Metros sending the most people to Asheville

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June 23, 2022
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Metros sending the most people to Asheville

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

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#50. Johnson City, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Asheville from Johnson City in 2015-2019: 100 (#14 most common destination from Johnson City)
- Migration from Asheville to Johnson City: 245 (#16 most common destination from Asheville)
- Net migration: 145 to Johnson City
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#49. Richmond, VA Metro Area

- Migration to Asheville from Richmond in 2015-2019: 103 (#69 most common destination from Richmond)
- Migration from Asheville to Richmond: 11 (#126 most common destination from Asheville)
- Net migration: 92 to Asheville
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#48. Boulder, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Asheville from Boulder in 2015-2019: 105 (#33 most common destination from Boulder)
- Migration from Asheville to Boulder: 86 (#48 most common destination from Asheville)
- Net migration: 19 to Asheville
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#47. Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metro Area

- Migration to Asheville from Providence in 2015-2019: 116 (#59 most common destination from Providence)
- Migration from Asheville to Providence: 0 (#183 most common destination from Asheville)
- Net migration: 116 to Asheville
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#46. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Asheville from Austin in 2015-2019: 117 (#98 most common destination from Austin)
- Migration from Asheville to Austin: 20 (#99 most common destination from Asheville)
- Net migration: 97 to Asheville

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#45. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Asheville from Nashville in 2015-2019: 117 (#86 most common destination from Nashville)
- Migration from Asheville to Nashville: 68 (#54 most common destination from Asheville)
- Net migration: 49 to Asheville
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#44. Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metro Area

- Migration to Asheville from Augusta in 2015-2019: 118 (#44 most common destination from Augusta)
- Migration from Asheville to Augusta: 5 (#147 most common destination from Asheville)
- Net migration: 113 to Asheville
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#43. Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metro Area

- Migration to Asheville from Milwaukee in 2015-2019: 119 (#70 most common destination from Milwaukee)
- Migration from Asheville to Milwaukee: 13 (#117 most common destination from Asheville)
- Net migration: 106 to Asheville
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#42. Syracuse, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Asheville from Syracuse in 2015-2019: 120 (#39 most common destination from Syracuse)
- Migration from Asheville to Syracuse: 32 (#82 most common destination from Asheville)
- Net migration: 88 to Asheville
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#41. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metro Area

- Migration to Asheville from Portland in 2015-2019: 121 (#96 most common destination from Portland)
- Migration from Asheville to Portland: 66 (#55 most common destination from Asheville)
- Net migration: 55 to Asheville

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#40. Florence, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Asheville from Florence in 2015-2019: 123 (#15 most common destination from Florence)
- Migration from Asheville to Florence: 34 (#77 most common destination from Asheville)
- Net migration: 89 to Asheville
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#39. Naples-Marco Island, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Asheville from Naples in 2015-2019: 126 (#26 most common destination from Naples)
- Migration from Asheville to Naples: 17 (#104 most common destination from Asheville)
- Net migration: 109 to Asheville
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#38. New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metro Area

- Migration to Asheville from New Orleans in 2015-2019: 129 (#58 most common destination from New Orleans)
- Migration from Asheville to New Orleans: 19 (#101 most common destination from Asheville)
- Net migration: 110 to Asheville
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#37. Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Asheville from Cape Coral in 2015-2019: 130 (#38 most common destination from Cape Coral)
- Migration from Asheville to Cape Coral: 153 (#27 most common destination from Asheville)
- Net migration: 23 to Cape Coral
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#36. Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Asheville from Pensacola in 2015-2019: 142 (#54 most common destination from Pensacola)
- Migration from Asheville to Pensacola: 198 (#19 most common destination from Asheville)
- Net migration: 56 to Pensacola

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#35. Wilmington, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Asheville from Wilmington in 2015-2019: 147 (#18 most common destination from Wilmington)
- Migration from Asheville to Wilmington: 327 (#12 most common destination from Asheville)
- Net migration: 180 to Wilmington
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#34. Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Asheville from Cleveland in 2015-2019: 148 (#66 most common destination from Cleveland)
- Migration from Asheville to Cleveland: 58 (#59 most common destination from Asheville)
- Net migration: 90 to Asheville
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#33. Jacksonville, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Asheville from Jacksonville in 2015-2019: 150 (#77 most common destination from Jacksonville)
- Migration from Asheville to Jacksonville: 47 (#69 most common destination from Asheville)
- Net migration: 103 to Asheville
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#32. Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Asheville from Palm Bay in 2015-2019: 161 (#27 most common destination from Palm Bay)
- Migration from Asheville to Palm Bay: 0 (#183 most common destination from Asheville)
- Net migration: 161 to Asheville
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#31. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Asheville from Denver in 2015-2019: 168 (#98 most common destination from Denver)
- Migration from Asheville to Denver: 125 (#36 most common destination from Asheville)
- Net migration: 43 to Asheville

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

- Migration to Asheville from North Port in 2015-2019: 169 (#34 most common destination from North Port)
- Migration from Asheville to North Port: 48 (#66 most common destination from Asheville)
- Net migration: 121 to Asheville
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#29. Rocky Mount, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Asheville from Rocky Mount in 2015-2019: 175 (#10 most common destination from Rocky Mount)
- Migration from Asheville to Rocky Mount: 10 (#129 most common destination from Asheville)
- Net migration: 165 to Asheville
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#28. Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area

- Migration to Asheville from Cincinnati in 2015-2019: 176 (#69 most common destination from Cincinnati)
- Migration from Asheville to Cincinnati: 133 (#32 most common destination from Asheville)
- Net migration: 43 to Asheville
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#27. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Asheville from Dallas in 2015-2019: 177 (#138 most common destination from Dallas)
- Migration from Asheville to Dallas: 172 (#25 most common destination from Asheville)
- Net migration: 5 to Asheville
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#26. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Asheville from Houston in 2015-2019: 179 (#127 most common destination from Houston)
- Migration from Asheville to Houston: 22 (#96 most common destination from Asheville)
- Net migration: 157 to Asheville

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

- Migration to Asheville from Boston in 2015-2019: 198 (#87 most common destination from Boston)
- Migration from Asheville to Boston: 47 (#69 most common destination from Asheville)
- Net migration: 151 to Asheville
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#24. Chattanooga, TN-GA Metro Area

- Migration to Asheville from Chattanooga in 2015-2019: 202 (#15 most common destination from Chattanooga)
- Migration from Asheville to Chattanooga: 147 (#29 most common destination from Asheville)
- Net migration: 55 to Asheville
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#23. Winston-Salem, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Asheville from Winston in 2015-2019: 205 (#20 most common destination from Winston)
- Migration from Asheville to Winston: 506 (#5 most common destination from Asheville)
- Net migration: 301 to Winston
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#22. Spartanburg, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Asheville from Spartanburg in 2015-2019: 214 (#7 most common destination from Spartanburg)
- Migration from Asheville to Spartanburg: 192 (#21 most common destination from Asheville)
- Net migration: 22 to Asheville
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#21. Greenville, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Asheville from Greenville in 2015-2019: 216 (#10 most common destination from Greenville)
- Migration from Asheville to Greenville: 32 (#82 most common destination from Asheville)
- Net migration: 184 to Asheville

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#20. Charleston-North Charleston, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Asheville from Charleston in 2015-2019: 222 (#31 most common destination from Charleston)
- Migration from Asheville to Charleston: 241 (#17 most common destination from Asheville)
- Net migration: 19 to Charleston
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#19. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Asheville from Los Angeles in 2015-2019: 242 (#135 most common destination from Los Angeles)
- Migration from Asheville to Los Angeles: 90 (#46 most common destination from Asheville)
- Net migration: 152 to Asheville
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#18. Fayetteville, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Asheville from Fayetteville in 2015-2019: 249 (#38 most common destination from Fayetteville)
- Migration from Asheville to Fayetteville: 439 (#7 most common destination from Asheville)
- Net migration: 190 to Fayetteville
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#17. Burlington, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Asheville from Burlington in 2015-2019: 298 (#6 most common destination from Burlington)
- Migration from Asheville to Burlington: 184 (#24 most common destination from Asheville)
- Net migration: 114 to Asheville
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#16. Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Asheville from Hickory in 2015-2019: 311 (#6 most common destination from Hickory)
- Migration from Asheville to Hickory: 855 (#2 most common destination from Asheville)
- Net migration: 544 to Hickory

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#15. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Asheville from Chicago in 2015-2019: 340 (#126 most common destination from Chicago)
- Migration from Asheville to Chicago: 167 (#26 most common destination from Asheville)
- Net migration: 173 to Asheville
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#14. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Asheville from Orlando in 2015-2019: 343 (#52 most common destination from Orlando)
- Migration from Asheville to Orlando: 105 (#40 most common destination from Asheville)
- Net migration: 238 to Asheville
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#13. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Asheville from Tampa in 2015-2019: 393 (#62 most common destination from Tampa)
- Migration from Asheville to Tampa: 376 (#9 most common destination from Asheville)
- Net migration: 17 to Asheville
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#12. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area

- Migration to Asheville from Washington in 2015-2019: 395 (#110 most common destination from Washington)
- Migration from Asheville to Washington: 153 (#27 most common destination from Asheville)
- Net migration: 242 to Asheville
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#11. Greensboro-High Point, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Asheville from Greensboro in 2015-2019: 415 (#13 most common destination from Greensboro)
- Migration from Asheville to Greensboro: 346 (#11 most common destination from Asheville)
- Net migration: 69 to Asheville

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

- Migration to Asheville from Myrtle Beach in 2015-2019: 419 (#8 most common destination from Myrtle Beach)
- Migration from Asheville to Myrtle Beach: 294 (#13 most common destination from Asheville)
- Net migration: 125 to Asheville
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#9. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Asheville from Atlanta in 2015-2019: 425 (#90 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Migration from Asheville to Atlanta: 191 (#22 most common destination from Asheville)
- Net migration: 234 to Asheville
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#8. Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Asheville from Deltona in 2015-2019: 450 (#12 most common destination from Deltona)
- Migration from Asheville to Deltona: 198 (#19 most common destination from Asheville)
- Net migration: 252 to Asheville
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#7. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Asheville from San Diego in 2015-2019: 472 (#60 most common destination from San Diego)
- Migration from Asheville to San Diego: 0 (#183 most common destination from Asheville)
- Net migration: 472 to Asheville
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#6. Durham-Chapel Hill, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Asheville from Durham in 2015-2019: 495 (#16 most common destination from Durham)
- Migration from Asheville to Durham: 466 (#6 most common destination from Asheville)
- Net migration: 29 to Asheville

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#5. Greenville-Anderson, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Asheville from Greenville in 2015-2019: 542 (#8 most common destination from Greenville)
- Migration from Asheville to Greenville: 576 (#4 most common destination from Asheville)
- Net migration: 34 to Greenville
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#4. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Asheville from Miami in 2015-2019: 591 (#51 most common destination from Miami)
- Migration from Asheville to Miami: 105 (#40 most common destination from Asheville)
- Net migration: 486 to Asheville
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#3. Raleigh-Cary, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Asheville from Raleigh in 2015-2019: 653 (#18 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Migration from Asheville to Raleigh: 839 (#3 most common destination from Asheville)
- Net migration: 186 to Raleigh
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#2. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area

- Migration to Asheville from New York in 2015-2019: 659 (#110 most common destination from New York)
- Migration from Asheville to New York: 200 (#18 most common destination from Asheville)
- Net migration: 459 to Asheville
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#1. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area

- Migration to Asheville from Charlotte in 2015-2019: 1,476 (#14 most common destination from Charlotte)
- Migration from Asheville to Charlotte: 1,707 (#1 most common destination from Asheville)
- Net migration: 231 to Charlotte

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