Metros sending the most people to Springfield

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June 23, 2022
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Metros sending the most people to Springfield

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

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#50. Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Omaha in 2015-2019: 46 (#102 most common destination from Omaha)
- Migration from Springfield to Omaha: 86 (#31 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 40 to Omaha
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#49. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Minneapolis in 2015-2019: 47 (#183 most common destination from Minneapolis)
- Migration from Springfield to Minneapolis: 45 (#58 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 2 to Springfield
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#48. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Orlando in 2015-2019: 51 (#162 most common destination from Orlando)
- Migration from Springfield to Orlando: 11 (#121 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 40 to Springfield
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#47. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Philadelphia in 2015-2019: 54 (#193 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Migration from Springfield to Philadelphia: 0 (#172 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 54 to Springfield
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#46. Topeka, KS Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Topeka in 2015-2019: 54 (#20 most common destination from Topeka)
- Migration from Springfield to Topeka: 0 (#172 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 54 to Springfield

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

- Migration to Springfield from Des Moines in 2015-2019: 55 (#57 most common destination from Des Moines)
- Migration from Springfield to Des Moines: 67 (#43 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 12 to Des Moines
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#44. Gulfport-Biloxi, MS Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Gulfport in 2015-2019: 56 (#64 most common destination from Gulfport)
- Migration from Springfield to Gulfport: 8 (#126 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 48 to Springfield
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#43. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from San Francisco in 2015-2019: 57 (#161 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Migration from Springfield to San Francisco: 0 (#172 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 57 to Springfield
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#42. Lawrence, KS Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Lawrence in 2015-2019: 57 (#28 most common destination from Lawrence)
- Migration from Springfield to Lawrence: 26 (#83 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 31 to Springfield
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#41. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from New York in 2015-2019: 57 (#259 most common destination from New York)
- Migration from Springfield to New York: 45 (#58 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 12 to Springfield

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#40. Iowa City, IA Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Iowa City in 2015-2019: 59 (#44 most common destination from Iowa City)
- Migration from Springfield to Iowa City: 0 (#172 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 59 to Springfield
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#39. Rochester, MN Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Rochester in 2015-2019: 61 (#26 most common destination from Rochester)
- Migration from Springfield to Rochester: 0 (#172 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 61 to Springfield
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#38. Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Myrtle Beach in 2015-2019: 63 (#63 most common destination from Myrtle Beach)
- Migration from Springfield to Myrtle Beach: 11 (#121 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 52 to Springfield
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#37. Dubuque, IA Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Dubuque in 2015-2019: 65 (#11 most common destination from Dubuque)
- Migration from Springfield to Dubuque: 0 (#172 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 65 to Springfield
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#36. Tucson, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Tucson in 2015-2019: 65 (#97 most common destination from Tucson)
- Migration from Springfield to Tucson: 45 (#58 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 20 to Springfield

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#35. Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Little Rock in 2015-2019: 65 (#69 most common destination from Little Rock)
- Migration from Springfield to Little Rock: 152 (#17 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 87 to Little Rock
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#34. Provo-Orem, UT Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Provo in 2015-2019: 68 (#63 most common destination from Provo)
- Migration from Springfield to Provo: 4 (#136 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 64 to Springfield
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#33. Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Davenport in 2015-2019: 68 (#38 most common destination from Davenport)
- Migration from Springfield to Davenport: 13 (#116 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 55 to Springfield
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#32. Oshkosh-Neenah, WI Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Oshkosh in 2015-2019: 71 (#21 most common destination from Oshkosh)
- Migration from Springfield to Oshkosh: 14 (#111 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 57 to Springfield
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#31. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Detroit in 2015-2019: 76 (#140 most common destination from Detroit)
- Migration from Springfield to Detroit: 37 (#66 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 39 to Springfield

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#30. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Austin in 2015-2019: 78 (#122 most common destination from Austin)
- Migration from Springfield to Austin: 232 (#12 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 154 to Austin
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#29. Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Oklahoma City in 2015-2019: 80 (#87 most common destination from Oklahoma City)
- Migration from Springfield to Oklahoma City: 126 (#22 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 46 to Oklahoma City
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#28. Panama City, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Panama City in 2015-2019: 82 (#37 most common destination from Panama City)
- Migration from Springfield to Panama City: 0 (#172 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 82 to Springfield
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#27. Hanford-Corcoran, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Hanford in 2015-2019: 83 (#26 most common destination from Hanford)
- Migration from Springfield to Hanford: 0 (#172 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 83 to Springfield
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#26. Manhattan, KS Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Manhattan in 2015-2019: 87 (#40 most common destination from Manhattan)
- Migration from Springfield to Manhattan: 200 (#14 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 113 to Manhattan

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

- Migration to Springfield from Denver in 2015-2019: 102 (#141 most common destination from Denver)
- Migration from Springfield to Denver: 181 (#16 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 79 to Denver
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#24. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Tampa in 2015-2019: 107 (#136 most common destination from Tampa)
- Migration from Springfield to Tampa: 142 (#19 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 35 to Tampa
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#23. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Atlanta in 2015-2019: 108 (#181 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Migration from Springfield to Atlanta: 122 (#24 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 14 to Atlanta
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#22. Wichita, KS Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Wichita in 2015-2019: 111 (#33 most common destination from Wichita)
- Migration from Springfield to Wichita: 66 (#44 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 45 to Springfield
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#21. Carbondale-Marion, IL Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Carbondale in 2015-2019: 120 (#12 most common destination from Carbondale)
- Migration from Springfield to Carbondale: 0 (#172 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 120 to Springfield

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#20. Jonesboro, AR Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Jonesboro in 2015-2019: 142 (#8 most common destination from Jonesboro)
- Migration from Springfield to Jonesboro: 3 (#139 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 139 to Springfield
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#19. Longview, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Longview in 2015-2019: 148 (#15 most common destination from Longview)
- Migration from Springfield to Longview: 0 (#172 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 148 to Springfield
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#18. Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Milwaukee in 2015-2019: 152 (#59 most common destination from Milwaukee)
- Migration from Springfield to Milwaukee: 283 (#8 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 131 to Milwaukee
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#17. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Seattle in 2015-2019: 153 (#123 most common destination from Seattle)
- Migration from Springfield to Seattle: 70 (#40 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 83 to Springfield
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#16. Cape Girardeau, MO-IL Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Cape Girardeau in 2015-2019: 171 (#6 most common destination from Cape Girardeau)
- Migration from Springfield to Cape Girardeau: 82 (#35 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 89 to Springfield

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

- Migration to Springfield from Phoenix in 2015-2019: 183 (#111 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Migration from Springfield to Phoenix: 142 (#19 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 41 to Springfield
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#14. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from San Diego in 2015-2019: 184 (#113 most common destination from San Diego)
- Migration from Springfield to San Diego: 32 (#73 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 152 to Springfield
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#13. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Riverside in 2015-2019: 185 (#97 most common destination from Riverside)
- Migration from Springfield to Riverside: 112 (#26 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 73 to Springfield
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#12. Tulsa, OK Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Tulsa in 2015-2019: 186 (#30 most common destination from Tulsa)
- Migration from Springfield to Tulsa: 239 (#11 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 53 to Tulsa
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#11. St. Joseph, MO-KS Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from St. Joseph in 2015-2019: 232 (#6 most common destination from St. Joseph)
- Migration from Springfield to St. Joseph: 206 (#13 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 26 to Springfield

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#10. Anchorage, AK Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Anchorage in 2015-2019: 238 (#24 most common destination from Anchorage)
- Migration from Springfield to Anchorage: 60 (#47 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 178 to Springfield
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#9. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Los Angeles in 2015-2019: 266 (#124 most common destination from Los Angeles)
- Migration from Springfield to Los Angeles: 255 (#9 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 11 to Springfield
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#8. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Chicago in 2015-2019: 338 (#127 most common destination from Chicago)
- Migration from Springfield to Chicago: 242 (#10 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 96 to Springfield
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#7. Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Fayetteville in 2015-2019: 355 (#9 most common destination from Fayetteville)
- Migration from Springfield to Fayetteville: 289 (#7 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 66 to Springfield
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#6. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Dallas in 2015-2019: 559 (#64 most common destination from Dallas)
- Migration from Springfield to Dallas: 525 (#4 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 34 to Springfield

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#5. Joplin, MO Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Joplin in 2015-2019: 560 (#1 most common destination from Joplin)
- Migration from Springfield to Joplin: 340 (#6 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 220 to Springfield
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#4. Jefferson City, MO Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Jefferson City in 2015-2019: 604 (#3 most common destination from Jefferson City)
- Migration from Springfield to Jefferson City: 483 (#5 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 121 to Springfield
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#3. Columbia, MO Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Columbia in 2015-2019: 910 (#4 most common destination from Columbia)
- Migration from Springfield to Columbia: 563 (#3 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 347 to Springfield
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#2. Kansas City, MO-KS Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from Kansas City in 2015-2019: 2,518 (#4 most common destination from Kansas City)
- Migration from Springfield to Kansas City: 2,569 (#1 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 51 to Kansas City
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#1. St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield from St. Louis in 2015-2019: 3,468 (#2 most common destination from St. Louis)
- Migration from Springfield to St. Louis: 1,583 (#2 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 1,885 to Springfield

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