Where people in Tampa are moving to most

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

Stacker compiled a list of where people in Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, 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 Tampa between 2015 and 2019. Ties were broken by gross migration.

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#50. Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA Metro Area

- Migration to Harrisburg in 2015-2019: 506
- Migration from Harrisburg to Tampa: 209 (#22 most common destination from Harrisburg)
- Net migration: 297 to Harrisburg
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#49. Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA Metro Area

- Migration to Youngstown in 2015-2019: 512
- Migration from Youngstown to Tampa: 272 (#11 most common destination from Youngstown)
- Net migration: 240 to Youngstown
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#48. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Nashville in 2015-2019: 534
- Migration from Nashville to Tampa: 1,080 (#9 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 546 to Tampa
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#47. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metro Area

- Migration to Baltimore in 2015-2019: 534
- Migration from Baltimore to Tampa: 1,159 (#14 most common destination from Baltimore)
- Net migration: 625 to Tampa
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#46. Columbus, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus in 2015-2019: 538
- Migration from Columbus to Tampa: 1,117 (#12 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 579 to Tampa

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#45. Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Colorado Springs in 2015-2019: 547
- Migration from Colorado Springs to Tampa: 412 (#25 most common destination from Colorado Springs)
- Net migration: 135 to Colorado Springs
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#44. Sebring-Avon Park, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Sebring in 2015-2019: 549
- Migration from Sebring to Tampa: 524 (#1 most common destination from Sebring)
- Net migration: 25 to Sebring
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#43. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Minneapolis in 2015-2019: 551
- Migration from Minneapolis to Tampa: 947 (#20 most common destination from Minneapolis)
- Net migration: 396 to Tampa
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#42. Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Pensacola in 2015-2019: 570
- Migration from Pensacola to Tampa: 892 (#7 most common destination from Pensacola)
- Net migration: 322 to Tampa
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#41. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Los Angeles in 2015-2019: 586
- Migration from Los Angeles to Tampa: 593 (#78 most common destination from Los Angeles)
- Net migration: 7 to Tampa

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#40. The Villages, FL Metro Area

- Migration to The Villages in 2015-2019: 599
- Migration from The Villages to Tampa: 487 (#4 most common destination from The Villages)
- Net migration: 112 to The Villages
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#39. Urban Honolulu, HI Metro Area

- Migration to Urban Honolulu in 2015-2019: 609
- Migration from Urban Honolulu to Tampa: 262 (#46 most common destination from Urban Honolulu)
- Net migration: 347 to Urban Honolulu
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#38. Naples-Marco Island, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Naples in 2015-2019: 612
- Migration from Naples to Tampa: 1,126 (#2 most common destination from Naples)
- Net migration: 514 to Tampa
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#37. Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metro Area

- Migration to Providence in 2015-2019: 621
- Migration from Providence to Tampa: 817 (#7 most common destination from Providence)
- Net migration: 196 to Tampa
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#36. Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Cleveland in 2015-2019: 661
- Migration from Cleveland to Tampa: 553 (#23 most common destination from Cleveland)
- Net migration: 108 to Cleveland

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#35. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Austin in 2015-2019: 662
- Migration from Austin to Tampa: 494 (#35 most common destination from Austin)
- Net migration: 168 to Austin
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#34. Raleigh-Cary, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Raleigh in 2015-2019: 688
- Migration from Raleigh to Tampa: 668 (#17 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Net migration: 20 to Raleigh
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#33. Knoxville, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Knoxville in 2015-2019: 692
- Migration from Knoxville to Tampa: 305 (#14 most common destination from Knoxville)
- Net migration: 387 to Knoxville
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#32. St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area

- Migration to St. Louis in 2015-2019: 707
- Migration from St. Louis to Tampa: 1,140 (#13 most common destination from St. Louis)
- Net migration: 433 to Tampa
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#31. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Diego in 2015-2019: 708
- Migration from San Diego to Tampa: 650 (#42 most common destination from San Diego)
- Net migration: 58 to San Diego

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

- Migration to Phoenix in 2015-2019: 711
- Migration from Phoenix to Tampa: 677 (#41 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 34 to Phoenix
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#29. Port St. Lucie, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Port St. Lucie in 2015-2019: 739
- Migration from Port St. Lucie to Tampa: 784 (#4 most common destination from Port St. Lucie)
- Net migration: 45 to Tampa
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#28. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metro Area

- Migration to Virginia Beach in 2015-2019: 742
- Migration from Virginia Beach to Tampa: 1,095 (#15 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 353 to Tampa
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#27. Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area

- Migration to Cincinnati in 2015-2019: 789
- Migration from Cincinnati to Tampa: 940 (#11 most common destination from Cincinnati)
- Net migration: 151 to Tampa
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#26. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area

- Migration to Las Vegas in 2015-2019: 808
- Migration from Las Vegas to Tampa: 429 (#37 most common destination from Las Vegas)
- Net migration: 379 to Las Vegas

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

- Migration to Boston in 2015-2019: 819
- Migration from Boston to Tampa: 1,747 (#16 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 928 to Tampa
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#24. Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Sebastian in 2015-2019: 836
- Migration from Sebastian to Tampa: 365 (#4 most common destination from Sebastian)
- Net migration: 471 to Sebastian
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#23. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Houston in 2015-2019: 902
- Migration from Houston to Tampa: 956 (#34 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 54 to Tampa
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#22. Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Deltona in 2015-2019: 931
- Migration from Deltona to Tampa: 1,131 (#4 most common destination from Deltona)
- Net migration: 200 to Tampa
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#21. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle in 2015-2019: 955
- Migration from Seattle to Tampa: 472 (#57 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 483 to Seattle

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

- Migration to Detroit in 2015-2019: 979
- Migration from Detroit to Tampa: 2,354 (#7 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 1,375 to Tampa
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#19. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia in 2015-2019: 1,118
- Migration from Philadelphia to Tampa: 2,815 (#16 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 1,697 to Tampa
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#18. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Dallas in 2015-2019: 1,184
- Migration from Dallas to Tampa: 1,106 (#39 most common destination from Dallas)
- Net migration: 78 to Dallas
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#17. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area

- Migration to Charlotte in 2015-2019: 1,285
- Migration from Charlotte to Tampa: 1,150 (#20 most common destination from Charlotte)
- Net migration: 135 to Charlotte
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#16. Ocala, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Ocala in 2015-2019: 1,285
- Migration from Ocala to Tampa: 1,222 (#4 most common destination from Ocala)
- Net migration: 63 to Ocala

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

- Migration to Denver in 2015-2019: 1,287
- Migration from Denver to Tampa: 1,179 (#20 most common destination from Denver)
- Net migration: 108 to Denver
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#14. Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Palm Bay in 2015-2019: 1,291
- Migration from Palm Bay to Tampa: 1,644 (#2 most common destination from Palm Bay)
- Net migration: 353 to Tampa
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#13. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Chicago in 2015-2019: 1,555
- Migration from Chicago to Tampa: 3,570 (#20 most common destination from Chicago)
- Net migration: 2,015 to Tampa
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#12. Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Cape Coral in 2015-2019: 1,863
- Migration from Cape Coral to Tampa: 1,451 (#4 most common destination from Cape Coral)
- Net migration: 412 to Cape Coral
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#11. Homosassa Springs, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Homosassa Springs in 2015-2019: 2,188
- Migration from Homosassa Springs to Tampa: 864 (#1 most common destination from Homosassa Springs)
- Net migration: 1,324 to Homosassa Springs

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

- Migration to Washington in 2015-2019: 2,410
- Migration from Washington to Tampa: 2,834 (#25 most common destination from Washington)
- Net migration: 424 to Tampa
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#9. Jacksonville, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Jacksonville in 2015-2019: 2,865
- Migration from Jacksonville to Tampa: 2,498 (#3 most common destination from Jacksonville)
- Net migration: 367 to Jacksonville
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#8. Gainesville, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Gainesville in 2015-2019: 2,939
- Migration from Gainesville to Tampa: 1,664 (#4 most common destination from Gainesville)
- Net migration: 1,275 to Gainesville
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#7. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Atlanta in 2015-2019: 2,960
- Migration from Atlanta to Tampa: 2,964 (#16 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 4 to Tampa
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#6. Tallahassee, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Tallahassee in 2015-2019: 2,965
- Migration from Tallahassee to Tampa: 1,416 (#4 most common destination from Tallahassee)
- Net migration: 1,549 to Tallahassee

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

- Migration to New York in 2015-2019: 3,224
- Migration from New York to Tampa: 9,927 (#12 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 6,703 to Tampa
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#4. North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL Metro Area

- Migration to North Port in 2015-2019: 3,907
- Migration from North Port to Tampa: 3,317 (#1 most common destination from North Port)
- Net migration: 590 to North Port
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#3. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Miami in 2015-2019: 4,428
- Migration from Miami to Tampa: 10,531 (#3 most common destination from Miami)
- Net migration: 6,103 to Tampa
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#2. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Orlando in 2015-2019: 7,459
- Migration from Orlando to Tampa: 6,513 (#4 most common destination from Orlando)
- Net migration: 946 to Orlando
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#1. Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL Metro Area

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

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