Metros sending the most people to Athens

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June 23, 2022
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Metros sending the most people to Athens

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

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#50. Rochester, MN Metro Area

- Migration to Athens from Rochester in 2015-2019: 48 (#28 most common destination from Rochester)
- Migration from Athens to Rochester: 0 (#136 most common destination from Athens)
- Net migration: 48 to Athens
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#49. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Athens from Denver in 2015-2019: 48 (#203 most common destination from Denver)
- Migration from Athens to Denver: 81 (#26 most common destination from Athens)
- Net migration: 33 to Denver
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#48. Hinesville, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Athens from Hinesville in 2015-2019: 50 (#42 most common destination from Hinesville)
- Migration from Athens to Hinesville: 0 (#136 most common destination from Athens)
- Net migration: 50 to Athens
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#47. Winchester, VA-WV Metro Area

- Migration to Athens from Winchester in 2015-2019: 50 (#21 most common destination from Winchester)
- Migration from Athens to Winchester: 0 (#136 most common destination from Athens)
- Net migration: 50 to Athens
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#46. Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Athens from Cleveland in 2015-2019: 50 (#133 most common destination from Cleveland)
- Migration from Athens to Cleveland: 36 (#49 most common destination from Athens)
- Net migration: 14 to Athens

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#45. St. Joseph, MO-KS Metro Area

- Migration to Athens from St. Joseph in 2015-2019: 54 (#13 most common destination from St. Joseph)
- Migration from Athens to St. Joseph: 0 (#136 most common destination from Athens)
- Net migration: 54 to Athens
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#44. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Athens from Orlando in 2015-2019: 54 (#155 most common destination from Orlando)
- Migration from Athens to Orlando: 58 (#36 most common destination from Athens)
- Net migration: 4 to Orlando
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#43. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Athens from Seattle in 2015-2019: 56 (#194 most common destination from Seattle)
- Migration from Athens to Seattle: 65 (#32 most common destination from Athens)
- Net migration: 9 to Seattle
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#42. Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metro Area

- Migration to Athens from Memphis in 2015-2019: 56 (#120 most common destination from Memphis)
- Migration from Athens to Memphis: 81 (#26 most common destination from Athens)
- Net migration: 25 to Memphis
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#41. Visalia, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Athens from Visalia in 2015-2019: 58 (#32 most common destination from Visalia)
- Migration from Athens to Visalia: 0 (#136 most common destination from Athens)
- Net migration: 58 to Athens

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

- Migration to Athens from Chicago in 2015-2019: 59 (#259 most common destination from Chicago)
- Migration from Athens to Chicago: 26 (#62 most common destination from Athens)
- Net migration: 33 to Athens
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#39. Valdosta, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Athens from Valdosta in 2015-2019: 59 (#19 most common destination from Valdosta)
- Migration from Athens to Valdosta: 79 (#28 most common destination from Athens)
- Net migration: 20 to Valdosta
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#38. Greensboro-High Point, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Athens from Greensboro in 2015-2019: 60 (#57 most common destination from Greensboro)
- Migration from Athens to Greensboro: 0 (#136 most common destination from Athens)
- Net migration: 60 to Athens
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#37. Knoxville, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Athens from Knoxville in 2015-2019: 61 (#74 most common destination from Knoxville)
- Migration from Athens to Knoxville: 28 (#57 most common destination from Athens)
- Net migration: 33 to Athens
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#36. Rome, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Athens from Rome in 2015-2019: 61 (#10 most common destination from Rome)
- Migration from Athens to Rome: 117 (#18 most common destination from Athens)
- Net migration: 56 to Rome

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

- Migration to Athens from Tampa in 2015-2019: 61 (#180 most common destination from Tampa)
- Migration from Athens to Tampa: 136 (#12 most common destination from Athens)
- Net migration: 75 to Tampa
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#34. Raleigh-Cary, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Athens from Raleigh in 2015-2019: 64 (#97 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Migration from Athens to Raleigh: 36 (#49 most common destination from Athens)
- Net migration: 28 to Athens
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#33. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area

- Migration to Athens from Philadelphia in 2015-2019: 67 (#180 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Migration from Athens to Philadelphia: 81 (#26 most common destination from Athens)
- Net migration: 14 to Philadelphia
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#32. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Athens from San Antonio in 2015-2019: 70 (#149 most common destination from San Antonio)
- Migration from Athens to San Antonio: 31 (#54 most common destination from Athens)
- Net migration: 39 to Athens
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#31. Manhattan, KS Metro Area

- Migration to Athens from Manhattan in 2015-2019: 75 (#48 most common destination from Manhattan)
- Migration from Athens to Manhattan: 8 (#96 most common destination from Athens)
- Net migration: 67 to Athens

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#30. Richmond, VA Metro Area

- Migration to Athens from Richmond in 2015-2019: 79 (#86 most common destination from Richmond)
- Migration from Athens to Richmond: 3 (#107 most common destination from Athens)
- Net migration: 76 to Athens
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#29. Columbia, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Athens from Columbia in 2015-2019: 93 (#64 most common destination from Columbia)
- Migration from Athens to Columbia: 138 (#11 most common destination from Athens)
- Net migration: 45 to Columbia
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#28. Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Metro Area

- Migration to Athens from Des Moines in 2015-2019: 98 (#37 most common destination from Des Moines)
- Migration from Athens to Des Moines: 0 (#136 most common destination from Athens)
- Net migration: 98 to Athens
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#27. Jacksonville, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Athens from Jacksonville in 2015-2019: 105 (#97 most common destination from Jacksonville)
- Migration from Athens to Jacksonville: 34 (#51 most common destination from Athens)
- Net migration: 71 to Athens
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#26. Tuscaloosa, AL Metro Area

- Migration to Athens from Tuscaloosa in 2015-2019: 105 (#15 most common destination from Tuscaloosa)
- Migration from Athens to Tuscaloosa: 60 (#35 most common destination from Athens)
- Net migration: 45 to Athens

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#25. Morgantown, WV Metro Area

- Migration to Athens from Morgantown in 2015-2019: 106 (#13 most common destination from Morgantown)
- Migration from Athens to Morgantown: 0 (#136 most common destination from Athens)
- Net migration: 106 to Athens
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#24. Albany, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Athens from Albany in 2015-2019: 126 (#11 most common destination from Albany)
- Migration from Athens to Albany: 91 (#23 most common destination from Athens)
- Net migration: 35 to Athens
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#23. Lubbock, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Athens from Lubbock in 2015-2019: 130 (#22 most common destination from Lubbock)
- Migration from Athens to Lubbock: 0 (#136 most common destination from Athens)
- Net migration: 130 to Athens
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#22. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Athens from Riverside in 2015-2019: 133 (#119 most common destination from Riverside)
- Migration from Athens to Riverside: 6 (#103 most common destination from Athens)
- Net migration: 127 to Athens
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#21. Charleston-North Charleston, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Athens from Charleston in 2015-2019: 151 (#46 most common destination from Charleston)
- Migration from Athens to Charleston: 129 (#14 most common destination from Athens)
- Net migration: 22 to Athens

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#20. Chattanooga, TN-GA Metro Area

- Migration to Athens from Chattanooga in 2015-2019: 152 (#24 most common destination from Chattanooga)
- Migration from Athens to Chattanooga: 33 (#53 most common destination from Athens)
- Net migration: 119 to Athens
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#19. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area

- Migration to Athens from Charlotte in 2015-2019: 161 (#88 most common destination from Charlotte)
- Migration from Athens to Charlotte: 34 (#51 most common destination from Athens)
- Net migration: 127 to Athens
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#18. Watertown-Fort Drum, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Athens from Watertown in 2015-2019: 166 (#21 most common destination from Watertown)
- Migration from Athens to Watertown: 0 (#136 most common destination from Athens)
- Net migration: 166 to Athens
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#17. Dalton, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Athens from Dalton in 2015-2019: 170 (#4 most common destination from Dalton)
- Migration from Athens to Dalton: 40 (#42 most common destination from Athens)
- Net migration: 130 to Athens
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#16. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area

- Migration to Athens from Boston in 2015-2019: 174 (#99 most common destination from Boston)
- Migration from Athens to Boston: 221 (#6 most common destination from Athens)
- Net migration: 47 to Boston

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

- Migration to Athens from Dallas in 2015-2019: 195 (#131 most common destination from Dallas)
- Migration from Athens to Dallas: 12 (#83 most common destination from Athens)
- Net migration: 183 to Athens
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#14. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area

- Migration to Athens from Washington in 2015-2019: 204 (#155 most common destination from Washington)
- Migration from Athens to Washington: 126 (#15 most common destination from Athens)
- Net migration: 78 to Athens
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#13. Brunswick, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Athens from Brunswick in 2015-2019: 206 (#5 most common destination from Brunswick)
- Migration from Athens to Brunswick: 45 (#39 most common destination from Athens)
- Net migration: 161 to Athens
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#12. Macon-Bibb County, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Athens from Macon in 2015-2019: 208 (#6 most common destination from Macon)
- Migration from Athens to Macon: 62 (#33 most common destination from Athens)
- Net migration: 146 to Athens
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#11. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Athens from Nashville in 2015-2019: 217 (#56 most common destination from Nashville)
- Migration from Athens to Nashville: 78 (#29 most common destination from Athens)
- Net migration: 139 to Athens

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

- Migration to Athens from Houston in 2015-2019: 234 (#111 most common destination from Houston)
- Migration from Athens to Houston: 232 (#5 most common destination from Athens)
- Net migration: 2 to Athens
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#9. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Athens from Miami in 2015-2019: 241 (#98 most common destination from Miami)
- Migration from Athens to Miami: 73 (#30 most common destination from Athens)
- Net migration: 168 to Athens
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#8. Columbus, GA-AL Metro Area

- Migration to Athens from Columbus in 2015-2019: 256 (#22 most common destination from Columbus)
- Migration from Athens to Columbus: 163 (#8 most common destination from Athens)
- Net migration: 93 to Athens
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#7. Warner Robins, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Athens from Warner Robins in 2015-2019: 272 (#3 most common destination from Warner Robins)
- Migration from Athens to Warner Robins: 17 (#76 most common destination from Athens)
- Net migration: 255 to Athens
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#6. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area

- Migration to Athens from New York in 2015-2019: 353 (#144 most common destination from New York)
- Migration from Athens to New York: 133 (#13 most common destination from Athens)
- Net migration: 220 to Athens

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#5. Greenville-Anderson, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Athens from Greenville in 2015-2019: 358 (#13 most common destination from Greenville)
- Migration from Athens to Greenville: 22 (#68 most common destination from Athens)
- Net migration: 336 to Athens
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#4. Gainesville, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Athens from Gainesville in 2015-2019: 373 (#2 most common destination from Gainesville)
- Migration from Athens to Gainesville: 112 (#19 most common destination from Athens)
- Net migration: 261 to Athens
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#3. Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metro Area

- Migration to Athens from Augusta in 2015-2019: 604 (#6 most common destination from Augusta)
- Migration from Athens to Augusta: 147 (#10 most common destination from Athens)
- Net migration: 457 to Athens
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#2. Savannah, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Athens from Savannah in 2015-2019: 835 (#4 most common destination from Savannah)
- Migration from Athens to Savannah: 359 (#2 most common destination from Athens)
- Net migration: 476 to Athens
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#1. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Athens from Atlanta in 2015-2019: 11,092 (#1 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Migration from Athens to Atlanta: 4,720 (#1 most common destination from Athens)
- Net migration: 6,372 to Athens

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