Where people in New York City are moving to most

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July 18, 2022
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Where people in New York City are moving to most

Stacker compiled a list of where people in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 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 New York City between 2015 and 2019. Ties were broken by gross migration.

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#50. Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metro Area

- Migration to Myrtle Beach in 2015-2019: 2,130
- Migration from Myrtle Beach to New York: 192 (#23 most common destination from Myrtle Beach)
- Net migration: 1,938 to Myrtle Beach
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#49. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metro Area

- Migration to Portland in 2015-2019: 2,250
- Migration from Portland to New York: 1,289 (#14 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 961 to Portland
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#48. Springfield, MA Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield in 2015-2019: 2,267
- Migration from Springfield to New York: 790 (#4 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 1,477 to Springfield
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#47. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area

- Migration to Las Vegas in 2015-2019: 2,357
- Migration from Las Vegas to New York: 903 (#17 most common destination from Las Vegas)
- Net migration: 1,454 to Las Vegas
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#46. Richmond, VA Metro Area

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

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#45. Durham-Chapel Hill, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Durham in 2015-2019: 2,499
- Migration from Durham to New York: 817 (#8 most common destination from Durham)
- Net migration: 1,682 to Durham
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#44. Columbus, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus in 2015-2019: 2,516
- Migration from Columbus to New York: 1,146 (#10 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 1,370 to Columbus
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#43. Utica-Rome, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Utica in 2015-2019: 2,565
- Migration from Utica to New York: 640 (#3 most common destination from Utica)
- Net migration: 1,925 to Utica
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#42. North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL Metro Area

- Migration to North Port in 2015-2019: 2,761
- Migration from North Port to New York: 517 (#14 most common destination from North Port)
- Net migration: 2,244 to North Port
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#41. Kingston, NY Metro Area

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

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#40. Ithaca, NY Metro Area

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

- Migration to Jacksonville in 2015-2019: 3,040
- Migration from Jacksonville to New York: 820 (#14 most common destination from Jacksonville)
- Net migration: 2,220 to Jacksonville
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#38. East Stroudsburg, PA Metro Area

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

- Migration to Pittsburgh in 2015-2019: 3,083
- Migration from Pittsburgh to New York: 1,782 (#6 most common destination from Pittsburgh)
- Net migration: 1,301 to Pittsburgh
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#36. Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metro Area

- Migration to Providence in 2015-2019: 3,228
- Migration from Providence to New York: 1,435 (#3 most common destination from Providence)
- Net migration: 1,793 to Providence

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

- Migration to Cape Coral in 2015-2019: 3,312
- Migration from Cape Coral to New York: 504 (#10 most common destination from Cape Coral)
- Net migration: 2,808 to Cape Coral
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#34. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Jose in 2015-2019: 3,580
- Migration from San Jose to New York: 2,181 (#8 most common destination from San Jose)
- Net migration: 1,399 to San Jose
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#33. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Diego in 2015-2019: 3,620
- Migration from San Diego to New York: 2,351 (#12 most common destination from San Diego)
- Net migration: 1,269 to San Diego
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#32. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Austin in 2015-2019: 3,704
- Migration from Austin to New York: 1,651 (#7 most common destination from Austin)
- Net migration: 2,053 to Austin
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#31. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Denver in 2015-2019: 3,786
- Migration from Denver to New York: 1,345 (#15 most common destination from Denver)
- Net migration: 2,441 to Denver

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#30. Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown, CT Metro Area

- Migration to Hartford in 2015-2019: 3,921
- Migration from Hartford to New York: 2,140 (#5 most common destination from Hartford)
- Net migration: 1,781 to Hartford
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#29. Raleigh-Cary, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Raleigh in 2015-2019: 4,026
- Migration from Raleigh to New York: 1,587 (#7 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Net migration: 2,439 to Raleigh
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#28. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metro Area

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

- Migration to Binghamton in 2015-2019: 4,104
- Migration from Binghamton to New York: 758 (#1 most common destination from Binghamton)
- Net migration: 3,346 to Binghamton
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#26. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

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

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#25. New Haven-Milford, CT Metro Area

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

- Migration to Seattle in 2015-2019: 5,092
- Migration from Seattle to New York: 2,965 (#9 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 2,127 to Seattle
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#23. Syracuse, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Syracuse in 2015-2019: 5,529
- Migration from Syracuse to New York: 3,626 (#1 most common destination from Syracuse)
- Net migration: 1,903 to Syracuse
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#22. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Houston in 2015-2019: 5,880
- Migration from Houston to New York: 2,633 (#9 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 3,247 to Houston
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#21. Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY Metro Area

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

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#20. Rochester, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester in 2015-2019: 6,037
- Migration from Rochester to New York: 5,685 (#1 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 352 to Rochester
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#19. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metro Area

- Migration to Baltimore in 2015-2019: 6,070
- Migration from Baltimore to New York: 3,978 (#4 most common destination from Baltimore)
- Net migration: 2,092 to Baltimore
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#18. Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA Metro Area

- Migration to Scranton in 2015-2019: 6,406
- Migration from Scranton to New York: 726 (#3 most common destination from Scranton)
- Net migration: 5,680 to Scranton
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#17. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Chicago in 2015-2019: 7,009
- Migration from Chicago to New York: 5,635 (#8 most common destination from Chicago)
- Net migration: 1,374 to Chicago
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#16. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Dallas in 2015-2019: 7,504
- Migration from Dallas to New York: 3,234 (#10 most common destination from Dallas)
- Net migration: 4,270 to Dallas

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

- Migration to Charlotte in 2015-2019: 8,855
- Migration from Charlotte to New York: 1,886 (#11 most common destination from Charlotte)
- Net migration: 6,969 to Charlotte
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#14. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Francisco in 2015-2019: 9,349
- Migration from San Francisco to New York: 6,327 (#7 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Net migration: 3,022 to San Francisco
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#13. Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Albany in 2015-2019: 9,490
- Migration from Albany to New York: 4,732 (#1 most common destination from Albany)
- Net migration: 4,758 to Albany
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#12. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Tampa in 2015-2019: 9,927
- Migration from Tampa to New York: 3,224 (#5 most common destination from Tampa)
- Net migration: 6,703 to Tampa
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#11. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Orlando in 2015-2019: 10,278
- Migration from Orlando to New York: 3,454 (#6 most common destination from Orlando)
- Net migration: 6,824 to Orlando

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

- Migration to Allentown in 2015-2019: 11,123
- Migration from Allentown to New York: 3,868 (#2 most common destination from Allentown)
- Net migration: 7,255 to Allentown
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#9. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Atlanta in 2015-2019: 12,926
- Migration from Atlanta to New York: 4,596 (#3 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 8,330 to Atlanta
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#8. Trenton-Princeton, NJ Metro Area

- Migration to Trenton in 2015-2019: 13,087
- Migration from Trenton to New York: 7,705 (#1 most common destination from Trenton)
- Net migration: 5,382 to Trenton
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#7. Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Poughkeepsie in 2015-2019: 14,168
- Migration from Poughkeepsie to New York: 8,616 (#1 most common destination from Poughkeepsie)
- Net migration: 5,552 to Poughkeepsie
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#6. Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT Metro Area

- Migration to Bridgeport in 2015-2019: 14,880
- Migration from Bridgeport to New York: 7,269 (#1 most common destination from Bridgeport)
- Net migration: 7,611 to Bridgeport

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#5. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area

- Migration to Boston in 2015-2019: 15,202
- Migration from Boston to New York: 9,931 (#4 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 5,271 to Boston
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#4. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Los Angeles in 2015-2019: 15,451
- Migration from Los Angeles to New York: 8,912 (#10 most common destination from Los Angeles)
- Net migration: 6,539 to Los Angeles
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#3. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area

- Migration to Washington in 2015-2019: 16,155
- Migration from Washington to New York: 10,362 (#3 most common destination from Washington)
- Net migration: 5,793 to Washington
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#2. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Miami in 2015-2019: 22,945
- Migration from Miami to New York: 8,599 (#4 most common destination from Miami)
- Net migration: 14,346 to Miami
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#1. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area

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

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