Metros sending the most people to Rochester

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June 23, 2022
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Metros sending the most people to Rochester

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

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#50. Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Augusta in 2015-2019: 106 (#49 most common destination from Augusta)
- Migration from Rochester to Augusta: 100 (#57 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 6 to Rochester
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#49. Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Cleveland in 2015-2019: 110 (#85 most common destination from Cleveland)
- Migration from Rochester to Cleveland: 117 (#48 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 7 to Cleveland
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#48. St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from St. Louis in 2015-2019: 114 (#117 most common destination from St. Louis)
- Migration from Rochester to St. Louis: 64 (#83 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 50 to Rochester
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#47. Kingston, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Kingston in 2015-2019: 115 (#7 most common destination from Kingston)
- Migration from Rochester to Kingston: 42 (#101 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 73 to Rochester
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#46. Erie, PA Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Erie in 2015-2019: 124 (#27 most common destination from Erie)
- Migration from Rochester to Erie: 44 (#100 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 80 to Rochester

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#45. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Dallas in 2015-2019: 128 (#164 most common destination from Dallas)
- Migration from Rochester to Dallas: 204 (#31 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 76 to Dallas
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#44. Hinesville, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Hinesville in 2015-2019: 129 (#17 most common destination from Hinesville)
- Migration from Rochester to Hinesville: 0 (#221 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 129 to Rochester
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#43. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Minneapolis in 2015-2019: 135 (#94 most common destination from Minneapolis)
- Migration from Rochester to Minneapolis: 48 (#96 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 87 to Rochester
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#42. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Virginia Beach in 2015-2019: 139 (#104 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Migration from Rochester to Virginia Beach: 237 (#29 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 98 to Virginia Beach
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#41. New Haven-Milford, CT Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from New Haven in 2015-2019: 141 (#41 most common destination from New Haven)
- Migration from Rochester to New Haven: 99 (#58 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 42 to Rochester

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

- Migration to Rochester from Cape Coral in 2015-2019: 142 (#34 most common destination from Cape Coral)
- Migration from Rochester to Cape Coral: 584 (#11 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 442 to Cape Coral
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#39. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Austin in 2015-2019: 148 (#87 most common destination from Austin)
- Migration from Rochester to Austin: 0 (#221 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 148 to Rochester
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#38. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Seattle in 2015-2019: 148 (#127 most common destination from Seattle)
- Migration from Rochester to Seattle: 169 (#35 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 21 to Seattle
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#37. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from San Diego in 2015-2019: 150 (#126 most common destination from San Diego)
- Migration from Rochester to San Diego: 316 (#20 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 166 to San Diego
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#36. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from San Jose in 2015-2019: 158 (#63 most common destination from San Jose)
- Migration from Rochester to San Jose: 168 (#36 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 10 to San Jose

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#35. Fort Wayne, IN Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Fort Wayne in 2015-2019: 168 (#21 most common destination from Fort Wayne)
- Migration from Rochester to Fort Wayne: 0 (#221 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 168 to Rochester
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#34. Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Bridgeport in 2015-2019: 202 (#37 most common destination from Bridgeport)
- Migration from Rochester to Bridgeport: 258 (#27 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 56 to Bridgeport
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#33. Boulder, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Boulder in 2015-2019: 203 (#15 most common destination from Boulder)
- Migration from Rochester to Boulder: 29 (#121 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 174 to Rochester
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#32. Kansas City, MO-KS Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Kansas City in 2015-2019: 207 (#67 most common destination from Kansas City)
- Migration from Rochester to Kansas City: 6 (#188 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 201 to Rochester
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#31. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from San Francisco in 2015-2019: 207 (#90 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Migration from Rochester to San Francisco: 113 (#52 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 94 to Rochester

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#30. Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Harrisburg in 2015-2019: 208 (#23 most common destination from Harrisburg)
- Migration from Rochester to Harrisburg: 49 (#94 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 159 to Rochester
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#29. Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown, CT Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Hartford in 2015-2019: 215 (#45 most common destination from Hartford)
- Migration from Rochester to Hartford: 127 (#44 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 88 to Rochester
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#28. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Phoenix in 2015-2019: 215 (#99 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Migration from Rochester to Phoenix: 470 (#13 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 255 to Phoenix
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#27. Glens Falls, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Glens Falls in 2015-2019: 216 (#3 most common destination from Glens Falls)
- Migration from Rochester to Glens Falls: 56 (#87 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 160 to Rochester
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#26. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Orlando in 2015-2019: 236 (#73 most common destination from Orlando)
- Migration from Rochester to Orlando: 277 (#26 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 41 to Orlando

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

- Migration to Rochester from Allentown in 2015-2019: 242 (#22 most common destination from Allentown)
- Migration from Rochester to Allentown: 29 (#121 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 213 to Rochester
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#24. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Denver in 2015-2019: 259 (#75 most common destination from Denver)
- Migration from Rochester to Denver: 282 (#25 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 23 to Denver
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#23. Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Pittsburgh in 2015-2019: 269 (#54 most common destination from Pittsburgh)
- Migration from Rochester to Pittsburgh: 577 (#12 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 308 to Pittsburgh
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#22. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Baltimore in 2015-2019: 298 (#65 most common destination from Baltimore)
- Migration from Rochester to Baltimore: 322 (#19 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 24 to Baltimore
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#21. Elmira, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Elmira in 2015-2019: 304 (#2 most common destination from Elmira)
- Migration from Rochester to Elmira: 110 (#55 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 194 to Rochester

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

- Migration to Rochester from Atlanta in 2015-2019: 329 (#105 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Migration from Rochester to Atlanta: 723 (#9 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 394 to Atlanta
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#19. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Tampa in 2015-2019: 335 (#70 most common destination from Tampa)
- Migration from Rochester to Tampa: 719 (#10 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 384 to Tampa
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#18. Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Burlington in 2015-2019: 348 (#3 most common destination from Burlington)
- Migration from Rochester to Burlington: 111 (#54 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 237 to Rochester
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#17. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Miami in 2015-2019: 356 (#74 most common destination from Miami)
- Migration from Rochester to Miami: 440 (#14 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 84 to Miami
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#16. Columbus, GA-AL Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Columbus in 2015-2019: 358 (#12 most common destination from Columbus)
- Migration from Rochester to Columbus: 17 (#154 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 341 to Rochester

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#15. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Los Angeles in 2015-2019: 381 (#101 most common destination from Los Angeles)
- Migration from Rochester to Los Angeles: 304 (#23 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 77 to Rochester
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#14. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Chicago in 2015-2019: 395 (#119 most common destination from Chicago)
- Migration from Rochester to Chicago: 237 (#29 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 158 to Rochester
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#13. Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Poughkeepsie in 2015-2019: 409 (#8 most common destination from Poughkeepsie)
- Migration from Rochester to Poughkeepsie: 786 (#7 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 377 to Poughkeepsie
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#12. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Charlotte in 2015-2019: 416 (#45 most common destination from Charlotte)
- Migration from Rochester to Charlotte: 1,187 (#4 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 771 to Charlotte
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#11. Ithaca, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Ithaca in 2015-2019: 425 (#4 most common destination from Ithaca)
- Migration from Rochester to Ithaca: 395 (#16 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 30 to Rochester

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#10. Watertown-Fort Drum, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Watertown in 2015-2019: 452 (#6 most common destination from Watertown)
- Migration from Rochester to Watertown: 114 (#51 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 338 to Rochester
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#9. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Washington in 2015-2019: 513 (#86 most common destination from Washington)
- Migration from Rochester to Washington: 800 (#6 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 287 to Washington
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#8. Binghamton, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Binghamton in 2015-2019: 536 (#3 most common destination from Binghamton)
- Migration from Rochester to Binghamton: 305 (#22 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 231 to Rochester
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#7. Utica-Rome, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Utica in 2015-2019: 681 (#2 most common destination from Utica)
- Migration from Rochester to Utica: 327 (#18 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 354 to Rochester
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#6. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Philadelphia in 2015-2019: 881 (#40 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Migration from Rochester to Philadelphia: 433 (#15 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 448 to Rochester

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#5. Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Albany in 2015-2019: 915 (#4 most common destination from Albany)
- Migration from Rochester to Albany: 933 (#5 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 18 to Albany
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#4. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Boston in 2015-2019: 1,288 (#26 most common destination from Boston)
- Migration from Rochester to Boston: 754 (#8 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 534 to Rochester
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#3. Syracuse, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester from Syracuse in 2015-2019: 3,080 (#2 most common destination from Syracuse)
- Migration from Rochester to Syracuse: 1,399 (#3 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 1,681 to Rochester
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#2. Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY Metro Area

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

- Migration to Rochester from New York in 2015-2019: 6,037 (#20 most common destination from New York)
- Migration from Rochester to New York: 5,685 (#1 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 352 to Rochester

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