Where people in Buffalo are moving to most

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July 18, 2022
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Where people in Buffalo are moving to most

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

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#50. Akron, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Akron in 2015-2019: 134
- Migration from Akron to Buffalo: 0
- Net migration: 134 to Akron
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#49. Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Olympia in 2015-2019: 134
- Migration from Olympia to Buffalo: 0
- Net migration: 134 to Olympia
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#48. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area

- Migration to Las Vegas in 2015-2019: 135
- Migration from Las Vegas to Buffalo: 310 (#52 most common destination from Las Vegas)
- Net migration: 175 to Buffalo
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#47. Kingston, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Kingston in 2015-2019: 136
- Migration from Kingston to Buffalo: 116 (#6 most common destination from Kingston)
- Net migration: 20 to Kingston
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#46. Midland, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Midland in 2015-2019: 137
- Migration from Midland to Buffalo: 0
- Net migration: 137 to Midland

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#45. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metro Area

- Migration to Portland in 2015-2019: 146
- Migration from Portland to Buffalo: 29 (#196 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 117 to Portland
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#44. Dalton, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Dalton in 2015-2019: 156
- Migration from Dalton to Buffalo: 0
- Net migration: 156 to Dalton
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#43. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix in 2015-2019: 160
- Migration from Phoenix to Buffalo: 176 (#116 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 16 to Buffalo
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#42. Columbus, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus in 2015-2019: 168
- Migration from Columbus to Buffalo: 246 (#49 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 78 to Buffalo
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#41. Richmond, VA Metro Area

- Migration to Richmond in 2015-2019: 169
- Migration from Richmond to Buffalo: 0
- Net migration: 169 to Richmond

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#40. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle in 2015-2019: 170
- Migration from Seattle to Buffalo: 57 (#191 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 113 to Seattle
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#39. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Denver in 2015-2019: 173
- Migration from Denver to Buffalo: 53 (#194 most common destination from Denver)
- Net migration: 120 to Denver
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#38. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Miami in 2015-2019: 175
- Migration from Miami to Buffalo: 370 (#73 most common destination from Miami)
- Net migration: 195 to Buffalo
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#37. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area

- Migration to Boston in 2015-2019: 185
- Migration from Boston to Buffalo: 279 (#76 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 94 to Buffalo
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#36. Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area

- Migration to Cincinnati in 2015-2019: 190
- Migration from Cincinnati to Buffalo: 62 (#130 most common destination from Cincinnati)
- Net migration: 128 to Cincinnati

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

- Migration to Minneapolis in 2015-2019: 192
- Migration from Minneapolis to Buffalo: 32 (#208 most common destination from Minneapolis)
- Net migration: 160 to Minneapolis
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#34. Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Lakeland in 2015-2019: 195
- Migration from Lakeland to Buffalo: 36 (#98 most common destination from Lakeland)
- Net migration: 159 to Lakeland
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#33. Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Palm Bay in 2015-2019: 197
- Migration from Palm Bay to Buffalo: 0
- Net migration: 197 to Palm Bay
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#32. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Chicago in 2015-2019: 197
- Migration from Chicago to Buffalo: 271 (#142 most common destination from Chicago)
- Net migration: 74 to Buffalo
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#31. Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA Metro Area

- Migration to Omaha in 2015-2019: 203
- Migration from Omaha to Buffalo: 0
- Net migration: 203 to Omaha

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#30. Binghamton, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Binghamton in 2015-2019: 211
- Migration from Binghamton to Buffalo: 456 (#4 most common destination from Binghamton)
- Net migration: 245 to Buffalo
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#29. Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area

- Migration to Baton Rouge in 2015-2019: 213
- Migration from Baton Rouge to Buffalo: 0
- Net migration: 213 to Baton Rouge
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#28. Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT Metro Area

- Migration to Bridgeport in 2015-2019: 226
- Migration from Bridgeport to Buffalo: 28 (#119 most common destination from Bridgeport)
- Net migration: 198 to Bridgeport
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#27. Erie, PA Metro Area

- Migration to Erie in 2015-2019: 228
- Migration from Erie to Buffalo: 169 (#19 most common destination from Erie)
- Net migration: 59 to Erie
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#26. Watertown-Fort Drum, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Watertown in 2015-2019: 237
- Migration from Watertown to Buffalo: 254 (#11 most common destination from Watertown)
- Net migration: 17 to Buffalo

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#25. Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Cape Coral in 2015-2019: 238
- Migration from Cape Coral to Buffalo: 167 (#29 most common destination from Cape Coral)
- Net migration: 71 to Cape Coral
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#24. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Atlanta in 2015-2019: 241
- Migration from Atlanta to Buffalo: 235 (#129 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 6 to Atlanta
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#23. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metro Area

- Migration to Baltimore in 2015-2019: 243
- Migration from Baltimore to Buffalo: 149 (#98 most common destination from Baltimore)
- Net migration: 94 to Baltimore
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#22. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Austin in 2015-2019: 270
- Migration from Austin to Buffalo: 29 (#194 most common destination from Austin)
- Net migration: 241 to Austin
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#21. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area

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

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#20. Chattanooga, TN-GA Metro Area

- Migration to Chattanooga in 2015-2019: 294
- Migration from Chattanooga to Buffalo: 0
- Net migration: 294 to Chattanooga
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#19. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Orlando in 2015-2019: 295
- Migration from Orlando to Buffalo: 222 (#78 most common destination from Orlando)
- Net migration: 73 to Orlando
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#18. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Nashville in 2015-2019: 303
- Migration from Nashville to Buffalo: 31 (#186 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 272 to Nashville
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#17. North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL Metro Area

- Migration to North Port in 2015-2019: 316
- Migration from North Port to Buffalo: 49 (#95 most common destination from North Port)
- Net migration: 267 to North Port
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#16. Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Cleveland in 2015-2019: 348
- Migration from Cleveland to Buffalo: 111 (#83 most common destination from Cleveland)
- Net migration: 237 to Cleveland

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#15. Raleigh-Cary, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Raleigh in 2015-2019: 365
- Migration from Raleigh to Buffalo: 28 (#149 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Net migration: 337 to Raleigh
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#14. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metro Area

- Migration to Virginia Beach in 2015-2019: 396
- Migration from Virginia Beach to Buffalo: 292 (#61 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 104 to Virginia Beach
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#13. Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area

- Migration to Pittsburgh in 2015-2019: 410
- Migration from Pittsburgh to Buffalo: 120 (#100 most common destination from Pittsburgh)
- Net migration: 290 to Pittsburgh
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#12. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area

- Migration to Charlotte in 2015-2019: 417
- Migration from Charlotte to Buffalo: 75 (#138 most common destination from Charlotte)
- Net migration: 342 to Charlotte
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#11. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Detroit in 2015-2019: 420
- Migration from Detroit to Buffalo: 107 (#115 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 313 to Detroit

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#10. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia in 2015-2019: 421
- Migration from Philadelphia to Buffalo: 174 (#131 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 247 to Philadelphia
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#9. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Houston in 2015-2019: 509
- Migration from Houston to Buffalo: 198 (#122 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 311 to Houston
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#8. Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Albany in 2015-2019: 521
- Migration from Albany to Buffalo: 381 (#16 most common destination from Albany)
- Net migration: 140 to Albany
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#7. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area

- Migration to Washington in 2015-2019: 656
- Migration from Washington to Buffalo: 668 (#73 most common destination from Washington)
- Net migration: 12 to Buffalo
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#6. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Dallas in 2015-2019: 689
- Migration from Dallas to Buffalo: 67 (#220 most common destination from Dallas)
- Net migration: 622 to Dallas

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#5. Syracuse, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Syracuse in 2015-2019: 716
- Migration from Syracuse to Buffalo: 780 (#6 most common destination from Syracuse)
- Net migration: 64 to Buffalo
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#4. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area

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

- Migration to Utica in 2015-2019: 909
- Migration from Utica to Buffalo: 155 (#9 most common destination from Utica)
- Net migration: 754 to Utica
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#2. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area

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

- Migration to Rochester in 2015-2019: 3,458
- Migration from Rochester to Buffalo: 2,703 (#2 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 755 to Rochester

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