Where people in Detroit are moving to most

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July 18, 2022
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Where people in Detroit are moving to most

Stacker compiled a list of where people in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 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 Detroit between 2015 and 2019. Ties were broken by gross migration.

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#50. Tucson, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Tucson in 2015-2019: 390
- Migration from Tucson to Detroit: 373 (#21 most common destination from Tucson)
- Net migration: 17 to Tucson
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#49. Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Lakeland in 2015-2019: 420
- Migration from Lakeland to Detroit: 107 (#46 most common destination from Lakeland)
- Net migration: 313 to Lakeland
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#48. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metro Area

- Migration to Virginia Beach in 2015-2019: 430
- Migration from Virginia Beach to Detroit: 237 (#74 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 193 to Virginia Beach
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#47. Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metro Area

- Migration to Indianapolis in 2015-2019: 441
- Migration from Indianapolis to Detroit: 558 (#28 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Net migration: 117 to Detroit
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#46. Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Palm Bay in 2015-2019: 458
- Migration from Palm Bay to Detroit: 166 (#24 most common destination from Palm Bay)
- Net migration: 292 to Palm Bay

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#45. Raleigh-Cary, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Raleigh in 2015-2019: 461
- Migration from Raleigh to Detroit: 197 (#47 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Net migration: 264 to Raleigh
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#44. Naples-Marco Island, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Naples in 2015-2019: 481
- Migration from Naples to Detroit: 158 (#23 most common destination from Naples)
- Net migration: 323 to Naples
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#43. Kansas City, MO-KS Metro Area

- Migration to Kansas City in 2015-2019: 496
- Migration from Kansas City to Detroit: 341 (#41 most common destination from Kansas City)
- Net migration: 155 to Kansas City
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#42. St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area

- Migration to St. Louis in 2015-2019: 498
- Migration from St. Louis to Detroit: 460 (#38 most common destination from St. Louis)
- Net migration: 38 to St. Louis
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#41. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia in 2015-2019: 507
- Migration from Philadelphia to Detroit: 825 (#43 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 318 to Detroit

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#40. Jacksonville, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Jacksonville in 2015-2019: 509
- Migration from Jacksonville to Detroit: 80 (#67 most common destination from Jacksonville)
- Net migration: 429 to Jacksonville
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#39. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Austin in 2015-2019: 514
- Migration from Austin to Detroit: 222 (#64 most common destination from Austin)
- Net migration: 292 to Austin
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#38. Battle Creek, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Battle Creek in 2015-2019: 521
- Migration from Battle Creek to Detroit: 505 (#3 most common destination from Battle Creek)
- Net migration: 16 to Battle Creek
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#37. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Denver in 2015-2019: 532
- Migration from Denver to Detroit: 470 (#49 most common destination from Denver)
- Net migration: 62 to Denver
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#36. Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metro Area

- Migration to Louisville/Jefferson County in 2015-2019: 545
- Migration from Louisville/Jefferson County to Detroit: 317 (#25 most common destination from Louisville/Jefferson County)
- Net migration: 228 to Louisville/Jefferson County

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

- Migration to Minneapolis in 2015-2019: 576
- Migration from Minneapolis to Detroit: 174 (#81 most common destination from Minneapolis)
- Net migration: 402 to Minneapolis
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#34. North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL Metro Area

- Migration to North Port in 2015-2019: 602
- Migration from North Port to Detroit: 418 (#19 most common destination from North Port)
- Net migration: 184 to North Port
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#33. Dayton-Kettering, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Dayton in 2015-2019: 623
- Migration from Dayton to Detroit: 265 (#20 most common destination from Dayton)
- Net migration: 358 to Dayton
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#32. Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area

- Migration to Cincinnati in 2015-2019: 636
- Migration from Cincinnati to Detroit: 474 (#24 most common destination from Cincinnati)
- Net migration: 162 to Cincinnati
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#31. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Francisco in 2015-2019: 672
- Migration from San Francisco to Detroit: 542 (#49 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Net migration: 130 to San Francisco

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#30. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Riverside in 2015-2019: 677
- Migration from Riverside to Detroit: 436 (#56 most common destination from Riverside)
- Net migration: 241 to Riverside
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#29. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle in 2015-2019: 708
- Migration from Seattle to Detroit: 577 (#54 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 131 to Seattle
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#28. Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Cape Coral in 2015-2019: 731
- Migration from Cape Coral to Detroit: 285 (#16 most common destination from Cape Coral)
- Net migration: 446 to Cape Coral
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#27. Muskegon, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Muskegon in 2015-2019: 744
- Migration from Muskegon to Detroit: 547 (#2 most common destination from Muskegon)
- Net migration: 197 to Muskegon
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#26. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Orlando in 2015-2019: 750
- Migration from Orlando to Detroit: 561 (#32 most common destination from Orlando)
- Net migration: 189 to Orlando

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

- Migration to Nashville in 2015-2019: 772
- Migration from Nashville to Detroit: 810 (#14 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 38 to Detroit
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#24. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area

- Migration to Charlotte in 2015-2019: 780
- Migration from Charlotte to Detroit: 487 (#37 most common destination from Charlotte)
- Net migration: 293 to Charlotte
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#23. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Diego in 2015-2019: 813
- Migration from San Diego to Detroit: 534 (#56 most common destination from San Diego)
- Net migration: 279 to San Diego
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#22. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Houston in 2015-2019: 862
- Migration from Houston to Detroit: 595 (#55 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 267 to Houston
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#21. Columbus, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus in 2015-2019: 908
- Migration from Columbus to Detroit: 641 (#21 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 267 to Columbus

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#20. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area

- Migration to Las Vegas in 2015-2019: 933
- Migration from Las Vegas to Detroit: 680 (#26 most common destination from Las Vegas)
- Net migration: 253 to Las Vegas
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#19. Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Cleveland in 2015-2019: 944
- Migration from Cleveland to Detroit: 977 (#11 most common destination from Cleveland)
- Net migration: 33 to Detroit
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#18. Saginaw, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Saginaw in 2015-2019: 1,215
- Migration from Saginaw to Detroit: 1,741 (#1 most common destination from Saginaw)
- Net migration: 526 to Detroit
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#17. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area

- Migration to New York in 2015-2019: 1,237
- Migration from New York to Detroit: 2,103 (#51 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 866 to Detroit
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#16. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Dallas in 2015-2019: 1,240
- Migration from Dallas to Detroit: 979 (#44 most common destination from Dallas)
- Net migration: 261 to Dallas

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#15. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Miami in 2015-2019: 1,248
- Migration from Miami to Detroit: 1,170 (#32 most common destination from Miami)
- Net migration: 78 to Miami
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#14. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area

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

- Migration to Toledo in 2015-2019: 1,532
- Migration from Toledo to Detroit: 1,008 (#5 most common destination from Toledo)
- Net migration: 524 to Toledo
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#12. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area

- Migration to Washington in 2015-2019: 1,546
- Migration from Washington to Detroit: 1,002 (#53 most common destination from Washington)
- Net migration: 544 to Washington
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#11. Jackson, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Jackson in 2015-2019: 1,639
- Migration from Jackson to Detroit: 1,082 (#1 most common destination from Jackson)
- Net migration: 557 to Jackson

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

- Migration to Atlanta in 2015-2019: 1,756
- Migration from Atlanta to Detroit: 1,777 (#23 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 21 to Detroit
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#9. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

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

- Migration to Monroe in 2015-2019: 2,322
- Migration from Monroe to Detroit: 1,682 (#1 most common destination from Monroe)
- Net migration: 640 to Monroe
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#7. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Tampa in 2015-2019: 2,354
- Migration from Tampa to Detroit: 979 (#20 most common destination from Tampa)
- Net migration: 1,375 to Tampa
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#6. Kalamazoo-Portage, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Kalamazoo in 2015-2019: 2,586
- Migration from Kalamazoo to Detroit: 1,261 (#2 most common destination from Kalamazoo)
- Net migration: 1,325 to Kalamazoo

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#5. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area

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

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

- Migration to Grand Rapids in 2015-2019: 6,727
- Migration from Grand Rapids to Detroit: 3,086 (#2 most common destination from Grand Rapids)
- Net migration: 3,641 to Grand Rapids
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#2. Lansing-East Lansing, MI Metro Area

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

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

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