Where people in Boston are moving to most

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May 17, 2022
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Where people in Boston are moving to most

Stacker compiled a list of where people in Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH 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 Boston between 2015 and 2019. Ties were broken by gross migration.

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#50. Port St. Lucie, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Port St. Lucie in 2015-2019: 507
- Migration from Port St. Lucie to Boston: 155 (#25 most common destination from Port St. Lucie)
- Net migration: 352 to Port St. Lucie
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#49. Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area

- Migration to Cincinnati in 2015-2019: 516
- Migration from Cincinnati to Boston: 327 (#33 most common destination from Cincinnati)
- Net migration: 189 to Cincinnati
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#48. Durham-Chapel Hill, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Durham in 2015-2019: 524
- Migration from Durham to Boston: 437 (#20 most common destination from Durham)
- Net migration: 87 to Durham
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#47. Pittsfield, MA Metro Area

- Migration to Pittsfield in 2015-2019: 537
- Migration from Pittsfield to Boston: 771 (#2 most common destination from Pittsfield)
- Net migration: 234 to Boston
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#46. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metro Area

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

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#45. Boulder, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Boulder in 2015-2019: 567
- Migration from Boulder to Boston: 269 (#10 most common destination from Boulder)
- Net migration: 298 to Boulder
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#44. Naples-Marco Island, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Naples in 2015-2019: 582
- Migration from Naples to Boston: 305 (#11 most common destination from Naples)
- Net migration: 277 to Naples
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#43. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Detroit in 2015-2019: 602
- Migration from Detroit to Boston: 221 (#72 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 381 to Detroit
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#42. Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Cape Coral in 2015-2019: 620
- Migration from Cape Coral to Boston: 234 (#21 most common destination from Cape Coral)
- Net migration: 386 to Cape Coral
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#41. Columbus, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus in 2015-2019: 630
- Migration from Columbus to Boston: 347 (#36 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 283 to Columbus

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#40. Columbia, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia in 2015-2019: 651
- Migration from Columbia to Boston: 82 (#70 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 569 to Columbia
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#39. Bangor, ME Metro Area

- Migration to Bangor in 2015-2019: 697
- Migration from Bangor to Boston: 261 (#4 most common destination from Bangor)
- Net migration: 436 to Bangor
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#38. Tucson, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Tucson in 2015-2019: 716
- Migration from Tucson to Boston: 322 (#24 most common destination from Tucson)
- Net migration: 394 to Tucson
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#37. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Nashville in 2015-2019: 733
- Migration from Nashville to Boston: 421 (#34 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 312 to Nashville
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#36. North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL Metro Area

- Migration to North Port in 2015-2019: 866
- Migration from North Port to Boston: 433 (#18 most common destination from North Port)
- Net migration: 433 to North Port

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#35. New Haven-Milford, CT Metro Area

- Migration to New Haven in 2015-2019: 896
- Migration from New Haven to Boston: 1,343 (#5 most common destination from New Haven)
- Net migration: 447 to Boston
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#34. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metro Area

- Migration to Portland in 2015-2019: 926
- Migration from Portland to Boston: 428 (#38 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 498 to Portland
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#33. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metro Area

- Migration to Baltimore in 2015-2019: 945
- Migration from Baltimore to Boston: 1,356 (#11 most common destination from Baltimore)
- Net migration: 411 to Boston
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#32. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Minneapolis in 2015-2019: 990
- Migration from Minneapolis to Boston: 849 (#23 most common destination from Minneapolis)
- Net migration: 141 to Minneapolis
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#31. Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT Metro Area

- Migration to Bridgeport in 2015-2019: 1,012
- Migration from Bridgeport to Boston: 1,995 (#4 most common destination from Bridgeport)
- Net migration: 983 to Boston

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#30. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Austin in 2015-2019: 1,053
- Migration from Austin to Boston: 510 (#34 most common destination from Austin)
- Net migration: 543 to Austin
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#29. Raleigh-Cary, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Raleigh in 2015-2019: 1,063
- Migration from Raleigh to Boston: 694 (#16 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Net migration: 369 to Raleigh
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#28. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix in 2015-2019: 1,130
- Migration from Phoenix to Boston: 729 (#39 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 401 to Phoenix
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#27. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Orlando in 2015-2019: 1,168
- Migration from Orlando to Boston: 1,163 (#18 most common destination from Orlando)
- Net migration: 5 to Orlando
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#26. Rochester, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester in 2015-2019: 1,288
- Migration from Rochester to Boston: 754 (#8 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 534 to Rochester

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#25. Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Albany in 2015-2019: 1,404
- Migration from Albany to Boston: 1,675 (#3 most common destination from Albany)
- Net migration: 271 to Boston
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#24. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area

- Migration to Charlotte in 2015-2019: 1,428
- Migration from Charlotte to Boston: 698 (#27 most common destination from Charlotte)
- Net migration: 730 to Charlotte
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#23. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Dallas in 2015-2019: 1,495
- Migration from Dallas to Boston: 1,084 (#42 most common destination from Dallas)
- Net migration: 411 to Dallas
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#22. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Atlanta in 2015-2019: 1,502
- Migration from Atlanta to Boston: 1,960 (#20 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 458 to Boston
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#21. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Houston in 2015-2019: 1,560
- Migration from Houston to Boston: 1,133 (#26 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 427 to Houston

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#20. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Jose in 2015-2019: 1,568
- Migration from San Jose to Boston: 792 (#24 most common destination from San Jose)
- Net migration: 776 to San Jose
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#19. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Diego in 2015-2019: 1,619
- Migration from San Diego to Boston: 1,427 (#20 most common destination from San Diego)
- Net migration: 192 to San Diego
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#18. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Denver in 2015-2019: 1,637
- Migration from Denver to Boston: 748 (#30 most common destination from Denver)
- Net migration: 889 to Denver
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#17. Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metro Area

- Migration to Burlington in 2015-2019: 1,732
- Migration from Burlington to Boston: 693 (#1 most common destination from Burlington)
- Net migration: 1,039 to Burlington
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#16. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area

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

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#15. Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown, CT Metro Area

- Migration to Hartford in 2015-2019: 2,547
- Migration from Hartford to Boston: 2,485 (#2 most common destination from Hartford)
- Net migration: 62 to Hartford
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#14. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle in 2015-2019: 2,663
- Migration from Seattle to Boston: 1,095 (#28 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 1,568 to Seattle
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#13. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Chicago in 2015-2019: 2,745
- Migration from Chicago to Boston: 2,928 (#25 most common destination from Chicago)
- Net migration: 183 to Boston
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#12. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia in 2015-2019: 2,846
- Migration from Philadelphia to Boston: 4,146 (#7 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 1,300 to Boston
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#11. Barnstable Town, MA Metro Area

- Migration to Barnstable Town in 2015-2019: 2,851
- Migration from Barnstable Town to Boston: 3,139 (#1 most common destination from Barnstable Town)
- Net migration: 288 to Boston

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#10. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Francisco in 2015-2019: 2,897
- Migration from San Francisco to Boston: 2,903 (#16 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Net migration: 6 to Boston
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#9. Portland-South Portland, ME Metro Area

- Migration to Portland in 2015-2019: 4,344
- Migration from Portland to Boston: 3,684 (#1 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 660 to Portland
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#8. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Los Angeles in 2015-2019: 4,575
- Migration from Los Angeles to Boston: 3,372 (#21 most common destination from Los Angeles)
- Net migration: 1,203 to Los Angeles
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#7. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area

- Migration to Washington in 2015-2019: 4,690
- Migration from Washington to Boston: 4,565 (#8 most common destination from Washington)
- Net migration: 125 to Washington
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#6. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area

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

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#5. Springfield, MA Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield in 2015-2019: 8,327
- Migration from Springfield to Boston: 5,141 (#1 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 3,186 to Springfield
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#4. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area

- Migration to New York in 2015-2019: 9,931
- Migration from New York to Boston: 15,202 (#5 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 5,271 to Boston
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#3. Manchester-Nashua, NH Metro Area

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

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

- Migration to Providence in 2015-2019: 17,242
- Migration from Providence to Boston: 11,613 (#1 most common destination from Providence)
- Net migration: 5,629 to Providence

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