Metros sending the most people to Buffalo

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June 23, 2022
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Metros sending the most people to Buffalo

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

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

- Migration to Buffalo from Charlotte in 2015-2019: 75 (#138 most common destination from Charlotte)
- Migration from Buffalo to Charlotte: 417 (#12 most common destination from Buffalo)
- Net migration: 342 to Charlotte
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#49. Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown, CT Metro Area

- Migration to Buffalo from Hartford in 2015-2019: 78 (#85 most common destination from Hartford)
- Migration from Buffalo to Hartford: 60 (#80 most common destination from Buffalo)
- Net migration: 18 to Buffalo
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#48. Durham-Chapel Hill, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Buffalo from Durham in 2015-2019: 84 (#64 most common destination from Durham)
- Migration from Buffalo to Durham: 9 (#166 most common destination from Buffalo)
- Net migration: 75 to Buffalo
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#47. Cedar Rapids, IA Metro Area

- Migration to Buffalo from Cedar Rapids in 2015-2019: 85 (#18 most common destination from Cedar Rapids)
- Migration from Buffalo to Cedar Rapids: 0 (#214 most common destination from Buffalo)
- Net migration: 85 to Buffalo
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#46. Charlottesville, VA Metro Area

- Migration to Buffalo from Charlottesville in 2015-2019: 89 (#27 most common destination from Charlottesville)
- Migration from Buffalo to Charlottesville: 54 (#83 most common destination from Buffalo)
- Net migration: 35 to Buffalo

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#45. Elmira, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Buffalo from Elmira in 2015-2019: 93 (#8 most common destination from Elmira)
- Migration from Buffalo to Elmira: 133 (#51 most common destination from Buffalo)
- Net migration: 40 to Elmira
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#44. Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Buffalo from Deltona in 2015-2019: 95 (#49 most common destination from Deltona)
- Migration from Buffalo to Deltona: 81 (#69 most common destination from Buffalo)
- Net migration: 14 to Buffalo
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#43. Clarksville, TN-KY Metro Area

- Migration to Buffalo from Clarksville in 2015-2019: 104 (#58 most common destination from Clarksville)
- Migration from Buffalo to Clarksville: 0 (#214 most common destination from Buffalo)
- Net migration: 104 to Buffalo
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#42. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Buffalo from Detroit in 2015-2019: 107 (#115 most common destination from Detroit)
- Migration from Buffalo to Detroit: 420 (#11 most common destination from Buffalo)
- Net migration: 313 to Detroit
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#41. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Buffalo from Los Angeles in 2015-2019: 108 (#198 most common destination from Los Angeles)
- Migration from Buffalo to Los Angeles: 270 (#21 most common destination from Buffalo)
- Net migration: 162 to Los Angeles

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#40. Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metro Area

- Migration to Buffalo from Indianapolis in 2015-2019: 109 (#93 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Migration from Buffalo to Indianapolis: 116 (#56 most common destination from Buffalo)
- Net migration: 7 to Indianapolis
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#39. Mobile, AL Metro Area

- Migration to Buffalo from Mobile in 2015-2019: 110 (#30 most common destination from Mobile)
- Migration from Buffalo to Mobile: 0 (#214 most common destination from Buffalo)
- Net migration: 110 to Buffalo
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#38. Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Buffalo from Cleveland in 2015-2019: 111 (#83 most common destination from Cleveland)
- Migration from Buffalo to Cleveland: 348 (#16 most common destination from Buffalo)
- Net migration: 237 to Cleveland
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#37. Lebanon, PA Metro Area

- Migration to Buffalo from Lebanon in 2015-2019: 115 (#11 most common destination from Lebanon)
- Migration from Buffalo to Lebanon: 0 (#214 most common destination from Buffalo)
- Net migration: 115 to Buffalo
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#36. Kingston, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Buffalo from Kingston in 2015-2019: 116 (#6 most common destination from Kingston)
- Migration from Buffalo to Kingston: 136 (#47 most common destination from Buffalo)
- Net migration: 20 to Kingston

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#35. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Buffalo from San Francisco in 2015-2019: 118 (#122 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Migration from Buffalo to San Francisco: 89 (#64 most common destination from Buffalo)
- Net migration: 29 to Buffalo
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#34. Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area

- Migration to Buffalo from Pittsburgh in 2015-2019: 120 (#100 most common destination from Pittsburgh)
- Migration from Buffalo to Pittsburgh: 410 (#13 most common destination from Buffalo)
- Net migration: 290 to Pittsburgh
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#33. Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Buffalo from Lake Havasu City in 2015-2019: 123 (#15 most common destination from Lake Havasu City)
- Migration from Buffalo to Lake Havasu City: 0 (#214 most common destination from Buffalo)
- Net migration: 123 to Buffalo
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#32. Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metro Area

- Migration to Buffalo from Memphis in 2015-2019: 128 (#68 most common destination from Memphis)
- Migration from Buffalo to Memphis: 0 (#214 most common destination from Buffalo)
- Net migration: 128 to Buffalo
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#31. Urban Honolulu, HI Metro Area

- Migration to Buffalo from Urban Honolulu in 2015-2019: 141 (#72 most common destination from Urban Honolulu)
- Migration from Buffalo to Urban Honolulu: 31 (#110 most common destination from Buffalo)
- Net migration: 110 to Buffalo

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#30. Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA Metro Area

- Migration to Buffalo from Harrisburg in 2015-2019: 148 (#35 most common destination from Harrisburg)
- Migration from Buffalo to Harrisburg: 89 (#64 most common destination from Buffalo)
- Net migration: 59 to Buffalo
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#29. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metro Area

- Migration to Buffalo from Baltimore in 2015-2019: 149 (#98 most common destination from Baltimore)
- Migration from Buffalo to Baltimore: 243 (#23 most common destination from Buffalo)
- Net migration: 94 to Baltimore
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#28. Utica-Rome, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Buffalo from Utica in 2015-2019: 155 (#9 most common destination from Utica)
- Migration from Buffalo to Utica: 909 (#3 most common destination from Buffalo)
- Net migration: 754 to Utica
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#27. Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Buffalo from Cape Coral in 2015-2019: 167 (#29 most common destination from Cape Coral)
- Migration from Buffalo to Cape Coral: 238 (#25 most common destination from Buffalo)
- Net migration: 71 to Cape Coral
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#26. Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Metro Area

- Migration to Buffalo from Des Moines in 2015-2019: 168 (#21 most common destination from Des Moines)
- Migration from Buffalo to Des Moines: 0 (#214 most common destination from Buffalo)
- Net migration: 168 to Buffalo

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#25. Erie, PA Metro Area

- Migration to Buffalo from Erie in 2015-2019: 169 (#19 most common destination from Erie)
- Migration from Buffalo to Erie: 228 (#27 most common destination from Buffalo)
- Net migration: 59 to Erie
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#24. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area

- Migration to Buffalo from Philadelphia in 2015-2019: 174 (#131 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Migration from Buffalo to Philadelphia: 421 (#10 most common destination from Buffalo)
- Net migration: 247 to Philadelphia
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#23. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Buffalo from Phoenix in 2015-2019: 176 (#116 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Migration from Buffalo to Phoenix: 160 (#43 most common destination from Buffalo)
- Net migration: 16 to Buffalo
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#22. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Buffalo from Houston in 2015-2019: 198 (#122 most common destination from Houston)
- Migration from Buffalo to Houston: 509 (#9 most common destination from Buffalo)
- Net migration: 311 to Houston
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#21. Worcester, MA-CT Metro Area

- Migration to Buffalo from Worcester in 2015-2019: 202 (#30 most common destination from Worcester)
- Migration from Buffalo to Worcester: 14 (#145 most common destination from Buffalo)
- Net migration: 188 to Buffalo

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#20. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Buffalo from Orlando in 2015-2019: 222 (#78 most common destination from Orlando)
- Migration from Buffalo to Orlando: 295 (#19 most common destination from Buffalo)
- Net migration: 73 to Orlando
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#19. St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area

- Migration to Buffalo from St. Louis in 2015-2019: 230 (#69 most common destination from St. Louis)
- Migration from Buffalo to St. Louis: 30 (#114 most common destination from Buffalo)
- Net migration: 200 to Buffalo
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#18. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Buffalo from San Antonio in 2015-2019: 235 (#71 most common destination from San Antonio)
- Migration from Buffalo to San Antonio: 27 (#119 most common destination from Buffalo)
- Net migration: 208 to Buffalo
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#17. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Buffalo from Atlanta in 2015-2019: 235 (#129 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Migration from Buffalo to Atlanta: 241 (#24 most common destination from Buffalo)
- Net migration: 6 to Atlanta
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#16. Columbus, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Buffalo from Columbus in 2015-2019: 246 (#49 most common destination from Columbus)
- Migration from Buffalo to Columbus: 168 (#42 most common destination from Buffalo)
- Net migration: 78 to Buffalo

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#15. Watertown-Fort Drum, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Buffalo from Watertown in 2015-2019: 254 (#11 most common destination from Watertown)
- Migration from Buffalo to Watertown: 237 (#26 most common destination from Buffalo)
- Net migration: 17 to Buffalo
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#14. Iowa City, IA Metro Area

- Migration to Buffalo from Iowa City in 2015-2019: 266 (#11 most common destination from Iowa City)
- Migration from Buffalo to Iowa City: 16 (#141 most common destination from Buffalo)
- Net migration: 250 to Buffalo
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#13. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Buffalo from Chicago in 2015-2019: 271 (#142 most common destination from Chicago)
- Migration from Buffalo to Chicago: 197 (#32 most common destination from Buffalo)
- Net migration: 74 to Buffalo
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#12. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area

- Migration to Buffalo from Boston in 2015-2019: 279 (#76 most common destination from Boston)
- Migration from Buffalo to Boston: 185 (#37 most common destination from Buffalo)
- Net migration: 94 to Buffalo
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#11. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metro Area

- Migration to Buffalo from Virginia Beach in 2015-2019: 292 (#61 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Migration from Buffalo to Virginia Beach: 396 (#14 most common destination from Buffalo)
- Net migration: 104 to Virginia Beach

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#10. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area

- Migration to Buffalo from Las Vegas in 2015-2019: 310 (#52 most common destination from Las Vegas)
- Migration from Buffalo to Las Vegas: 135 (#48 most common destination from Buffalo)
- Net migration: 175 to Buffalo
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#9. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Buffalo from Miami in 2015-2019: 370 (#73 most common destination from Miami)
- Migration from Buffalo to Miami: 175 (#38 most common destination from Buffalo)
- Net migration: 195 to Buffalo
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#8. Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Buffalo from Albany in 2015-2019: 381 (#16 most common destination from Albany)
- Migration from Buffalo to Albany: 521 (#8 most common destination from Buffalo)
- Net migration: 140 to Albany
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#7. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Buffalo from Tampa in 2015-2019: 400 (#60 most common destination from Tampa)
- Migration from Buffalo to Tampa: 723 (#4 most common destination from Buffalo)
- Net migration: 323 to Tampa
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#6. Binghamton, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Buffalo from Binghamton in 2015-2019: 456 (#4 most common destination from Binghamton)
- Migration from Buffalo to Binghamton: 211 (#30 most common destination from Buffalo)
- Net migration: 245 to Buffalo

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#5. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area

- Migration to Buffalo from Washington in 2015-2019: 668 (#73 most common destination from Washington)
- Migration from Buffalo to Washington: 656 (#7 most common destination from Buffalo)
- Net migration: 12 to Buffalo
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#4. Syracuse, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Buffalo from Syracuse in 2015-2019: 780 (#6 most common destination from Syracuse)
- Migration from Buffalo to Syracuse: 716 (#5 most common destination from Buffalo)
- Net migration: 64 to Buffalo
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#3. Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Buffalo from Poughkeepsie in 2015-2019: 788 (#4 most common destination from Poughkeepsie)
- Migration from Buffalo to Poughkeepsie: 132 (#52 most common destination from Buffalo)
- Net migration: 656 to Buffalo
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#2. Rochester, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Buffalo from Rochester in 2015-2019: 2,703 (#2 most common destination from Rochester)
- Migration from Buffalo to Rochester: 3,458 (#1 most common destination from Buffalo)
- Net migration: 755 to Rochester
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#1. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area

- Migration to Buffalo from New York in 2015-2019: 5,940 (#21 most common destination from New York)
- Migration from Buffalo to New York: 3,131 (#2 most common destination from Buffalo)
- Net migration: 2,809 to Buffalo

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