Where people in Rochester are moving to most

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

Stacker compiled a list of where people in Rochester, 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 Rochester between 2015 and 2019. Ties were broken by gross migration.

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

- Migration to Indianapolis in 2015-2019: 115
- Migration from Indianapolis to Rochester: 97 (#101 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Net migration: 18 to Indianapolis
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#49. Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Colorado Springs in 2015-2019: 117
- Migration from Colorado Springs to Rochester: 83 (#110 most common destination from Colorado Springs)
- Net migration: 34 to Colorado Springs
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#48. Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Cleveland in 2015-2019: 117
- Migration from Cleveland to Rochester: 110 (#85 most common destination from Cleveland)
- Net migration: 7 to Cleveland
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#47. Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area

- Migration to Cincinnati in 2015-2019: 120
- Migration from Cincinnati to Rochester: 47 (#144 most common destination from Cincinnati)
- Net migration: 73 to Cincinnati
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#46. Gainesville, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Gainesville in 2015-2019: 125
- Migration from Gainesville to Rochester: 0
- Net migration: 125 to Gainesville

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#45. Savannah, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Savannah in 2015-2019: 126
- Migration from Savannah to Rochester: 48 (#77 most common destination from Savannah)
- Net migration: 78 to Savannah
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#44. Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown, CT Metro Area

- Migration to Hartford in 2015-2019: 127
- Migration from Hartford to Rochester: 215 (#45 most common destination from Hartford)
- Net migration: 88 to Rochester
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#43. Akron, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Akron in 2015-2019: 128
- Migration from Akron to Rochester: 66 (#54 most common destination from Akron)
- Net migration: 62 to Akron
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#42. Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Deltona in 2015-2019: 137
- Migration from Deltona to Rochester: 19 (#124 most common destination from Deltona)
- Net migration: 118 to Deltona
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#41. Portland-South Portland, ME Metro Area

- Migration to Portland in 2015-2019: 137
- Migration from Portland to Rochester: 82 (#53 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 55 to Portland

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#40. North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL Metro Area

- Migration to North Port in 2015-2019: 142
- Migration from North Port to Rochester: 40 (#109 most common destination from North Port)
- Net migration: 102 to North Port
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#39. Tucson, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Tucson in 2015-2019: 153
- Migration from Tucson to Rochester: 58 (#109 most common destination from Tucson)
- Net migration: 95 to Tucson
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#38. Columbia, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia in 2015-2019: 159
- Migration from Columbia to Rochester: 32 (#115 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 127 to Columbia
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#37. Durham-Chapel Hill, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Durham in 2015-2019: 168
- Migration from Durham to Rochester: 74 (#69 most common destination from Durham)
- Net migration: 94 to Durham
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#36. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metro Area

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

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

- Migration to Seattle in 2015-2019: 169
- Migration from Seattle to Rochester: 148 (#127 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 21 to Seattle
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#34. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Riverside in 2015-2019: 179
- Migration from Riverside to Rochester: 92 (#144 most common destination from Riverside)
- Net migration: 87 to Riverside
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#33. Wilmington, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Wilmington in 2015-2019: 184
- Migration from Wilmington to Rochester: 11 (#98 most common destination from Wilmington)
- Net migration: 173 to Wilmington
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#32. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Houston in 2015-2019: 186
- Migration from Houston to Rochester: 102 (#171 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 84 to Houston
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#31. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Dallas in 2015-2019: 204
- Migration from Dallas to Rochester: 128 (#164 most common destination from Dallas)
- Net migration: 76 to Dallas

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

- Migration to Virginia Beach in 2015-2019: 237
- Migration from Virginia Beach to Rochester: 139 (#104 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 98 to Virginia Beach
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#29. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Chicago in 2015-2019: 237
- Migration from Chicago to Rochester: 395 (#119 most common destination from Chicago)
- Net migration: 158 to Rochester
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#28. Lancaster, PA Metro Area

- Migration to Lancaster in 2015-2019: 238
- Migration from Lancaster to Rochester: 92 (#35 most common destination from Lancaster)
- Net migration: 146 to Lancaster
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#27. Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT Metro Area

- Migration to Bridgeport in 2015-2019: 258
- Migration from Bridgeport to Rochester: 202 (#37 most common destination from Bridgeport)
- Net migration: 56 to Bridgeport
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#26. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area

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

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#25. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Denver in 2015-2019: 282
- Migration from Denver to Rochester: 259 (#75 most common destination from Denver)
- Net migration: 23 to Denver
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#24. Worcester, MA-CT Metro Area

- Migration to Worcester in 2015-2019: 302
- Migration from Worcester to Rochester: 49 (#83 most common destination from Worcester)
- Net migration: 253 to Worcester
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#23. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Los Angeles in 2015-2019: 304
- Migration from Los Angeles to Rochester: 381 (#101 most common destination from Los Angeles)
- Net migration: 77 to Rochester
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#22. Binghamton, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Binghamton in 2015-2019: 305
- Migration from Binghamton to Rochester: 536 (#3 most common destination from Binghamton)
- Net migration: 231 to Rochester
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#21. Jacksonville, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Jacksonville in 2015-2019: 316
- Migration from Jacksonville to Rochester: 88 (#111 most common destination from Jacksonville)
- Net migration: 228 to Jacksonville

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

- Migration to San Diego in 2015-2019: 316
- Migration from San Diego to Rochester: 150 (#126 most common destination from San Diego)
- Net migration: 166 to San Diego
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#19. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metro Area

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

- Migration to Utica in 2015-2019: 327
- Migration from Utica to Rochester: 681 (#2 most common destination from Utica)
- Net migration: 354 to Rochester
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#17. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area

- Migration to Las Vegas in 2015-2019: 357
- Migration from Las Vegas to Rochester: 36 (#185 most common destination from Las Vegas)
- Net migration: 321 to Las Vegas
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#16. Ithaca, NY Metro Area

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

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

- Migration to Philadelphia in 2015-2019: 433
- Migration from Philadelphia to Rochester: 881 (#40 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 448 to Rochester
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#14. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Miami in 2015-2019: 440
- Migration from Miami to Rochester: 356 (#74 most common destination from Miami)
- Net migration: 84 to Miami
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#13. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix in 2015-2019: 470
- Migration from Phoenix to Rochester: 215 (#99 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 255 to Phoenix
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#12. Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area

- Migration to Pittsburgh in 2015-2019: 577
- Migration from Pittsburgh to Rochester: 269 (#54 most common destination from Pittsburgh)
- Net migration: 308 to Pittsburgh
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#11. Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Cape Coral in 2015-2019: 584
- Migration from Cape Coral to Rochester: 142 (#34 most common destination from Cape Coral)
- Net migration: 442 to Cape Coral

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#10. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Tampa in 2015-2019: 719
- Migration from Tampa to Rochester: 335 (#70 most common destination from Tampa)
- Net migration: 384 to Tampa
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#9. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Atlanta in 2015-2019: 723
- Migration from Atlanta to Rochester: 329 (#105 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 394 to Atlanta
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#8. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area

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

- Migration to Poughkeepsie in 2015-2019: 786
- Migration from Poughkeepsie to Rochester: 409 (#8 most common destination from Poughkeepsie)
- Net migration: 377 to Poughkeepsie
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#6. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area

- Migration to Washington in 2015-2019: 800
- Migration from Washington to Rochester: 513 (#86 most common destination from Washington)
- Net migration: 287 to Washington

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

- Migration to Albany in 2015-2019: 933
- Migration from Albany to Rochester: 915 (#4 most common destination from Albany)
- Net migration: 18 to Albany
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#4. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area

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

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

- Migration to Buffalo in 2015-2019: 2,703
- 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 New York in 2015-2019: 5,685
- Migration from New York to Rochester: 6,037 (#20 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 352 to Rochester

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