Where people in Los Angeles are moving to most

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November 17, 2021
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Where people in Los Angeles are moving to most

Stacker compiled a list of where people in Los Angeles 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 2014 and 2018. Ties were broken by gross migration.

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#50. Ogden-Clearfield, UT Metro Area

- Migration to Ogden in 2014-2018: 1,024
- Migration from Ogden to Los Angeles: 180 (#23 most common destination from Ogden)
- Net migration: 844 to Ogden

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#49. Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Colorado Springs in 2014-2018: 1,074
- Migration from Colorado Springs to Los Angeles: 981 (#9 most common destination from Colorado Springs)
- Net migration: 93 to Colorado Springs

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#48. Merced, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Merced in 2014-2018: 1,097
- Migration from Merced to Los Angeles: 661 (#6 most common destination from Merced)
- Net migration: 436 to Merced

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

- Migration to Virginia Beach in 2014-2018: 1,106
- Migration from Virginia Beach to Los Angeles: 809 (#23 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 297 to Virginia Beach

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#46. Vallejo-Fairfield, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Vallejo in 2014-2018: 1,135
- Migration from Vallejo to Los Angeles: 866 (#4 most common destination from Vallejo)
- Net migration: 269 to Vallejo

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#45. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Detroit in 2014-2018: 1,173
- Migration from Detroit to Los Angeles: 1,165 (#19 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 8 to Detroit

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#44. Reno, NV Metro Area

- Migration to Reno in 2014-2018: 1,177
- Migration from Reno to Los Angeles: 596 (#4 most common destination from Reno)
- Net migration: 581 to Reno

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#43. Stockton-Lodi, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Stockton in 2014-2018: 1,207
- Migration from Stockton to Los Angeles: 699 (#6 most common destination from Stockton)
- Net migration: 508 to Stockton

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#42. Prescott, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Prescott in 2014-2018: 1,214
- Migration from Prescott to Los Angeles: 225 (#8 most common destination from Prescott)
- Net migration: 989 to Prescott

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#41. Flagstaff, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Flagstaff in 2014-2018: 1,286
- Migration from Flagstaff to Los Angeles: 320 (#5 most common destination from Flagstaff)
- Net migration: 966 to Flagstaff

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#40. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area

- Migration to Charlotte in 2014-2018: 1,338
- Migration from Charlotte to Los Angeles: 809 (#20 most common destination from Charlotte)
- Net migration: 529 to Charlotte

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#39. Provo-Orem, UT Metro Area

- Migration to Provo in 2014-2018: 1,358
- Migration from Provo to Los Angeles: 567 (#11 most common destination from Provo)
- Net migration: 791 to Provo

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#38. Visalia-Porterville, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Visalia in 2014-2018: 1,445
- Migration from Visalia to Los Angeles: 938 (#4 most common destination from Visalia)
- Net migration: 507 to Visalia

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

- Migration to Lake Havasu City in 2014-2018: 1,470
- Migration from Lake Havasu City to Los Angeles: 301 (#7 most common destination from Lake Havasu City)
- Net migration: 1,169 to Lake Havasu City

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#36. Eugene, OR Metro Area

- Migration to Eugene in 2014-2018: 1,502
- Migration from Eugene to Los Angeles: 338 (#10 most common destination from Eugene)
- Net migration: 1,164 to Eugene

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#35. Santa Rosa, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Santa Rosa in 2014-2018: 1,514
- Migration from Santa Rosa to Los Angeles: 787 (#3 most common destination from Santa Rosa)
- Net migration: 727 to Santa Rosa

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#34. Salinas, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Salinas in 2014-2018: 1,595
- Migration from Salinas to Los Angeles: 1,082 (#3 most common destination from Salinas)
- Net migration: 513 to Salinas

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#33. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Nashville in 2014-2018: 1,599
- Migration from Nashville to Los Angeles: 1,189 (#9 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 410 to Nashville

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#32. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia in 2014-2018: 1,638
- Migration from Philadelphia to Los Angeles: 2,971 (#15 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 1,333 to Los Angeles

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#31. Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area

- Migration to Salt Lake City in 2014-2018: 1,654
- Migration from Salt Lake City to Los Angeles: 1,514 (#6 most common destination from Salt Lake City)
- Net migration: 140 to Salt Lake City

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#30. Boise City, ID Metro Area

- Migration to Boise City in 2014-2018: 1,768
- Migration from Boise City to Los Angeles: 366 (#10 most common destination from Boise City)
- Net migration: 1,402 to Boise City

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

- Migration to Minneapolis in 2014-2018: 1,770
- Migration from Minneapolis to Los Angeles: 2,074 (#7 most common destination from Minneapolis)
- Net migration: 304 to Los Angeles

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#28. Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Santa Cruz in 2014-2018: 1,810
- Migration from Santa Cruz to Los Angeles: 1,006 (#4 most common destination from Santa Cruz)
- Net migration: 804 to Santa Cruz

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#27. Tucson, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Tucson in 2014-2018: 2,116
- Migration from Tucson to Los Angeles: 1,210 (#2 most common destination from Tucson)
- Net migration: 906 to Tucson

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

- Migration to San Antonio in 2014-2018: 2,145
- Migration from San Antonio to Los Angeles: 849 (#15 most common destination from San Antonio)
- Net migration: 1,296 to San Antonio

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#25. Urban Honolulu, HI Metro Area

- Migration to Urban Honolulu in 2014-2018: 2,343
- Migration from Urban Honolulu to Los Angeles: 2,281 (#3 most common destination from Urban Honolulu)
- Net migration: 62 to Urban Honolulu

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#24. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Miami in 2014-2018: 2,617
- Migration from Miami to Los Angeles: 2,674 (#14 most common destination from Miami)
- Net migration: 57 to Los Angeles

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#23. San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Luis Obispo in 2014-2018: 2,929
- Migration from San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles: 1,205 (#3 most common destination from San Luis Obispo)
- Net migration: 1,724 to San Luis Obispo

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#22. Fresno, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Fresno in 2014-2018: 3,182
- Migration from Fresno to Los Angeles: 2,470 (#1 most common destination from Fresno)
- Net migration: 712 to Fresno

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#21. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Atlanta in 2014-2018: 3,192
- Migration from Atlanta to Los Angeles: 2,541 (#18 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 651 to Atlanta

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#20. Austin-Round Rock, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Austin in 2014-2018: 3,378
- Migration from Austin to Los Angeles: 1,414 (#10 most common destination from Austin)
- Net migration: 1,964 to Austin

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#19. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area

- Migration to Boston in 2014-2018: 3,467
- Migration from Boston to Los Angeles: 4,500 (#8 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 1,033 to Los Angeles

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

- Migration to Denver in 2014-2018: 4,119
- Migration from Denver to Los Angeles: 2,789 (#7 most common destination from Denver)
- Net migration: 1,330 to Denver

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

- Migration to Washington in 2014-2018: 4,364
- Migration from Washington to Los Angeles: 4,796 (#7 most common destination from Washington)
- Net migration: 432 to Los Angeles

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

- Migration to Chicago in 2014-2018: 4,753
- Migration from Chicago to Los Angeles: 6,869 (#4 most common destination from Chicago)
- Net migration: 2,116 to Los Angeles

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#15. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Houston in 2014-2018: 5,082
- Migration from Houston to Los Angeles: 3,030 (#7 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 2,052 to Houston

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#14. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metro Area

- Migration to Portland in 2014-2018: 5,212
- Migration from Portland to Los Angeles: 2,454 (#8 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 2,758 to Portland

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#13. Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Santa Maria in 2014-2018: 5,547
- Migration from Santa Maria to Los Angeles: 2,761 (#1 most common destination from Santa Maria)
- Net migration: 2,786 to Santa Maria

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#12. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Jose in 2014-2018: 7,180
- Migration from San Jose to Los Angeles: 5,730 (#3 most common destination from San Jose)
- Net migration: 1,450 to San Jose

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#11. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle in 2014-2018: 8,210
- Migration from Seattle to Los Angeles: 5,135 (#6 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 3,075 to Seattle

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

- Migration to New York in 2014-2018: 8,887
- Migration from New York to Los Angeles: 15,542 (#5 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 6,655 to Los Angeles

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#9. Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Sacramento in 2014-2018: 9,508
- Migration from Sacramento to Los Angeles: 5,407 (#2 most common destination from Sacramento)
- Net migration: 4,101 to Sacramento

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

- Migration to Dallas in 2014-2018: 10,264
- Migration from Dallas to Los Angeles: 4,341 (#6 most common destination from Dallas)
- Net migration: 5,923 to Dallas

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

- Migration to Oxnard in 2014-2018: 10,388
- Migration from Oxnard to Los Angeles: 9,283 (#1 most common destination from Oxnard)
- Net migration: 1,105 to Oxnard

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#6. Bakersfield, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Bakersfield in 2014-2018: 12,232
- Migration from Bakersfield to Los Angeles: 4,774 (#1 most common destination from Bakersfield)
- Net migration: 7,458 to Bakersfield

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

- Migration to Phoenix in 2014-2018: 13,605
- Migration from Phoenix to Los Angeles: 5,037 (#4 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 8,568 to Phoenix

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#4. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area

- Migration to Las Vegas in 2014-2018: 15,720
- Migration from Las Vegas to Los Angeles: 5,786 (#1 most common destination from Las Vegas)
- Net migration: 9,934 to Las Vegas

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#3. San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Diego in 2014-2018: 17,009
- Migration from San Diego to Los Angeles: 15,808 (#2 most common destination from San Diego)
- Net migration: 1,201 to San Diego

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#2. San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Francisco in 2014-2018: 19,184
- Migration from San Francisco to Los Angeles: 15,909 (#3 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Net migration: 3,275 to San Francisco

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#1. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Riverside in 2014-2018: 85,361
- Migration from Riverside to Los Angeles: 42,989 (#1 most common destination from Riverside)
- Net migration: 42,372 to Riverside

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