Where people in Lakeland are moving to most

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July 18, 2022
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Where people in Lakeland are moving to most

Stacker compiled a list of where people in Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 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 Lakeland between 2015 and 2019. Ties were broken by gross migration.

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#50. Hinesville, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Hinesville in 2015-2019: 100
- Migration from Hinesville to Lakeland: 52 (#38 most common destination from Hinesville)
- Net migration: 48 to Hinesville
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#49. Springfield, MA Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield in 2015-2019: 100
- Migration from Springfield to Lakeland: 110 (#37 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 10 to Lakeland
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#48. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area

- Migration to San Antonio in 2015-2019: 104
- Migration from San Antonio to Lakeland: 45 (#175 most common destination from San Antonio)
- Net migration: 59 to San Antonio
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#47. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area

- Migration to Boston in 2015-2019: 105
- Migration from Boston to Lakeland: 418 (#60 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 313 to Lakeland
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#46. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Detroit in 2015-2019: 107
- Migration from Detroit to Lakeland: 420 (#49 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 313 to Lakeland

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#45. Gainesville, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Gainesville in 2015-2019: 110
- Migration from Gainesville to Lakeland: 31 (#32 most common destination from Gainesville)
- Net migration: 79 to Gainesville
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#44. Homosassa Springs, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Homosassa Springs in 2015-2019: 114
- Migration from Homosassa Springs to Lakeland: 164 (#8 most common destination from Homosassa Springs)
- Net migration: 50 to Lakeland
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#43. Panama City, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Panama City in 2015-2019: 117
- Migration from Panama City to Lakeland: 102 (#30 most common destination from Panama City)
- Net migration: 15 to Panama City
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#42. Urban Honolulu, HI Metro Area

- Migration to Urban Honolulu in 2015-2019: 119
- Migration from Urban Honolulu to Lakeland: 0
- Net migration: 119 to Urban Honolulu
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#41. Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ Metro Area

- Migration to Vineland in 2015-2019: 119
- Migration from Vineland to Lakeland: 0
- Net migration: 119 to Vineland

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#40. Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA Metro Area

- Migration to Omaha in 2015-2019: 119
- Migration from Omaha to Lakeland: 19 (#139 most common destination from Omaha)
- Net migration: 100 to Omaha
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#39. Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Pensacola in 2015-2019: 121
- Migration from Pensacola to Lakeland: 308 (#22 most common destination from Pensacola)
- Net migration: 187 to Lakeland
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#38. Kalamazoo-Portage, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Kalamazoo in 2015-2019: 123
- Migration from Kalamazoo to Lakeland: 26 (#66 most common destination from Kalamazoo)
- Net migration: 97 to Kalamazoo
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#37. Killeen-Temple, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Killeen in 2015-2019: 124
- Migration from Killeen to Lakeland: 87 (#66 most common destination from Killeen)
- Net migration: 37 to Killeen
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#36. Knoxville, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Knoxville in 2015-2019: 128
- Migration from Knoxville to Lakeland: 4 (#188 most common destination from Knoxville)
- Net migration: 124 to Knoxville

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#35. Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area

- Migration to Cincinnati in 2015-2019: 145
- Migration from Cincinnati to Lakeland: 73 (#118 most common destination from Cincinnati)
- Net migration: 72 to Cincinnati
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#34. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area

- Migration to Washington in 2015-2019: 150
- Migration from Washington to Lakeland: 522 (#82 most common destination from Washington)
- Net migration: 372 to Lakeland
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#33. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Dallas in 2015-2019: 152
- Migration from Dallas to Lakeland: 318 (#93 most common destination from Dallas)
- Net migration: 166 to Lakeland
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#32. Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area

- Migration to Oklahoma City in 2015-2019: 155
- Migration from Oklahoma City to Lakeland: 60 (#98 most common destination from Oklahoma City)
- Net migration: 95 to Oklahoma City
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#31. Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Palm Bay in 2015-2019: 158
- Migration from Palm Bay to Lakeland: 205 (#19 most common destination from Palm Bay)
- Net migration: 47 to Lakeland

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#30. Punta Gorda, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Punta Gorda in 2015-2019: 162
- Migration from Punta Gorda to Lakeland: 196 (#9 most common destination from Punta Gorda)
- Net migration: 34 to Lakeland
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#29. Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Colorado Springs in 2015-2019: 163
- Migration from Colorado Springs to Lakeland: 6 (#254 most common destination from Colorado Springs)
- Net migration: 157 to Colorado Springs
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#28. Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Hickory in 2015-2019: 170
- Migration from Hickory to Lakeland: 0
- Net migration: 170 to Hickory
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#27. Boise City, ID Metro Area

- Migration to Boise City in 2015-2019: 178
- Migration from Boise City to Lakeland: 0
- Net migration: 178 to Boise City
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#26. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metro Area

- Migration to Virginia Beach in 2015-2019: 180
- Migration from Virginia Beach to Lakeland: 111 (#116 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 69 to Virginia Beach

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#25. Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area

- Migration to Pittsburgh in 2015-2019: 180
- Migration from Pittsburgh to Lakeland: 254 (#56 most common destination from Pittsburgh)
- Net migration: 74 to Lakeland
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#24. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Chicago in 2015-2019: 195
- Migration from Chicago to Lakeland: 681 (#83 most common destination from Chicago)
- Net migration: 486 to Lakeland
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#23. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metro Area

- Migration to Baltimore in 2015-2019: 198
- Migration from Baltimore to Lakeland: 379 (#50 most common destination from Baltimore)
- Net migration: 181 to Lakeland
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#22. Manhattan, KS Metro Area

- Migration to Manhattan in 2015-2019: 208
- Migration from Manhattan to Lakeland: 0
- Net migration: 208 to Manhattan
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#21. Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Cleveland in 2015-2019: 243
- Migration from Cleveland to Lakeland: 209 (#50 most common destination from Cleveland)
- Net migration: 34 to Cleveland

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#20. Naples-Marco Island, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Naples in 2015-2019: 271
- Migration from Naples to Lakeland: 301 (#12 most common destination from Naples)
- Net migration: 30 to Lakeland
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#19. Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Cape Coral in 2015-2019: 274
- Migration from Cape Coral to Lakeland: 378 (#12 most common destination from Cape Coral)
- Net migration: 104 to Lakeland
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#18. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Houston in 2015-2019: 315
- Migration from Houston to Lakeland: 73 (#200 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 242 to Houston
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#17. Tallahassee, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Tallahassee in 2015-2019: 317
- Migration from Tallahassee to Lakeland: 229 (#17 most common destination from Tallahassee)
- Net migration: 88 to Tallahassee
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#16. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Nashville in 2015-2019: 335
- Migration from Nashville to Lakeland: 188 (#64 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 147 to Nashville

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

- Migration to Phoenix in 2015-2019: 339
- Migration from Phoenix to Lakeland: 77 (#202 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 262 to Phoenix
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#14. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area

- Migration to Charlotte in 2015-2019: 348
- Migration from Charlotte to Lakeland: 422 (#43 most common destination from Charlotte)
- Net migration: 74 to Lakeland
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#13. Ocala, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Ocala in 2015-2019: 352
- Migration from Ocala to Lakeland: 278 (#12 most common destination from Ocala)
- Net migration: 74 to Ocala
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#12. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area

- Migration to New York in 2015-2019: 391
- Migration from New York to Lakeland: 1,985 (#54 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 1,594 to Lakeland
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#11. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia in 2015-2019: 416
- Migration from Philadelphia to Lakeland: 444 (#75 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 28 to Lakeland

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#10. Gainesville, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Gainesville in 2015-2019: 523
- Migration from Gainesville to Lakeland: 348 (#16 most common destination from Gainesville)
- Net migration: 175 to Gainesville
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#9. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Atlanta in 2015-2019: 626
- Migration from Atlanta to Lakeland: 353 (#99 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 273 to Atlanta
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#8. Sebring-Avon Park, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Sebring in 2015-2019: 758
- Migration from Sebring to Lakeland: 396 (#3 most common destination from Sebring)
- Net migration: 362 to Sebring
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#7. Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Deltona in 2015-2019: 817
- Migration from Deltona to Lakeland: 274 (#20 most common destination from Deltona)
- Net migration: 543 to Deltona
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#6. Port St. Lucie, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Port St. Lucie in 2015-2019: 947
- Migration from Port St. Lucie to Lakeland: 175 (#20 most common destination from Port St. Lucie)
- Net migration: 772 to Port St. Lucie
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#5. North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL Metro Area

- Migration to North Port in 2015-2019: 1,015
- Migration from North Port to Lakeland: 674 (#9 most common destination from North Port)
- Net migration: 341 to North Port
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#4. Jacksonville, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Jacksonville in 2015-2019: 1,107
- Migration from Jacksonville to Lakeland: 503 (#23 most common destination from Jacksonville)
- Net migration: 604 to Jacksonville
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#3. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Miami in 2015-2019: 1,185
- Migration from Miami to Lakeland: 2,010 (#20 most common destination from Miami)
- Net migration: 825 to Lakeland
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#2. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Orlando in 2015-2019: 5,801
- Migration from Orlando to Lakeland: 7,429 (#3 most common destination from Orlando)
- Net migration: 1,628 to Lakeland
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#1. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Tampa in 2015-2019: 6,242
- Migration from Tampa to Lakeland: 8,610 (#1 most common destination from Tampa)
- Net migration: 2,368 to Lakeland

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