS Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix from Kansas City in 2015-2019: 1,342 (#9 most common destination from Kansas City)
- Migration from Phoenix to Kansas City: 1,192 (#24 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 150 to Phoenix

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#30. Ogden-Clearfield, UT Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix from Ogden in 2015-2019: 1,516 (#4 most common destination from Ogden)
- Migration from Phoenix to Ogden: 508 (#49 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 1,008 to Phoenix
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#29. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix from San Jose in 2015-2019: 1,538 (#17 most common destination from San Jose)
- Migration from Phoenix to San Jose: 1,162 (#26 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 376 to Phoenix
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#28. Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix from Sierra Vista in 2015-2019: 1,607 (#2 most common destination from Sierra Vista)
- Migration from Phoenix to Sierra Vista: 2,284 (#13 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 677 to Sierra Vista
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#27. St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix from St. Louis in 2015-2019: 1,625 (#7 most common destination from St. Louis)
- Migration from Phoenix to St. Louis: 550 (#47 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 1,075 to Phoenix
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#26. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix from Philadelphia in 2015-2019: 1,679 (#26 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Migration from Phoenix to Philadelphia: 732 (#37 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 947 to Phoenix

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#25. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix from Austin in 2015-2019: 1,732 (#6 most common destination from Austin)
- Migration from Phoenix to Austin: 1,325 (#23 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 407 to Phoenix
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#24. Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix from Milwaukee in 2015-2019: 1,773 (#5 most common destination from Milwaukee)
- Migration from Phoenix to Milwaukee: 519 (#48 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 1,254 to Phoenix
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#23. Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix from Sacramento in 2015-2019: 1,793 (#11 most common destination from Sacramento)
- Migration from Phoenix to Sacramento: 1,105 (#27 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 688 to Phoenix
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#22. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix from Detroit in 2015-2019: 1,799 (#9 most common destination from Detroit)
- Migration from Phoenix to Detroit: 1,043 (#29 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 756 to Phoenix
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#21. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix from Atlanta in 2015-2019: 1,835 (#21 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Migration from Phoenix to Atlanta: 1,099 (#28 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 736 to Phoenix

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#20. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix from Washington in 2015-2019: 1,980 (#30 most common destination from Washington)
- Migration from Phoenix to Washington: 1,549 (#21 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 431 to Phoenix
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#19. Yuma, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix from Yuma in 2015-2019: 2,095 (#1 most common destination from Yuma)
- Migration from Phoenix to Yuma: 1,634 (#20 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 461 to Phoenix
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#18. Albuquerque, NM Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix from Albuquerque in 2015-2019: 2,124 (#2 most common destination from Albuquerque)
- Migration from Phoenix to Albuquerque: 880 (#32 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 1,244 to Phoenix
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#17. Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix from Lake Havasu City in 2015-2019: 2,192 (#1 most common destination from Lake Havasu City)
- Migration from Phoenix to Lake Havasu City: 2,197 (#14 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 5 to Lake Havasu City
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#16. Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix from Salt Lake City in 2015-2019: 2,218 (#3 most common destination from Salt Lake City)
- Migration from Phoenix to Salt Lake City: 1,169 (#25 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 1,049 to Phoenix

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#15. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix from Dallas in 2015-2019: 2,272 (#19 most common destination from Dallas)
- Migration from Phoenix to Dallas: 3,715 (#6 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 1,443 to Dallas
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#14. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix from Las Vegas in 2015-2019: 2,895 (#3 most common destination from Las Vegas)
- Migration from Phoenix to Las Vegas: 2,990 (#8 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 95 to Las Vegas
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#13. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix from San Francisco in 2015-2019: 3,031 (#15 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Migration from Phoenix to San Francisco: 1,731 (#18 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 1,300 to Phoenix
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#12. Prescott Valley-Prescott, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix from Prescott Valley in 2015-2019: 3,299 (#1 most common destination from Prescott Valley)
- Migration from Phoenix to Prescott Valley: 5,163 (#3 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 1,864 to Prescott Valley
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#11. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix from Minneapolis in 2015-2019: 3,500 (#3 most common destination from Minneapolis)
- Migration from Phoenix to Minneapolis: 1,463 (#22 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 2,037 to Phoenix

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#10. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix from Denver in 2015-2019: 4,052 (#5 most common destination from Denver)
- Migration from Phoenix to Denver: 2,890 (#10 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 1,162 to Phoenix
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#9. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix from New York in 2015-2019: 4,287 (#26 most common destination from New York)
- Migration from Phoenix to New York: 1,692 (#19 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 2,595 to Phoenix
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#8. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix from Portland in 2015-2019: 4,643 (#3 most common destination from Portland)
- Migration from Phoenix to Portland: 2,939 (#9 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 1,704 to Phoenix
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#7. Flagstaff, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix from Flagstaff in 2015-2019: 4,791 (#1 most common destination from Flagstaff)
- Migration from Phoenix to Flagstaff: 6,451 (#2 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 1,660 to Flagstaff
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#6. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix from Riverside in 2015-2019: 4,947 (#3 most common destination from Riverside)
- Migration from Phoenix to Riverside: 3,448 (#7 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 1,499 to Phoenix

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#5. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix from San Diego in 2015-2019: 5,493 (#4 most common destination from San Diego)
- Migration from Phoenix to San Diego: 2,740 (#11 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 2,753 to Phoenix
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#4. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix from Seattle in 2015-2019: 5,569 (#6 most common destination from Seattle)
- Migration from Phoenix to Seattle: 4,868 (#5 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 701 to Phoenix
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#3. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix from Chicago in 2015-2019: 7,859 (#2 most common destination from Chicago)
- Migration from Phoenix to Chicago: 2,593 (#12 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 5,266 to Phoenix
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#2. Tucson, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix from Tucson in 2015-2019: 11,601 (#1 most common destination from Tucson)
- Migration from Phoenix to Tucson: 11,191 (#1 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 410 to Phoenix
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#1. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix from Los Angeles in 2015-2019: 13,273 (#5 most common destination from Los Angeles)
- Migration from Phoenix to Los Angeles: 4,904 (#4 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 8,369 to Phoenix

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