Metros sending the most people to Detroit

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January 18, 2022
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Metros sending the most people to Detroit

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

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#50. Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metro Area

- Migration to Detroit from Louisville/Jefferson County in 2015-2019: 317 (#25 most common destination from Louisville/Jefferson County)
- Migration from Detroit to Louisville/Jefferson County: 545 (#36 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 228 to Louisville/Jefferson County
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#49. Greenville-Anderson, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Detroit from Greenville in 2015-2019: 325 (#17 most common destination from Greenville)
- Migration from Detroit to Greenville: 122 (#107 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 203 to Detroit
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#48. Bay City, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Detroit from Bay City in 2015-2019: 334 (#3 most common destination from Bay City)
- Migration from Detroit to Bay City: 329 (#54 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 5 to Detroit
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#47. Kansas City, MO-KS Metro Area

- Migration to Detroit from Kansas City in 2015-2019: 341 (#41 most common destination from Kansas City)
- Migration from Detroit to Kansas City: 496 (#43 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 155 to Kansas City
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#46. Tucson, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Detroit from Tucson in 2015-2019: 373 (#21 most common destination from Tucson)
- Migration from Detroit to Tucson: 390 (#50 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 17 to Tucson

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#45. Montgomery, AL Metro Area

- Migration to Detroit from Montgomery in 2015-2019: 374 (#9 most common destination from Montgomery)
- Migration from Detroit to Montgomery: 78 (#138 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 296 to Detroit
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#44. Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metro Area

- Migration to Detroit from Milwaukee in 2015-2019: 386 (#27 most common destination from Milwaukee)
- Migration from Detroit to Milwaukee: 287 (#60 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 99 to Detroit
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#43. Niles, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Detroit from Niles in 2015-2019: 409 (#5 most common destination from Niles)
- Migration from Detroit to Niles: 248 (#66 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 161 to Detroit
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#42. North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Detroit from North Port in 2015-2019: 418 (#19 most common destination from North Port)
- Migration from Detroit to North Port: 602 (#34 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 184 to North Port
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#41. Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Detroit from Buffalo in 2015-2019: 420 (#11 most common destination from Buffalo)
- Migration from Detroit to Buffalo: 107 (#115 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 313 to Detroit

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#40. Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area

- Migration to Detroit from Pittsburgh in 2015-2019: 436 (#39 most common destination from Pittsburgh)
- Migration from Detroit to Pittsburgh: 210 (#75 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 226 to Detroit
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#39. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Detroit from Riverside in 2015-2019: 436 (#56 most common destination from Riverside)
- Migration from Detroit to Riverside: 677 (#30 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 241 to Riverside
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#38. Midland, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Detroit from Midland in 2015-2019: 451 (#1 most common destination from Midland)
- Migration from Detroit to Midland: 256 (#65 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 195 to Detroit
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#37. St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area

- Migration to Detroit from St. Louis in 2015-2019: 460 (#38 most common destination from St. Louis)
- Migration from Detroit to St. Louis: 498 (#42 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 38 to St. Louis
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#36. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Detroit from Denver in 2015-2019: 470 (#49 most common destination from Denver)
- Migration from Detroit to Denver: 532 (#37 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 62 to Denver

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#35. Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area

- Migration to Detroit from Cincinnati in 2015-2019: 474 (#24 most common destination from Cincinnati)
- Migration from Detroit to Cincinnati: 636 (#32 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 162 to Cincinnati
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#34. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area

- Migration to Detroit from Charlotte in 2015-2019: 487 (#37 most common destination from Charlotte)
- Migration from Detroit to Charlotte: 780 (#24 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 293 to Charlotte
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#33. Battle Creek, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Detroit from Battle Creek in 2015-2019: 505 (#3 most common destination from Battle Creek)
- Migration from Detroit to Battle Creek: 521 (#38 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 16 to Battle Creek
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#32. Jacksonville, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Detroit from Jacksonville in 2015-2019: 510 (#22 most common destination from Jacksonville)
- Migration from Detroit to Jacksonville: 319 (#56 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 191 to Detroit
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#31. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Detroit from San Diego in 2015-2019: 534 (#56 most common destination from San Diego)
- Migration from Detroit to San Diego: 813 (#23 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 279 to San Diego

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

- Migration to Detroit from San Francisco in 2015-2019: 542 (#49 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Migration from Detroit to San Francisco: 672 (#31 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 130 to San Francisco
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#29. Muskegon, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Detroit from Muskegon in 2015-2019: 547 (#2 most common destination from Muskegon)
- Migration from Detroit to Muskegon: 744 (#27 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 197 to Muskegon
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#28. Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metro Area

- Migration to Detroit from Indianapolis in 2015-2019: 558 (#28 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Migration from Detroit to Indianapolis: 441 (#47 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 117 to Detroit
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#27. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Detroit from Orlando in 2015-2019: 561 (#32 most common destination from Orlando)
- Migration from Detroit to Orlando: 750 (#26 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 189 to Orlando
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#26. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Detroit from Seattle in 2015-2019: 577 (#54 most common destination from Seattle)
- Migration from Detroit to Seattle: 708 (#29 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 131 to Seattle

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

- Migration to Detroit from Houston in 2015-2019: 595 (#55 most common destination from Houston)
- Migration from Detroit to Houston: 862 (#22 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 267 to Houston
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#24. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area

- Migration to Detroit from Boston in 2015-2019: 602 (#43 most common destination from Boston)
- Migration from Detroit to Boston: 221 (#72 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 381 to Detroit
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#23. Columbus, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Detroit from Columbus in 2015-2019: 641 (#21 most common destination from Columbus)
- Migration from Detroit to Columbus: 908 (#21 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 267 to Columbus
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#22. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area

- Migration to Detroit from Las Vegas in 2015-2019: 680 (#26 most common destination from Las Vegas)
- Migration from Detroit to Las Vegas: 933 (#20 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 253 to Las Vegas
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#21. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Detroit from Nashville in 2015-2019: 810 (#14 most common destination from Nashville)
- Migration from Detroit to Nashville: 772 (#25 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 38 to Detroit

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

- Migration to Detroit from Philadelphia in 2015-2019: 825 (#43 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Migration from Detroit to Philadelphia: 507 (#41 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 318 to Detroit
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#19. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Detroit from Los Angeles in 2015-2019: 966 (#56 most common destination from Los Angeles)
- Migration from Detroit to Los Angeles: 1,312 (#14 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 346 to Los Angeles
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#18. Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Detroit from Cleveland in 2015-2019: 977 (#11 most common destination from Cleveland)
- Migration from Detroit to Cleveland: 944 (#19 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 33 to Detroit
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#17. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Detroit from Dallas in 2015-2019: 979 (#44 most common destination from Dallas)
- Migration from Detroit to Dallas: 1,240 (#16 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 261 to Dallas
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#16. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Detroit from Tampa in 2015-2019: 979 (#20 most common destination from Tampa)
- Migration from Detroit to Tampa: 2,354 (#7 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 1,375 to Tampa

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

- Migration to Detroit from Washington in 2015-2019: 1,002 (#53 most common destination from Washington)
- Migration from Detroit to Washington: 1,546 (#12 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 544 to Washington
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#14. Toledo, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Detroit from Toledo in 2015-2019: 1,008 (#5 most common destination from Toledo)
- Migration from Detroit to Toledo: 1,532 (#13 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 524 to Toledo
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#13. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Detroit from Phoenix in 2015-2019: 1,043 (#29 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Migration from Detroit to Phoenix: 1,799 (#9 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 756 to Phoenix
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#12. Jackson, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Detroit from Jackson in 2015-2019: 1,082 (#1 most common destination from Jackson)
- Migration from Detroit to Jackson: 1,639 (#11 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 557 to Jackson
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#11. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Detroit from Miami in 2015-2019: 1,170 (#32 most common destination from Miami)
- Migration from Detroit to Miami: 1,248 (#15 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 78 to Miami

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#10. Kalamazoo-Portage, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Detroit from Kalamazoo in 2015-2019: 1,261 (#2 most common destination from Kalamazoo)
- Migration from Detroit to Kalamazoo: 2,586 (#6 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 1,325 to Kalamazoo
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#9. Monroe, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Detroit from Monroe in 2015-2019: 1,682 (#1 most common destination from Monroe)
- Migration from Detroit to Monroe: 2,322 (#8 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 640 to Monroe
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#8. Saginaw, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Detroit from Saginaw in 2015-2019: 1,741 (#1 most common destination from Saginaw)
- Migration from Detroit to Saginaw: 1,215 (#18 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 526 to Detroit
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#7. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Detroit from Atlanta in 2015-2019: 1,777 (#23 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Migration from Detroit to Atlanta: 1,756 (#10 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 21 to Detroit
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#6. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area

- Migration to Detroit from New York in 2015-2019: 2,103 (#51 most common destination from New York)
- Migration from Detroit to New York: 1,237 (#17 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 866 to Detroit

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#5. Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Detroit from Grand Rapids in 2015-2019: 3,086 (#2 most common destination from Grand Rapids)
- Migration from Detroit to Grand Rapids: 6,727 (#3 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 3,641 to Grand Rapids
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#4. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Detroit from Chicago in 2015-2019: 3,250 (#24 most common destination from Chicago)
- Migration from Detroit to Chicago: 3,060 (#5 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 190 to Detroit
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#3. Lansing-East Lansing, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Detroit from Lansing in 2015-2019: 3,794 (#1 most common destination from Lansing)
- Migration from Detroit to Lansing: 7,606 (#2 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 3,812 to Lansing
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#2. Flint, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Detroit from Flint in 2015-2019: 5,571 (#1 most common destination from Flint)
- Migration from Detroit to Flint: 5,343 (#4 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 228 to Detroit
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#1. Ann Arbor, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Detroit from Ann Arbor in 2015-2019: 9,184 (#1 most common destination from Ann Arbor)
- Migration from Detroit to Ann Arbor: 12,038 (#1 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 2,854 to Ann Arbor

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