Metros sending the most people to Rochester, Minnesota

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June 23, 2022
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Metros sending the most people to Rochester, Minnesota

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

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

- Migration to Rochester from Miami in 2015-2019: 25 (#255 most common destination from Miami)
- Migration from Rochester to Miami: 0 (#123 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 25 to Rochester
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#49. Tulsa, OK Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Tulsa in 2015-2019: 26 (#108 most common destination from Tulsa)
- Migration from Rochester to Tulsa: 0 (#123 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 26 to Rochester
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#48. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Atlanta in 2015-2019: 26 (#279 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Migration from Rochester to Atlanta: 46 (#30 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 20 to Atlanta
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#47. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Riverside in 2015-2019: 27 (#228 most common destination from Riverside)
- Migration from Rochester to Riverside: 0 (#123 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 27 to Rochester
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#46. Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Buffalo in 2015-2019: 31 (#110 most common destination from Buffalo)
- Migration from Rochester to Buffalo: 0 (#123 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 31 to Rochester

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#45. Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Santa Rosa in 2015-2019: 31 (#83 most common destination from Santa Rosa)
- Migration from Rochester to Santa Rosa: 0 (#123 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 31 to Rochester
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#44. Rapid City, SD Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Rapid City in 2015-2019: 32 (#44 most common destination from Rapid City)
- Migration from Rochester to Rapid City: 0 (#123 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 32 to Rochester
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#43. Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Pittsburgh in 2015-2019: 34 (#177 most common destination from Pittsburgh)
- Migration from Rochester to Pittsburgh: 70 (#23 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 36 to Pittsburgh
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#42. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from San Antonio in 2015-2019: 36 (#193 most common destination from San Antonio)
- Migration from Rochester to San Antonio: 79 (#18 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 43 to San Antonio
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#41. Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Omaha in 2015-2019: 37 (#112 most common destination from Omaha)
- Migration from Rochester to Omaha: 23 (#55 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 14 to Rochester

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#40. Idaho Falls, ID Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Idaho Falls in 2015-2019: 37 (#25 most common destination from Idaho Falls)
- Migration from Rochester to Idaho Falls: 35 (#42 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 2 to Rochester
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#39. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Denver in 2015-2019: 39 (#217 most common destination from Denver)
- Migration from Rochester to Denver: 0 (#123 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 39 to Rochester
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#38. Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Augusta in 2015-2019: 39 (#97 most common destination from Augusta)
- Migration from Rochester to Augusta: 17 (#61 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 22 to Rochester
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#37. Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Indianapolis in 2015-2019: 41 (#160 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Migration from Rochester to Indianapolis: 0 (#123 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 41 to Rochester
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#36. Reno, NV Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Reno in 2015-2019: 41 (#76 most common destination from Reno)
- Migration from Rochester to Reno: 0 (#123 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 41 to Rochester

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

- Migration to Rochester from Des Moines in 2015-2019: 41 (#71 most common destination from Des Moines)
- Migration from Rochester to Des Moines: 184 (#7 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 143 to Des Moines
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#34. Grand Forks, ND-MN Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Grand Forks in 2015-2019: 42 (#28 most common destination from Grand Forks)
- Migration from Rochester to Grand Forks: 41 (#34 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 1 to Rochester
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#33. Sioux Falls, SD Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Sioux Falls in 2015-2019: 46 (#38 most common destination from Sioux Falls)
- Migration from Rochester to Sioux Falls: 4 (#90 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 42 to Rochester
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#32. Anchorage, AK Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Anchorage in 2015-2019: 47 (#90 most common destination from Anchorage)
- Migration from Rochester to Anchorage: 0 (#123 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 47 to Rochester
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#31. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Dallas in 2015-2019: 48 (#243 most common destination from Dallas)
- Migration from Rochester to Dallas: 77 (#20 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 29 to Dallas

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#30. Walla Walla, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Walla Walla in 2015-2019: 50 (#14 most common destination from Walla Walla)
- Migration from Rochester to Walla Walla: 0 (#123 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 50 to Rochester
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#29. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Boston in 2015-2019: 51 (#175 most common destination from Boston)
- Migration from Rochester to Boston: 36 (#40 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 15 to Rochester
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#28. Tuscaloosa, AL Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Tuscaloosa in 2015-2019: 56 (#32 most common destination from Tuscaloosa)
- Migration from Rochester to Tuscaloosa: 0 (#123 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 56 to Rochester
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#27. Tucson, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Tucson in 2015-2019: 57 (#110 most common destination from Tucson)
- Migration from Rochester to Tucson: 4 (#90 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 53 to Rochester
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#26. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Washington in 2015-2019: 58 (#250 most common destination from Washington)
- Migration from Rochester to Washington: 76 (#21 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 18 to Washington

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#25. Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Lakeland in 2015-2019: 62 (#76 most common destination from Lakeland)
- Migration from Rochester to Lakeland: 3 (#93 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 59 to Rochester
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#24. Albuquerque, NM Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Albuquerque in 2015-2019: 63 (#91 most common destination from Albuquerque)
- Migration from Rochester to Albuquerque: 0 (#123 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 63 to Rochester
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#23. Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Waterloo in 2015-2019: 68 (#18 most common destination from Waterloo)
- Migration from Rochester to Waterloo: 27 (#50 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 41 to Rochester
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#22. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Portland in 2015-2019: 71 (#136 most common destination from Portland)
- Migration from Rochester to Portland: 0 (#123 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 71 to Rochester
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#21. Iowa City, IA Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Iowa City in 2015-2019: 72 (#36 most common destination from Iowa City)
- Migration from Rochester to Iowa City: 0 (#123 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 72 to Rochester

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

- Migration to Rochester from New York in 2015-2019: 72 (#241 most common destination from New York)
- Migration from Rochester to New York: 196 (#6 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 124 to New York
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#19. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Los Angeles in 2015-2019: 75 (#235 most common destination from Los Angeles)
- Migration from Rochester to Los Angeles: 37 (#39 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 38 to Rochester
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#18. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Detroit in 2015-2019: 76 (#140 most common destination from Detroit)
- Migration from Rochester to Detroit: 11 (#74 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 65 to Rochester
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#17. Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Providence in 2015-2019: 80 (#80 most common destination from Providence)
- Migration from Rochester to Providence: 0 (#123 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 80 to Rochester
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#16. Fargo, ND-MN Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Fargo in 2015-2019: 92 (#20 most common destination from Fargo)
- Migration from Rochester to Fargo: 135 (#11 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 43 to Fargo

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#15. Eau Claire, WI Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Eau Claire in 2015-2019: 95 (#12 most common destination from Eau Claire)
- Migration from Rochester to Eau Claire: 163 (#9 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 68 to Eau Claire
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#14. Ames, IA Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Ames in 2015-2019: 99 (#19 most common destination from Ames)
- Migration from Rochester to Ames: 88 (#15 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 11 to Rochester
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#13. Duluth, MN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Duluth in 2015-2019: 117 (#12 most common destination from Duluth)
- Migration from Rochester to Duluth: 201 (#5 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 84 to Duluth
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#12. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Chicago in 2015-2019: 118 (#209 most common destination from Chicago)
- Migration from Rochester to Chicago: 70 (#23 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 48 to Rochester
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#11. Jacksonville, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Jacksonville in 2015-2019: 135 (#86 most common destination from Jacksonville)
- Migration from Rochester to Jacksonville: 0 (#123 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 135 to Rochester

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

- Migration to Rochester from Phoenix in 2015-2019: 137 (#136 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Migration from Rochester to Phoenix: 223 (#3 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 86 to Phoenix
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#9. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Baltimore in 2015-2019: 141 (#101 most common destination from Baltimore)
- Migration from Rochester to Baltimore: 0 (#123 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 141 to Rochester
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#8. Killeen-Temple, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Killeen in 2015-2019: 148 (#48 most common destination from Killeen)
- Migration from Rochester to Killeen: 0 (#123 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 148 to Rochester
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#7. Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Milwaukee in 2015-2019: 154 (#57 most common destination from Milwaukee)
- Migration from Rochester to Milwaukee: 102 (#13 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 52 to Rochester
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#6. Madison, WI Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Madison in 2015-2019: 168 (#30 most common destination from Madison)
- Migration from Rochester to Madison: 72 (#22 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 96 to Rochester

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

- Migration to Rochester from Tampa in 2015-2019: 211 (#90 most common destination from Tampa)
- Migration from Rochester to Tampa: 46 (#30 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 165 to Rochester
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#4. St. Cloud, MN Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from St. Cloud in 2015-2019: 234 (#4 most common destination from St. Cloud)
- Migration from Rochester to St. Cloud: 86 (#16 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 148 to Rochester
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#3. Mankato, MN Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Mankato in 2015-2019: 238 (#2 most common destination from Mankato)
- Migration from Rochester to Mankato: 295 (#2 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 57 to Mankato
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#2. La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from La Crosse in 2015-2019: 263 (#5 most common destination from La Crosse)
- Migration from Rochester to La Crosse: 206 (#4 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 57 to Rochester
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#1. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Minneapolis in 2015-2019: 1,667 (#11 most common destination from Minneapolis)
- Migration from Rochester to Minneapolis: 2,944 (#1 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 1,277 to Minneapolis

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