Metros sending the most people to Indianapolis

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June 23, 2022
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Metros sending the most people to Indianapolis

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

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

- Migration to Indianapolis from North Port in 2015-2019: 261 (#24 most common destination from North Port)
- Migration from Indianapolis to North Port: 234 (#57 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Net migration: 27 to Indianapolis
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#49. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area

- Migration to Indianapolis from Boston in 2015-2019: 265 (#79 most common destination from Boston)
- Migration from Indianapolis to Boston: 390 (#42 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Net migration: 125 to Boston
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#48. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Indianapolis from Riverside in 2015-2019: 275 (#75 most common destination from Riverside)
- Migration from Indianapolis to Riverside: 188 (#63 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Net migration: 87 to Indianapolis
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#47. El Paso, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Indianapolis from El Paso in 2015-2019: 276 (#35 most common destination from El Paso)
- Migration from Indianapolis to El Paso: 12 (#231 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Net migration: 264 to Indianapolis
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#46. Decatur, IL Metro Area

- Migration to Indianapolis from Decatur in 2015-2019: 282 (#2 most common destination from Decatur)
- Migration from Indianapolis to Decatur: 60 (#133 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Net migration: 222 to Indianapolis

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#45. Greensboro-High Point, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Indianapolis from Greensboro in 2015-2019: 285 (#20 most common destination from Greensboro)
- Migration from Indianapolis to Greensboro: 181 (#66 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Net migration: 104 to Indianapolis
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#44. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Indianapolis from Nashville in 2015-2019: 287 (#47 most common destination from Nashville)
- Migration from Indianapolis to Nashville: 293 (#48 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Net migration: 6 to Nashville
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#43. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Indianapolis from Austin in 2015-2019: 289 (#53 most common destination from Austin)
- Migration from Indianapolis to Austin: 464 (#34 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Net migration: 175 to Austin
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#42. Knoxville, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Indianapolis from Knoxville in 2015-2019: 291 (#16 most common destination from Knoxville)
- Migration from Indianapolis to Knoxville: 662 (#20 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Net migration: 371 to Knoxville
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#41. Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area

- Migration to Indianapolis from Lexington in 2015-2019: 316 (#10 most common destination from Lexington)
- Migration from Indianapolis to Lexington: 194 (#59 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Net migration: 122 to Indianapolis

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

- Migration to Indianapolis from Philadelphia in 2015-2019: 329 (#92 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Migration from Indianapolis to Philadelphia: 395 (#41 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Net migration: 66 to Philadelphia
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#39. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Indianapolis from Denver in 2015-2019: 338 (#65 most common destination from Denver)
- Migration from Indianapolis to Denver: 521 (#32 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Net migration: 183 to Denver
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#38. Kansas City, MO-KS Metro Area

- Migration to Indianapolis from Kansas City in 2015-2019: 358 (#40 most common destination from Kansas City)
- Migration from Indianapolis to Kansas City: 592 (#25 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Net migration: 234 to Kansas City
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#37. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Indianapolis from San Diego in 2015-2019: 370 (#75 most common destination from San Diego)
- Migration from Indianapolis to San Diego: 136 (#81 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Net migration: 234 to Indianapolis
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#36. Jacksonville, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Indianapolis from Jacksonville in 2015-2019: 387 (#31 most common destination from Jacksonville)
- Migration from Indianapolis to Jacksonville: 308 (#46 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Net migration: 79 to Indianapolis

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#35. Urban Honolulu, HI Metro Area

- Migration to Indianapolis from Urban Honolulu in 2015-2019: 388 (#33 most common destination from Urban Honolulu)
- Migration from Indianapolis to Urban Honolulu: 69 (#120 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Net migration: 319 to Indianapolis
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#34. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area

- Migration to Indianapolis from Washington in 2015-2019: 392 (#112 most common destination from Washington)
- Migration from Indianapolis to Washington: 722 (#17 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Net migration: 330 to Washington
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#33. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Indianapolis from Phoenix in 2015-2019: 417 (#61 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Migration from Indianapolis to Phoenix: 1,236 (#11 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Net migration: 819 to Phoenix
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#32. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area

- Migration to Indianapolis from Charlotte in 2015-2019: 419 (#44 most common destination from Charlotte)
- Migration from Indianapolis to Charlotte: 591 (#26 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Net migration: 172 to Charlotte
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#31. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Indianapolis from Dallas in 2015-2019: 419 (#72 most common destination from Dallas)
- Migration from Indianapolis to Dallas: 1,379 (#9 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Net migration: 960 to Dallas

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#30. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Indianapolis from Detroit in 2015-2019: 441 (#47 most common destination from Detroit)
- Migration from Indianapolis to Detroit: 558 (#28 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Net migration: 117 to Detroit
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#29. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Indianapolis from Tampa in 2015-2019: 506 (#50 most common destination from Tampa)
- Migration from Indianapolis to Tampa: 1,129 (#12 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Net migration: 623 to Tampa
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#28. Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Indianapolis from Colorado Springs in 2015-2019: 524 (#21 most common destination from Colorado Springs)
- Migration from Indianapolis to Colorado Springs: 103 (#97 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Net migration: 421 to Indianapolis
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#27. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Indianapolis from Orlando in 2015-2019: 566 (#31 most common destination from Orlando)
- Migration from Indianapolis to Orlando: 596 (#24 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Net migration: 30 to Orlando
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#26. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Indianapolis from Minneapolis in 2015-2019: 568 (#41 most common destination from Minneapolis)
- Migration from Indianapolis to Minneapolis: 518 (#33 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Net migration: 50 to Indianapolis

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#25. Peoria, IL Metro Area

- Migration to Indianapolis from Peoria in 2015-2019: 592 (#5 most common destination from Peoria)
- Migration from Indianapolis to Peoria: 124 (#86 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Net migration: 468 to Indianapolis
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#24. St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area

- Migration to Indianapolis from St. Louis in 2015-2019: 594 (#27 most common destination from St. Louis)
- Migration from Indianapolis to St. Louis: 527 (#31 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Net migration: 67 to Indianapolis
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#23. Columbus, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Indianapolis from Columbus in 2015-2019: 603 (#23 most common destination from Columbus)
- Migration from Indianapolis to Columbus: 625 (#22 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Net migration: 22 to Columbus
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#22. Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metro Area

- Migration to Indianapolis from Milwaukee in 2015-2019: 639 (#13 most common destination from Milwaukee)
- Migration from Indianapolis to Milwaukee: 251 (#55 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Net migration: 388 to Indianapolis
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#21. South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI Metro Area

- Migration to Indianapolis from South Bend in 2015-2019: 667 (#4 most common destination from South Bend)
- Migration from Indianapolis to South Bend: 1,038 (#13 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Net migration: 371 to South Bend

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#20. Evansville, IN-KY Metro Area

- Migration to Indianapolis from Evansville in 2015-2019: 672 (#2 most common destination from Evansville)
- Migration from Indianapolis to Evansville: 1,439 (#8 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Net migration: 767 to Evansville
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#19. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Indianapolis from Los Angeles in 2015-2019: 719 (#71 most common destination from Los Angeles)
- Migration from Indianapolis to Los Angeles: 547 (#29 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Net migration: 172 to Indianapolis
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#18. Fayetteville, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Indianapolis from Fayetteville in 2015-2019: 833 (#10 most common destination from Fayetteville)
- Migration from Indianapolis to Fayetteville: 189 (#61 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Net migration: 644 to Indianapolis
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#17. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Indianapolis from Miami in 2015-2019: 857 (#38 most common destination from Miami)
- Migration from Indianapolis to Miami: 452 (#35 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Net migration: 405 to Indianapolis
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#16. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Indianapolis from Houston in 2015-2019: 869 (#38 most common destination from Houston)
- Migration from Indianapolis to Houston: 428 (#37 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Net migration: 441 to Indianapolis

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#15. Columbus, IN Metro Area

- Migration to Indianapolis from Columbus in 2015-2019: 907 (#1 most common destination from Columbus)
- Migration from Indianapolis to Columbus: 1,318 (#10 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Net migration: 411 to Columbus
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#14. Kokomo, IN Metro Area

- Migration to Indianapolis from Kokomo in 2015-2019: 926 (#1 most common destination from Kokomo)
- Migration from Indianapolis to Kokomo: 884 (#15 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Net migration: 42 to Indianapolis
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#13. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area

- Migration to Indianapolis from Las Vegas in 2015-2019: 953 (#16 most common destination from Las Vegas)
- Migration from Indianapolis to Las Vegas: 288 (#49 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Net migration: 665 to Indianapolis
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#12. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Indianapolis from Atlanta in 2015-2019: 963 (#45 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Migration from Indianapolis to Atlanta: 655 (#21 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Net migration: 308 to Indianapolis
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#11. Michigan City-La Porte, IN Metro Area

- Migration to Indianapolis from Michigan City in 2015-2019: 1,184 (#1 most common destination from Michigan City)
- Migration from Indianapolis to Michigan City: 756 (#16 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Net migration: 428 to Indianapolis

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#10. Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area

- Migration to Indianapolis from Cincinnati in 2015-2019: 1,334 (#7 most common destination from Cincinnati)
- Migration from Indianapolis to Cincinnati: 1,897 (#6 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Net migration: 563 to Cincinnati
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#9. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area

- Migration to Indianapolis from New York in 2015-2019: 1,382 (#71 most common destination from New York)
- Migration from Indianapolis to New York: 586 (#27 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Net migration: 796 to Indianapolis
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#8. Elkhart-Goshen, IN Metro Area

- Migration to Indianapolis from Elkhart in 2015-2019: 1,395 (#2 most common destination from Elkhart)
- Migration from Indianapolis to Elkhart: 613 (#23 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Net migration: 782 to Indianapolis
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#7. Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metro Area

- Migration to Indianapolis from Louisville/Jefferson County in 2015-2019: 1,542 (#5 most common destination from Louisville/Jefferson County)
- Migration from Indianapolis to Louisville/Jefferson County: 962 (#14 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Net migration: 580 to Indianapolis
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#6. Fort Wayne, IN Metro Area

- Migration to Indianapolis from Fort Wayne in 2015-2019: 1,547 (#1 most common destination from Fort Wayne)
- Migration from Indianapolis to Fort Wayne: 1,443 (#7 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Net migration: 104 to Indianapolis

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#5. Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN Metro Area

- Migration to Indianapolis from Lafayette in 2015-2019: 1,781 (#1 most common destination from Lafayette)
- Migration from Indianapolis to Lafayette: 2,817 (#5 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Net migration: 1,036 to Lafayette
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#4. Terre Haute, IN Metro Area

- Migration to Indianapolis from Terre Haute in 2015-2019: 1,937 (#1 most common destination from Terre Haute)
- Migration from Indianapolis to Terre Haute: 2,930 (#4 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Net migration: 993 to Terre Haute
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#3. Muncie, IN Metro Area

- Migration to Indianapolis from Muncie in 2015-2019: 2,101 (#1 most common destination from Muncie)
- Migration from Indianapolis to Muncie: 3,546 (#3 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Net migration: 1,445 to Muncie
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#2. Bloomington, IN Metro Area

- Migration to Indianapolis from Bloomington in 2015-2019: 2,905 (#1 most common destination from Bloomington)
- Migration from Indianapolis to Bloomington: 4,716 (#2 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Net migration: 1,811 to Bloomington
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#1. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Indianapolis from Chicago in 2015-2019: 6,693 (#5 most common destination from Chicago)
- Migration from Indianapolis to Chicago: 4,780 (#1 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Net migration: 1,913 to Indianapolis

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