Metros sending the most people to Grand Rapids

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June 23, 2022
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Metros sending the most people to Grand Rapids

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

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#50. Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area

- Migration to Grand Rapids from Lexington in 2015-2019: 90 (#45 most common destination from Lexington)
- Migration from Grand Rapids to Lexington: 0 (#222 most common destination from Grand Rapids)
- Net migration: 90 to Grand Rapids
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#49. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Grand Rapids from Denver in 2015-2019: 103 (#140 most common destination from Denver)
- Migration from Grand Rapids to Denver: 236 (#20 most common destination from Grand Rapids)
- Net migration: 133 to Denver
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#48. Lynchburg, VA Metro Area

- Migration to Grand Rapids from Lynchburg in 2015-2019: 105 (#16 most common destination from Lynchburg)
- Migration from Grand Rapids to Lynchburg: 55 (#77 most common destination from Grand Rapids)
- Net migration: 50 to Grand Rapids
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#47. Richmond, VA Metro Area

- Migration to Grand Rapids from Richmond in 2015-2019: 107 (#66 most common destination from Richmond)
- Migration from Grand Rapids to Richmond: 90 (#58 most common destination from Grand Rapids)
- Net migration: 17 to Grand Rapids
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#46. Kansas City, MO-KS Metro Area

- Migration to Grand Rapids from Kansas City in 2015-2019: 110 (#93 most common destination from Kansas City)
- Migration from Grand Rapids to Kansas City: 66 (#69 most common destination from Grand Rapids)
- Net migration: 44 to Grand Rapids

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#45. Madison, WI Metro Area

- Migration to Grand Rapids from Madison in 2015-2019: 118 (#45 most common destination from Madison)
- Migration from Grand Rapids to Madison: 178 (#33 most common destination from Grand Rapids)
- Net migration: 60 to Madison
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#44. Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Grand Rapids from Santa Cruz in 2015-2019: 119 (#25 most common destination from Santa Cruz)
- Migration from Grand Rapids to Santa Cruz: 9 (#175 most common destination from Grand Rapids)
- Net migration: 110 to Grand Rapids
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#43. Fort Wayne, IN Metro Area

- Migration to Grand Rapids from Fort Wayne in 2015-2019: 121 (#30 most common destination from Fort Wayne)
- Migration from Grand Rapids to Fort Wayne: 40 (#98 most common destination from Grand Rapids)
- Net migration: 81 to Grand Rapids
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#42. Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area

- Migration to Grand Rapids from Cincinnati in 2015-2019: 123 (#91 most common destination from Cincinnati)
- Migration from Grand Rapids to Cincinnati: 142 (#37 most common destination from Grand Rapids)
- Net migration: 19 to Cincinnati
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#41. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Grand Rapids from Dallas in 2015-2019: 126 (#165 most common destination from Dallas)
- Migration from Grand Rapids to Dallas: 335 (#14 most common destination from Grand Rapids)
- Net migration: 209 to Dallas

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#40. Worcester, MA-CT Metro Area

- Migration to Grand Rapids from Worcester in 2015-2019: 135 (#41 most common destination from Worcester)
- Migration from Grand Rapids to Worcester: 37 (#102 most common destination from Grand Rapids)
- Net migration: 98 to Grand Rapids
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#39. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area

- Migration to Grand Rapids from Philadelphia in 2015-2019: 146 (#138 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Migration from Grand Rapids to Philadelphia: 105 (#48 most common destination from Grand Rapids)
- Net migration: 41 to Grand Rapids
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#38. Jacksonville, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Grand Rapids from Jacksonville in 2015-2019: 147 (#79 most common destination from Jacksonville)
- Migration from Grand Rapids to Jacksonville: 61 (#72 most common destination from Grand Rapids)
- Net migration: 86 to Grand Rapids
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#37. Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area

- Migration to Grand Rapids from Pittsburgh in 2015-2019: 152 (#80 most common destination from Pittsburgh)
- Migration from Grand Rapids to Pittsburgh: 40 (#98 most common destination from Grand Rapids)
- Net migration: 112 to Grand Rapids
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#36. Sebring-Avon Park, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Grand Rapids from Sebring in 2015-2019: 158 (#7 most common destination from Sebring)
- Migration from Grand Rapids to Sebring: 42 (#96 most common destination from Grand Rapids)
- Net migration: 116 to Grand Rapids

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

- Migration to Grand Rapids from Louisville/Jefferson County in 2015-2019: 165 (#43 most common destination from Louisville/Jefferson County)
- Migration from Grand Rapids to Louisville/Jefferson County: 135 (#39 most common destination from Grand Rapids)
- Net migration: 30 to Grand Rapids
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#34. Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Grand Rapids from Albany in 2015-2019: 178 (#43 most common destination from Albany)
- Migration from Grand Rapids to Albany: 0 (#222 most common destination from Grand Rapids)
- Net migration: 178 to Grand Rapids
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#33. Toledo, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Grand Rapids from Toledo in 2015-2019: 182 (#23 most common destination from Toledo)
- Migration from Grand Rapids to Toledo: 45 (#89 most common destination from Grand Rapids)
- Net migration: 137 to Grand Rapids
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#32. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Grand Rapids from McAllen in 2015-2019: 182 (#17 most common destination from McAllen)
- Migration from Grand Rapids to McAllen: 203 (#26 most common destination from Grand Rapids)
- Net migration: 21 to McAllen
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#31. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Grand Rapids from Austin in 2015-2019: 187 (#74 most common destination from Austin)
- Migration from Grand Rapids to Austin: 247 (#19 most common destination from Grand Rapids)
- Net migration: 60 to Austin

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#30. Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metro Area

- Migration to Grand Rapids from Milwaukee in 2015-2019: 188 (#51 most common destination from Milwaukee)
- Migration from Grand Rapids to Milwaukee: 127 (#44 most common destination from Grand Rapids)
- Net migration: 61 to Grand Rapids
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#29. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Grand Rapids from San Francisco in 2015-2019: 189 (#95 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Migration from Grand Rapids to San Francisco: 104 (#49 most common destination from Grand Rapids)
- Net migration: 85 to Grand Rapids
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#28. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Grand Rapids from Minneapolis in 2015-2019: 212 (#66 most common destination from Minneapolis)
- Migration from Grand Rapids to Minneapolis: 366 (#11 most common destination from Grand Rapids)
- Net migration: 154 to Minneapolis
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#27. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Grand Rapids from Orlando in 2015-2019: 214 (#80 most common destination from Orlando)
- Migration from Grand Rapids to Orlando: 362 (#13 most common destination from Grand Rapids)
- Net migration: 148 to Orlando
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#26. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Grand Rapids from Nashville in 2015-2019: 223 (#54 most common destination from Nashville)
- Migration from Grand Rapids to Nashville: 163 (#34 most common destination from Grand Rapids)
- Net migration: 60 to Grand Rapids

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#25. Monroe, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Grand Rapids from Monroe in 2015-2019: 241 (#4 most common destination from Monroe)
- Migration from Grand Rapids to Monroe: 33 (#108 most common destination from Grand Rapids)
- Net migration: 208 to Grand Rapids
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#24. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area

- Migration to Grand Rapids from New York in 2015-2019: 251 (#164 most common destination from New York)
- Migration from Grand Rapids to New York: 308 (#15 most common destination from Grand Rapids)
- Net migration: 57 to New York
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#23. Midland, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Grand Rapids from Midland in 2015-2019: 254 (#4 most common destination from Midland)
- Migration from Grand Rapids to Midland: 202 (#27 most common destination from Grand Rapids)
- Net migration: 52 to Grand Rapids
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#22. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Grand Rapids from Los Angeles in 2015-2019: 258 (#130 most common destination from Los Angeles)
- Migration from Grand Rapids to Los Angeles: 74 (#67 most common destination from Grand Rapids)
- Net migration: 184 to Grand Rapids
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#21. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Grand Rapids from Riverside in 2015-2019: 267 (#79 most common destination from Riverside)
- Migration from Grand Rapids to Riverside: 83 (#62 most common destination from Grand Rapids)
- Net migration: 184 to Grand Rapids

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#20. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Grand Rapids from Seattle in 2015-2019: 271 (#89 most common destination from Seattle)
- Migration from Grand Rapids to Seattle: 288 (#18 most common destination from Grand Rapids)
- Net migration: 17 to Seattle
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#19. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Grand Rapids from Atlanta in 2015-2019: 337 (#104 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Migration from Grand Rapids to Atlanta: 186 (#30 most common destination from Grand Rapids)
- Net migration: 151 to Grand Rapids
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#18. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area

- Migration to Grand Rapids from Washington in 2015-2019: 355 (#126 most common destination from Washington)
- Migration from Grand Rapids to Washington: 144 (#36 most common destination from Grand Rapids)
- Net migration: 211 to Grand Rapids
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#17. Niles, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Grand Rapids from Niles in 2015-2019: 361 (#6 most common destination from Niles)
- Migration from Grand Rapids to Niles: 222 (#23 most common destination from Grand Rapids)
- Net migration: 139 to Grand Rapids
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#16. Battle Creek, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Grand Rapids from Battle Creek in 2015-2019: 381 (#5 most common destination from Battle Creek)
- Migration from Grand Rapids to Battle Creek: 188 (#29 most common destination from Grand Rapids)
- Net migration: 193 to Grand Rapids

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

- Migration to Grand Rapids from Phoenix in 2015-2019: 386 (#64 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Migration from Grand Rapids to Phoenix: 449 (#8 most common destination from Grand Rapids)
- Net migration: 63 to Phoenix
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#14. South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI Metro Area

- Migration to Grand Rapids from South Bend in 2015-2019: 392 (#8 most common destination from South Bend)
- Migration from Grand Rapids to South Bend: 204 (#25 most common destination from Grand Rapids)
- Net migration: 188 to Grand Rapids
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#13. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area

- Migration to Grand Rapids from Boston in 2015-2019: 410 (#63 most common destination from Boston)
- Migration from Grand Rapids to Boston: 98 (#54 most common destination from Grand Rapids)
- Net migration: 312 to Grand Rapids
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#12. Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metro Area

- Migration to Grand Rapids from Indianapolis in 2015-2019: 439 (#36 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Migration from Grand Rapids to Indianapolis: 230 (#22 most common destination from Grand Rapids)
- Net migration: 209 to Grand Rapids
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#11. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Grand Rapids from Tampa in 2015-2019: 450 (#55 most common destination from Tampa)
- Migration from Grand Rapids to Tampa: 409 (#10 most common destination from Grand Rapids)
- Net migration: 41 to Grand Rapids

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#10. Jackson, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Grand Rapids from Jackson in 2015-2019: 473 (#5 most common destination from Jackson)
- Migration from Grand Rapids to Jackson: 410 (#9 most common destination from Grand Rapids)
- Net migration: 63 to Grand Rapids
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#9. Saginaw, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Grand Rapids from Saginaw in 2015-2019: 541 (#5 most common destination from Saginaw)
- Migration from Grand Rapids to Saginaw: 549 (#7 most common destination from Grand Rapids)
- Net migration: 8 to Saginaw
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#8. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Grand Rapids from Houston in 2015-2019: 660 (#48 most common destination from Houston)
- Migration from Grand Rapids to Houston: 44 (#92 most common destination from Grand Rapids)
- Net migration: 616 to Grand Rapids
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#7. Ann Arbor, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Grand Rapids from Ann Arbor in 2015-2019: 834 (#5 most common destination from Ann Arbor)
- Migration from Grand Rapids to Ann Arbor: 1,372 (#4 most common destination from Grand Rapids)
- Net migration: 538 to Ann Arbor
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#6. Flint, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Grand Rapids from Flint in 2015-2019: 889 (#3 most common destination from Flint)
- Migration from Grand Rapids to Flint: 306 (#17 most common destination from Grand Rapids)
- Net migration: 583 to Grand Rapids

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

- Migration to Grand Rapids from Chicago in 2015-2019: 1,756 (#43 most common destination from Chicago)
- Migration from Grand Rapids to Chicago: 1,033 (#6 most common destination from Grand Rapids)
- Net migration: 723 to Grand Rapids
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#4. Kalamazoo-Portage, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Grand Rapids from Kalamazoo in 2015-2019: 1,914 (#1 most common destination from Kalamazoo)
- Migration from Grand Rapids to Kalamazoo: 1,177 (#5 most common destination from Grand Rapids)
- Net migration: 737 to Grand Rapids
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#3. Muskegon, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Grand Rapids from Muskegon in 2015-2019: 2,795 (#1 most common destination from Muskegon)
- Migration from Grand Rapids to Muskegon: 3,745 (#1 most common destination from Grand Rapids)
- Net migration: 950 to Muskegon
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#2. Lansing-East Lansing, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Grand Rapids from Lansing in 2015-2019: 2,829 (#2 most common destination from Lansing)
- Migration from Grand Rapids to Lansing: 2,806 (#3 most common destination from Grand Rapids)
- Net migration: 23 to Grand Rapids
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#1. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Grand Rapids from Detroit in 2015-2019: 6,727 (#3 most common destination from Detroit)
- 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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