Where people in Worcester are moving to most

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June 22, 2022
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Where people in Worcester are moving to most

Stacker compiled a list of where people in Worcester, MA-CT 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 Worcester between 2015 and 2019. Ties were broken by gross migration.

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#50. Jacksonville, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Jacksonville in 2015-2019: 108
- Migration from Jacksonville to Worcester: 27 (#122 most common destination from Jacksonville)
- Net migration: 81 to Jacksonville
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#49. Bangor, ME Metro Area

- Migration to Bangor in 2015-2019: 108
- Migration from Bangor to Worcester: 39 (#25 most common destination from Bangor)
- Net migration: 69 to Bangor
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#48. Naples-Marco Island, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Naples in 2015-2019: 109
- Migration from Naples to Worcester: 17 (#100 most common destination from Naples)
- Net migration: 92 to Naples
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#47. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metro Area

- Migration to Baltimore in 2015-2019: 109
- Migration from Baltimore to Worcester: 100 (#119 most common destination from Baltimore)
- Net migration: 9 to Baltimore
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#46. Corpus Christi, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Corpus Christi in 2015-2019: 116
- Migration from Corpus Christi to Worcester: 0
- Net migration: 116 to Corpus Christi

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#45. Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Lakeland in 2015-2019: 121
- Migration from Lakeland to Worcester: 57 (#78 most common destination from Lakeland)
- Net migration: 64 to Lakeland
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#44. Ocala, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Ocala in 2015-2019: 123
- Migration from Ocala to Worcester: 0
- Net migration: 123 to Ocala
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#43. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Nashville in 2015-2019: 132
- Migration from Nashville to Worcester: 57 (#137 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 75 to Nashville
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#42. Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metro Area

- Migration to Burlington in 2015-2019: 133
- Migration from Burlington to Worcester: 141 (#12 most common destination from Burlington)
- Net migration: 8 to Worcester
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#41. Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Grand Rapids in 2015-2019: 135
- Migration from Grand Rapids to Worcester: 37 (#102 most common destination from Grand Rapids)
- Net migration: 98 to Grand Rapids

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#40. Flint, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Flint in 2015-2019: 143
- Migration from Flint to Worcester: 0
- Net migration: 143 to Flint
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#39. Greenville-Anderson, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Greenville in 2015-2019: 143
- Migration from Greenville to Worcester: 68 (#61 most common destination from Greenville)
- Net migration: 75 to Greenville
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#38. Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Oxnard in 2015-2019: 148
- Migration from Oxnard to Worcester: 19 (#127 most common destination from Oxnard)
- Net migration: 129 to Oxnard
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#37. Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Cape Coral in 2015-2019: 158
- Migration from Cape Coral to Worcester: 43 (#96 most common destination from Cape Coral)
- Net migration: 115 to Cape Coral
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#36. Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY Metro Area

- Migration to Elizabethtown in 2015-2019: 162
- Migration from Elizabethtown to Worcester: 0
- Net migration: 162 to Elizabethtown

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

- Migration to San Francisco in 2015-2019: 178
- Migration from San Francisco to Worcester: 200 (#93 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Net migration: 22 to Worcester
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#34. Tucson, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Tucson in 2015-2019: 182
- Migration from Tucson to Worcester: 0
- Net migration: 182 to Tucson
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#33. Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Deltona in 2015-2019: 183
- Migration from Deltona to Worcester: 0
- Net migration: 183 to Deltona
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#32. Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metro Area

- Migration to Myrtle Beach in 2015-2019: 189
- Migration from Myrtle Beach to Worcester: 0
- Net migration: 189 to Myrtle Beach
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#31. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Detroit in 2015-2019: 200
- Migration from Detroit to Worcester: 131 (#98 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 69 to Detroit

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#30. Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Buffalo in 2015-2019: 202
- Migration from Buffalo to Worcester: 14 (#145 most common destination from Buffalo)
- Net migration: 188 to Buffalo
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#29. Kansas City, MO-KS Metro Area

- Migration to Kansas City in 2015-2019: 213
- Migration from Kansas City to Worcester: 0
- Net migration: 213 to Kansas City
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#28. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Dallas in 2015-2019: 213
- Migration from Dallas to Worcester: 11 (#316 most common destination from Dallas)
- Net migration: 202 to Dallas
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#27. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle in 2015-2019: 213
- Migration from Seattle to Worcester: 172 (#113 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 41 to Seattle
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#26. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Chicago in 2015-2019: 286
- Migration from Chicago to Worcester: 73 (#241 most common destination from Chicago)
- Net migration: 213 to Chicago

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#25. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Houston in 2015-2019: 288
- Migration from Houston to Worcester: 48 (#229 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 240 to Houston
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#24. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia in 2015-2019: 299
- Migration from Philadelphia to Worcester: 253 (#104 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 46 to Philadelphia
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#23. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Los Angeles in 2015-2019: 313
- Migration from Los Angeles to Worcester: 229 (#139 most common destination from Los Angeles)
- Net migration: 84 to Los Angeles
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#22. New Haven-Milford, CT Metro Area

- Migration to New Haven in 2015-2019: 346
- Migration from New Haven to Worcester: 448 (#12 most common destination from New Haven)
- Net migration: 102 to Worcester
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#21. Portland-South Portland, ME Metro Area

- Migration to Portland in 2015-2019: 359
- Migration from Portland to Worcester: 227 (#12 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 132 to Portland

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#20. Jacksonville, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Jacksonville in 2015-2019: 368
- Migration from Jacksonville to Worcester: 264 (#49 most common destination from Jacksonville)
- Net migration: 104 to Jacksonville
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#19. Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Albany in 2015-2019: 404
- Migration from Albany to Worcester: 147 (#49 most common destination from Albany)
- Net migration: 257 to Albany
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#18. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Tampa in 2015-2019: 412
- Migration from Tampa to Worcester: 178 (#102 most common destination from Tampa)
- Net migration: 234 to Tampa
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#17. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area

- Migration to Charlotte in 2015-2019: 430
- Migration from Charlotte to Worcester: 51 (#163 most common destination from Charlotte)
- Net migration: 379 to Charlotte
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#16. North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL Metro Area

- Migration to North Port in 2015-2019: 441
- Migration from North Port to Worcester: 54 (#89 most common destination from North Port)
- Net migration: 387 to North Port

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#15. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix in 2015-2019: 450
- Migration from Phoenix to Worcester: 213 (#100 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 237 to Phoenix
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#14. Barnstable Town, MA Metro Area

- Migration to Barnstable Town in 2015-2019: 460
- Migration from Barnstable Town to Worcester: 193 (#8 most common destination from Barnstable Town)
- Net migration: 267 to Barnstable Town
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#13. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Miami in 2015-2019: 467
- Migration from Miami to Worcester: 270 (#95 most common destination from Miami)
- Net migration: 197 to Miami
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#12. Knoxville, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Knoxville in 2015-2019: 535
- Migration from Knoxville to Worcester: 18 (#143 most common destination from Knoxville)
- Net migration: 517 to Knoxville
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#11. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Diego in 2015-2019: 553
- Migration from San Diego to Worcester: 66 (#196 most common destination from San Diego)
- Net migration: 487 to San Diego

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

- Migration to Washington in 2015-2019: 562
- Migration from Washington to Worcester: 129 (#196 most common destination from Washington)
- Net migration: 433 to Washington
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#9. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Atlanta in 2015-2019: 602
- Migration from Atlanta to Worcester: 279 (#116 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 323 to Atlanta
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#8. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Orlando in 2015-2019: 652
- Migration from Orlando to Worcester: 227 (#75 most common destination from Orlando)
- Net migration: 425 to Orlando
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#7. Manchester-Nashua, NH Metro Area

- Migration to Manchester in 2015-2019: 920
- Migration from Manchester to Worcester: 380 (#3 most common destination from Manchester)
- Net migration: 540 to Manchester
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#6. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area

- Migration to New York in 2015-2019: 1,122
- Migration from New York to Worcester: 1,261 (#76 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 139 to Worcester
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#5. Norwich-New London, CT Metro Area

- Migration to Norwich in 2015-2019: 1,771
- Migration from Norwich to Worcester: 1,506 (#2 most common destination from Norwich)
- Net migration: 265 to Norwich
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#4. Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown, CT Metro Area

- Migration to Hartford in 2015-2019: 2,187
- Migration from Hartford to Worcester: 2,080 (#6 most common destination from Hartford)
- Net migration: 107 to Hartford
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#3. Springfield, MA Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield in 2015-2019: 2,845
- Migration from Springfield to Worcester: 2,040 (#2 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 805 to Springfield
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#2. Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metro Area

- Migration to Providence in 2015-2019: 3,051
- Migration from Providence to Worcester: 2,087 (#2 most common destination from Providence)
- Net migration: 964 to Providence
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#1. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area

- Migration to Boston in 2015-2019: 11,466
- Migration from Boston to Worcester: 13,053 (#2 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 1,587 to Worcester

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