Metros sending the most people to New Orleans

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June 23, 2022
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Metros sending the most people to New Orleans

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

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#50. Abilene, TX Metro Area

- Migration to New Orleans from Abilene in 2015-2019: 156 (#9 most common destination from Abilene)
- Migration from New Orleans to Abilene: 0 (#247 most common destination from New Orleans)
- Net migration: 156 to New Orleans
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#49. Spartanburg, SC Metro Area

- Migration to New Orleans from Spartanburg in 2015-2019: 161 (#9 most common destination from Spartanburg)
- Migration from New Orleans to Spartanburg: 1 (#219 most common destination from New Orleans)
- Net migration: 160 to New Orleans
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#48. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area

- Migration to New Orleans from Las Vegas in 2015-2019: 174 (#73 most common destination from Las Vegas)
- Migration from New Orleans to Las Vegas: 270 (#35 most common destination from New Orleans)
- Net migration: 96 to Las Vegas
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#47. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metro Area

- Migration to New Orleans from Portland in 2015-2019: 176 (#80 most common destination from Portland)
- Migration from New Orleans to Portland: 195 (#46 most common destination from New Orleans)
- Net migration: 19 to Portland
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#46. Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Metro Area

- Migration to New Orleans from Des Moines in 2015-2019: 181 (#19 most common destination from Des Moines)
- Migration from New Orleans to Des Moines: 31 (#131 most common destination from New Orleans)
- Net migration: 150 to New Orleans

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#45. Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL Metro Area

- Migration to New Orleans from Pensacola in 2015-2019: 191 (#37 most common destination from Pensacola)
- Migration from New Orleans to Pensacola: 410 (#23 most common destination from New Orleans)
- Net migration: 219 to Pensacola
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#44. Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL Metro Area

- Migration to New Orleans from Daphne in 2015-2019: 198 (#9 most common destination from Daphne)
- Migration from New Orleans to Daphne: 21 (#155 most common destination from New Orleans)
- Net migration: 177 to New Orleans
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#43. Jacksonville, NC Metro Area

- Migration to New Orleans from Jacksonville in 2015-2019: 200 (#31 most common destination from Jacksonville)
- Migration from New Orleans to Jacksonville: 121 (#63 most common destination from New Orleans)
- Net migration: 79 to New Orleans
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#42. Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area

- Migration to New Orleans from Oklahoma City in 2015-2019: 207 (#35 most common destination from Oklahoma City)
- Migration from New Orleans to Oklahoma City: 165 (#55 most common destination from New Orleans)
- Net migration: 42 to New Orleans
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#41. Naples-Marco Island, FL Metro Area

- Migration to New Orleans from Naples in 2015-2019: 208 (#17 most common destination from Naples)
- Migration from New Orleans to Naples: 0 (#247 most common destination from New Orleans)
- Net migration: 208 to New Orleans

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

- Migration to New Orleans from Memphis in 2015-2019: 208 (#46 most common destination from Memphis)
- Migration from New Orleans to Memphis: 457 (#20 most common destination from New Orleans)
- Net migration: 249 to Memphis
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#39. Panama City, FL Metro Area

- Migration to New Orleans from Panama City in 2015-2019: 209 (#14 most common destination from Panama City)
- Migration from New Orleans to Panama City: 103 (#69 most common destination from New Orleans)
- Net migration: 106 to New Orleans
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#38. Hattiesburg, MS Metro Area

- Migration to New Orleans from Hattiesburg in 2015-2019: 213 (#5 most common destination from Hattiesburg)
- Migration from New Orleans to Hattiesburg: 758 (#12 most common destination from New Orleans)
- Net migration: 545 to Hattiesburg
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#37. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area

- Migration to New Orleans from Boston in 2015-2019: 224 (#85 most common destination from Boston)
- Migration from New Orleans to Boston: 562 (#13 most common destination from New Orleans)
- Net migration: 338 to Boston
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#36. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metro Area

- Migration to New Orleans from Baltimore in 2015-2019: 239 (#75 most common destination from Baltimore)
- Migration from New Orleans to Baltimore: 127 (#60 most common destination from New Orleans)
- Net migration: 112 to New Orleans

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#35. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area

- Migration to New Orleans from Orlando in 2015-2019: 242 (#71 most common destination from Orlando)
- Migration from New Orleans to Orlando: 275 (#33 most common destination from New Orleans)
- Net migration: 33 to Orlando
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#34. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX Metro Area

- Migration to New Orleans from McAllen in 2015-2019: 243 (#11 most common destination from McAllen)
- Migration from New Orleans to McAllen: 28 (#139 most common destination from New Orleans)
- Net migration: 215 to New Orleans
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#33. Flint, MI Metro Area

- Migration to New Orleans from Flint in 2015-2019: 244 (#11 most common destination from Flint)
- Migration from New Orleans to Flint: 64 (#96 most common destination from New Orleans)
- Net migration: 180 to New Orleans
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#32. Mobile, AL Metro Area

- Migration to New Orleans from Mobile in 2015-2019: 244 (#14 most common destination from Mobile)
- Migration from New Orleans to Mobile: 323 (#32 most common destination from New Orleans)
- Net migration: 79 to Mobile
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#31. Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metro Area

- Migration to New Orleans from Little Rock in 2015-2019: 246 (#22 most common destination from Little Rock)
- Migration from New Orleans to Little Rock: 120 (#64 most common destination from New Orleans)
- Net migration: 126 to New Orleans

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

- Migration to New Orleans from Philadelphia in 2015-2019: 272 (#102 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Migration from New Orleans to Philadelphia: 169 (#53 most common destination from New Orleans)
- Net migration: 103 to New Orleans
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#29. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA Metro Area

- Migration to New Orleans from San Francisco in 2015-2019: 275 (#73 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Migration from New Orleans to San Francisco: 465 (#17 most common destination from New Orleans)
- Net migration: 190 to San Francisco
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#28. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area

- Migration to New Orleans from San Antonio in 2015-2019: 288 (#56 most common destination from San Antonio)
- Migration from New Orleans to San Antonio: 439 (#21 most common destination from New Orleans)
- Net migration: 151 to San Antonio
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#27. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area

- Migration to New Orleans from Seattle in 2015-2019: 290 (#84 most common destination from Seattle)
- Migration from New Orleans to Seattle: 216 (#43 most common destination from New Orleans)
- Net migration: 74 to New Orleans
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#26. Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY Metro Area

- Migration to New Orleans from Elizabethtown in 2015-2019: 304 (#4 most common destination from Elizabethtown)
- Migration from New Orleans to Elizabethtown: 0 (#247 most common destination from New Orleans)
- Net migration: 304 to New Orleans

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

- Migration to New Orleans from Detroit in 2015-2019: 312 (#59 most common destination from Detroit)
- Migration from New Orleans to Detroit: 267 (#37 most common destination from New Orleans)
- Net migration: 45 to New Orleans
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#24. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metro Area

- Migration to New Orleans from Nashville in 2015-2019: 313 (#44 most common destination from Nashville)
- Migration from New Orleans to Nashville: 514 (#14 most common destination from New Orleans)
- Net migration: 201 to Nashville
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#23. Alexandria, LA Metro Area

- Migration to New Orleans from Alexandria in 2015-2019: 322 (#4 most common destination from Alexandria)
- Migration from New Orleans to Alexandria: 471 (#16 most common destination from New Orleans)
- Net migration: 149 to Alexandria
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#22. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area

- Migration to New Orleans from Denver in 2015-2019: 323 (#66 most common destination from Denver)
- Migration from New Orleans to Denver: 458 (#19 most common destination from New Orleans)
- Net migration: 135 to Denver
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#21. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area

- Migration to New Orleans from Miami in 2015-2019: 325 (#79 most common destination from Miami)
- Migration from New Orleans to Miami: 206 (#44 most common destination from New Orleans)
- Net migration: 119 to New Orleans

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#20. Lake Charles, LA Metro Area

- Migration to New Orleans from Lake Charles in 2015-2019: 325 (#6 most common destination from Lake Charles)
- Migration from New Orleans to Lake Charles: 269 (#36 most common destination from New Orleans)
- Net migration: 56 to New Orleans
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#19. Jackson, MS Metro Area

- Migration to New Orleans from Jackson in 2015-2019: 363 (#10 most common destination from Jackson)
- Migration from New Orleans to Jackson: 502 (#15 most common destination from New Orleans)
- Net migration: 139 to Jackson
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#18. Monroe, LA Metro Area

- Migration to New Orleans from Monroe in 2015-2019: 400 (#4 most common destination from Monroe)
- Migration from New Orleans to Monroe: 383 (#28 most common destination from New Orleans)
- Net migration: 17 to New Orleans
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#17. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area

- Migration to New Orleans from Austin in 2015-2019: 416 (#40 most common destination from Austin)
- Migration from New Orleans to Austin: 331 (#30 most common destination from New Orleans)
- Net migration: 85 to New Orleans
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#16. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metro Area

- Migration to New Orleans from Virginia Beach in 2015-2019: 425 (#47 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Migration from New Orleans to Virginia Beach: 333 (#29 most common destination from New Orleans)
- Net migration: 92 to New Orleans

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#15. Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metro Area

- Migration to New Orleans from Birmingham in 2015-2019: 463 (#12 most common destination from Birmingham)
- Migration from New Orleans to Birmingham: 271 (#34 most common destination from New Orleans)
- Net migration: 192 to New Orleans
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#14. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area

- Migration to New Orleans from Washington in 2015-2019: 473 (#94 most common destination from Washington)
- Migration from New Orleans to Washington: 784 (#11 most common destination from New Orleans)
- Net migration: 311 to Washington
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#13. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to New Orleans from Chicago in 2015-2019: 529 (#98 most common destination from Chicago)
- Migration from New Orleans to Chicago: 460 (#18 most common destination from New Orleans)
- Net migration: 69 to New Orleans
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#12. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA Metro Area

- Migration to New Orleans from San Diego in 2015-2019: 650 (#42 most common destination from San Diego)
- Migration from New Orleans to San Diego: 259 (#38 most common destination from New Orleans)
- Net migration: 391 to New Orleans
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#11. Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metro Area

- Migration to New Orleans from Shreveport in 2015-2019: 659 (#3 most common destination from Shreveport)
- Migration from New Orleans to Shreveport: 400 (#26 most common destination from New Orleans)
- Net migration: 259 to New Orleans

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

- Migration to New Orleans from Los Angeles in 2015-2019: 780 (#66 most common destination from Los Angeles)
- Migration from New Orleans to Los Angeles: 994 (#8 most common destination from New Orleans)
- Net migration: 214 to Los Angeles
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#9. Gulfport-Biloxi, MS Metro Area

- Migration to New Orleans from Gulfport in 2015-2019: 821 (#3 most common destination from Gulfport)
- Migration from New Orleans to Gulfport: 1,537 (#5 most common destination from New Orleans)
- Net migration: 716 to Gulfport
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#8. Houma-Thibodaux, LA Metro Area

- Migration to New Orleans from Houma in 2015-2019: 1,062 (#1 most common destination from Houma)
- Migration from New Orleans to Houma: 1,326 (#6 most common destination from New Orleans)
- Net migration: 264 to Houma
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#7. Hammond, LA Metro Area

- Migration to New Orleans from Hammond in 2015-2019: 1,127 (#2 most common destination from Hammond)
- Migration from New Orleans to Hammond: 3,135 (#2 most common destination from New Orleans)
- Net migration: 2,008 to Hammond
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#6. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area

- Migration to New Orleans from Atlanta in 2015-2019: 1,149 (#41 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Migration from New Orleans to Atlanta: 915 (#9 most common destination from New Orleans)
- Net migration: 234 to New Orleans

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

- Migration to New Orleans from New York in 2015-2019: 1,180 (#77 most common destination from New York)
- Migration from New Orleans to New York: 996 (#7 most common destination from New Orleans)
- Net migration: 184 to New Orleans
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#4. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area

- Migration to New Orleans from Dallas in 2015-2019: 1,429 (#30 most common destination from Dallas)
- Migration from New Orleans to Dallas: 898 (#10 most common destination from New Orleans)
- Net migration: 531 to New Orleans
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#3. Lafayette, LA Metro Area

- Migration to New Orleans from Lafayette in 2015-2019: 1,885 (#3 most common destination from Lafayette)
- Migration from New Orleans to Lafayette: 1,828 (#4 most common destination from New Orleans)
- Net migration: 57 to New Orleans
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#2. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area

- Migration to New Orleans from Houston in 2015-2019: 2,102 (#15 most common destination from Houston)
- Migration from New Orleans to Houston: 3,069 (#3 most common destination from New Orleans)
- Net migration: 967 to Houston
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#1. Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area

- Migration to New Orleans from Baton Rouge in 2015-2019: 4,200 (#1 most common destination from Baton Rouge)
- Migration from New Orleans to Baton Rouge: 5,932 (#1 most common destination from New Orleans)
- Net migration: 1,732 to Baton Rouge

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