Where people in Los Angeles are moving to most

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May 17, 2022
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Where people in Los Angeles are moving to most

Stacker compiled a list of where people in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area are moving to the most using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Metros are ranked by the estimated number of people who moved to the metro from Los Angeles between 2015 and 2019. Ties were broken by gross migration.

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#50. Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Spokane in 2015-2019: 1,082
- Migration from Spokane to Los Angeles: 356 (#11 most common destination from Spokane)
- Net migration: 726 to Spokane
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#49. Stockton, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Stockton in 2015-2019: 1,115
- Migration from Stockton to Los Angeles: 707 (#6 most common destination from Stockton)
- Net migration: 408 to Stockton
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#48. Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Santa Rosa in 2015-2019: 1,132
- Migration from Santa Rosa to Los Angeles: 738 (#3 most common destination from Santa Rosa)
- Net migration: 394 to Santa Rosa
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#47. Reno, NV Metro Area

- Migration to Reno in 2015-2019: 1,156
- Migration from Reno to Los Angeles: 417 (#9 most common destination from Reno)
- Net migration: 739 to Reno
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#46. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metro Area

- Migration to Baltimore in 2015-2019: 1,187
- Migration from Baltimore to Los Angeles: 1,656 (#7 most common destination from Baltimore)
- Net migration: 469 to Los Angeles

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

- Migration to Virginia Beach in 2015-2019: 1,214
- Migration from Virginia Beach to Los Angeles: 677 (#30 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 537 to Virginia Beach
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#44. Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Colorado Springs in 2015-2019: 1,221
- Migration from Colorado Springs to Los Angeles: 1,162 (#4 most common destination from Colorado Springs)
- Net migration: 59 to Colorado Springs
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#43. Vallejo, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Vallejo in 2015-2019: 1,244
- Migration from Vallejo to Los Angeles: 803 (#4 most common destination from Vallejo)
- Net migration: 441 to Vallejo
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#42. Flagstaff, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Flagstaff in 2015-2019: 1,261
- Migration from Flagstaff to Los Angeles: 332 (#7 most common destination from Flagstaff)
- Net migration: 929 to Flagstaff
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#41. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area

- Migration to Charlotte in 2015-2019: 1,324
- Migration from Charlotte to Los Angeles: 1,225 (#17 most common destination from Charlotte)
- Net migration: 99 to Charlotte

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#40. Eugene-Springfield, OR Metro Area

- Migration to Eugene in 2015-2019: 1,345
- Migration from Eugene to Los Angeles: 348 (#9 most common destination from Eugene)
- Net migration: 997 to Eugene
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#39. Visalia, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Visalia in 2015-2019: 1,356
- Migration from Visalia to Los Angeles: 926 (#4 most common destination from Visalia)
- Net migration: 430 to Visalia
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#38. Salinas, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Salinas in 2015-2019: 1,396
- Migration from Salinas to Los Angeles: 1,290 (#2 most common destination from Salinas)
- Net migration: 106 to Salinas
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#37. Madera, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Madera in 2015-2019: 1,400
- Migration from Madera to Los Angeles: 196 (#8 most common destination from Madera)
- Net migration: 1,204 to Madera
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#36. Prescott Valley-Prescott, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Prescott Valley in 2015-2019: 1,435
- Migration from Prescott Valley to Los Angeles: 260 (#6 most common destination from Prescott Valley)
- Net migration: 1,175 to Prescott Valley

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#35. Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Lake Havasu City in 2015-2019: 1,473
- Migration from Lake Havasu City to Los Angeles: 333 (#7 most common destination from Lake Havasu City)
- Net migration: 1,140 to Lake Havasu City
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#34. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia in 2015-2019: 1,617
- Migration from Philadelphia to Los Angeles: 2,963 (#15 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 1,346 to Los Angeles
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#33. Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Santa Cruz in 2015-2019: 1,644
- Migration from Santa Cruz to Los Angeles: 1,019 (#4 most common destination from Santa Cruz)
- Net migration: 625 to Santa Cruz
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#32. Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area

- Migration to Salt Lake City in 2015-2019: 1,655
- Migration from Salt Lake City to Los Angeles: 1,222 (#6 most common destination from Salt Lake City)
- Net migration: 433 to Salt Lake City
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#31. Provo-Orem, UT Metro Area

- Migration to Provo in 2015-2019: 1,657
- Migration from Provo to Los Angeles: 584 (#9 most common destination from Provo)
- Net migration: 1,073 to Provo

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#30. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Minneapolis in 2015-2019: 1,698
- Migration from Minneapolis to Los Angeles: 1,820 (#9 most common destination from Minneapolis)
- Net migration: 122 to Los Angeles
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#29. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Nashville in 2015-2019: 2,030
- Migration from Nashville to Los Angeles: 1,177 (#8 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 853 to Nashville
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#28. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area

- Migration to San Antonio in 2015-2019: 2,053
- Migration from San Antonio to Los Angeles: 763 (#19 most common destination from San Antonio)
- Net migration: 1,290 to San Antonio
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#27. Boise City, ID Metro Area

- Migration to Boise City in 2015-2019: 2,210
- Migration from Boise City to Los Angeles: 430 (#9 most common destination from Boise City)
- Net migration: 1,780 to Boise City
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#26. Tucson, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Tucson in 2015-2019: 2,319
- Migration from Tucson to Los Angeles: 1,029 (#3 most common destination from Tucson)
- Net migration: 1,290 to Tucson

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#25. Urban Honolulu, HI Metro Area

- Migration to Urban Honolulu in 2015-2019: 2,526
- Migration from Urban Honolulu to Los Angeles: 2,229 (#2 most common destination from Urban Honolulu)
- Net migration: 297 to Urban Honolulu
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#24. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Miami in 2015-2019: 2,531
- Migration from Miami to Los Angeles: 2,586 (#14 most common destination from Miami)
- Net migration: 55 to Los Angeles
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#23. Fresno, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Fresno in 2015-2019: 2,647
- Migration from Fresno to Los Angeles: 2,228 (#1 most common destination from Fresno)
- Net migration: 419 to Fresno
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#22. San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Luis Obispo in 2015-2019: 3,093
- Migration from San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles: 1,296 (#2 most common destination from San Luis Obispo)
- Net migration: 1,797 to San Luis Obispo
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#21. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area

- Migration to Boston in 2015-2019: 3,372
- Migration from Boston to Los Angeles: 4,575 (#8 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 1,203 to Los Angeles

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#20. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Atlanta in 2015-2019: 3,537
- Migration from Atlanta to Los Angeles: 3,002 (#14 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 535 to Atlanta
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#19. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Austin in 2015-2019: 3,849
- Migration from Austin to Los Angeles: 1,473 (#8 most common destination from Austin)
- Net migration: 2,376 to Austin
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#18. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Denver in 2015-2019: 4,347
- Migration from Denver to Los Angeles: 2,875 (#7 most common destination from Denver)
- Net migration: 1,472 to Denver
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#17. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area

- Migration to Washington in 2015-2019: 4,514
- Migration from Washington to Los Angeles: 5,093 (#7 most common destination from Washington)
- Net migration: 579 to Los Angeles
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#16. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Houston in 2015-2019: 4,601
- Migration from Houston to Los Angeles: 2,468 (#12 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 2,133 to Houston

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#15. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Chicago in 2015-2019: 5,035
- Migration from Chicago to Los Angeles: 7,263 (#3 most common destination from Chicago)
- Net migration: 2,228 to Los Angeles
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#14. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metro Area

- Migration to Portland in 2015-2019: 5,101
- Migration from Portland to Los Angeles: 2,300 (#8 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 2,801 to Portland
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#13. Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Santa Maria in 2015-2019: 5,424
- Migration from Santa Maria to Los Angeles: 2,727 (#1 most common destination from Santa Maria)
- Net migration: 2,697 to Santa Maria
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#12. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Jose in 2015-2019: 7,229
- Migration from San Jose to Los Angeles: 6,353 (#2 most common destination from San Jose)
- Net migration: 876 to San Jose
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#11. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle in 2015-2019: 8,677
- Migration from Seattle to Los Angeles: 5,600 (#5 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 3,077 to Seattle

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#10. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area

- Migration to New York in 2015-2019: 8,912
- Migration from New York to Los Angeles: 15,451 (#4 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 6,539 to Los Angeles
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#9. Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Sacramento in 2015-2019: 10,033
- Migration from Sacramento to Los Angeles: 4,958 (#2 most common destination from Sacramento)
- Net migration: 5,075 to Sacramento
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#8. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Dallas in 2015-2019: 10,312
- Migration from Dallas to Los Angeles: 4,496 (#6 most common destination from Dallas)
- Net migration: 5,816 to Dallas
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#7. Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Oxnard in 2015-2019: 10,514
- Migration from Oxnard to Los Angeles: 8,342 (#1 most common destination from Oxnard)
- Net migration: 2,172 to Oxnard
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#6. Bakersfield, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Bakersfield in 2015-2019: 11,077
- Migration from Bakersfield to Los Angeles: 4,769 (#1 most common destination from Bakersfield)
- Net migration: 6,308 to Bakersfield

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#5. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix in 2015-2019: 13,273
- Migration from Phoenix to Los Angeles: 4,904 (#4 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 8,369 to Phoenix
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#4. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area

- Migration to Las Vegas in 2015-2019: 15,765
- Migration from Las Vegas to Los Angeles: 5,220 (#1 most common destination from Las Vegas)
- Net migration: 10,545 to Las Vegas
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#3. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Diego in 2015-2019: 17,598
- Migration from San Diego to Los Angeles: 16,420 (#2 most common destination from San Diego)
- Net migration: 1,178 to San Diego
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#2. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Francisco in 2015-2019: 19,738
- Migration from San Francisco to Los Angeles: 16,425 (#3 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Net migration: 3,313 to San Francisco
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#1. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Riverside in 2015-2019: 85,533
- Migration from Riverside to Los Angeles: 40,020 (#1 most common destination from Riverside)
- Net migration: 45,513 to Riverside

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