Metros sending the most people to Lincoln

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June 23, 2022
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Metros sending the most people to Lincoln

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

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#50. Utica-Rome, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Lincoln from Utica in 2015-2019: 41 (#37 most common destination from Utica)
- Migration from Lincoln to Utica: 0 (#157 most common destination from Lincoln)
- Net migration: 41 to Lincoln
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#49. Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Lincoln from Cleveland in 2015-2019: 41 (#141 most common destination from Cleveland)
- Migration from Lincoln to Cleveland: 74 (#25 most common destination from Lincoln)
- Net migration: 33 to Cleveland
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#48. Eugene-Springfield, OR Metro Area

- Migration to Lincoln from Eugene in 2015-2019: 44 (#52 most common destination from Eugene)
- Migration from Lincoln to Eugene: 0 (#157 most common destination from Lincoln)
- Net migration: 44 to Lincoln
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#47. Ogden-Clearfield, UT Metro Area

- Migration to Lincoln from Ogden in 2015-2019: 44 (#79 most common destination from Ogden)
- Migration from Lincoln to Ogden: 11 (#106 most common destination from Lincoln)
- Net migration: 33 to Lincoln
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#46. Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Lincoln from Grand Rapids in 2015-2019: 44 (#92 most common destination from Grand Rapids)
- Migration from Lincoln to Grand Rapids: 82 (#23 most common destination from Lincoln)
- Net migration: 38 to Grand Rapids

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#45. Las Cruces, NM Metro Area

- Migration to Lincoln from Las Cruces in 2015-2019: 45 (#34 most common destination from Las Cruces)
- Migration from Lincoln to Las Cruces: 0 (#157 most common destination from Lincoln)
- Net migration: 45 to Lincoln
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#44. Greenville, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Lincoln from Greenville in 2015-2019: 46 (#34 most common destination from Greenville)
- Migration from Lincoln to Greenville: 0 (#157 most common destination from Lincoln)
- Net migration: 46 to Lincoln
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#43. Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area

- Migration to Lincoln from Cincinnati in 2015-2019: 47 (#144 most common destination from Cincinnati)
- Migration from Lincoln to Cincinnati: 0 (#157 most common destination from Lincoln)
- Net migration: 47 to Lincoln
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#42. Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Lincoln from Oxnard in 2015-2019: 47 (#81 most common destination from Oxnard)
- Migration from Lincoln to Oxnard: 150 (#12 most common destination from Lincoln)
- Net migration: 103 to Oxnard
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#41. Clarksville, TN-KY Metro Area

- Migration to Lincoln from Clarksville in 2015-2019: 50 (#93 most common destination from Clarksville)
- Migration from Lincoln to Clarksville: 0 (#157 most common destination from Lincoln)
- Net migration: 50 to Lincoln

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#40. Norwich-New London, CT Metro Area

- Migration to Lincoln from Norwich in 2015-2019: 50 (#42 most common destination from Norwich)
- Migration from Lincoln to Norwich: 0 (#157 most common destination from Lincoln)
- Net migration: 50 to Lincoln
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#39. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Lincoln from Riverside in 2015-2019: 51 (#182 most common destination from Riverside)
- Migration from Lincoln to Riverside: 40 (#49 most common destination from Lincoln)
- Net migration: 11 to Lincoln
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#38. Fayetteville, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Lincoln from Fayetteville in 2015-2019: 57 (#96 most common destination from Fayetteville)
- Migration from Lincoln to Fayetteville: 8 (#119 most common destination from Lincoln)
- Net migration: 49 to Lincoln
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#37. Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area

- Migration to Lincoln from Oklahoma City in 2015-2019: 57 (#102 most common destination from Oklahoma City)
- Migration from Lincoln to Oklahoma City: 86 (#22 most common destination from Lincoln)
- Net migration: 29 to Oklahoma City
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#36. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Lincoln from Seattle in 2015-2019: 58 (#190 most common destination from Seattle)
- Migration from Lincoln to Seattle: 76 (#24 most common destination from Lincoln)
- Net migration: 18 to Seattle

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

- Migration to Lincoln from Miami in 2015-2019: 60 (#198 most common destination from Miami)
- Migration from Lincoln to Miami: 28 (#65 most common destination from Lincoln)
- Net migration: 32 to Lincoln
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#34. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Lincoln from Austin in 2015-2019: 62 (#137 most common destination from Austin)
- Migration from Lincoln to Austin: 165 (#10 most common destination from Lincoln)
- Net migration: 103 to Austin
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#33. Columbus, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Lincoln from Columbus in 2015-2019: 64 (#122 most common destination from Columbus)
- Migration from Lincoln to Columbus: 0 (#157 most common destination from Lincoln)
- Net migration: 64 to Lincoln
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#32. Fort Collins, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Lincoln from Fort Collins in 2015-2019: 67 (#54 most common destination from Fort Collins)
- Migration from Lincoln to Fort Collins: 138 (#14 most common destination from Lincoln)
- Net migration: 71 to Fort Collins
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#31. Tucson, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Lincoln from Tucson in 2015-2019: 76 (#85 most common destination from Tucson)
- Migration from Lincoln to Tucson: 37 (#53 most common destination from Lincoln)
- Net migration: 39 to Lincoln

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

- Migration to Lincoln from Phoenix in 2015-2019: 79 (#198 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Migration from Lincoln to Phoenix: 148 (#13 most common destination from Lincoln)
- Net migration: 69 to Phoenix
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#29. Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Metro Area

- Migration to Lincoln from Des Moines in 2015-2019: 84 (#43 most common destination from Des Moines)
- Migration from Lincoln to Des Moines: 60 (#29 most common destination from Lincoln)
- Net migration: 24 to Lincoln
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#28. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area

- Migration to Lincoln from New York in 2015-2019: 86 (#232 most common destination from New York)
- Migration from Lincoln to New York: 168 (#8 most common destination from Lincoln)
- Net migration: 82 to New York
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#27. Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Lincoln from Colorado Springs in 2015-2019: 87 (#103 most common destination from Colorado Springs)
- Migration from Lincoln to Colorado Springs: 23 (#75 most common destination from Lincoln)
- Net migration: 64 to Lincoln
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#26. Manhattan, KS Metro Area

- Migration to Lincoln from Manhattan in 2015-2019: 92 (#37 most common destination from Manhattan)
- Migration from Lincoln to Manhattan: 0 (#157 most common destination from Lincoln)
- Net migration: 92 to Lincoln

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

- Migration to Lincoln from Atlanta in 2015-2019: 94 (#189 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Migration from Lincoln to Atlanta: 93 (#20 most common destination from Lincoln)
- Net migration: 1 to Lincoln
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#24. Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR Metro Area

- Migration to Lincoln from Fayetteville in 2015-2019: 104 (#34 most common destination from Fayetteville)
- Migration from Lincoln to Fayetteville: 0 (#157 most common destination from Lincoln)
- Net migration: 104 to Lincoln
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#23. Ames, IA Metro Area

- Migration to Lincoln from Ames in 2015-2019: 107 (#17 most common destination from Ames)
- Migration from Lincoln to Ames: 153 (#11 most common destination from Lincoln)
- Net migration: 46 to Ames
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#22. Tulsa, OK Metro Area

- Migration to Lincoln from Tulsa in 2015-2019: 111 (#42 most common destination from Tulsa)
- Migration from Lincoln to Tulsa: 63 (#28 most common destination from Lincoln)
- Net migration: 48 to Lincoln
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#21. St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area

- Migration to Lincoln from St. Louis in 2015-2019: 120 (#114 most common destination from St. Louis)
- Migration from Lincoln to St. Louis: 195 (#7 most common destination from Lincoln)
- Net migration: 75 to St. Louis

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#20. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area

- Migration to Lincoln from Charlotte in 2015-2019: 125 (#104 most common destination from Charlotte)
- Migration from Lincoln to Charlotte: 0 (#157 most common destination from Lincoln)
- Net migration: 125 to Lincoln
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#19. Albuquerque, NM Metro Area

- Migration to Lincoln from Albuquerque in 2015-2019: 132 (#57 most common destination from Albuquerque)
- Migration from Lincoln to Albuquerque: 0 (#157 most common destination from Lincoln)
- Net migration: 132 to Lincoln
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#18. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Lincoln from Orlando in 2015-2019: 138 (#97 most common destination from Orlando)
- Migration from Lincoln to Orlando: 10 (#113 most common destination from Lincoln)
- Net migration: 128 to Lincoln
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#17. Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area

- Migration to Lincoln from Salt Lake City in 2015-2019: 145 (#55 most common destination from Salt Lake City)
- Migration from Lincoln to Salt Lake City: 44 (#44 most common destination from Lincoln)
- Net migration: 101 to Lincoln
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#16. Raleigh-Cary, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Lincoln from Raleigh in 2015-2019: 148 (#59 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Migration from Lincoln to Raleigh: 42 (#47 most common destination from Lincoln)
- Net migration: 106 to Lincoln

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

- Migration to Lincoln from Houston in 2015-2019: 157 (#137 most common destination from Houston)
- Migration from Lincoln to Houston: 17 (#88 most common destination from Lincoln)
- Net migration: 140 to Lincoln
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#14. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area

- Migration to Lincoln from Las Vegas in 2015-2019: 166 (#76 most common destination from Las Vegas)
- Migration from Lincoln to Las Vegas: 32 (#60 most common destination from Lincoln)
- Net migration: 134 to Lincoln
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#13. Fargo, ND-MN Metro Area

- Migration to Lincoln from Fargo in 2015-2019: 167 (#12 most common destination from Fargo)
- Migration from Lincoln to Fargo: 4 (#127 most common destination from Lincoln)
- Net migration: 163 to Lincoln
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#12. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Lincoln from Los Angeles in 2015-2019: 194 (#153 most common destination from Los Angeles)
- Migration from Lincoln to Los Angeles: 134 (#16 most common destination from Lincoln)
- Net migration: 60 to Lincoln
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#11. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area

- Migration to Lincoln from Washington in 2015-2019: 248 (#140 most common destination from Washington)
- Migration from Lincoln to Washington: 326 (#4 most common destination from Lincoln)
- Net migration: 78 to Washington

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

- Migration to Lincoln from San Diego in 2015-2019: 283 (#85 most common destination from San Diego)
- Migration from Lincoln to San Diego: 44 (#44 most common destination from Lincoln)
- Net migration: 239 to Lincoln
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#9. Kansas City, MO-KS Metro Area

- Migration to Lincoln from Kansas City in 2015-2019: 296 (#47 most common destination from Kansas City)
- Migration from Lincoln to Kansas City: 520 (#2 most common destination from Lincoln)
- Net migration: 224 to Kansas City
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#8. Sioux Falls, SD Metro Area

- Migration to Lincoln from Sioux Falls in 2015-2019: 333 (#4 most common destination from Sioux Falls)
- Migration from Lincoln to Sioux Falls: 10 (#113 most common destination from Lincoln)
- Net migration: 323 to Lincoln
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#7. Sioux City, IA-NE-SD Metro Area

- Migration to Lincoln from Sioux City in 2015-2019: 338 (#6 most common destination from Sioux City)
- Migration from Lincoln to Sioux City: 53 (#35 most common destination from Lincoln)
- Net migration: 285 to Lincoln
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#6. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Lincoln from Minneapolis in 2015-2019: 408 (#49 most common destination from Minneapolis)
- Migration from Lincoln to Minneapolis: 90 (#21 most common destination from Lincoln)
- Net migration: 318 to Lincoln

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

- Migration to Lincoln from Chicago in 2015-2019: 419 (#111 most common destination from Chicago)
- Migration from Lincoln to Chicago: 167 (#9 most common destination from Lincoln)
- Net migration: 252 to Lincoln
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#4. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Lincoln from Dallas in 2015-2019: 419 (#72 most common destination from Dallas)
- Migration from Lincoln to Dallas: 262 (#5 most common destination from Lincoln)
- Net migration: 157 to Lincoln
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#3. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Lincoln from Denver in 2015-2019: 488 (#47 most common destination from Denver)
- Migration from Lincoln to Denver: 512 (#3 most common destination from Lincoln)
- Net migration: 24 to Denver
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#2. Grand Island, NE Metro Area

- Migration to Lincoln from Grand Island in 2015-2019: 1,510 (#1 most common destination from Grand Island)
- Migration from Lincoln to Grand Island: 202 (#6 most common destination from Lincoln)
- Net migration: 1,308 to Lincoln
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#1. Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA Metro Area

- Migration to Lincoln from Omaha in 2015-2019: 5,392 (#1 most common destination from Omaha)
- Migration from Lincoln to Omaha: 3,898 (#1 most common destination from Lincoln)
- Net migration: 1,494 to Lincoln

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