Metros sending the most people to Columbus, Georgia

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April 23, 2022
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Metros sending the most people to Columbus, Georgia

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

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#50. Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Augusta in 2015-2019: 110 (#46 most common destination from Augusta)
- Migration from Columbus to Augusta: 704 (#5 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 594 to Augusta
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#49. Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Birmingham in 2015-2019: 114 (#53 most common destination from Birmingham)
- Migration from Columbus to Birmingham: 331 (#13 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 217 to Birmingham
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#48. Anchorage, AK Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Anchorage in 2015-2019: 118 (#51 most common destination from Anchorage)
- Migration from Columbus to Anchorage: 186 (#31 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 68 to Anchorage
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#47. Grand Forks, ND-MN Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Grand Forks in 2015-2019: 120 (#7 most common destination from Grand Forks)
- Migration from Columbus to Grand Forks: 0 (#196 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 120 to Columbus
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#46. Raleigh-Cary, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Raleigh in 2015-2019: 123 (#62 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Migration from Columbus to Raleigh: 10 (#112 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 113 to Columbus

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#45. Watertown-Fort Drum, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Watertown in 2015-2019: 124 (#30 most common destination from Watertown)
- Migration from Columbus to Watertown: 274 (#19 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 150 to Watertown
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#44. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Baltimore in 2015-2019: 127 (#106 most common destination from Baltimore)
- Migration from Columbus to Baltimore: 100 (#47 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 27 to Columbus
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#43. Manhattan, KS Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Manhattan in 2015-2019: 128 (#31 most common destination from Manhattan)
- Migration from Columbus to Manhattan: 440 (#10 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 312 to Manhattan
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#42. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Orlando in 2015-2019: 133 (#100 most common destination from Orlando)
- Migration from Columbus to Orlando: 57 (#61 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 76 to Columbus
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#41. Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Elizabethtown in 2015-2019: 142 (#14 most common destination from Elizabethtown)
- Migration from Columbus to Elizabethtown: 206 (#29 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 64 to Elizabethtown

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

- Migration to Columbus from Chicago in 2015-2019: 144 (#191 most common destination from Chicago)
- Migration from Columbus to Chicago: 116 (#43 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 28 to Columbus
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#39. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Tampa in 2015-2019: 145 (#116 most common destination from Tampa)
- Migration from Columbus to Tampa: 274 (#19 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 129 to Tampa
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#38. East Stroudsburg, PA Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from East Stroudsburg in 2015-2019: 149 (#9 most common destination from East Stroudsburg)
- Migration from Columbus to East Stroudsburg: 0 (#196 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 149 to Columbus
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#37. Athens-Clarke County, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Athens in 2015-2019: 163 (#8 most common destination from Athens)
- Migration from Columbus to Athens: 256 (#22 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 93 to Athens
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#36. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from San Antonio in 2015-2019: 174 (#85 most common destination from San Antonio)
- Migration from Columbus to San Antonio: 157 (#36 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 17 to Columbus

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#35. Hattiesburg, MS Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Hattiesburg in 2015-2019: 177 (#6 most common destination from Hattiesburg)
- Migration from Columbus to Hattiesburg: 35 (#86 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 142 to Columbus
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#34. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Virginia Beach in 2015-2019: 188 (#85 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Migration from Columbus to Virginia Beach: 281 (#18 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 93 to Virginia Beach
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#33. Macon-Bibb County, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Macon in 2015-2019: 193 (#8 most common destination from Macon)
- Migration from Columbus to Macon: 246 (#24 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 53 to Macon
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#32. Fairbanks, AK Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Fairbanks in 2015-2019: 198 (#6 most common destination from Fairbanks)
- Migration from Columbus to Fairbanks: 173 (#35 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 25 to Columbus
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#31. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Washington in 2015-2019: 207 (#153 most common destination from Washington)
- Migration from Columbus to Washington: 322 (#15 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 115 to Washington

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#30. Valdosta, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Valdosta in 2015-2019: 210 (#5 most common destination from Valdosta)
- Migration from Columbus to Valdosta: 105 (#46 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 105 to Columbus
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#29. Warner Robins, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Warner Robins in 2015-2019: 213 (#6 most common destination from Warner Robins)
- Migration from Columbus to Warner Robins: 266 (#21 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 53 to Warner Robins
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#28. Savannah, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Savannah in 2015-2019: 215 (#29 most common destination from Savannah)
- Migration from Columbus to Savannah: 469 (#9 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 254 to Savannah
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#27. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Houston in 2015-2019: 216 (#118 most common destination from Houston)
- Migration from Columbus to Houston: 80 (#51 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 136 to Columbus
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#26. Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Poughkeepsie in 2015-2019: 218 (#20 most common destination from Poughkeepsie)
- Migration from Columbus to Poughkeepsie: 0 (#196 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 218 to Columbus

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#25. Richmond, VA Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Richmond in 2015-2019: 222 (#36 most common destination from Richmond)
- Migration from Columbus to Richmond: 0 (#196 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 222 to Columbus
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#24. Huntsville, AL Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Huntsville in 2015-2019: 231 (#16 most common destination from Huntsville)
- Migration from Columbus to Huntsville: 79 (#52 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 152 to Columbus
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#23. Tuscaloosa, AL Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Tuscaloosa in 2015-2019: 232 (#7 most common destination from Tuscaloosa)
- Migration from Columbus to Tuscaloosa: 52 (#65 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 180 to Columbus
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#22. Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Olympia in 2015-2019: 236 (#16 most common destination from Olympia)
- Migration from Columbus to Olympia: 69 (#56 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 167 to Columbus
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#21. Montgomery, AL Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Montgomery in 2015-2019: 247 (#15 most common destination from Montgomery)
- Migration from Columbus to Montgomery: 314 (#17 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 67 to Montgomery

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

- Migration to Columbus from Charlotte in 2015-2019: 248 (#68 most common destination from Charlotte)
- Migration from Columbus to Charlotte: 33 (#90 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 215 to Columbus
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#19. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Dallas in 2015-2019: 250 (#110 most common destination from Dallas)
- Migration from Columbus to Dallas: 123 (#42 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 127 to Columbus
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#18. Greeley, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Greeley in 2015-2019: 254 (#7 most common destination from Greeley)
- Migration from Columbus to Greeley: 0 (#196 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 254 to Columbus
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#17. Fayetteville, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Fayetteville in 2015-2019: 260 (#37 most common destination from Fayetteville)
- Migration from Columbus to Fayetteville: 1,023 (#3 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 763 to Fayetteville
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#16. Jacksonville, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Jacksonville in 2015-2019: 279 (#46 most common destination from Jacksonville)
- Migration from Columbus to Jacksonville: 175 (#34 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 104 to Columbus

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

- Migration to Columbus from Philadelphia in 2015-2019: 302 (#98 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Migration from Columbus to Philadelphia: 45 (#73 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 257 to Columbus
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#14. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Miami in 2015-2019: 325 (#79 most common destination from Miami)
- Migration from Columbus to Miami: 65 (#58 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 260 to Columbus
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#13. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Los Angeles in 2015-2019: 337 (#107 most common destination from Los Angeles)
- Migration from Columbus to Los Angeles: 72 (#55 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 265 to Columbus
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#12. Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Colorado Springs in 2015-2019: 339 (#33 most common destination from Colorado Springs)
- Migration from Columbus to Colorado Springs: 671 (#6 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 332 to Colorado Springs
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#11. El Paso, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from El Paso in 2015-2019: 350 (#26 most common destination from El Paso)
- Migration from Columbus to El Paso: 321 (#16 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 29 to Columbus

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#10. Hinesville, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Hinesville in 2015-2019: 405 (#3 most common destination from Hinesville)
- Migration from Columbus to Hinesville: 235 (#25 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 170 to Columbus
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#9. Clarksville, TN-KY Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Clarksville in 2015-2019: 475 (#8 most common destination from Clarksville)
- Migration from Columbus to Clarksville: 561 (#7 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 86 to Clarksville
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#8. Urban Honolulu, HI Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Urban Honolulu in 2015-2019: 522 (#20 most common destination from Urban Honolulu)
- Migration from Columbus to Urban Honolulu: 785 (#4 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 263 to Urban Honolulu
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#7. Killeen-Temple, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Killeen in 2015-2019: 526 (#14 most common destination from Killeen)
- Migration from Columbus to Killeen: 413 (#11 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 113 to Columbus
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#6. Columbia, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Columbia in 2015-2019: 543 (#9 most common destination from Columbia)
- Migration from Columbus to Columbia: 323 (#14 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 220 to Columbus

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#5. Albany, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Albany in 2015-2019: 572 (#2 most common destination from Albany)
- Migration from Columbus to Albany: 219 (#27 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 353 to Columbus
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#4. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Seattle in 2015-2019: 583 (#52 most common destination from Seattle)
- Migration from Columbus to Seattle: 252 (#23 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 331 to Columbus
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#3. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from New York in 2015-2019: 744 (#101 most common destination from New York)
- Migration from Columbus to New York: 184 (#33 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 560 to Columbus
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#2. Auburn-Opelika, AL Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Auburn in 2015-2019: 1,443 (#1 most common destination from Auburn)
- Migration from Columbus to Auburn: 2,074 (#2 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 631 to Auburn
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#1. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Atlanta in 2015-2019: 3,097 (#12 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Migration from Columbus to Atlanta: 2,256 (#1 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 841 to Columbus

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