Where people in Rockford are moving to most

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

Stacker compiled a list of where people in Rockford, IL 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 Rockford between 2015 and 2019. Ties were broken by gross migration.

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#50. Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Hickory in 2015-2019: 37
- Migration from Hickory to Rockford: 0
- Net migration: 37 to Hickory
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#49. York-Hanover, PA Metro Area

- Migration to York in 2015-2019: 38
- Migration from York to Rockford: 0
- Net migration: 38 to York
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#48. Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metro Area

- Migration to Louisville/Jefferson County in 2015-2019: 39
- Migration from Louisville/Jefferson County to Rockford: 1 (#223 most common destination from Louisville/Jefferson County)
- Net migration: 38 to Louisville/Jefferson County
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#47. New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metro Area

- Migration to New Orleans in 2015-2019: 39
- Migration from New Orleans to Rockford: 4 (#211 most common destination from New Orleans)
- Net migration: 35 to New Orleans
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#46. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Denver in 2015-2019: 39
- Migration from Denver to Rockford: 18 (#261 most common destination from Denver)
- Net migration: 21 to Denver

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#45. Springfield, MO Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield in 2015-2019: 40
- Migration from Springfield to Rockford: 32 (#73 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 8 to Springfield
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#44. Gulfport-Biloxi, MS Metro Area

- Migration to Gulfport in 2015-2019: 42
- Migration from Gulfport to Rockford: 0
- Net migration: 42 to Gulfport
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#43. Dubuque, IA Metro Area

- Migration to Dubuque in 2015-2019: 43
- Migration from Dubuque to Rockford: 23 (#24 most common destination from Dubuque)
- Net migration: 20 to Dubuque
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#42. Kansas City, MO-KS Metro Area

- Migration to Kansas City in 2015-2019: 43
- Migration from Kansas City to Rockford: 36 (#165 most common destination from Kansas City)
- Net migration: 7 to Kansas City
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#41. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Nashville in 2015-2019: 48
- Migration from Nashville to Rockford: 103 (#94 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 55 to Rockford

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#40. Cedar Rapids, IA Metro Area

- Migration to Cedar Rapids in 2015-2019: 48
- Migration from Cedar Rapids to Rockford: 11 (#72 most common destination from Cedar Rapids)
- Net migration: 37 to Cedar Rapids
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#39. Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metro Area

- Migration to Memphis in 2015-2019: 52
- Migration from Memphis to Rockford: 0
- Net migration: 52 to Memphis
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#38. Duluth, MN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Duluth in 2015-2019: 54
- Migration from Duluth to Rockford: 0
- Net migration: 54 to Duluth
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#37. Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA Metro Area

- Migration to Kingsport in 2015-2019: 54
- Migration from Kingsport to Rockford: 0
- Net migration: 54 to Kingsport
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#36. Bismarck, ND Metro Area

- Migration to Bismarck in 2015-2019: 55
- Migration from Bismarck to Rockford: 21 (#35 most common destination from Bismarck)
- Net migration: 34 to Bismarck

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#35. North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL Metro Area

- Migration to North Port in 2015-2019: 58
- Migration from North Port to Rockford: 0
- Net migration: 58 to North Port
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#34. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Detroit in 2015-2019: 59
- Migration from Detroit to Rockford: 122 (#107 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 63 to Rockford
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#33. Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Cape Coral in 2015-2019: 60
- Migration from Cape Coral to Rockford: 45 (#91 most common destination from Cape Coral)
- Net migration: 15 to Cape Coral
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#32. Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area

- Migration to Lexington in 2015-2019: 60
- Migration from Lexington to Rockford: 16 (#116 most common destination from Lexington)
- Net migration: 44 to Lexington
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#31. Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Metro Area

- Migration to Des Moines in 2015-2019: 61
- Migration from Des Moines to Rockford: 0
- Net migration: 61 to Des Moines

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#30. Ames, IA Metro Area

- Migration to Ames in 2015-2019: 65
- Migration from Ames to Rockford: 18 (#63 most common destination from Ames)
- Net migration: 47 to Ames
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#29. Manhattan, KS Metro Area

- Migration to Manhattan in 2015-2019: 67
- Migration from Manhattan to Rockford: 11 (#114 most common destination from Manhattan)
- Net migration: 56 to Manhattan
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#28. Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area

- Migration to Oklahoma City in 2015-2019: 71
- Migration from Oklahoma City to Rockford: 40 (#125 most common destination from Oklahoma City)
- Net migration: 31 to Oklahoma City
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#27. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Houston in 2015-2019: 71
- Migration from Houston to Rockford: 0
- Net migration: 71 to Houston
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#26. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area

- Migration to San Antonio in 2015-2019: 71
- Migration from San Antonio to Rockford: 12 (#247 most common destination from San Antonio)
- Net migration: 59 to San Antonio

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#25. Flint, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Flint in 2015-2019: 76
- Migration from Flint to Rockford: 0
- Net migration: 76 to Flint
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#24. Peoria, IL Metro Area

- Migration to Peoria in 2015-2019: 81
- Migration from Peoria to Rockford: 134 (#25 most common destination from Peoria)
- Net migration: 53 to Rockford
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#23. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Austin in 2015-2019: 82
- Migration from Austin to Rockford: 29 (#194 most common destination from Austin)
- Net migration: 53 to Austin
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#22. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metro Area

- Migration to Portland in 2015-2019: 87
- Migration from Portland to Rockford: 0
- Net migration: 87 to Portland
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#21. Green Bay, WI Metro Area

- Migration to Green Bay in 2015-2019: 94
- Migration from Green Bay to Rockford: 27 (#49 most common destination from Green Bay)
- Net migration: 67 to Green Bay

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

- Migration to Los Angeles in 2015-2019: 102
- Migration from Los Angeles to Rockford: 64 (#244 most common destination from Los Angeles)
- Net migration: 38 to Los Angeles
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#19. Carbondale-Marion, IL Metro Area

- Migration to Carbondale in 2015-2019: 105
- Migration from Carbondale to Rockford: 106 (#13 most common destination from Carbondale)
- Net migration: 1 to Rockford
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#18. Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL Metro Area

- Migration to Davenport in 2015-2019: 108
- Migration from Davenport to Rockford: 83 (#31 most common destination from Davenport)
- Net migration: 25 to Davenport
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#17. Fort Collins, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Fort Collins in 2015-2019: 113
- Migration from Fort Collins to Rockford: 6 (#150 most common destination from Fort Collins)
- Net migration: 107 to Fort Collins
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#16. Punta Gorda, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Punta Gorda in 2015-2019: 119
- Migration from Punta Gorda to Rockford: 0
- Net migration: 119 to Punta Gorda

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

- Migration to Dallas in 2015-2019: 127
- Migration from Dallas to Rockford: 142 (#155 most common destination from Dallas)
- Net migration: 15 to Rockford
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#14. St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area

- Migration to St. Louis in 2015-2019: 134
- Migration from St. Louis to Rockford: 206 (#76 most common destination from St. Louis)
- Net migration: 72 to Rockford
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#13. Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Sacramento in 2015-2019: 156
- Migration from Sacramento to Rockford: 27 (#173 most common destination from Sacramento)
- Net migration: 129 to Sacramento
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#12. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Tampa in 2015-2019: 160
- Migration from Tampa to Rockford: 25 (#244 most common destination from Tampa)
- Net migration: 135 to Tampa
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#11. Springfield, IL Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield in 2015-2019: 165
- Migration from Springfield to Rockford: 40 (#37 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 125 to Springfield

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#10. Madison, WI Metro Area

- Migration to Madison in 2015-2019: 217
- Migration from Madison to Rockford: 77 (#66 most common destination from Madison)
- Net migration: 140 to Madison
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#9. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Orlando in 2015-2019: 218
- Migration from Orlando to Rockford: 64 (#142 most common destination from Orlando)
- Net migration: 154 to Orlando
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#8. Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metro Area

- Migration to Milwaukee in 2015-2019: 237
- Migration from Milwaukee to Rockford: 196 (#50 most common destination from Milwaukee)
- Net migration: 41 to Milwaukee
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#7. Champaign-Urbana, IL Metro Area

- Migration to Champaign in 2015-2019: 252
- Migration from Champaign to Rockford: 78 (#35 most common destination from Champaign)
- Net migration: 174 to Champaign
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#6. Bloomington, IL Metro Area

- Migration to Bloomington in 2015-2019: 314
- Migration from Bloomington to Rockford: 61 (#26 most common destination from Bloomington)
- Net migration: 253 to Bloomington

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#5. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Minneapolis in 2015-2019: 330
- Migration from Minneapolis to Rockford: 33 (#206 most common destination from Minneapolis)
- Net migration: 297 to Minneapolis
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#4. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle in 2015-2019: 424
- Migration from Seattle to Rockford: 0
- Net migration: 424 to Seattle
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#3. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix in 2015-2019: 500
- Migration from Phoenix to Rockford: 29 (#278 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 471 to Phoenix
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#2. Janesville-Beloit, WI Metro Area

- Migration to Janesville in 2015-2019: 857
- Migration from Janesville to Rockford: 414 (#3 most common destination from Janesville)
- Net migration: 443 to Janesville
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#1. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Chicago in 2015-2019: 2,426
- Migration from Chicago to Rockford: 5,542 (#9 most common destination from Chicago)
- Net migration: 3,116 to Rockford

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