Metros sending the most people to Springfield, Illinois

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June 23, 2022
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Metros sending the most people to Springfield, Illinois

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

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#50. Bloomington, IN Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Bloomington in 2015-2019: 12 (#85 most common destination from Bloomington)
- Migration from Springfield to Bloomington: 19 (#66 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 7 to Bloomington
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#49. Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Milwaukee in 2015-2019: 12 (#183 most common destination from Milwaukee)
- Migration from Springfield to Milwaukee: 81 (#18 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 69 to Milwaukee
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#48. Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Little Rock in 2015-2019: 16 (#139 most common destination from Little Rock)
- Migration from Springfield to Little Rock: 0 (#117 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 16 to Springfield
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#47. Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Louisville/Jefferson County in 2015-2019: 16 (#172 most common destination from Louisville/Jefferson County)
- Migration from Springfield to Louisville/Jefferson County: 66 (#23 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 50 to Louisville/Jefferson County
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#46. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Denver in 2015-2019: 17 (#264 most common destination from Denver)
- Migration from Springfield to Denver: 52 (#26 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 35 to Denver

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#45. Akron, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Akron in 2015-2019: 18 (#109 most common destination from Akron)
- Migration from Springfield to Akron: 0 (#117 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 18 to Springfield
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#44. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Orlando in 2015-2019: 18 (#231 most common destination from Orlando)
- Migration from Springfield to Orlando: 19 (#66 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 1 to Orlando
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#43. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from San Antonio in 2015-2019: 19 (#234 most common destination from San Antonio)
- Migration from Springfield to San Antonio: 0 (#117 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 19 to Springfield
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#42. Kansas City, MO-KS Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Kansas City in 2015-2019: 19 (#206 most common destination from Kansas City)
- Migration from Springfield to Kansas City: 131 (#13 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 112 to Kansas City
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#41. Salem, OR Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Salem in 2015-2019: 20 (#62 most common destination from Salem)
- Migration from Springfield to Salem: 18 (#69 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 2 to Springfield

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#40. Cape Girardeau, MO-IL Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Cape Girardeau in 2015-2019: 21 (#28 most common destination from Cape Girardeau)
- Migration from Springfield to Cape Girardeau: 0 (#117 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 21 to Springfield
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#39. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Houston in 2015-2019: 21 (#274 most common destination from Houston)
- Migration from Springfield to Houston: 7 (#86 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 14 to Springfield
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#38. Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Cleveland in 2015-2019: 21 (#182 most common destination from Cleveland)
- Migration from Springfield to Cleveland: 35 (#40 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 14 to Cleveland
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#37. Iowa City, IA Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Iowa City in 2015-2019: 22 (#61 most common destination from Iowa City)
- Migration from Springfield to Iowa City: 0 (#117 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 22 to Springfield
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#36. Brownsville-Harlingen, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Brownsville in 2015-2019: 23 (#54 most common destination from Brownsville)
- Migration from Springfield to Brownsville: 0 (#117 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 23 to Springfield

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#35. Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Palm Bay in 2015-2019: 23 (#124 most common destination from Palm Bay)
- Migration from Springfield to Palm Bay: 0 (#117 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 23 to Springfield
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#34. Terre Haute, IN Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Terre Haute in 2015-2019: 23 (#37 most common destination from Terre Haute)
- Migration from Springfield to Terre Haute: 41 (#35 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 18 to Terre Haute
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#33. Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Providence in 2015-2019: 24 (#133 most common destination from Providence)
- Migration from Springfield to Providence: 0 (#117 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 24 to Springfield
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#32. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Nashville in 2015-2019: 24 (#203 most common destination from Nashville)
- Migration from Springfield to Nashville: 48 (#30 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 24 to Nashville
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#31. Anchorage, AK Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Anchorage in 2015-2019: 26 (#136 most common destination from Anchorage)
- Migration from Springfield to Anchorage: 0 (#117 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 26 to Springfield

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

- Migration to Springfield from Augusta in 2015-2019: 27 (#111 most common destination from Augusta)
- Migration from Springfield to Augusta: 4 (#93 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 23 to Springfield
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#29. Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Fayetteville in 2015-2019: 28 (#89 most common destination from Fayetteville)
- Migration from Springfield to Fayetteville: 61 (#24 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 33 to Fayetteville
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#28. Columbus, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Columbus in 2015-2019: 29 (#177 most common destination from Columbus)
- Migration from Springfield to Columbus: 0 (#117 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 29 to Springfield
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#27. Fayetteville, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Fayetteville in 2015-2019: 31 (#119 most common destination from Fayetteville)
- Migration from Springfield to Fayetteville: 0 (#117 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 31 to Springfield
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#26. North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from North Port in 2015-2019: 37 (#116 most common destination from North Port)
- Migration from Springfield to North Port: 26 (#53 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 11 to Springfield

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#25. Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Albany in 2015-2019: 43 (#97 most common destination from Albany)
- Migration from Springfield to Albany: 0 (#117 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 43 to Springfield
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#24. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from San Francisco in 2015-2019: 45 (#175 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Migration from Springfield to San Francisco: 0 (#117 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 45 to Springfield
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#23. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Los Angeles in 2015-2019: 45 (#273 most common destination from Los Angeles)
- Migration from Springfield to Los Angeles: 26 (#53 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 19 to Springfield
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#22. Jackson, MS Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Jackson in 2015-2019: 54 (#62 most common destination from Jackson)
- Migration from Springfield to Jackson: 0 (#117 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 54 to Springfield
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#21. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Phoenix in 2015-2019: 54 (#231 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Migration from Springfield to Phoenix: 136 (#11 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 82 to Phoenix

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#20. Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Buffalo in 2015-2019: 57 (#81 most common destination from Buffalo)
- Migration from Springfield to Buffalo: 0 (#117 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 57 to Springfield
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#19. Jacksonville, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Jacksonville in 2015-2019: 58 (#137 most common destination from Jacksonville)
- Migration from Springfield to Jacksonville: 16 (#72 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 42 to Springfield
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#18. Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Indianapolis in 2015-2019: 68 (#122 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Migration from Springfield to Indianapolis: 41 (#35 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 27 to Springfield
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#17. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Philadelphia in 2015-2019: 83 (#166 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Migration from Springfield to Philadelphia: 0 (#117 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 83 to Springfield
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#16. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Washington in 2015-2019: 84 (#228 most common destination from Washington)
- Migration from Springfield to Washington: 25 (#56 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 59 to Springfield

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

- Migration to Springfield from Dallas in 2015-2019: 89 (#192 most common destination from Dallas)
- Migration from Springfield to Dallas: 112 (#15 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 23 to Dallas
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#14. Madison, WI Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Madison in 2015-2019: 95 (#56 most common destination from Madison)
- Migration from Springfield to Madison: 36 (#39 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 59 to Springfield
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#13. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Riverside in 2015-2019: 114 (#131 most common destination from Riverside)
- Migration from Springfield to Riverside: 76 (#20 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 38 to Springfield
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#12. Killeen-Temple, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Killeen in 2015-2019: 117 (#54 most common destination from Killeen)
- Migration from Springfield to Killeen: 47 (#32 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 70 to Springfield
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#11. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Minneapolis in 2015-2019: 122 (#100 most common destination from Minneapolis)
- Migration from Springfield to Minneapolis: 48 (#30 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 74 to Springfield

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#10. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from New York in 2015-2019: 122 (#209 most common destination from New York)
- Migration from Springfield to New York: 139 (#10 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 17 to New York
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#9. Rockford, IL Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Rockford in 2015-2019: 165 (#11 most common destination from Rockford)
- Migration from Springfield to Rockford: 40 (#37 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 125 to Springfield
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#8. Decatur, IL Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Decatur in 2015-2019: 171 (#7 most common destination from Decatur)
- Migration from Springfield to Decatur: 199 (#7 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 28 to Decatur
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#7. Champaign-Urbana, IL Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Champaign in 2015-2019: 184 (#18 most common destination from Champaign)
- Migration from Springfield to Champaign: 352 (#5 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 168 to Champaign
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#6. Carbondale-Marion, IL Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Carbondale in 2015-2019: 194 (#7 most common destination from Carbondale)
- Migration from Springfield to Carbondale: 249 (#6 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 55 to Carbondale

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#5. Bloomington, IL Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Bloomington in 2015-2019: 201 (#10 most common destination from Bloomington)
- Migration from Springfield to Bloomington: 429 (#4 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 228 to Bloomington
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#4. Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Davenport in 2015-2019: 237 (#12 most common destination from Davenport)
- Migration from Springfield to Davenport: 81 (#18 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 156 to Springfield
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#3. Peoria, IL Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Peoria in 2015-2019: 598 (#4 most common destination from Peoria)
- Migration from Springfield to Peoria: 430 (#3 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 168 to Springfield
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#2. St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from St. Louis in 2015-2019: 863 (#16 most common destination from St. Louis)
- Migration from Springfield to St. Louis: 1,123 (#1 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 260 to St. Louis
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#1. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Chicago in 2015-2019: 1,190 (#53 most common destination from Chicago)
- Migration from Springfield to Chicago: 903 (#2 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 287 to Springfield

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