Metros sending the most people to Boston

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April 23, 2022
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Metros sending the most people to Boston

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

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#50. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Boston from Nashville in 2015-2019: 421 (#34 most common destination from Nashville)
- Migration from Boston to Nashville: 733 (#37 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 312 to Nashville
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#49. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metro Area

- Migration to Boston from Portland in 2015-2019: 428 (#38 most common destination from Portland)
- Migration from Boston to Portland: 926 (#34 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 498 to Portland
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#48. North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Boston from North Port in 2015-2019: 433 (#18 most common destination from North Port)
- Migration from Boston to North Port: 866 (#36 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 433 to North Port
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#47. Durham-Chapel Hill, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Boston from Durham in 2015-2019: 437 (#20 most common destination from Durham)
- Migration from Boston to Durham: 524 (#48 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 87 to Durham
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#46. Ithaca, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Boston from Ithaca in 2015-2019: 473 (#3 most common destination from Ithaca)
- Migration from Boston to Ithaca: 434 (#59 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 39 to Boston

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

- Migration to Boston from St. Louis in 2015-2019: 487 (#33 most common destination from St. Louis)
- Migration from Boston to St. Louis: 400 (#65 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 87 to Boston
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#44. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area

- Migration to Boston from Las Vegas in 2015-2019: 495 (#32 most common destination from Las Vegas)
- Migration from Boston to Las Vegas: 466 (#55 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 29 to Boston
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#43. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Boston from Austin in 2015-2019: 510 (#34 most common destination from Austin)
- Migration from Boston to Austin: 1,053 (#30 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 543 to Austin
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#42. Norwich-New London, CT Metro Area

- Migration to Boston from Norwich in 2015-2019: 521 (#7 most common destination from Norwich)
- Migration from Boston to Norwich: 441 (#58 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 80 to Boston
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#41. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metro Area

- Migration to Boston from Virginia Beach in 2015-2019: 521 (#36 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Migration from Boston to Virginia Beach: 555 (#46 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 34 to Virginia Beach

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#40. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Boston from San Antonio in 2015-2019: 552 (#30 most common destination from San Antonio)
- Migration from Boston to San Antonio: 198 (#87 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 354 to Boston
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#39. New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metro Area

- Migration to Boston from New Orleans in 2015-2019: 562 (#13 most common destination from New Orleans)
- Migration from Boston to New Orleans: 224 (#85 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 338 to Boston
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#38. Ann Arbor, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Boston from Ann Arbor in 2015-2019: 645 (#7 most common destination from Ann Arbor)
- Migration from Boston to Ann Arbor: 473 (#53 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 172 to Boston
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#37. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Boston from Riverside in 2015-2019: 667 (#32 most common destination from Riverside)
- Migration from Boston to Riverside: 469 (#54 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 198 to Boston
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#36. Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metro Area

- Migration to Boston from Burlington in 2015-2019: 693 (#1 most common destination from Burlington)
- Migration from Boston to Burlington: 1,732 (#17 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 1,039 to Burlington

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#35. Raleigh-Cary, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Boston from Raleigh in 2015-2019: 694 (#16 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Migration from Boston to Raleigh: 1,063 (#29 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 369 to Raleigh
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#34. Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area

- Migration to Boston from Pittsburgh in 2015-2019: 697 (#24 most common destination from Pittsburgh)
- Migration from Boston to Pittsburgh: 506 (#51 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 191 to Boston
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#33. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area

- Migration to Boston from Charlotte in 2015-2019: 698 (#27 most common destination from Charlotte)
- Migration from Boston to Charlotte: 1,428 (#24 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 730 to Charlotte
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#32. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Boston from Phoenix in 2015-2019: 729 (#39 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Migration from Boston to Phoenix: 1,130 (#28 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 401 to Phoenix
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#31. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Boston from Denver in 2015-2019: 748 (#30 most common destination from Denver)
- Migration from Boston to Denver: 1,637 (#18 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 889 to Denver

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#30. Syracuse, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Boston from Syracuse in 2015-2019: 749 (#7 most common destination from Syracuse)
- Migration from Boston to Syracuse: 483 (#52 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 266 to Boston
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#29. Rochester, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Boston from Rochester in 2015-2019: 754 (#8 most common destination from Rochester)
- Migration from Boston to Rochester: 1,288 (#26 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 534 to Rochester
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#28. Pittsfield, MA Metro Area

- Migration to Boston from Pittsfield in 2015-2019: 771 (#2 most common destination from Pittsfield)
- Migration from Boston to Pittsfield: 537 (#47 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 234 to Boston
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#27. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Boston from San Jose in 2015-2019: 792 (#24 most common destination from San Jose)
- Migration from Boston to San Jose: 1,568 (#20 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 776 to San Jose
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#26. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Boston from Tampa in 2015-2019: 819 (#25 most common destination from Tampa)
- Migration from Boston to Tampa: 1,747 (#16 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 928 to Tampa

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

- Migration to Boston from Minneapolis in 2015-2019: 849 (#23 most common destination from Minneapolis)
- Migration from Boston to Minneapolis: 990 (#32 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 141 to Minneapolis
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#24. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Boston from Dallas in 2015-2019: 1,084 (#42 most common destination from Dallas)
- Migration from Boston to Dallas: 1,495 (#23 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 411 to Dallas
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#23. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Boston from Seattle in 2015-2019: 1,095 (#28 most common destination from Seattle)
- Migration from Boston to Seattle: 2,663 (#14 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 1,568 to Seattle
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#22. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Boston from Houston in 2015-2019: 1,133 (#26 most common destination from Houston)
- Migration from Boston to Houston: 1,560 (#21 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 427 to Houston
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#21. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Boston from Orlando in 2015-2019: 1,163 (#18 most common destination from Orlando)
- Migration from Boston to Orlando: 1,168 (#27 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 5 to Orlando

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#20. New Haven-Milford, CT Metro Area

- Migration to Boston from New Haven in 2015-2019: 1,343 (#5 most common destination from New Haven)
- Migration from Boston to New Haven: 896 (#35 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 447 to Boston
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#19. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metro Area

- Migration to Boston from Baltimore in 2015-2019: 1,356 (#11 most common destination from Baltimore)
- Migration from Boston to Baltimore: 945 (#33 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 411 to Boston
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#18. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Boston from San Diego in 2015-2019: 1,427 (#20 most common destination from San Diego)
- Migration from Boston to San Diego: 1,619 (#19 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 192 to San Diego
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#17. Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Boston from Albany in 2015-2019: 1,675 (#3 most common destination from Albany)
- Migration from Boston to Albany: 1,404 (#25 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 271 to Boston
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#16. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Boston from Atlanta in 2015-2019: 1,960 (#20 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Migration from Boston to Atlanta: 1,502 (#22 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 458 to Boston

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#15. Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT Metro Area

- Migration to Boston from Bridgeport in 2015-2019: 1,995 (#4 most common destination from Bridgeport)
- Migration from Boston to Bridgeport: 1,012 (#31 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 983 to Boston
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#14. Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown, CT Metro Area

- Migration to Boston from Hartford in 2015-2019: 2,485 (#2 most common destination from Hartford)
- Migration from Boston to Hartford: 2,547 (#15 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 62 to Hartford
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#13. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Boston from San Francisco in 2015-2019: 2,903 (#16 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Migration from Boston to San Francisco: 2,897 (#10 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 6 to Boston
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#12. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Boston from Chicago in 2015-2019: 2,928 (#25 most common destination from Chicago)
- Migration from Boston to Chicago: 2,745 (#13 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 183 to Boston
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#11. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Boston from Miami in 2015-2019: 3,070 (#13 most common destination from Miami)
- Migration from Boston to Miami: 4,819 (#6 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 1,749 to Miami

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#10. Barnstable Town, MA Metro Area

- Migration to Boston from Barnstable Town in 2015-2019: 3,139 (#1 most common destination from Barnstable Town)
- Migration from Boston to Barnstable Town: 2,851 (#11 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 288 to Boston
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#9. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Boston from Los Angeles in 2015-2019: 3,372 (#21 most common destination from Los Angeles)
- Migration from Boston to Los Angeles: 4,575 (#8 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 1,203 to Los Angeles
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#8. Portland-South Portland, ME Metro Area

- Migration to Boston from Portland in 2015-2019: 3,684 (#1 most common destination from Portland)
- Migration from Boston to Portland: 4,344 (#9 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 660 to Portland
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#7. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area

- Migration to Boston from Philadelphia in 2015-2019: 4,146 (#7 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Migration from Boston to Philadelphia: 2,846 (#12 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 1,300 to Boston
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#6. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area

- Migration to Boston from Washington in 2015-2019: 4,565 (#8 most common destination from Washington)
- Migration from Boston to Washington: 4,690 (#7 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 125 to Washington

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#5. Springfield, MA Metro Area

- Migration to Boston from Springfield in 2015-2019: 5,141 (#1 most common destination from Springfield)
- Migration from Boston to Springfield: 8,327 (#5 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 3,186 to Springfield
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#4. Manchester-Nashua, NH Metro Area

- Migration to Boston from Manchester in 2015-2019: 6,132 (#1 most common destination from Manchester)
- Migration from Boston to Manchester: 10,434 (#3 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 4,302 to Manchester
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#3. Worcester, MA-CT Metro Area

- Migration to Boston from Worcester in 2015-2019: 11,466 (#1 most common destination from Worcester)
- Migration from Boston to Worcester: 13,053 (#2 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 1,587 to Worcester
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#2. Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metro Area

- Migration to Boston from Providence in 2015-2019: 11,613 (#1 most common destination from Providence)
- Migration from Boston to Providence: 17,242 (#1 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 5,629 to Providence
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#1. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area

- Migration to Boston from New York in 2015-2019: 15,202 (#5 most common destination from New York)
- Migration from Boston to New York: 9,931 (#4 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 5,271 to Boston

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