Metros sending the most people to Atlanta

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June 23, 2022
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Metros sending the most people to Atlanta

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

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#50. Panama City, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Atlanta from Panama City in 2015-2019: 940 (#2 most common destination from Panama City)
- Migration from Atlanta to Panama City: 598 (#74 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 342 to Atlanta
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#49. Tallahassee, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Atlanta from Tallahassee in 2015-2019: 956 (#6 most common destination from Tallahassee)
- Migration from Atlanta to Tallahassee: 888 (#50 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 68 to Atlanta
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#48. Valdosta, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Atlanta from Valdosta in 2015-2019: 1,059 (#1 most common destination from Valdosta)
- Migration from Atlanta to Valdosta: 705 (#61 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 354 to Atlanta
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#47. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Atlanta from Phoenix in 2015-2019: 1,099 (#28 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Migration from Atlanta to Phoenix: 1,835 (#21 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 736 to Phoenix
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#46. Greenville-Anderson, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Atlanta from Greenville in 2015-2019: 1,117 (#7 most common destination from Greenville)
- Migration from Atlanta to Greenville: 1,320 (#34 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 203 to Greenville

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#45. Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT Metro Area

- Migration to Atlanta from Bridgeport in 2015-2019: 1,134 (#6 most common destination from Bridgeport)
- Migration from Atlanta to Bridgeport: 293 (#115 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 841 to Atlanta
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#44. Hinesville, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Atlanta from Hinesville in 2015-2019: 1,140 (#1 most common destination from Hinesville)
- Migration from Atlanta to Hinesville: 546 (#78 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 594 to Atlanta
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#43. Columbus, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Atlanta from Columbus in 2015-2019: 1,165 (#8 most common destination from Columbus)
- Migration from Atlanta to Columbus: 547 (#77 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 618 to Atlanta
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#42. Brunswick, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Atlanta from Brunswick in 2015-2019: 1,220 (#1 most common destination from Brunswick)
- Migration from Atlanta to Brunswick: 1,730 (#25 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 510 to Brunswick
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#41. Columbia, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Atlanta from Columbia in 2015-2019: 1,222 (#6 most common destination from Columbia)
- Migration from Atlanta to Columbia: 987 (#44 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 235 to Atlanta

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

- Migration to Atlanta from Cincinnati in 2015-2019: 1,229 (#8 most common destination from Cincinnati)
- Migration from Atlanta to Cincinnati: 537 (#79 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 692 to Atlanta
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#39. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA Metro Area

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

- Migration to Atlanta from Raleigh in 2015-2019: 1,257 (#9 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Migration from Atlanta to Raleigh: 1,574 (#29 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 317 to Raleigh
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#37. Fayetteville, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Atlanta from Fayetteville in 2015-2019: 1,259 (#3 most common destination from Fayetteville)
- Migration from Atlanta to Fayetteville: 373 (#98 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 886 to Atlanta
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#36. Knoxville, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Atlanta from Knoxville in 2015-2019: 1,270 (#2 most common destination from Knoxville)
- Migration from Atlanta to Knoxville: 915 (#46 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 355 to Atlanta

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

- Migration to Atlanta from San Diego in 2015-2019: 1,393 (#21 most common destination from San Diego)
- Migration from Atlanta to San Diego: 779 (#55 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 614 to Atlanta
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#34. Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metro Area

- Migration to Atlanta from Memphis in 2015-2019: 1,422 (#3 most common destination from Memphis)
- Migration from Atlanta to Memphis: 683 (#62 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 739 to Atlanta
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#33. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Atlanta from Minneapolis in 2015-2019: 1,428 (#14 most common destination from Minneapolis)
- Migration from Atlanta to Minneapolis: 1,200 (#38 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 228 to Atlanta
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#32. Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown, CT Metro Area

- Migration to Atlanta from Hartford in 2015-2019: 1,499 (#7 most common destination from Hartford)
- Migration from Atlanta to Hartford: 472 (#84 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 1,027 to Atlanta
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#31. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area

- Migration to Atlanta from Boston in 2015-2019: 1,502 (#22 most common destination from Boston)
- Migration from Atlanta to Boston: 1,960 (#20 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 458 to Boston

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#30. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metro Area

- Migration to Atlanta from Baltimore in 2015-2019: 1,520 (#9 most common destination from Baltimore)
- Migration from Atlanta to Baltimore: 1,151 (#40 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 369 to Atlanta
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#29. Albany, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Atlanta from Albany in 2015-2019: 1,577 (#1 most common destination from Albany)
- Migration from Atlanta to Albany: 1,799 (#22 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 222 to Albany
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#28. Richmond, VA Metro Area

- Migration to Atlanta from Richmond in 2015-2019: 1,597 (#3 most common destination from Richmond)
- Migration from Atlanta to Richmond: 669 (#66 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 928 to Atlanta
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#27. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metro Area

- Migration to Atlanta from Virginia Beach in 2015-2019: 1,622 (#6 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Migration from Atlanta to Virginia Beach: 1,502 (#31 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 120 to Atlanta
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#26. Warner Robins, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Atlanta from Warner Robins in 2015-2019: 1,645 (#2 most common destination from Warner Robins)
- Migration from Atlanta to Warner Robins: 1,667 (#27 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 22 to Warner Robins

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#25. Rome, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Atlanta from Rome in 2015-2019: 1,674 (#1 most common destination from Rome)
- Migration from Atlanta to Rome: 1,528 (#30 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 146 to Atlanta
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#24. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Atlanta from Detroit in 2015-2019: 1,756 (#10 most common destination from Detroit)
- Migration from Atlanta to Detroit: 1,777 (#23 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 21 to Detroit
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#23. Charleston-North Charleston, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Atlanta from Charleston in 2015-2019: 1,868 (#4 most common destination from Charleston)
- Migration from Atlanta to Charleston: 1,229 (#36 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 639 to Atlanta
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#22. St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area

- Migration to Atlanta from St. Louis in 2015-2019: 1,987 (#6 most common destination from St. Louis)
- Migration from Atlanta to St. Louis: 1,352 (#33 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 635 to Atlanta
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#21. Jacksonville, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Atlanta from Jacksonville in 2015-2019: 2,000 (#5 most common destination from Jacksonville)
- Migration from Atlanta to Jacksonville: 2,783 (#18 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 783 to Jacksonville

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#20. Chattanooga, TN-GA Metro Area

- Migration to Atlanta from Chattanooga in 2015-2019: 2,050 (#1 most common destination from Chattanooga)
- Migration from Atlanta to Chattanooga: 1,716 (#26 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 334 to Atlanta
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#19. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Atlanta from Nashville in 2015-2019: 2,218 (#5 most common destination from Nashville)
- Migration from Atlanta to Nashville: 2,925 (#17 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 707 to Nashville
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#18. Columbus, GA-AL Metro Area

- Migration to Atlanta from Columbus in 2015-2019: 2,256 (#1 most common destination from Columbus)
- Migration from Atlanta to Columbus: 3,097 (#12 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 841 to Columbus
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#17. Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metro Area

- Migration to Atlanta from Birmingham in 2015-2019: 2,367 (#3 most common destination from Birmingham)
- Migration from Atlanta to Birmingham: 2,979 (#15 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 612 to Birmingham
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#16. Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metro Area

- Migration to Atlanta from Augusta in 2015-2019: 2,564 (#1 most common destination from Augusta)
- Migration from Atlanta to Augusta: 3,649 (#8 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 1,085 to Augusta

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

- Migration to Atlanta from Charlotte in 2015-2019: 2,580 (#7 most common destination from Charlotte)
- Migration from Atlanta to Charlotte: 3,667 (#7 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 1,087 to Charlotte
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#14. Macon-Bibb County, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Atlanta from Macon in 2015-2019: 2,749 (#1 most common destination from Macon)
- Migration from Atlanta to Macon: 3,036 (#13 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 287 to Macon
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#13. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Atlanta from Houston in 2015-2019: 2,796 (#8 most common destination from Houston)
- Migration from Atlanta to Houston: 2,319 (#19 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 477 to Atlanta
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#12. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Atlanta from Tampa in 2015-2019: 2,960 (#7 most common destination from Tampa)
- Migration from Atlanta to Tampa: 2,964 (#16 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 4 to Tampa
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#11. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Atlanta from Dallas in 2015-2019: 3,271 (#9 most common destination from Dallas)
- Migration from Atlanta to Dallas: 3,327 (#10 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 56 to Dallas

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

- Migration to Atlanta from Philadelphia in 2015-2019: 3,301 (#13 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Migration from Atlanta to Philadelphia: 1,217 (#37 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 2,084 to Atlanta
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#9. Savannah, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Atlanta from Savannah in 2015-2019: 3,348 (#1 most common destination from Savannah)
- Migration from Atlanta to Savannah: 4,103 (#5 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 755 to Savannah
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#8. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Atlanta from Orlando in 2015-2019: 3,452 (#7 most common destination from Orlando)
- Migration from Atlanta to Orlando: 3,374 (#9 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 78 to Atlanta
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#7. Gainesville, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Atlanta from Gainesville in 2015-2019: 3,521 (#1 most common destination from Gainesville)
- Migration from Atlanta to Gainesville: 5,093 (#2 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 1,572 to Gainesville
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#6. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Atlanta from Los Angeles in 2015-2019: 3,537 (#20 most common destination from Los Angeles)
- Migration from Atlanta to Los Angeles: 3,002 (#14 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 535 to Atlanta

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

- Migration to Atlanta from Washington in 2015-2019: 4,116 (#10 most common destination from Washington)
- Migration from Atlanta to Washington: 4,153 (#4 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 37 to Washington
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#4. Athens-Clarke County, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Atlanta from Athens in 2015-2019: 4,720 (#1 most common destination from Athens)
- Migration from Atlanta to Athens: 11,092 (#1 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 6,372 to Athens
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#3. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Atlanta from Chicago in 2015-2019: 6,689 (#6 most common destination from Chicago)
- Migration from Atlanta to Chicago: 3,192 (#11 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 3,497 to Atlanta
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#2. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Atlanta from Miami in 2015-2019: 7,704 (#5 most common destination from Miami)
- Migration from Atlanta to Miami: 3,819 (#6 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 3,885 to Atlanta
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#1. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area

- Migration to Atlanta from New York in 2015-2019: 12,926 (#9 most common destination from New York)
- Migration from Atlanta to New York: 4,596 (#3 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 8,330 to Atlanta

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