Metros sending the most people to San Francisco

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April 23, 2022
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Metros sending the most people to San Francisco

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

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#50. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area

- Migration to San Francisco from Tampa in 2015-2019: 451 (#54 most common destination from Tampa)
- Migration from San Francisco to Tampa: 410 (#59 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Net migration: 41 to San Francisco
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#49. Columbus, OH Metro Area

- Migration to San Francisco from Columbus in 2015-2019: 454 (#29 most common destination from Columbus)
- Migration from San Francisco to Columbus: 271 (#75 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Net migration: 183 to San Francisco
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#48. New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metro Area

- Migration to San Francisco from New Orleans in 2015-2019: 465 (#17 most common destination from New Orleans)
- Migration from San Francisco to New Orleans: 275 (#73 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Net migration: 190 to San Francisco
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#47. Bakersfield, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Francisco from Bakersfield in 2015-2019: 471 (#13 most common destination from Bakersfield)
- Migration from San Francisco to Bakersfield: 873 (#38 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Net migration: 402 to Bakersfield
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#46. Kansas City, MO-KS Metro Area

- Migration to San Francisco from Kansas City in 2015-2019: 473 (#32 most common destination from Kansas City)
- Migration from San Francisco to Kansas City: 480 (#54 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Net migration: 7 to Kansas City

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

- Migration to San Francisco from Orlando in 2015-2019: 500 (#40 most common destination from Orlando)
- Migration from San Francisco to Orlando: 146 (#113 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Net migration: 354 to San Francisco
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#44. Tucson, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to San Francisco from Tucson in 2015-2019: 521 (#14 most common destination from Tucson)
- Migration from San Francisco to Tucson: 877 (#37 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Net migration: 356 to Tucson
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#43. Raleigh-Cary, NC Metro Area

- Migration to San Francisco from Raleigh in 2015-2019: 533 (#24 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Migration from San Francisco to Raleigh: 717 (#43 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Net migration: 184 to Raleigh
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#42. Merced, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Francisco from Merced in 2015-2019: 558 (#7 most common destination from Merced)
- Migration from San Francisco to Merced: 1,648 (#28 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Net migration: 1,090 to Merced
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#41. Reno, NV Metro Area

- Migration to San Francisco from Reno in 2015-2019: 569 (#5 most common destination from Reno)
- Migration from San Francisco to Reno: 1,665 (#27 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Net migration: 1,096 to Reno

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#40. Visalia, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Francisco from Visalia in 2015-2019: 629 (#6 most common destination from Visalia)
- Migration from San Francisco to Visalia: 289 (#67 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Net migration: 340 to San Francisco
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#39. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metro Area

- Migration to San Francisco from Detroit in 2015-2019: 672 (#31 most common destination from Detroit)
- Migration from San Francisco to Detroit: 542 (#49 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Net migration: 130 to San Francisco
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#38. Madera, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Francisco from Madera in 2015-2019: 694 (#3 most common destination from Madera)
- Migration from San Francisco to Madera: 281 (#71 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Net migration: 413 to San Francisco
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#37. Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area

- Migration to San Francisco from Pittsburgh in 2015-2019: 712 (#22 most common destination from Pittsburgh)
- Migration from San Francisco to Pittsburgh: 239 (#82 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Net migration: 473 to San Francisco
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#36. Ann Arbor, MI Metro Area

- Migration to San Francisco from Ann Arbor in 2015-2019: 793 (#6 most common destination from Ann Arbor)
- Migration from San Francisco to Ann Arbor: 285 (#68 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Net migration: 508 to San Francisco

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

- Migration to San Francisco from Minneapolis in 2015-2019: 799 (#24 most common destination from Minneapolis)
- Migration from San Francisco to Minneapolis: 739 (#41 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Net migration: 60 to San Francisco
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#34. Salinas, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Francisco from Salinas in 2015-2019: 847 (#4 most common destination from Salinas)
- Migration from San Francisco to Salinas: 1,293 (#29 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Net migration: 446 to Salinas
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#33. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metro Area

- Migration to San Francisco from Baltimore in 2015-2019: 851 (#25 most common destination from Baltimore)
- Migration from San Francisco to Baltimore: 411 (#58 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Net migration: 440 to San Francisco
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#32. Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Francisco from Oxnard in 2015-2019: 881 (#8 most common destination from Oxnard)
- Migration from San Francisco to Oxnard: 872 (#39 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Net migration: 9 to San Francisco
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#31. Napa, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Francisco from Napa in 2015-2019: 881 (#2 most common destination from Napa)
- Migration from San Francisco to Napa: 1,237 (#31 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Net migration: 356 to Napa

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#30. Urban Honolulu, HI Metro Area

- Migration to San Francisco from Urban Honolulu in 2015-2019: 925 (#15 most common destination from Urban Honolulu)
- Migration from San Francisco to Urban Honolulu: 706 (#44 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Net migration: 219 to San Francisco
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#29. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area

- Migration to San Francisco from Austin in 2015-2019: 930 (#16 most common destination from Austin)
- Migration from San Francisco to Austin: 1,850 (#26 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Net migration: 920 to Austin
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#28. San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Francisco from San Luis Obispo in 2015-2019: 1,115 (#3 most common destination from San Luis Obispo)
- Migration from San Francisco to San Luis Obispo: 1,865 (#25 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Net migration: 750 to San Luis Obispo
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#27. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area

- Migration to San Francisco from Dallas in 2015-2019: 1,188 (#33 most common destination from Dallas)
- Migration from San Francisco to Dallas: 3,481 (#12 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Net migration: 2,293 to Dallas
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#26. Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Francisco from Santa Maria in 2015-2019: 1,211 (#4 most common destination from Santa Maria)
- Migration from San Francisco to Santa Maria: 2,657 (#18 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Net migration: 1,446 to Santa Maria

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

- Migration to San Francisco from Denver in 2015-2019: 1,272 (#17 most common destination from Denver)
- Migration from San Francisco to Denver: 2,531 (#20 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Net migration: 1,259 to Denver
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#24. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area

- Migration to San Francisco from Las Vegas in 2015-2019: 1,282 (#10 most common destination from Las Vegas)
- Migration from San Francisco to Las Vegas: 2,353 (#22 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Net migration: 1,071 to Las Vegas
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#23. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area

- Migration to San Francisco from Philadelphia in 2015-2019: 1,345 (#34 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Migration from San Francisco to Philadelphia: 1,142 (#32 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Net migration: 203 to San Francisco
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#22. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area

- Migration to San Francisco from Atlanta in 2015-2019: 1,399 (#32 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Migration from San Francisco to Atlanta: 1,242 (#30 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Net migration: 157 to San Francisco
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#21. Modesto, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Francisco from Modesto in 2015-2019: 1,532 (#4 most common destination from Modesto)
- Migration from San Francisco to Modesto: 3,477 (#13 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Net migration: 1,945 to Modesto

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

- Migration to San Francisco from Houston in 2015-2019: 1,602 (#19 most common destination from Houston)
- Migration from San Francisco to Houston: 2,093 (#24 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Net migration: 491 to Houston
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#19. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area

- Migration to San Francisco from Miami in 2015-2019: 1,605 (#24 most common destination from Miami)
- Migration from San Francisco to Miami: 998 (#35 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Net migration: 607 to San Francisco
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#18. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metro Area

- Migration to San Francisco from Portland in 2015-2019: 1,676 (#10 most common destination from Portland)
- Migration from San Francisco to Portland: 4,217 (#10 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Net migration: 2,541 to Portland
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#17. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

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

- Migration to San Francisco from Fresno in 2015-2019: 1,763 (#4 most common destination from Fresno)
- Migration from San Francisco to Fresno: 2,343 (#23 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Net migration: 580 to Fresno

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#15. Chico, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Francisco from Chico in 2015-2019: 2,009 (#2 most common destination from Chico)
- Migration from San Francisco to Chico: 2,606 (#19 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Net migration: 597 to Chico
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#14. Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Francisco from Santa Cruz in 2015-2019: 2,078 (#2 most common destination from Santa Cruz)
- Migration from San Francisco to Santa Cruz: 3,360 (#14 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Net migration: 1,282 to Santa Cruz
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#13. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Francisco from Riverside in 2015-2019: 2,813 (#7 most common destination from Riverside)
- Migration from San Francisco to Riverside: 3,725 (#11 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Net migration: 912 to Riverside
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#12. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area

- Migration to San Francisco from Boston in 2015-2019: 2,897 (#10 most common destination from Boston)
- Migration from San Francisco to Boston: 2,903 (#16 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Net migration: 6 to Boston
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#11. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area

- Migration to San Francisco from Washington in 2015-2019: 3,444 (#18 most common destination from Washington)
- Migration from San Francisco to Washington: 2,368 (#21 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Net migration: 1,076 to San Francisco

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#10. Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Francisco from Santa Rosa in 2015-2019: 3,676 (#1 most common destination from Santa Rosa)
- Migration from San Francisco to Santa Rosa: 6,515 (#6 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Net migration: 2,839 to Santa Rosa
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#9. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area

- Migration to San Francisco from Seattle in 2015-2019: 3,720 (#8 most common destination from Seattle)
- Migration from San Francisco to Seattle: 5,394 (#9 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Net migration: 1,674 to Seattle
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#8. Stockton, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Francisco from Stockton in 2015-2019: 3,945 (#1 most common destination from Stockton)
- Migration from San Francisco to Stockton: 10,599 (#4 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Net migration: 6,654 to Stockton
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#7. Vallejo, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Francisco from Vallejo in 2015-2019: 4,220 (#2 most common destination from Vallejo)
- Migration from San Francisco to Vallejo: 9,909 (#5 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Net migration: 5,689 to Vallejo
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#6. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to San Francisco from Chicago in 2015-2019: 4,370 (#14 most common destination from Chicago)
- Migration from San Francisco to Chicago: 2,811 (#17 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Net migration: 1,559 to San Francisco

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

- Migration to San Francisco from San Diego in 2015-2019: 6,265 (#3 most common destination from San Diego)
- Migration from San Francisco to San Diego: 5,402 (#8 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Net migration: 863 to San Francisco
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#4. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area

- Migration to San Francisco from New York in 2015-2019: 9,349 (#14 most common destination from New York)
- Migration from San Francisco to New York: 6,327 (#7 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Net migration: 3,022 to San Francisco
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#3. Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Francisco from Sacramento in 2015-2019: 9,870 (#1 most common destination from Sacramento)
- Migration from San Francisco to Sacramento: 17,874 (#2 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Net migration: 8,004 to Sacramento
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#2. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Francisco from Los Angeles in 2015-2019: 19,738 (#2 most common destination from Los Angeles)
- 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. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Francisco from San Jose in 2015-2019: 28,791 (#1 most common destination from San Jose)
- Migration from San Francisco to San Jose: 21,009 (#1 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Net migration: 7,782 to San Francisco

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