Where people in San Francisco are moving to most

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November 17, 2021
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Where people in San Francisco are moving to most

Stacker compiled a list of where people in San Francisco 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 San Francisco between 2014 and 2018. Ties were broken by gross migration.

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

- Migration to Charlotte in 2014-2018: 494
- Migration from Charlotte to San Francisco: 409 (#43 most common destination from Charlotte)
- Net migration: 85 to Charlotte

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#49. Redding, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Redding in 2014-2018: 511
- Migration from Redding to San Francisco: 114 (#19 most common destination from Redding)
- Net migration: 397 to Redding

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#48. Durham-Chapel Hill, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Durham in 2014-2018: 519
- Migration from Durham to San Francisco: 348 (#23 most common destination from Durham)
- Net migration: 171 to Durham

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

- Migration to Detroit in 2014-2018: 530
- Migration from Detroit to San Francisco: 739 (#28 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 209 to San Francisco

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#46. Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area

- Migration to Oklahoma City in 2014-2018: 583
- Migration from Oklahoma City to San Francisco: 231 (#32 most common destination from Oklahoma City)
- Net migration: 352 to Oklahoma City

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#45. St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area

- Migration to St. Louis in 2014-2018: 621
- Migration from St. Louis to San Francisco: 390 (#44 most common destination from St. Louis)
- Net migration: 231 to St. Louis

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#44. Raleigh, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Raleigh in 2014-2018: 654
- Migration from Raleigh to San Francisco: 430 (#27 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Net migration: 224 to Raleigh

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

- Migration to Nashville in 2014-2018: 692
- Migration from Nashville to San Francisco: 331 (#41 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 361 to Nashville

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#42. Boulder, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Boulder in 2014-2018: 712
- Migration from Boulder to San Francisco: 361 (#7 most common destination from Boulder)
- Net migration: 351 to Boulder

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#41. Eugene, OR Metro Area

- Migration to Eugene in 2014-2018: 718
- Migration from Eugene to San Francisco: 450 (#9 most common destination from Eugene)
- Net migration: 268 to Eugene

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#40. Urban Honolulu, HI Metro Area

- Migration to Urban Honolulu in 2014-2018: 750
- Migration from Urban Honolulu to San Francisco: 1,188 (#9 most common destination from Urban Honolulu)
- Net migration: 438 to San Francisco

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

- Migration to Oxnard in 2014-2018: 790
- Migration from Oxnard to San Francisco: 1,075 (#5 most common destination from Oxnard)
- Net migration: 285 to San Francisco

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#38. Tucson, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Tucson in 2014-2018: 799
- Migration from Tucson to San Francisco: 555 (#17 most common destination from Tucson)
- Net migration: 244 to Tucson

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#37. Bakersfield, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Bakersfield in 2014-2018: 807
- Migration from Bakersfield to San Francisco: 483 (#13 most common destination from Bakersfield)
- Net migration: 324 to Bakersfield

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#36. Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area

- Migration to Salt Lake City in 2014-2018: 820
- Migration from Salt Lake City to San Francisco: 351 (#25 most common destination from Salt Lake City)
- Net migration: 469 to Salt Lake City

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#35. Boise City, ID Metro Area

- Migration to Boise City in 2014-2018: 834
- Migration from Boise City to San Francisco: 317 (#13 most common destination from Boise City)
- Net migration: 517 to Boise City

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

- Migration to Minneapolis in 2014-2018: 907
- Migration from Minneapolis to San Francisco: 854 (#24 most common destination from Minneapolis)
- Net migration: 53 to Minneapolis

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

- Migration to Miami in 2014-2018: 1,028
- Migration from Miami to San Francisco: 1,302 (#26 most common destination from Miami)
- Net migration: 274 to San Francisco

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

- Migration to Philadelphia in 2014-2018: 1,171
- Migration from Philadelphia to San Francisco: 1,527 (#31 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 356 to San Francisco

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#31. Napa, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Napa in 2014-2018: 1,185
- Migration from Napa to San Francisco: 836 (#2 most common destination from Napa)
- Net migration: 349 to Napa

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

- Migration to Atlanta in 2014-2018: 1,315
- Migration from Atlanta to San Francisco: 1,268 (#35 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 47 to Atlanta

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#29. Merced, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Merced in 2014-2018: 1,496
- Migration from Merced to San Francisco: 637 (#7 most common destination from Merced)
- Net migration: 859 to Merced

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#28. Salinas, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Salinas in 2014-2018: 1,512
- Migration from Salinas to San Francisco: 819 (#6 most common destination from Salinas)
- Net migration: 693 to Salinas

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#27. Reno, NV Metro Area

- Migration to Reno in 2014-2018: 1,519
- Migration from Reno to San Francisco: 492 (#7 most common destination from Reno)
- Net migration: 1,027 to Reno

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#26. Austin-Round Rock, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Austin in 2014-2018: 1,619
- Migration from Austin to San Francisco: 818 (#18 most common destination from Austin)
- Net migration: 801 to Austin

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

- Migration to San Luis Obispo in 2014-2018: 1,822
- Migration from San Luis Obispo to San Francisco: 1,288 (#2 most common destination from San Luis Obispo)
- Net migration: 534 to San Luis Obispo

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

- Migration to Houston in 2014-2018: 1,875
- Migration from Houston to San Francisco: 1,597 (#19 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 278 to Houston

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#23. Chico, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Chico in 2014-2018: 1,996
- Migration from Chico to San Francisco: 1,730 (#2 most common destination from Chico)
- Net migration: 266 to Chico

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#22. Fresno, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Fresno in 2014-2018: 2,114
- Migration from Fresno to San Francisco: 1,727 (#5 most common destination from Fresno)
- Net migration: 387 to Fresno

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

- Migration to Las Vegas in 2014-2018: 2,165
- Migration from Las Vegas to San Francisco: 1,209 (#12 most common destination from Las Vegas)
- Net migration: 956 to Las Vegas

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

- Migration to Washington in 2014-2018: 2,481
- Migration from Washington to San Francisco: 3,424 (#18 most common destination from Washington)
- Net migration: 943 to San Francisco

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

- Migration to Denver in 2014-2018: 2,627
- Migration from Denver to San Francisco: 1,109 (#19 most common destination from Denver)
- Net migration: 1,518 to Denver

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

- Migration to Chicago in 2014-2018: 2,865
- Migration from Chicago to San Francisco: 3,842 (#16 most common destination from Chicago)
- Net migration: 977 to San Francisco

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

- Migration to Phoenix in 2014-2018: 2,898
- Migration from Phoenix to San Francisco: 1,794 (#17 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 1,104 to Phoenix

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

- Migration to Boston in 2014-2018: 2,937
- Migration from Boston to San Francisco: 2,929 (#11 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 8 to Boston

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

- Migration to Dallas in 2014-2018: 3,000
- Migration from Dallas to San Francisco: 1,143 (#36 most common destination from Dallas)
- Net migration: 1,857 to Dallas

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

- Migration to Santa Maria in 2014-2018: 3,086
- Migration from Santa Maria to San Francisco: 1,248 (#4 most common destination from Santa Maria)
- Net migration: 1,838 to Santa Maria

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#13. Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Santa Cruz in 2014-2018: 3,207
- Migration from Santa Cruz to San Francisco: 2,122 (#2 most common destination from Santa Cruz)
- Net migration: 1,085 to Santa Cruz

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#12. Modesto, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Modesto in 2014-2018: 3,310
- Migration from Modesto to San Francisco: 1,409 (#4 most common destination from Modesto)
- Net migration: 1,901 to Modesto

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

- Migration to Riverside in 2014-2018: 3,461
- Migration from Riverside to San Francisco: 2,478 (#7 most common destination from Riverside)
- Net migration: 983 to Riverside

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

- Migration to Portland in 2014-2018: 4,002
- Migration from Portland to San Francisco: 1,722 (#9 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 2,280 to Portland

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#9. San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Diego in 2014-2018: 4,882
- Migration from San Diego to San Francisco: 6,835 (#3 most common destination from San Diego)
- Net migration: 1,953 to San Francisco

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

- Migration to Seattle in 2014-2018: 5,032
- Migration from Seattle to San Francisco: 3,538 (#8 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 1,494 to Seattle

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

- Migration to New York in 2014-2018: 5,942
- Migration from New York to San Francisco: 9,761 (#13 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 3,819 to San Francisco

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#6. Santa Rosa, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Santa Rosa in 2014-2018: 6,582
- Migration from Santa Rosa to San Francisco: 4,200 (#1 most common destination from Santa Rosa)
- Net migration: 2,382 to Santa Rosa

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#5. Vallejo-Fairfield, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Vallejo in 2014-2018: 9,871
- Migration from Vallejo to San Francisco: 4,095 (#2 most common destination from Vallejo)
- Net migration: 5,776 to Vallejo

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#4. Stockton-Lodi, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Stockton in 2014-2018: 11,338
- Migration from Stockton to San Francisco: 3,770 (#1 most common destination from Stockton)
- Net migration: 7,568 to Stockton

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#3. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Los Angeles in 2014-2018: 15,909
- Migration from Los Angeles to San Francisco: 19,184 (#2 most common destination from Los Angeles)
- Net migration: 3,275 to San Francisco

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

- Migration to Sacramento in 2014-2018: 16,513
- Migration from Sacramento to San Francisco: 10,034 (#1 most common destination from Sacramento)
- Net migration: 6,479 to Sacramento

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

- Migration to San Jose in 2014-2018: 20,345
- Migration from San Jose to San Francisco: 28,941 (#1 most common destination from San Jose)
- Net migration: 8,596 to San Francisco

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