Metros sending the most people to Columbia, Missouri

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June 23, 2022
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Metros sending the most people to Columbia, Missouri

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

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#50. Fargo, ND-MN Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Fargo in 2015-2019: 25 (#59 most common destination from Fargo)
- Migration from Columbia to Fargo: 7 (#104 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 18 to Columbia
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#49. Springfield, IL Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Springfield in 2015-2019: 27 (#49 most common destination from Springfield)
- Migration from Columbia to Springfield: 5 (#113 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 22 to Columbia
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#48. Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Omaha in 2015-2019: 28 (#124 most common destination from Omaha)
- Migration from Columbia to Omaha: 3 (#118 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 25 to Columbia
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#47. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Philadelphia in 2015-2019: 28 (#233 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Migration from Columbia to Philadelphia: 21 (#80 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 7 to Columbia
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#46. Tucson, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Tucson in 2015-2019: 29 (#164 most common destination from Tucson)
- Migration from Columbia to Tucson: 39 (#51 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 10 to Tucson

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#45. Auburn-Opelika, AL Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Auburn in 2015-2019: 30 (#62 most common destination from Auburn)
- Migration from Columbia to Auburn: 0 (#140 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 30 to Columbia
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#44. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Atlanta in 2015-2019: 30 (#271 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Migration from Columbia to Atlanta: 137 (#14 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 107 to Atlanta
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#43. Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Louisville/Jefferson County in 2015-2019: 33 (#130 most common destination from Louisville/Jefferson County)
- Migration from Columbia to Louisville/Jefferson County: 0 (#140 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 33 to Columbia
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#42. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Tampa in 2015-2019: 34 (#224 most common destination from Tampa)
- Migration from Columbia to Tampa: 111 (#18 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 77 to Tampa
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#41. Jackson, MS Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Jackson in 2015-2019: 35 (#80 most common destination from Jackson)
- Migration from Columbia to Jackson: 0 (#140 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 35 to Columbia

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#40. Panama City, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Panama City in 2015-2019: 35 (#72 most common destination from Panama City)
- Migration from Columbia to Panama City: 0 (#140 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 35 to Columbia
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#39. Columbus, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Columbus in 2015-2019: 35 (#164 most common destination from Columbus)
- Migration from Columbia to Columbus: 23 (#75 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 12 to Columbia
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#38. Rockford, IL Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Rockford in 2015-2019: 36 (#54 most common destination from Rockford)
- Migration from Columbia to Rockford: 0 (#140 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 36 to Columbia
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#37. Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Cleveland in 2015-2019: 37 (#144 most common destination from Cleveland)
- Migration from Columbia to Cleveland: 13 (#96 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 24 to Columbia
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#36. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Portland in 2015-2019: 37 (#179 most common destination from Portland)
- Migration from Columbia to Portland: 34 (#58 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 3 to Columbia

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#35. Bowling Green, KY Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Bowling Green in 2015-2019: 42 (#22 most common destination from Bowling Green)
- Migration from Columbia to Bowling Green: 0 (#140 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 42 to Columbia
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#34. Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Lakeland in 2015-2019: 42 (#92 most common destination from Lakeland)
- Migration from Columbia to Lakeland: 0 (#140 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 42 to Columbia
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#33. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Austin in 2015-2019: 44 (#166 most common destination from Austin)
- Migration from Columbia to Austin: 71 (#31 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 27 to Austin
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#32. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Las Vegas in 2015-2019: 44 (#165 most common destination from Las Vegas)
- Migration from Columbia to Las Vegas: 76 (#27 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 32 to Las Vegas
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#31. Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Daphne in 2015-2019: 45 (#32 most common destination from Daphne)
- Migration from Columbia to Daphne: 0 (#140 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 45 to Columbia

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#30. Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Milwaukee in 2015-2019: 46 (#117 most common destination from Milwaukee)
- Migration from Columbia to Milwaukee: 0 (#140 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 46 to Columbia
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#29. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from San Antonio in 2015-2019: 54 (#162 most common destination from San Antonio)
- Migration from Columbia to San Antonio: 57 (#42 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 3 to San Antonio
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#28. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Los Angeles in 2015-2019: 54 (#258 most common destination from Los Angeles)
- Migration from Columbia to Los Angeles: 77 (#26 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 23 to Los Angeles
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#27. Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Indianapolis in 2015-2019: 58 (#137 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Migration from Columbia to Indianapolis: 32 (#63 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 26 to Columbia
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#26. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from San Diego in 2015-2019: 59 (#201 most common destination from San Diego)
- Migration from Columbia to San Diego: 208 (#8 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 149 to San Diego

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

- Migration to Columbia from Denver in 2015-2019: 60 (#185 most common destination from Denver)
- Migration from Columbia to Denver: 33 (#60 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 27 to Columbia
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#24. Topeka, KS Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Topeka in 2015-2019: 64 (#19 most common destination from Topeka)
- Migration from Columbia to Topeka: 17 (#88 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 47 to Columbia
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#23. Prescott Valley-Prescott, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Prescott Valley in 2015-2019: 72 (#28 most common destination from Prescott Valley)
- Migration from Columbia to Prescott Valley: 0 (#140 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 72 to Columbia
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#22. Joplin, MO Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Joplin in 2015-2019: 73 (#15 most common destination from Joplin)
- Migration from Columbia to Joplin: 92 (#23 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 19 to Joplin
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#21. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Nashville in 2015-2019: 81 (#109 most common destination from Nashville)
- Migration from Columbia to Nashville: 0 (#140 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 81 to Columbia

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

- Migration to Columbia from Houston in 2015-2019: 87 (#187 most common destination from Houston)
- Migration from Columbia to Houston: 38 (#53 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 49 to Columbia
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#19. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Riverside in 2015-2019: 115 (#130 most common destination from Riverside)
- Migration from Columbia to Riverside: 52 (#46 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 63 to Columbia
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#18. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Dallas in 2015-2019: 129 (#162 most common destination from Dallas)
- Migration from Columbia to Dallas: 101 (#22 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 28 to Columbia
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#17. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Miami in 2015-2019: 149 (#134 most common destination from Miami)
- Migration from Columbia to Miami: 147 (#13 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 2 to Columbia
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#16. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Phoenix in 2015-2019: 164 (#120 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Migration from Columbia to Phoenix: 108 (#20 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 56 to Columbia

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#15. Cape Girardeau, MO-IL Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Cape Girardeau in 2015-2019: 167 (#7 most common destination from Cape Girardeau)
- Migration from Columbia to Cape Girardeau: 293 (#6 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 126 to Cape Girardeau
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#14. Waco, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Waco in 2015-2019: 189 (#10 most common destination from Waco)
- Migration from Columbia to Waco: 0 (#140 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 189 to Columbia
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#13. Raleigh-Cary, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Raleigh in 2015-2019: 191 (#48 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Migration from Columbia to Raleigh: 71 (#31 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 120 to Columbia
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#12. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Charlotte in 2015-2019: 204 (#75 most common destination from Charlotte)
- Migration from Columbia to Charlotte: 59 (#39 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 145 to Columbia
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#11. Reading, PA Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Reading in 2015-2019: 226 (#11 most common destination from Reading)
- Migration from Columbia to Reading: 0 (#140 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 226 to Columbia

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

- Migration to Columbia from Minneapolis in 2015-2019: 252 (#60 most common destination from Minneapolis)
- Migration from Columbia to Minneapolis: 75 (#28 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 177 to Columbia
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#9. St. Joseph, MO-KS Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from St. Joseph in 2015-2019: 266 (#4 most common destination from St. Joseph)
- Migration from Columbia to St. Joseph: 242 (#7 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 24 to Columbia
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#8. Hilton Head Island-Bluffton, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Hilton Head Island in 2015-2019: 304 (#11 most common destination from Hilton Head Island)
- Migration from Columbia to Hilton Head Island: 0 (#140 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 304 to Columbia
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#7. San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from San Luis Obispo in 2015-2019: 445 (#9 most common destination from San Luis Obispo)
- Migration from Columbia to San Luis Obispo: 0 (#140 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 445 to Columbia
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#6. Fort Collins, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Fort Collins in 2015-2019: 470 (#6 most common destination from Fort Collins)
- Migration from Columbia to Fort Collins: 6 (#108 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 464 to Columbia

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#5. Springfield, MO Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Springfield in 2015-2019: 563 (#3 most common destination from Springfield)
- Migration from Columbia to Springfield: 910 (#4 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 347 to Springfield
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#4. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Chicago in 2015-2019: 889 (#67 most common destination from Chicago)
- Migration from Columbia to Chicago: 721 (#5 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 168 to Columbia
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#3. Jefferson City, MO Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Jefferson City in 2015-2019: 1,088 (#1 most common destination from Jefferson City)
- Migration from Columbia to Jefferson City: 1,712 (#3 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 624 to Jefferson City
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#2. Kansas City, MO-KS Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Kansas City in 2015-2019: 1,992 (#6 most common destination from Kansas City)
- Migration from Columbia to Kansas City: 1,908 (#2 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 84 to Columbia
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#1. St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from St. Louis in 2015-2019: 3,075 (#3 most common destination from St. Louis)
- Migration from Columbia to St. Louis: 2,277 (#1 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 798 to Columbia

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