Where people in Iowa City are moving to most

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July 18, 2022
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Where people in Iowa City are moving to most

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

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#50. Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Spokane in 2015-2019: 42
- Migration from Spokane to Iowa City: 70 (#53 most common destination from Spokane)
- Net migration: 28 to Iowa City
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#49. Sioux Falls, SD Metro Area

- Migration to Sioux Falls in 2015-2019: 45
- Migration from Sioux Falls to Iowa City: 46 (#38 most common destination from Sioux Falls)
- Net migration: 1 to Iowa City
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#48. Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Grand Rapids in 2015-2019: 49
- Migration from Grand Rapids to Iowa City: 10 (#170 most common destination from Grand Rapids)
- Net migration: 39 to Grand Rapids
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#47. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Austin in 2015-2019: 51
- Migration from Austin to Iowa City: 0
- Net migration: 51 to Austin
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#46. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle in 2015-2019: 56
- Migration from Seattle to Iowa City: 2 (#305 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 54 to Seattle

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#45. Mobile, AL Metro Area

- Migration to Mobile in 2015-2019: 58
- Migration from Mobile to Iowa City: 0
- Net migration: 58 to Mobile
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#44. Springfield, MO Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield in 2015-2019: 59
- Migration from Springfield to Iowa City: 0
- Net migration: 59 to Springfield
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#43. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Los Angeles in 2015-2019: 61
- Migration from Los Angeles to Iowa City: 145 (#178 most common destination from Los Angeles)
- Net migration: 84 to Iowa City
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#42. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Diego in 2015-2019: 62
- Migration from San Diego to Iowa City: 102 (#155 most common destination from San Diego)
- Net migration: 40 to Iowa City
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#41. Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Sacramento in 2015-2019: 62
- Migration from Sacramento to Iowa City: 3 (#252 most common destination from Sacramento)
- Net migration: 59 to Sacramento

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#40. La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN Metro Area

- Migration to La Crosse in 2015-2019: 65
- Migration from La Crosse to Iowa City: 5 (#58 most common destination from La Crosse)
- Net migration: 60 to La Crosse
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#39. New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metro Area

- Migration to New Orleans in 2015-2019: 66
- Migration from New Orleans to Iowa City: 0
- Net migration: 66 to New Orleans
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#38. Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metro Area

- Migration to Indianapolis in 2015-2019: 68
- Migration from Indianapolis to Iowa City: 30 (#179 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Net migration: 38 to Indianapolis
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#37. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metro Area

- Migration to Baltimore in 2015-2019: 72
- Migration from Baltimore to Iowa City: 42 (#181 most common destination from Baltimore)
- Net migration: 30 to Baltimore
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#36. Rochester, MN Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester in 2015-2019: 72
- Migration from Rochester to Iowa City: 0
- Net migration: 72 to Rochester

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#35. Amarillo, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Amarillo in 2015-2019: 76
- Migration from Amarillo to Iowa City: 0
- Net migration: 76 to Amarillo
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#34. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area

- Migration to Boston in 2015-2019: 78
- Migration from Boston to Iowa City: 0
- Net migration: 78 to Boston
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#33. Jacksonville, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Jacksonville in 2015-2019: 80
- Migration from Jacksonville to Iowa City: 0
- Net migration: 80 to Jacksonville
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#32. Champaign-Urbana, IL Metro Area

- Migration to Champaign in 2015-2019: 84
- Migration from Champaign to Iowa City: 144 (#23 most common destination from Champaign)
- Net migration: 60 to Iowa City
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#31. Lancaster, PA Metro Area

- Migration to Lancaster in 2015-2019: 85
- Migration from Lancaster to Iowa City: 12 (#116 most common destination from Lancaster)
- Net migration: 73 to Lancaster

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#30. Anchorage, AK Metro Area

- Migration to Anchorage in 2015-2019: 86
- Migration from Anchorage to Iowa City: 3 (#201 most common destination from Anchorage)
- Net migration: 83 to Anchorage
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#29. Boulder, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Boulder in 2015-2019: 87
- Migration from Boulder to Iowa City: 24 (#87 most common destination from Boulder)
- Net migration: 63 to Boulder
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#28. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Francisco in 2015-2019: 93
- Migration from San Francisco to Iowa City: 203 (#92 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Net migration: 110 to Iowa City
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#27. St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area

- Migration to St. Louis in 2015-2019: 97
- Migration from St. Louis to Iowa City: 189 (#79 most common destination from St. Louis)
- Net migration: 92 to Iowa City
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#26. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area

- Migration to Washington in 2015-2019: 100
- Migration from Washington to Iowa City: 73 (#236 most common destination from Washington)
- Net migration: 27 to Washington

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#25. Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metro Area

- Migration to Memphis in 2015-2019: 108
- Migration from Memphis to Iowa City: 197 (#48 most common destination from Memphis)
- Net migration: 89 to Iowa City
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#24. Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Colorado Springs in 2015-2019: 115
- Migration from Colorado Springs to Iowa City: 23 (#193 most common destination from Colorado Springs)
- Net migration: 92 to Colorado Springs
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#23. Sioux City, IA-NE-SD Metro Area

- Migration to Sioux City in 2015-2019: 127
- Migration from Sioux City to Iowa City: 113 (#12 most common destination from Sioux City)
- Net migration: 14 to Sioux City
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#22. Dubuque, IA Metro Area

- Migration to Dubuque in 2015-2019: 147
- Migration from Dubuque to Iowa City: 466 (#1 most common destination from Dubuque)
- Net migration: 319 to Iowa City
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#21. Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metro Area

- Migration to Louisville/Jefferson County in 2015-2019: 167
- Migration from Louisville/Jefferson County to Iowa City: 0
- Net migration: 167 to Louisville/Jefferson County

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#20. Kalamazoo-Portage, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Kalamazoo in 2015-2019: 182
- Migration from Kalamazoo to Iowa City: 0
- Net migration: 182 to Kalamazoo
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#19. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metro Area

- Migration to Virginia Beach in 2015-2019: 183
- Migration from Virginia Beach to Iowa City: 12 (#254 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 171 to Virginia Beach
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#18. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metro Area

- Migration to Portland in 2015-2019: 189
- Migration from Portland to Iowa City: 0
- Net migration: 189 to Portland
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#17. Dayton-Kettering, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Dayton in 2015-2019: 191
- Migration from Dayton to Iowa City: 0
- Net migration: 191 to Dayton
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#16. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area

- Migration to New York in 2015-2019: 198
- Migration from New York to Iowa City: 147 (#198 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 51 to New York

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#15. Madison, WI Metro Area

- Migration to Madison in 2015-2019: 200
- Migration from Madison to Iowa City: 129 (#42 most common destination from Madison)
- Net migration: 71 to Madison
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#14. Ames, IA Metro Area

- Migration to Ames in 2015-2019: 238
- Migration from Ames to Iowa City: 315 (#3 most common destination from Ames)
- Net migration: 77 to Iowa City
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#13. Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL Metro Area

- Migration to Davenport in 2015-2019: 240
- Migration from Davenport to Iowa City: 538 (#4 most common destination from Davenport)
- Net migration: 298 to Iowa City
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#12. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Denver in 2015-2019: 252
- Migration from Denver to Iowa City: 154 (#112 most common destination from Denver)
- Net migration: 98 to Denver
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#11. Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Buffalo in 2015-2019: 266
- Migration from Buffalo to Iowa City: 16 (#141 most common destination from Buffalo)
- Net migration: 250 to Buffalo

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

- Migration to Minneapolis in 2015-2019: 272
- Migration from Minneapolis to Iowa City: 150 (#90 most common destination from Minneapolis)
- Net migration: 122 to Minneapolis
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#9. Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA Metro Area

- Migration to Omaha in 2015-2019: 272
- Migration from Omaha to Iowa City: 250 (#30 most common destination from Omaha)
- Net migration: 22 to Omaha
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#8. Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA Metro Area

- Migration to Waterloo in 2015-2019: 308
- Migration from Waterloo to Iowa City: 572 (#3 most common destination from Waterloo)
- Net migration: 264 to Iowa City
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#7. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Atlanta in 2015-2019: 309
- Migration from Atlanta to Iowa City: 47 (#243 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 262 to Atlanta
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#6. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix in 2015-2019: 318
- Migration from Phoenix to Iowa City: 290 (#79 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 28 to Phoenix
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#5. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Houston in 2015-2019: 320
- Migration from Houston to Iowa City: 29 (#255 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 291 to Houston
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#4. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Dallas in 2015-2019: 427
- Migration from Dallas to Iowa City: 33 (#265 most common destination from Dallas)
- Net migration: 394 to Dallas
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#3. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Chicago in 2015-2019: 744
- Migration from Chicago to Iowa City: 1,682 (#44 most common destination from Chicago)
- Net migration: 938 to Iowa City
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#2. Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Metro Area

- Migration to Des Moines in 2015-2019: 1,181
- Migration from Des Moines to Iowa City: 1,509 (#2 most common destination from Des Moines)
- Net migration: 328 to Iowa City
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#1. Cedar Rapids, IA Metro Area

- Migration to Cedar Rapids in 2015-2019: 2,062
- Migration from Cedar Rapids to Iowa City: 1,400 (#1 most common destination from Cedar Rapids)
- Net migration: 662 to Cedar Rapids

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