Metros sending the most people to Champaign

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June 23, 2022
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Metros sending the most people to Champaign

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

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#50. Cape Girardeau, MO-IL Metro Area

- Migration to Champaign from Cape Girardeau in 2015-2019: 41 (#16 most common destination from Cape Girardeau)
- Migration from Champaign to Cape Girardeau: 0 (#160 most common destination from Champaign)
- Net migration: 41 to Champaign
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#49. Tucson, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Champaign from Tucson in 2015-2019: 42 (#134 most common destination from Tucson)
- Migration from Champaign to Tucson: 234 (#9 most common destination from Champaign)
- Net migration: 192 to Tucson
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#48. Ann Arbor, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Champaign from Ann Arbor in 2015-2019: 43 (#73 most common destination from Ann Arbor)
- Migration from Champaign to Ann Arbor: 77 (#36 most common destination from Champaign)
- Net migration: 34 to Ann Arbor
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#47. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Champaign from San Diego in 2015-2019: 47 (#218 most common destination from San Diego)
- Migration from Champaign to San Diego: 181 (#20 most common destination from Champaign)
- Net migration: 134 to San Diego
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#46. Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area

- Migration to Champaign from Pittsburgh in 2015-2019: 49 (#161 most common destination from Pittsburgh)
- Migration from Champaign to Pittsburgh: 15 (#105 most common destination from Champaign)
- Net migration: 34 to Champaign

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#45. Tallahassee, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Champaign from Tallahassee in 2015-2019: 52 (#66 most common destination from Tallahassee)
- Migration from Champaign to Tallahassee: 0 (#160 most common destination from Champaign)
- Net migration: 52 to Champaign
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#44. Worcester, MA-CT Metro Area

- Migration to Champaign from Worcester in 2015-2019: 52 (#77 most common destination from Worcester)
- Migration from Champaign to Worcester: 0 (#160 most common destination from Champaign)
- Net migration: 52 to Champaign
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#43. Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Champaign from Olympia in 2015-2019: 54 (#55 most common destination from Olympia)
- Migration from Champaign to Olympia: 0 (#160 most common destination from Champaign)
- Net migration: 54 to Champaign
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#42. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Champaign from Orlando in 2015-2019: 56 (#152 most common destination from Orlando)
- Migration from Champaign to Orlando: 34 (#62 most common destination from Champaign)
- Net migration: 22 to Champaign
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#41. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area

- Migration to Champaign from Las Vegas in 2015-2019: 58 (#146 most common destination from Las Vegas)
- Migration from Champaign to Las Vegas: 0 (#160 most common destination from Champaign)
- Net migration: 58 to Champaign

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#40. Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Champaign from Santa Cruz in 2015-2019: 59 (#37 most common destination from Santa Cruz)
- Migration from Champaign to Santa Cruz: 5 (#127 most common destination from Champaign)
- Net migration: 54 to Champaign
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#39. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Champaign from Atlanta in 2015-2019: 65 (#212 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Migration from Champaign to Atlanta: 15 (#105 most common destination from Champaign)
- Net migration: 50 to Champaign
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#38. Erie, PA Metro Area

- Migration to Champaign from Erie in 2015-2019: 66 (#44 most common destination from Erie)
- Migration from Champaign to Erie: 0 (#160 most common destination from Champaign)
- Net migration: 66 to Champaign
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#37. Columbus, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Champaign from Columbus in 2015-2019: 66 (#117 most common destination from Columbus)
- Migration from Champaign to Columbus: 53 (#46 most common destination from Champaign)
- Net migration: 13 to Champaign
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#36. Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metro Area

- Migration to Champaign from Milwaukee in 2015-2019: 67 (#97 most common destination from Milwaukee)
- Migration from Champaign to Milwaukee: 67 (#40 most common destination from Champaign)
- Net migration: 0 to Champaign

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#35. Raleigh-Cary, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Champaign from Raleigh in 2015-2019: 72 (#91 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Migration from Champaign to Raleigh: 29 (#71 most common destination from Champaign)
- Net migration: 43 to Champaign
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#34. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Champaign from Austin in 2015-2019: 76 (#124 most common destination from Austin)
- Migration from Champaign to Austin: 354 (#5 most common destination from Champaign)
- Net migration: 278 to Austin
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#33. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Champaign from Phoenix in 2015-2019: 77 (#202 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Migration from Champaign to Phoenix: 260 (#8 most common destination from Champaign)
- Net migration: 183 to Phoenix
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#32. Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metro Area

- Migration to Champaign from Louisville/Jefferson County in 2015-2019: 81 (#83 most common destination from Louisville/Jefferson County)
- Migration from Champaign to Louisville/Jefferson County: 0 (#160 most common destination from Champaign)
- Net migration: 81 to Champaign
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#31. Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Champaign from Palm Bay in 2015-2019: 81 (#62 most common destination from Palm Bay)
- Migration from Champaign to Palm Bay: 28 (#73 most common destination from Champaign)
- Net migration: 53 to Champaign

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#30. Iowa City, IA Metro Area

- Migration to Champaign from Iowa City in 2015-2019: 84 (#32 most common destination from Iowa City)
- Migration from Champaign to Iowa City: 144 (#23 most common destination from Champaign)
- Net migration: 60 to Iowa City
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#29. Carbondale-Marion, IL Metro Area

- Migration to Champaign from Carbondale in 2015-2019: 87 (#16 most common destination from Carbondale)
- Migration from Champaign to Carbondale: 196 (#17 most common destination from Champaign)
- Net migration: 109 to Carbondale
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#28. Madison, WI Metro Area

- Migration to Champaign from Madison in 2015-2019: 99 (#53 most common destination from Madison)
- Migration from Champaign to Madison: 164 (#21 most common destination from Champaign)
- Net migration: 65 to Madison
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#27. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Champaign from Minneapolis in 2015-2019: 102 (#117 most common destination from Minneapolis)
- Migration from Champaign to Minneapolis: 197 (#16 most common destination from Champaign)
- Net migration: 95 to Minneapolis
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#26. Muskegon, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Champaign from Muskegon in 2015-2019: 104 (#9 most common destination from Muskegon)
- Migration from Champaign to Muskegon: 0 (#160 most common destination from Champaign)
- Net migration: 104 to Champaign

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#25. College Station-Bryan, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Champaign from College Station in 2015-2019: 112 (#27 most common destination from College Station)
- Migration from Champaign to College Station: 41 (#56 most common destination from Champaign)
- Net migration: 71 to Champaign
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#24. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Champaign from Seattle in 2015-2019: 113 (#145 most common destination from Seattle)
- Migration from Champaign to Seattle: 228 (#11 most common destination from Champaign)
- Net migration: 115 to Seattle
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#23. Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL Metro Area

- Migration to Champaign from Davenport in 2015-2019: 117 (#19 most common destination from Davenport)
- Migration from Champaign to Davenport: 61 (#42 most common destination from Champaign)
- Net migration: 56 to Champaign
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#22. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Champaign from Miami in 2015-2019: 118 (#149 most common destination from Miami)
- Migration from Champaign to Miami: 48 (#51 most common destination from Champaign)
- Net migration: 70 to Champaign
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#21. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Champaign from Dallas in 2015-2019: 124 (#166 most common destination from Dallas)
- Migration from Champaign to Dallas: 83 (#33 most common destination from Champaign)
- Net migration: 41 to Champaign

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#20. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Champaign from Los Angeles in 2015-2019: 126 (#190 most common destination from Los Angeles)
- Migration from Champaign to Los Angeles: 269 (#7 most common destination from Champaign)
- Net migration: 143 to Los Angeles
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#19. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Champaign from San Francisco in 2015-2019: 142 (#116 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Migration from Champaign to San Francisco: 337 (#6 most common destination from Champaign)
- Net migration: 195 to San Francisco
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#18. Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Champaign from Cape Coral in 2015-2019: 147 (#33 most common destination from Cape Coral)
- Migration from Champaign to Cape Coral: 4 (#130 most common destination from Champaign)
- Net migration: 143 to Champaign
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#17. Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metro Area

- Migration to Champaign from Indianapolis in 2015-2019: 165 (#70 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Migration from Champaign to Indianapolis: 124 (#30 most common destination from Champaign)
- Net migration: 41 to Champaign
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#16. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area

- Migration to Champaign from Washington in 2015-2019: 175 (#169 most common destination from Washington)
- Migration from Champaign to Washington: 143 (#24 most common destination from Champaign)
- Net migration: 32 to Champaign

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

- Migration to Champaign from Boston in 2015-2019: 175 (#97 most common destination from Boston)
- Migration from Champaign to Boston: 201 (#15 most common destination from Champaign)
- Net migration: 26 to Boston
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#14. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Champaign from San Jose in 2015-2019: 190 (#58 most common destination from San Jose)
- Migration from Champaign to San Jose: 183 (#19 most common destination from Champaign)
- Net migration: 7 to Champaign
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#13. Kankakee, IL Metro Area

- Migration to Champaign from Kankakee in 2015-2019: 192 (#4 most common destination from Kankakee)
- Migration from Champaign to Kankakee: 17 (#101 most common destination from Champaign)
- Net migration: 175 to Champaign
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#12. Decatur, IL Metro Area

- Migration to Champaign from Decatur in 2015-2019: 216 (#5 most common destination from Decatur)
- Migration from Champaign to Decatur: 221 (#13 most common destination from Champaign)
- Net migration: 5 to Decatur
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#11. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Champaign from Nashville in 2015-2019: 222 (#55 most common destination from Nashville)
- Migration from Champaign to Nashville: 125 (#29 most common destination from Champaign)
- Net migration: 97 to Champaign

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#10. Rockford, IL Metro Area

- Migration to Champaign from Rockford in 2015-2019: 252 (#7 most common destination from Rockford)
- Migration from Champaign to Rockford: 78 (#35 most common destination from Champaign)
- Net migration: 174 to Champaign
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#9. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Champaign from Detroit in 2015-2019: 284 (#62 most common destination from Detroit)
- Migration from Champaign to Detroit: 53 (#46 most common destination from Champaign)
- Net migration: 231 to Champaign
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#8. Terre Haute, IN Metro Area

- Migration to Champaign from Terre Haute in 2015-2019: 314 (#3 most common destination from Terre Haute)
- Migration from Champaign to Terre Haute: 19 (#94 most common destination from Champaign)
- Net migration: 295 to Champaign
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#7. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area

- Migration to Champaign from New York in 2015-2019: 346 (#147 most common destination from New York)
- Migration from Champaign to New York: 158 (#22 most common destination from Champaign)
- Net migration: 188 to Champaign
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#6. Springfield, IL Metro Area

- Migration to Champaign from Springfield in 2015-2019: 352 (#5 most common destination from Springfield)
- Migration from Champaign to Springfield: 184 (#18 most common destination from Champaign)
- Net migration: 168 to Champaign

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#5. St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area

- Migration to Champaign from St. Louis in 2015-2019: 379 (#47 most common destination from St. Louis)
- Migration from Champaign to St. Louis: 395 (#3 most common destination from Champaign)
- Net migration: 16 to St. Louis
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#4. Bloomington, IL Metro Area

- Migration to Champaign from Bloomington in 2015-2019: 415 (#4 most common destination from Bloomington)
- Migration from Champaign to Bloomington: 361 (#4 most common destination from Champaign)
- Net migration: 54 to Champaign
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#3. Danville, IL Metro Area

- Migration to Champaign from Danville in 2015-2019: 479 (#2 most common destination from Danville)
- Migration from Champaign to Danville: 225 (#12 most common destination from Champaign)
- Net migration: 254 to Champaign
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#2. Peoria, IL Metro Area

- Migration to Champaign from Peoria in 2015-2019: 572 (#6 most common destination from Peoria)
- Migration from Champaign to Peoria: 412 (#2 most common destination from Champaign)
- Net migration: 160 to Champaign
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#1. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Champaign from Chicago in 2015-2019: 9,925 (#1 most common destination from Chicago)
- Migration from Champaign to Chicago: 3,586 (#1 most common destination from Champaign)
- Net migration: 6,339 to Champaign

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