Metros sending the most people to Lexington

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April 23, 2022
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Metros sending the most people to Lexington

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

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#50. Toledo, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Lexington from Toledo in 2015-2019: 99 (#32 most common destination from Toledo)
- Migration from Lexington to Toledo: 13 (#126 most common destination from Lexington)
- Net migration: 86 to Lexington
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#49. Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ Metro Area

- Migration to Lexington from Allentown in 2015-2019: 101 (#45 most common destination from Allentown)
- Migration from Lexington to Allentown: 0 (#192 most common destination from Lexington)
- Net migration: 101 to Lexington
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#48. Albuquerque, NM Metro Area

- Migration to Lexington from Albuquerque in 2015-2019: 105 (#72 most common destination from Albuquerque)
- Migration from Lexington to Albuquerque: 6 (#154 most common destination from Lexington)
- Net migration: 99 to Lexington
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#47. Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA Metro Area

- Migration to Lexington from Omaha in 2015-2019: 107 (#65 most common destination from Omaha)
- Migration from Lexington to Omaha: 0 (#192 most common destination from Lexington)
- Net migration: 107 to Lexington
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#46. Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area

- Migration to Lexington from Salt Lake City in 2015-2019: 108 (#68 most common destination from Salt Lake City)
- Migration from Lexington to Salt Lake City: 52 (#65 most common destination from Lexington)
- Net migration: 56 to Lexington

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#45. Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Lexington from Crestview in 2015-2019: 112 (#44 most common destination from Crestview)
- Migration from Lexington to Crestview: 9 (#142 most common destination from Lexington)
- Net migration: 103 to Lexington
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#44. Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Lexington from Albany in 2015-2019: 116 (#62 most common destination from Albany)
- Migration from Lexington to Albany: 0 (#192 most common destination from Lexington)
- Net migration: 116 to Lexington
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#43. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Lexington from San Diego in 2015-2019: 118 (#145 most common destination from San Diego)
- Migration from Lexington to San Diego: 52 (#65 most common destination from Lexington)
- Net migration: 66 to Lexington
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#42. Clarksville, TN-KY Metro Area

- Migration to Lexington from Clarksville in 2015-2019: 119 (#53 most common destination from Clarksville)
- Migration from Lexington to Clarksville: 106 (#38 most common destination from Lexington)
- Net migration: 13 to Lexington
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#41. Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Lexington from Cape Coral in 2015-2019: 121 (#43 most common destination from Cape Coral)
- Migration from Lexington to Cape Coral: 462 (#6 most common destination from Lexington)
- Net migration: 341 to Cape Coral

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#40. Lewiston-Auburn, ME Metro Area

- Migration to Lexington from Lewiston in 2015-2019: 126 (#6 most common destination from Lewiston)
- Migration from Lexington to Lewiston: 0 (#192 most common destination from Lexington)
- Net migration: 126 to Lexington
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#39. Knoxville, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Lexington from Knoxville in 2015-2019: 126 (#40 most common destination from Knoxville)
- Migration from Lexington to Knoxville: 164 (#28 most common destination from Lexington)
- Net migration: 38 to Knoxville
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#38. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Lexington from Tampa in 2015-2019: 126 (#124 most common destination from Tampa)
- Migration from Lexington to Tampa: 327 (#9 most common destination from Lexington)
- Net migration: 201 to Tampa
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#37. Lawton, OK Metro Area

- Migration to Lexington from Lawton in 2015-2019: 127 (#17 most common destination from Lawton)
- Migration from Lexington to Lawton: 8 (#148 most common destination from Lexington)
- Net migration: 119 to Lexington
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#36. The Villages, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Lexington from The Villages in 2015-2019: 128 (#9 most common destination from The Villages)
- Migration from Lexington to The Villages: 10 (#137 most common destination from Lexington)
- Net migration: 118 to Lexington

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#35. South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI Metro Area

- Migration to Lexington from South Bend in 2015-2019: 134 (#20 most common destination from South Bend)
- Migration from Lexington to South Bend: 0 (#192 most common destination from Lexington)
- Net migration: 134 to Lexington
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#34. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Lexington from Phoenix in 2015-2019: 142 (#130 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Migration from Lexington to Phoenix: 126 (#35 most common destination from Lexington)
- Net migration: 16 to Lexington
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#33. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Lexington from San Antonio in 2015-2019: 145 (#94 most common destination from San Antonio)
- Migration from Lexington to San Antonio: 198 (#22 most common destination from Lexington)
- Net migration: 53 to San Antonio
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#32. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area

- Migration to Lexington from Boston in 2015-2019: 151 (#108 most common destination from Boston)
- Migration from Lexington to Boston: 69 (#55 most common destination from Lexington)
- Net migration: 82 to Lexington
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#31. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Lexington from Los Angeles in 2015-2019: 151 (#172 most common destination from Los Angeles)
- Migration from Lexington to Los Angeles: 227 (#15 most common destination from Lexington)
- Net migration: 76 to Los Angeles

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#30. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Lexington from Denver in 2015-2019: 157 (#108 most common destination from Denver)
- Migration from Lexington to Denver: 159 (#29 most common destination from Lexington)
- Net migration: 2 to Denver
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#29. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area

- Migration to Lexington from Charlotte in 2015-2019: 157 (#90 most common destination from Charlotte)
- Migration from Lexington to Charlotte: 169 (#27 most common destination from Lexington)
- Net migration: 12 to Charlotte
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#28. Columbus, IN Metro Area

- Migration to Lexington from Columbus in 2015-2019: 181 (#5 most common destination from Columbus)
- Migration from Lexington to Columbus: 8 (#148 most common destination from Lexington)
- Net migration: 173 to Lexington
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#27. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Lexington from Detroit in 2015-2019: 183 (#80 most common destination from Detroit)
- Migration from Lexington to Detroit: 94 (#43 most common destination from Lexington)
- Net migration: 89 to Lexington
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#26. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area

- Migration to Lexington from Philadelphia in 2015-2019: 194 (#121 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Migration from Lexington to Philadelphia: 158 (#30 most common destination from Lexington)
- Net migration: 36 to Lexington

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#25. Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metro Area

- Migration to Lexington from Indianapolis in 2015-2019: 194 (#59 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Migration from Lexington to Indianapolis: 316 (#10 most common destination from Lexington)
- Net migration: 122 to Indianapolis
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#24. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metro Area

- Migration to Lexington from Virginia Beach in 2015-2019: 202 (#82 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Migration from Lexington to Virginia Beach: 144 (#31 most common destination from Lexington)
- Net migration: 58 to Lexington
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#23. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metro Area

- Migration to Lexington from Baltimore in 2015-2019: 207 (#84 most common destination from Baltimore)
- Migration from Lexington to Baltimore: 63 (#57 most common destination from Lexington)
- Net migration: 144 to Lexington
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#22. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Lexington from Austin in 2015-2019: 208 (#68 most common destination from Austin)
- Migration from Lexington to Austin: 182 (#25 most common destination from Lexington)
- Net migration: 26 to Lexington
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#21. Syracuse, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Lexington from Syracuse in 2015-2019: 209 (#26 most common destination from Syracuse)
- Migration from Lexington to Syracuse: 29 (#86 most common destination from Lexington)
- Net migration: 180 to Lexington

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#20. Owensboro, KY Metro Area

- Migration to Lexington from Owensboro in 2015-2019: 225 (#7 most common destination from Owensboro)
- Migration from Lexington to Owensboro: 304 (#11 most common destination from Lexington)
- Net migration: 79 to Owensboro
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#19. Charleston, WV Metro Area

- Migration to Lexington from Charleston in 2015-2019: 235 (#7 most common destination from Charleston)
- Migration from Lexington to Charleston: 29 (#86 most common destination from Lexington)
- Net migration: 206 to Lexington
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#18. Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area

- Migration to Lexington from Pittsburgh in 2015-2019: 235 (#58 most common destination from Pittsburgh)
- Migration from Lexington to Pittsburgh: 271 (#13 most common destination from Lexington)
- Net migration: 36 to Pittsburgh
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#17. St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area

- Migration to Lexington from St. Louis in 2015-2019: 237 (#67 most common destination from St. Louis)
- Migration from Lexington to St. Louis: 54 (#62 most common destination from Lexington)
- Net migration: 183 to Lexington
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#16. Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metro Area

- Migration to Lexington from Memphis in 2015-2019: 244 (#37 most common destination from Memphis)
- Migration from Lexington to Memphis: 84 (#47 most common destination from Lexington)
- Net migration: 160 to Lexington

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

- Migration to Lexington from Dallas in 2015-2019: 256 (#108 most common destination from Dallas)
- Migration from Lexington to Dallas: 456 (#7 most common destination from Lexington)
- Net migration: 200 to Dallas
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#14. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Lexington from Miami in 2015-2019: 302 (#88 most common destination from Miami)
- Migration from Lexington to Miami: 134 (#34 most common destination from Lexington)
- Net migration: 168 to Lexington
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#13. Columbus, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Lexington from Columbus in 2015-2019: 312 (#41 most common destination from Columbus)
- Migration from Lexington to Columbus: 273 (#12 most common destination from Lexington)
- Net migration: 39 to Lexington
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#12. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Lexington from Nashville in 2015-2019: 345 (#40 most common destination from Nashville)
- Migration from Lexington to Nashville: 366 (#8 most common destination from Lexington)
- Net migration: 21 to Nashville
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#11. Dayton-Kettering, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Lexington from Dayton in 2015-2019: 363 (#12 most common destination from Dayton)
- Migration from Lexington to Dayton: 204 (#20 most common destination from Lexington)
- Net migration: 159 to Lexington

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#10. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area

- Migration to Lexington from Washington in 2015-2019: 395 (#110 most common destination from Washington)
- Migration from Lexington to Washington: 99 (#40 most common destination from Lexington)
- Net migration: 296 to Lexington
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#9. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Lexington from Atlanta in 2015-2019: 447 (#87 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Migration from Lexington to Atlanta: 855 (#4 most common destination from Lexington)
- Net migration: 408 to Atlanta
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#8. Bowling Green, KY Metro Area

- Migration to Lexington from Bowling Green in 2015-2019: 449 (#3 most common destination from Bowling Green)
- Migration from Lexington to Bowling Green: 659 (#5 most common destination from Lexington)
- Net migration: 210 to Bowling Green
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#7. Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY Metro Area

- Migration to Lexington from Elizabethtown in 2015-2019: 547 (#2 most common destination from Elizabethtown)
- Migration from Lexington to Elizabethtown: 1,015 (#3 most common destination from Lexington)
- Net migration: 468 to Elizabethtown
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#6. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area

- Migration to Lexington from New York in 2015-2019: 723 (#103 most common destination from New York)
- Migration from Lexington to New York: 207 (#19 most common destination from Lexington)
- Net migration: 516 to Lexington

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#5. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Lexington from Chicago in 2015-2019: 743 (#75 most common destination from Chicago)
- Migration from Lexington to Chicago: 227 (#15 most common destination from Lexington)
- Net migration: 516 to Lexington
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#4. Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH Metro Area

- Migration to Lexington from Huntington in 2015-2019: 745 (#3 most common destination from Huntington)
- Migration from Lexington to Huntington: 116 (#37 most common destination from Lexington)
- Net migration: 629 to Lexington
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#3. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Lexington from Orlando in 2015-2019: 1,079 (#21 most common destination from Orlando)
- Migration from Lexington to Orlando: 269 (#14 most common destination from Lexington)
- Net migration: 810 to Lexington
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#2. Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area

- Migration to Lexington from Cincinnati in 2015-2019: 2,040 (#5 most common destination from Cincinnati)
- Migration from Lexington to Cincinnati: 1,811 (#2 most common destination from Lexington)
- Net migration: 229 to Lexington
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#1. Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metro Area

- Migration to Lexington from Louisville/Jefferson County in 2015-2019: 2,620 (#1 most common destination from Louisville/Jefferson County)
- Migration from Lexington to Louisville/Jefferson County: 2,594 (#1 most common destination from Lexington)
- Net migration: 26 to Lexington

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