Where people in Atlanta are moving to most

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

Stacker compiled a list of where people in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA 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 Atlanta between 2015 and 2019. Ties were broken by gross migration.

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#50. Tallahassee, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Tallahassee in 2015-2019: 888
- Migration from Tallahassee to Atlanta: 956 (#6 most common destination from Tallahassee)
- Net migration: 68 to Atlanta
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#49. Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area

- Migration to Pittsburgh in 2015-2019: 901
- Migration from Pittsburgh to Atlanta: 767 (#20 most common destination from Pittsburgh)
- Net migration: 134 to Pittsburgh
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#48. Huntsville, AL Metro Area

- Migration to Huntsville in 2015-2019: 906
- Migration from Huntsville to Atlanta: 708 (#4 most common destination from Huntsville)
- Net migration: 198 to Huntsville
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#47. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area

- Migration to San Antonio in 2015-2019: 910
- Migration from San Antonio to Atlanta: 827 (#16 most common destination from San Antonio)
- Net migration: 83 to San Antonio
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#46. Knoxville, TN Metro Area

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

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#45. Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metro Area

- Migration to Indianapolis in 2015-2019: 963
- Migration from Indianapolis to Atlanta: 655 (#21 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Net migration: 308 to Indianapolis
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#44. Columbia, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia in 2015-2019: 987
- Migration from Columbia to Atlanta: 1,222 (#6 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 235 to Atlanta
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#43. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Riverside in 2015-2019: 1,000
- Migration from Riverside to Atlanta: 752 (#29 most common destination from Riverside)
- Net migration: 248 to Riverside
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#42. Montgomery, AL Metro Area

- Migration to Montgomery in 2015-2019: 1,043
- Migration from Montgomery to Atlanta: 443 (#7 most common destination from Montgomery)
- Net migration: 600 to Montgomery
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#41. New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metro Area

- Migration to New Orleans in 2015-2019: 1,149
- Migration from New Orleans to Atlanta: 915 (#9 most common destination from New Orleans)
- Net migration: 234 to New Orleans

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

- Migration to Baltimore in 2015-2019: 1,151
- Migration from Baltimore to Atlanta: 1,520 (#9 most common destination from Baltimore)
- Net migration: 369 to Atlanta
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#39. North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL Metro Area

- Migration to North Port in 2015-2019: 1,185
- Migration from North Port to Atlanta: 529 (#13 most common destination from North Port)
- Net migration: 656 to North Port
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#38. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Minneapolis in 2015-2019: 1,200
- Migration from Minneapolis to Atlanta: 1,428 (#14 most common destination from Minneapolis)
- Net migration: 228 to Atlanta
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#37. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia in 2015-2019: 1,217
- Migration from Philadelphia to Atlanta: 3,301 (#13 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 2,084 to Atlanta
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#36. Charleston-North Charleston, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston in 2015-2019: 1,229
- Migration from Charleston to Atlanta: 1,868 (#4 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 639 to Atlanta

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#35. Auburn-Opelika, AL Metro Area

- Migration to Auburn in 2015-2019: 1,253
- Migration from Auburn to Atlanta: 910 (#3 most common destination from Auburn)
- Net migration: 343 to Auburn
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#34. Greenville-Anderson, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Greenville in 2015-2019: 1,320
- Migration from Greenville to Atlanta: 1,117 (#7 most common destination from Greenville)
- Net migration: 203 to Greenville
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#33. St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area

- Migration to St. Louis in 2015-2019: 1,352
- Migration from St. Louis to Atlanta: 1,987 (#6 most common destination from St. Louis)
- Net migration: 635 to Atlanta
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#32. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Francisco in 2015-2019: 1,399
- Migration from San Francisco to Atlanta: 1,242 (#30 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Net migration: 157 to San Francisco
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#31. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metro Area

- Migration to Virginia Beach in 2015-2019: 1,502
- Migration from Virginia Beach to Atlanta: 1,622 (#6 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 120 to Atlanta

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#30. Rome, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Rome in 2015-2019: 1,528
- Migration from Rome to Atlanta: 1,674 (#1 most common destination from Rome)
- Net migration: 146 to Atlanta
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#29. Raleigh-Cary, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Raleigh in 2015-2019: 1,574
- Migration from Raleigh to Atlanta: 1,257 (#9 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Net migration: 317 to Raleigh
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#28. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Denver in 2015-2019: 1,624
- Migration from Denver to Atlanta: 696 (#32 most common destination from Denver)
- Net migration: 928 to Denver
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#27. Warner Robins, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Warner Robins in 2015-2019: 1,667
- Migration from Warner Robins to Atlanta: 1,645 (#2 most common destination from Warner Robins)
- Net migration: 22 to Warner Robins
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#26. Chattanooga, TN-GA Metro Area

- Migration to Chattanooga in 2015-2019: 1,716
- Migration from Chattanooga to Atlanta: 2,050 (#1 most common destination from Chattanooga)
- Net migration: 334 to Atlanta

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#25. Brunswick, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Brunswick in 2015-2019: 1,730
- Migration from Brunswick to Atlanta: 1,220 (#1 most common destination from Brunswick)
- Net migration: 510 to Brunswick
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#24. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle in 2015-2019: 1,732
- Migration from Seattle to Atlanta: 696 (#42 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 1,036 to Seattle
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#23. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Detroit in 2015-2019: 1,777
- Migration from Detroit to Atlanta: 1,756 (#10 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 21 to Detroit
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#22. Albany, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Albany in 2015-2019: 1,799
- Migration from Albany to Atlanta: 1,577 (#1 most common destination from Albany)
- Net migration: 222 to Albany
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#21. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix in 2015-2019: 1,835
- Migration from Phoenix to Atlanta: 1,099 (#28 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 736 to Phoenix

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

- Migration to Boston in 2015-2019: 1,960
- Migration from Boston to Atlanta: 1,502 (#22 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 458 to Boston
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#19. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Houston in 2015-2019: 2,319
- Migration from Houston to Atlanta: 2,796 (#8 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 477 to Atlanta
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#18. Jacksonville, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Jacksonville in 2015-2019: 2,783
- Migration from Jacksonville to Atlanta: 2,000 (#5 most common destination from Jacksonville)
- Net migration: 783 to Jacksonville
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#17. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Nashville in 2015-2019: 2,925
- Migration from Nashville to Atlanta: 2,218 (#5 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 707 to Nashville
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#16. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Tampa in 2015-2019: 2,964
- Migration from Tampa to Atlanta: 2,960 (#7 most common destination from Tampa)
- Net migration: 4 to Tampa

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#15. Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metro Area

- Migration to Birmingham in 2015-2019: 2,979
- Migration from Birmingham to Atlanta: 2,367 (#3 most common destination from Birmingham)
- Net migration: 612 to Birmingham
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#14. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Los Angeles in 2015-2019: 3,002
- Migration from Los Angeles to Atlanta: 3,537 (#20 most common destination from Los Angeles)
- Net migration: 535 to Atlanta
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#13. Macon-Bibb County, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Macon in 2015-2019: 3,036
- Migration from Macon to Atlanta: 2,749 (#1 most common destination from Macon)
- Net migration: 287 to Macon
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#12. Columbus, GA-AL Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus in 2015-2019: 3,097
- Migration from Columbus to Atlanta: 2,256 (#1 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 841 to Columbus
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#11. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Chicago in 2015-2019: 3,192
- Migration from Chicago to Atlanta: 6,689 (#6 most common destination from Chicago)
- Net migration: 3,497 to Atlanta

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

- Migration to Dallas in 2015-2019: 3,327
- Migration from Dallas to Atlanta: 3,271 (#9 most common destination from Dallas)
- Net migration: 56 to Dallas
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#9. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area

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

- Migration to Augusta in 2015-2019: 3,649
- Migration from Augusta to Atlanta: 2,564 (#1 most common destination from Augusta)
- Net migration: 1,085 to Augusta
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#7. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area

- Migration to Charlotte in 2015-2019: 3,667
- Migration from Charlotte to Atlanta: 2,580 (#7 most common destination from Charlotte)
- Net migration: 1,087 to Charlotte
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#6. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Miami in 2015-2019: 3,819
- Migration from Miami to Atlanta: 7,704 (#5 most common destination from Miami)
- Net migration: 3,885 to Atlanta

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#5. Savannah, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Savannah in 2015-2019: 4,103
- Migration from Savannah to Atlanta: 3,348 (#1 most common destination from Savannah)
- Net migration: 755 to Savannah
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#4. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area

- Migration to Washington in 2015-2019: 4,153
- Migration from Washington to Atlanta: 4,116 (#10 most common destination from Washington)
- Net migration: 37 to Washington
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#3. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area

- Migration to New York in 2015-2019: 4,596
- Migration from New York to Atlanta: 12,926 (#9 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 8,330 to Atlanta
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#2. Gainesville, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Gainesville in 2015-2019: 5,093
- Migration from Gainesville to Atlanta: 3,521 (#1 most common destination from Gainesville)
- Net migration: 1,572 to Gainesville
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#1. Athens-Clarke County, GA Metro Area

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

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