Metros sending the most people to California, Maryland

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June 23, 2022
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Metros sending the most people to California, Maryland

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

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#50. Johnstown, PA Metro Area

- Migration to California from Johnstown in 2015-2019: 11 (#38 most common destination from Johnstown)
- Migration from California to Johnstown: 12 (#60 most common destination from California)
- Net migration: 1 to Johnstown
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#49. Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area

- Migration to California from Pittsburgh in 2015-2019: 12 (#222 most common destination from Pittsburgh)
- Migration from California to Pittsburgh: 59 (#23 most common destination from California)
- Net migration: 47 to Pittsburgh
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#48. New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metro Area

- Migration to California from New Orleans in 2015-2019: 14 (#169 most common destination from New Orleans)
- Migration from California to New Orleans: 0 (#97 most common destination from California)
- Net migration: 14 to California
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#47. Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area

- Migration to California from Salt Lake City in 2015-2019: 14 (#159 most common destination from Salt Lake City)
- Migration from California to Salt Lake City: 0 (#97 most common destination from California)
- Net migration: 14 to California
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#46. Provo-Orem, UT Metro Area

- Migration to California from Provo in 2015-2019: 14 (#133 most common destination from Provo)
- Migration from California to Provo: 6 (#73 most common destination from California)
- Net migration: 8 to California

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#45. Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL Metro Area

- Migration to California from Lakeland in 2015-2019: 15 (#140 most common destination from Lakeland)
- Migration from California to Lakeland: 63 (#22 most common destination from California)
- Net migration: 48 to Lakeland
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#44. Worcester, MA-CT Metro Area

- Migration to California from Worcester in 2015-2019: 18 (#123 most common destination from Worcester)
- Migration from California to Worcester: 0 (#97 most common destination from California)
- Net migration: 18 to California
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#43. Trenton-Princeton, NJ Metro Area

- Migration to California from Trenton in 2015-2019: 19 (#88 most common destination from Trenton)
- Migration from California to Trenton: 0 (#97 most common destination from California)
- Net migration: 19 to California
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#42. Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metro Area

- Migration to California from Providence in 2015-2019: 19 (#141 most common destination from Providence)
- Migration from California to Providence: 23 (#46 most common destination from California)
- Net migration: 4 to Providence
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#41. York-Hanover, PA Metro Area

- Migration to California from York in 2015-2019: 20 (#84 most common destination from York)
- Migration from California to York: 0 (#97 most common destination from California)
- Net migration: 20 to California

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#40. Bremerton-Silverdale-Port Orchard, WA Metro Area

- Migration to California from Bremerton in 2015-2019: 20 (#86 most common destination from Bremerton)
- Migration from California to Bremerton: 49 (#26 most common destination from California)
- Net migration: 29 to Bremerton
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#39. Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA Metro Area

- Migration to California from Scranton in 2015-2019: 23 (#90 most common destination from Scranton)
- Migration from California to Scranton: 0 (#97 most common destination from California)
- Net migration: 23 to California
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#38. Huntsville, AL Metro Area

- Migration to California from Huntsville in 2015-2019: 25 (#98 most common destination from Huntsville)
- Migration from California to Huntsville: 0 (#97 most common destination from California)
- Net migration: 25 to California
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#37. El Paso, TX Metro Area

- Migration to California from El Paso in 2015-2019: 26 (#141 most common destination from El Paso)
- Migration from California to El Paso: 0 (#97 most common destination from California)
- Net migration: 26 to California
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#36. Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area

- Migration to California from Sacramento in 2015-2019: 27 (#173 most common destination from Sacramento)
- Migration from California to Sacramento: 27 (#41 most common destination from California)
- Net migration: 0 to California

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

- Migration to California from Minneapolis in 2015-2019: 28 (#217 most common destination from Minneapolis)
- Migration from California to Minneapolis: 0 (#97 most common destination from California)
- Net migration: 28 to California
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#34. Boulder, CO Metro Area

- Migration to California from Boulder in 2015-2019: 29 (#78 most common destination from Boulder)
- Migration from California to Boulder: 0 (#97 most common destination from California)
- Net migration: 29 to California
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#33. Bakersfield, CA Metro Area

- Migration to California from Bakersfield in 2015-2019: 30 (#91 most common destination from Bakersfield)
- Migration from California to Bakersfield: 64 (#21 most common destination from California)
- Net migration: 34 to Bakersfield
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#32. Charlottesville, VA Metro Area

- Migration to California from Charlottesville in 2015-2019: 31 (#72 most common destination from Charlottesville)
- Migration from California to Charlottesville: 0 (#97 most common destination from California)
- Net migration: 31 to California
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#31. Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metro Area

- Migration to California from Hagerstown in 2015-2019: 31 (#58 most common destination from Hagerstown)
- Migration from California to Hagerstown: 199 (#6 most common destination from California)
- Net migration: 168 to Hagerstown

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#30. Jacksonville, FL Metro Area

- Migration to California from Jacksonville in 2015-2019: 32 (#183 most common destination from Jacksonville)
- Migration from California to Jacksonville: 395 (#3 most common destination from California)
- Net migration: 363 to Jacksonville
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#29. Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area

- Migration to California from Oklahoma City in 2015-2019: 33 (#136 most common destination from Oklahoma City)
- Migration from California to Oklahoma City: 94 (#17 most common destination from California)
- Net migration: 61 to Oklahoma City
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#28. North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL Metro Area

- Migration to California from North Port in 2015-2019: 35 (#120 most common destination from North Port)
- Migration from California to North Port: 8 (#70 most common destination from California)
- Net migration: 27 to California
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#27. Richmond, VA Metro Area

- Migration to California from Richmond in 2015-2019: 36 (#126 most common destination from Richmond)
- Migration from California to Richmond: 137 (#12 most common destination from California)
- Net migration: 101 to Richmond
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#26. Ames, IA Metro Area

- Migration to California from Ames in 2015-2019: 39 (#39 most common destination from Ames)
- Migration from California to Ames: 0 (#97 most common destination from California)
- Net migration: 39 to California

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#25. Gettysburg, PA Metro Area

- Migration to California from Gettysburg in 2015-2019: 39 (#24 most common destination from Gettysburg)
- Migration from California to Gettysburg: 0 (#97 most common destination from California)
- Net migration: 39 to California
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#24. Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metro Area

- Migration to California from Indianapolis in 2015-2019: 40 (#161 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Migration from California to Indianapolis: 11 (#63 most common destination from California)
- Net migration: 29 to California
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#23. Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA Metro Area

- Migration to California from Oxnard in 2015-2019: 43 (#88 most common destination from Oxnard)
- Migration from California to Oxnard: 0 (#97 most common destination from California)
- Net migration: 43 to California
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#22. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area

- Migration to California from Denver in 2015-2019: 43 (#211 most common destination from Denver)
- Migration from California to Denver: 103 (#16 most common destination from California)
- Net migration: 60 to Denver
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#21. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area

- Migration to California from Philadelphia in 2015-2019: 43 (#207 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Migration from California to Philadelphia: 127 (#14 most common destination from California)
- Net migration: 84 to Philadelphia

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#20. St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area

- Migration to California from St. Louis in 2015-2019: 45 (#180 most common destination from St. Louis)
- Migration from California to St. Louis: 0 (#97 most common destination from California)
- Net migration: 45 to California
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#19. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area

- Migration to California from Houston in 2015-2019: 53 (#221 most common destination from Houston)
- Migration from California to Houston: 45 (#28 most common destination from California)
- Net migration: 8 to California
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#18. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metro Area

- Migration to California from Portland in 2015-2019: 58 (#151 most common destination from Portland)
- Migration from California to Portland: 9 (#68 most common destination from California)
- Net migration: 49 to California
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#17. Cumberland, MD-WV Metro Area

- Migration to California from Cumberland in 2015-2019: 62 (#8 most common destination from Cumberland)
- Migration from California to Cumberland: 37 (#34 most common destination from California)
- Net migration: 25 to California
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#16. Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area

- Migration to California from Cincinnati in 2015-2019: 75 (#116 most common destination from Cincinnati)
- Migration from California to Cincinnati: 5 (#75 most common destination from California)
- Net migration: 70 to California

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

- Migration to California from Crestview in 2015-2019: 78 (#59 most common destination from Crestview)
- Migration from California to Crestview: 0 (#97 most common destination from California)
- Net migration: 78 to California
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#14. Fayetteville, NC Metro Area

- Migration to California from Fayetteville in 2015-2019: 81 (#85 most common destination from Fayetteville)
- Migration from California to Fayetteville: 231 (#5 most common destination from California)
- Net migration: 150 to Fayetteville
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#13. Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI Metro Area

- Migration to California from Kahului in 2015-2019: 82 (#18 most common destination from Kahului)
- Migration from California to Kahului: 0 (#97 most common destination from California)
- Net migration: 82 to California
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#12. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area

- Migration to California from Miami in 2015-2019: 85 (#177 most common destination from Miami)
- Migration from California to Miami: 24 (#44 most common destination from California)
- Net migration: 61 to California
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#11. Jacksonville, NC Metro Area

- Migration to California from Jacksonville in 2015-2019: 86 (#64 most common destination from Jacksonville)
- Migration from California to Jacksonville: 9 (#68 most common destination from California)
- Net migration: 77 to California

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#10. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area

- Migration to California from Atlanta in 2015-2019: 92 (#190 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Migration from California to Atlanta: 2 (#80 most common destination from California)
- Net migration: 90 to California
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#9. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area

- Migration to California from New York in 2015-2019: 96 (#223 most common destination from New York)
- Migration from California to New York: 11 (#63 most common destination from California)
- Net migration: 85 to California
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#8. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area

- Migration to California from Seattle in 2015-2019: 103 (#153 most common destination from Seattle)
- Migration from California to Seattle: 87 (#18 most common destination from California)
- Net migration: 16 to California
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#7. Urban Honolulu, HI Metro Area

- Migration to California from Urban Honolulu in 2015-2019: 106 (#92 most common destination from Urban Honolulu)
- Migration from California to Urban Honolulu: 4 (#77 most common destination from California)
- Net migration: 102 to California
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#6. Hanford-Corcoran, CA Metro Area

- Migration to California from Hanford in 2015-2019: 115 (#20 most common destination from Hanford)
- Migration from California to Hanford: 77 (#19 most common destination from California)
- Net migration: 38 to California
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#5. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA Metro Area

- Migration to California from San Diego in 2015-2019: 215 (#98 most common destination from San Diego)
- Migration from California to San Diego: 291 (#4 most common destination from California)
- Net migration: 76 to San Diego
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#4. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metro Area

- Migration to California from Virginia Beach in 2015-2019: 274 (#63 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Migration from California to Virginia Beach: 189 (#8 most common destination from California)
- Net migration: 85 to California
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#3. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metro Area

- Migration to California from Riverside in 2015-2019: 354 (#68 most common destination from Riverside)
- Migration from California to Riverside: 0 (#97 most common destination from California)
- Net migration: 354 to California
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#2. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metro Area

- Migration to California from Baltimore in 2015-2019: 894 (#22 most common destination from Baltimore)
- Migration from California to Baltimore: 426 (#2 most common destination from California)
- Net migration: 468 to California
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#1. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area

- Migration to California from Washington in 2015-2019: 3,360 (#19 most common destination from Washington)
- Migration from California to Washington: 2,068 (#1 most common destination from California)
- Net migration: 1,292 to California

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