Metros sending the most people to New York City

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June 23, 2022
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Metros sending the most people to New York City

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

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

- Migration to New York from Las Vegas in 2015-2019: 903 (#17 most common destination from Las Vegas)
- Migration from New York to Las Vegas: 2,357 (#47 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 1,454 to Las Vegas
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#49. St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area

- Migration to New York from St. Louis in 2015-2019: 965 (#15 most common destination from St. Louis)
- Migration from New York to St. Louis: 1,577 (#65 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 612 to St. Louis
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#48. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metro Area

- Migration to New York from Nashville in 2015-2019: 991 (#11 most common destination from Nashville)
- Migration from New York to Nashville: 1,781 (#62 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 790 to Nashville
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#47. New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metro Area

- Migration to New York from New Orleans in 2015-2019: 996 (#7 most common destination from New Orleans)
- Migration from New York to New Orleans: 1,180 (#77 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 184 to New Orleans
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#46. Kingston, NY Metro Area

- Migration to New York from Kingston in 2015-2019: 1,038 (#2 most common destination from Kingston)
- Migration from New York to Kingston: 2,898 (#41 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 1,860 to Kingston

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#45. Worcester, MA-CT Metro Area

- Migration to New York from Worcester in 2015-2019: 1,122 (#6 most common destination from Worcester)
- Migration from New York to Worcester: 1,261 (#76 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 139 to Worcester
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#44. Columbus, OH Metro Area

- Migration to New York from Columbus in 2015-2019: 1,146 (#10 most common destination from Columbus)
- Migration from New York to Columbus: 2,516 (#44 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 1,370 to Columbus
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#43. Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area

- Migration to New York from Sacramento in 2015-2019: 1,190 (#15 most common destination from Sacramento)
- Migration from New York to Sacramento: 1,307 (#73 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 117 to Sacramento
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#42. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metro Area

- Migration to New York from Detroit in 2015-2019: 1,237 (#17 most common destination from Detroit)
- Migration from New York to Detroit: 2,103 (#51 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 866 to Detroit
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#41. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metro Area

- Migration to New York from Portland in 2015-2019: 1,289 (#14 most common destination from Portland)
- Migration from New York to Portland: 2,250 (#49 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 961 to Portland

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#40. Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metro Area

- Migration to New York from Cleveland in 2015-2019: 1,345 (#6 most common destination from Cleveland)
- Migration from New York to Cleveland: 2,005 (#53 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 660 to Cleveland
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#39. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area

- Migration to New York from Denver in 2015-2019: 1,345 (#15 most common destination from Denver)
- Migration from New York to Denver: 3,786 (#31 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 2,441 to Denver
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#38. East Stroudsburg, PA Metro Area

- Migration to New York from East Stroudsburg in 2015-2019: 1,350 (#2 most common destination from East Stroudsburg)
- Migration from New York to East Stroudsburg: 3,059 (#38 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 1,709 to East Stroudsburg
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#37. Ithaca, NY Metro Area

- Migration to New York from Ithaca in 2015-2019: 1,352 (#1 most common destination from Ithaca)
- Migration from New York to Ithaca: 3,010 (#40 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 1,658 to Ithaca
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#36. Richmond, VA Metro Area

- Migration to New York from Richmond in 2015-2019: 1,434 (#4 most common destination from Richmond)
- Migration from New York to Richmond: 2,442 (#46 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 1,008 to Richmond

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#35. Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metro Area

- Migration to New York from Providence in 2015-2019: 1,435 (#3 most common destination from Providence)
- Migration from New York to Providence: 3,228 (#36 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 1,793 to Providence
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#34. Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ Metro Area

- Migration to New York from Vineland in 2015-2019: 1,454 (#2 most common destination from Vineland)
- Migration from New York to Vineland: 1,899 (#58 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 445 to Vineland
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#33. Raleigh-Cary, NC Metro Area

- Migration to New York from Raleigh in 2015-2019: 1,587 (#7 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Migration from New York to Raleigh: 4,026 (#29 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 2,439 to Raleigh
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#32. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area

- Migration to New York from Austin in 2015-2019: 1,651 (#7 most common destination from Austin)
- Migration from New York to Austin: 3,704 (#32 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 2,053 to Austin
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#31. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to New York from Phoenix in 2015-2019: 1,692 (#19 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Migration from New York to Phoenix: 4,287 (#26 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 2,595 to Phoenix

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#30. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metro Area

- Migration to New York from Virginia Beach in 2015-2019: 1,729 (#5 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Migration from New York to Virginia Beach: 4,074 (#28 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 2,345 to Virginia Beach
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#29. Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area

- Migration to New York from Pittsburgh in 2015-2019: 1,782 (#6 most common destination from Pittsburgh)
- Migration from New York to Pittsburgh: 3,083 (#37 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 1,301 to Pittsburgh
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#28. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area

- Migration to New York from Charlotte in 2015-2019: 1,886 (#11 most common destination from Charlotte)
- Migration from New York to Charlotte: 8,855 (#15 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 6,969 to Charlotte
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#27. Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown, CT Metro Area

- Migration to New York from Hartford in 2015-2019: 2,140 (#5 most common destination from Hartford)
- Migration from New York to Hartford: 3,921 (#30 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 1,781 to Hartford
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#26. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metro Area

- Migration to New York from San Jose in 2015-2019: 2,181 (#8 most common destination from San Jose)
- Migration from New York to San Jose: 3,580 (#34 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 1,399 to San Jose

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

- Migration to New York from San Diego in 2015-2019: 2,351 (#12 most common destination from San Diego)
- Migration from New York to San Diego: 3,620 (#33 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 1,269 to San Diego
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#24. Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ Metro Area

- Migration to New York from Atlantic City in 2015-2019: 2,547 (#2 most common destination from Atlantic City)
- Migration from New York to Atlantic City: 1,888 (#59 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 659 to New York
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#23. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area

- Migration to New York from Houston in 2015-2019: 2,633 (#9 most common destination from Houston)
- Migration from New York to Houston: 5,880 (#22 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 3,247 to Houston
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#22. New Haven-Milford, CT Metro Area

- Migration to New York from New Haven in 2015-2019: 2,958 (#3 most common destination from New Haven)
- Migration from New York to New Haven: 4,341 (#25 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 1,383 to New Haven
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#21. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area

- Migration to New York from Seattle in 2015-2019: 2,965 (#9 most common destination from Seattle)
- Migration from New York to Seattle: 5,092 (#24 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 2,127 to Seattle

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#20. Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY Metro Area

- Migration to New York from Buffalo in 2015-2019: 3,131 (#2 most common destination from Buffalo)
- 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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#19. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area

- Migration to New York from Tampa in 2015-2019: 3,224 (#5 most common destination from Tampa)
- Migration from New York to Tampa: 9,927 (#12 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 6,703 to Tampa
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#18. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area

- Migration to New York from Dallas in 2015-2019: 3,234 (#10 most common destination from Dallas)
- Migration from New York to Dallas: 7,504 (#16 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 4,270 to Dallas
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#17. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area

- Migration to New York from Orlando in 2015-2019: 3,454 (#6 most common destination from Orlando)
- Migration from New York to Orlando: 10,278 (#11 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 6,824 to Orlando
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#16. Syracuse, NY Metro Area

- Migration to New York from Syracuse in 2015-2019: 3,626 (#1 most common destination from Syracuse)
- Migration from New York to Syracuse: 5,529 (#23 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 1,903 to Syracuse

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#15. Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ Metro Area

- Migration to New York from Allentown in 2015-2019: 3,868 (#2 most common destination from Allentown)
- Migration from New York to Allentown: 11,123 (#10 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 7,255 to Allentown
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#14. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metro Area

- Migration to New York from Baltimore in 2015-2019: 3,978 (#4 most common destination from Baltimore)
- Migration from New York to Baltimore: 6,070 (#19 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 2,092 to Baltimore
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#13. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area

- Migration to New York from Atlanta in 2015-2019: 4,596 (#3 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Migration from New York to Atlanta: 12,926 (#9 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 8,330 to Atlanta
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#12. Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area

- Migration to New York from Albany in 2015-2019: 4,732 (#1 most common destination from Albany)
- Migration from New York to Albany: 9,490 (#13 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 4,758 to Albany
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#11. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to New York from Chicago in 2015-2019: 5,635 (#8 most common destination from Chicago)
- Migration from New York to Chicago: 7,009 (#17 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 1,374 to Chicago

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#10. Rochester, NY Metro Area

- Migration to New York from Rochester in 2015-2019: 5,685 (#1 most common destination from Rochester)
- Migration from New York to Rochester: 6,037 (#20 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 352 to Rochester
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#9. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA Metro Area

- Migration to New York from San Francisco in 2015-2019: 6,327 (#7 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Migration from New York to San Francisco: 9,349 (#14 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 3,022 to San Francisco
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#8. Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT Metro Area

- Migration to New York from Bridgeport in 2015-2019: 7,269 (#1 most common destination from Bridgeport)
- Migration from New York to Bridgeport: 14,880 (#6 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 7,611 to Bridgeport
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#7. Trenton-Princeton, NJ Metro Area

- Migration to New York from Trenton in 2015-2019: 7,705 (#1 most common destination from Trenton)
- Migration from New York to Trenton: 13,087 (#8 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 5,382 to Trenton
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#6. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area

- Migration to New York from Miami in 2015-2019: 8,599 (#4 most common destination from Miami)
- Migration from New York to Miami: 22,945 (#2 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 14,346 to Miami

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#5. Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY Metro Area

- Migration to New York from Poughkeepsie in 2015-2019: 8,616 (#1 most common destination from Poughkeepsie)
- Migration from New York to Poughkeepsie: 14,168 (#7 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 5,552 to Poughkeepsie
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#4. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area

- Migration to New York from Los Angeles in 2015-2019: 8,912 (#10 most common destination from Los Angeles)
- Migration from New York to Los Angeles: 15,451 (#4 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 6,539 to Los Angeles
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#3. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area

- Migration to New York from Boston in 2015-2019: 9,931 (#4 most common destination from Boston)
- Migration from New York to Boston: 15,202 (#5 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 5,271 to Boston
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#2. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area

- Migration to New York from Washington in 2015-2019: 10,362 (#3 most common destination from Washington)
- Migration from New York to Washington: 16,155 (#3 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 5,793 to Washington
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#1. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area

- Migration to New York from Philadelphia in 2015-2019: 18,519 (#1 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Migration from New York to Philadelphia: 32,608 (#1 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 14,089 to Philadelphia

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