Where people in Grand Rapids are moving to most

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July 18, 2022
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Where people in Grand Rapids are moving to most

Stacker compiled a list of where people in Grand Rapids-Kentwood, 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 Grand Rapids between 2015 and 2019. Ties were broken by gross migration.

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#50. Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Cape Coral in 2015-2019: 103
- Migration from Cape Coral to Grand Rapids: 59 (#76 most common destination from Cape Coral)
- Net migration: 44 to Cape Coral
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#49. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Francisco in 2015-2019: 104
- Migration from San Francisco to Grand Rapids: 189 (#95 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Net migration: 85 to Grand Rapids
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#48. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia in 2015-2019: 105
- Migration from Philadelphia to Grand Rapids: 146 (#138 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 41 to Grand Rapids
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#47. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Miami in 2015-2019: 108
- Migration from Miami to Grand Rapids: 39 (#226 most common destination from Miami)
- Net migration: 69 to Miami
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#46. Tucson, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Tucson in 2015-2019: 108
- Migration from Tucson to Grand Rapids: 73 (#88 most common destination from Tucson)
- Net migration: 35 to Tucson

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#45. Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Metro Area

- Migration to Des Moines in 2015-2019: 117
- Migration from Des Moines to Grand Rapids: 8 (#144 most common destination from Des Moines)
- Net migration: 109 to Des Moines
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#44. Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metro Area

- Migration to Milwaukee in 2015-2019: 127
- Migration from Milwaukee to Grand Rapids: 188 (#51 most common destination from Milwaukee)
- Net migration: 61 to Grand Rapids
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#43. Dayton-Kettering, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Dayton in 2015-2019: 128
- Migration from Dayton to Grand Rapids: 89 (#54 most common destination from Dayton)
- Net migration: 39 to Dayton
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#42. Greensboro-High Point, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Greensboro in 2015-2019: 130
- Migration from Greensboro to Grand Rapids: 0
- Net migration: 130 to Greensboro
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#41. Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Lakeland in 2015-2019: 130
- Migration from Lakeland to Grand Rapids: 73 (#66 most common destination from Lakeland)
- Net migration: 57 to Lakeland

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#40. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Diego in 2015-2019: 134
- Migration from San Diego to Grand Rapids: 85 (#174 most common destination from San Diego)
- Net migration: 49 to San Diego
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#39. Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metro Area

- Migration to Louisville/Jefferson County in 2015-2019: 135
- Migration from Louisville/Jefferson County to Grand Rapids: 165 (#43 most common destination from Louisville/Jefferson County)
- Net migration: 30 to Grand Rapids
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#38. Bay City, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Bay City in 2015-2019: 140
- Migration from Bay City to Grand Rapids: 83 (#9 most common destination from Bay City)
- Net migration: 57 to Bay City
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#37. Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area

- Migration to Cincinnati in 2015-2019: 142
- Migration from Cincinnati to Grand Rapids: 123 (#91 most common destination from Cincinnati)
- Net migration: 19 to Cincinnati
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#36. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area

- Migration to Washington in 2015-2019: 144
- Migration from Washington to Grand Rapids: 355 (#126 most common destination from Washington)
- Net migration: 211 to Grand Rapids

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#35. Oshkosh-Neenah, WI Metro Area

- Migration to Oshkosh in 2015-2019: 162
- Migration from Oshkosh to Grand Rapids: 0
- Net migration: 162 to Oshkosh
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#34. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Nashville in 2015-2019: 163
- Migration from Nashville to Grand Rapids: 223 (#54 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 60 to Grand Rapids
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#33. Madison, WI Metro Area

- Migration to Madison in 2015-2019: 178
- Migration from Madison to Grand Rapids: 118 (#45 most common destination from Madison)
- Net migration: 60 to Madison
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#32. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metro Area

- Migration to Virginia Beach in 2015-2019: 179
- Migration from Virginia Beach to Grand Rapids: 12 (#254 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 167 to Virginia Beach
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#31. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area

- Migration to San Antonio in 2015-2019: 184
- Migration from San Antonio to Grand Rapids: 73 (#146 most common destination from San Antonio)
- Net migration: 111 to San Antonio

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

- Migration to Atlanta in 2015-2019: 186
- Migration from Atlanta to Grand Rapids: 337 (#104 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 151 to Grand Rapids
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#29. Battle Creek, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Battle Creek in 2015-2019: 188
- Migration from Battle Creek to Grand Rapids: 381 (#5 most common destination from Battle Creek)
- Net migration: 193 to Grand Rapids
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#28. Raleigh-Cary, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Raleigh in 2015-2019: 195
- Migration from Raleigh to Grand Rapids: 31 (#144 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Net migration: 164 to Raleigh
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#27. Midland, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Midland in 2015-2019: 202
- Migration from Midland to Grand Rapids: 254 (#4 most common destination from Midland)
- Net migration: 52 to Grand Rapids
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#26. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX Metro Area

- Migration to McAllen in 2015-2019: 203
- Migration from McAllen to Grand Rapids: 182 (#17 most common destination from McAllen)
- Net migration: 21 to McAllen

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#25. South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI Metro Area

- Migration to South Bend in 2015-2019: 204
- Migration from South Bend to Grand Rapids: 392 (#8 most common destination from South Bend)
- Net migration: 188 to Grand Rapids
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#24. Joplin, MO Metro Area

- Migration to Joplin in 2015-2019: 211
- Migration from Joplin to Grand Rapids: 0
- Net migration: 211 to Joplin
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#23. Niles, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Niles in 2015-2019: 222
- Migration from Niles to Grand Rapids: 361 (#6 most common destination from Niles)
- Net migration: 139 to Grand Rapids
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#22. Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metro Area

- Migration to Indianapolis in 2015-2019: 230
- Migration from Indianapolis to Grand Rapids: 439 (#36 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Net migration: 209 to Grand Rapids
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#21. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Jose in 2015-2019: 231
- Migration from San Jose to Grand Rapids: 50 (#119 most common destination from San Jose)
- Net migration: 181 to San Jose

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#20. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Denver in 2015-2019: 236
- Migration from Denver to Grand Rapids: 103 (#140 most common destination from Denver)
- Net migration: 133 to Denver
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#19. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Austin in 2015-2019: 247
- Migration from Austin to Grand Rapids: 187 (#74 most common destination from Austin)
- Net migration: 60 to Austin
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#18. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle in 2015-2019: 288
- Migration from Seattle to Grand Rapids: 271 (#89 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 17 to Seattle
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#17. Flint, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Flint in 2015-2019: 306
- Migration from Flint to Grand Rapids: 889 (#3 most common destination from Flint)
- Net migration: 583 to Grand Rapids
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#16. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metro Area

- Migration to Portland in 2015-2019: 307
- Migration from Portland to Grand Rapids: 54 (#154 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 253 to Portland

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#15. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area

- Migration to New York in 2015-2019: 308
- Migration from New York to Grand Rapids: 251 (#164 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 57 to New York
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#14. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Dallas in 2015-2019: 335
- Migration from Dallas to Grand Rapids: 126 (#165 most common destination from Dallas)
- Net migration: 209 to Dallas
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#13. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Orlando in 2015-2019: 362
- Migration from Orlando to Grand Rapids: 214 (#80 most common destination from Orlando)
- Net migration: 148 to Orlando
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#12. Columbus, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus in 2015-2019: 363
- Migration from Columbus to Grand Rapids: 86 (#100 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 277 to Columbus
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#11. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Minneapolis in 2015-2019: 366
- Migration from Minneapolis to Grand Rapids: 212 (#66 most common destination from Minneapolis)
- Net migration: 154 to Minneapolis

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#10. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Tampa in 2015-2019: 409
- Migration from Tampa to Grand Rapids: 450 (#55 most common destination from Tampa)
- Net migration: 41 to Grand Rapids
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#9. Jackson, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Jackson in 2015-2019: 410
- Migration from Jackson to Grand Rapids: 473 (#5 most common destination from Jackson)
- Net migration: 63 to Grand Rapids
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#8. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix in 2015-2019: 449
- Migration from Phoenix to Grand Rapids: 386 (#64 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 63 to Phoenix
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#7. Saginaw, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Saginaw in 2015-2019: 549
- Migration from Saginaw to Grand Rapids: 541 (#5 most common destination from Saginaw)
- Net migration: 8 to Saginaw
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#6. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Chicago in 2015-2019: 1,033
- Migration from Chicago to Grand Rapids: 1,756 (#43 most common destination from Chicago)
- Net migration: 723 to Grand Rapids

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#5. Kalamazoo-Portage, MI Metro Area

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

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

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

- Migration to Detroit in 2015-2019: 3,086
- 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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#1. Muskegon, MI Metro Area

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

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