Where people in Asheville are moving to most

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June 22, 2022
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Where people in Asheville are moving to most

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

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#50. Lynchburg, VA Metro Area

- Migration to Lynchburg in 2015-2019: 76
- Migration from Lynchburg to Asheville: 0
- Net migration: 76 to Lynchburg
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#49. Tulsa, OK Metro Area

- Migration to Tulsa in 2015-2019: 80
- Migration from Tulsa to Asheville: 0
- Net migration: 80 to Tulsa
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#48. Boulder, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Boulder in 2015-2019: 86
- Migration from Boulder to Asheville: 105 (#33 most common destination from Boulder)
- Net migration: 19 to Asheville
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#47. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix in 2015-2019: 87
- Migration from Phoenix to Asheville: 61 (#220 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 26 to Phoenix
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#46. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Los Angeles in 2015-2019: 90
- Migration from Los Angeles to Asheville: 242 (#135 most common destination from Los Angeles)
- Net migration: 152 to Asheville

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#45. Columbus, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus in 2015-2019: 96
- Migration from Columbus to Asheville: 65 (#120 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 31 to Columbus
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#44. Niles, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Niles in 2015-2019: 101
- Migration from Niles to Asheville: 0
- Net migration: 101 to Niles
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#43. Jacksonville, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Jacksonville in 2015-2019: 101
- Migration from Jacksonville to Asheville: 74 (#71 most common destination from Jacksonville)
- Net migration: 27 to Jacksonville
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#42. Fort Collins, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Fort Collins in 2015-2019: 104
- Migration from Fort Collins to Asheville: 34 (#85 most common destination from Fort Collins)
- Net migration: 70 to Fort Collins
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#41. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Orlando in 2015-2019: 105
- Migration from Orlando to Asheville: 343 (#52 most common destination from Orlando)
- Net migration: 238 to Asheville

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#40. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Miami in 2015-2019: 105
- Migration from Miami to Asheville: 591 (#51 most common destination from Miami)
- Net migration: 486 to Asheville
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#39. Port St. Lucie, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Port St. Lucie in 2015-2019: 107
- Migration from Port St. Lucie to Asheville: 75 (#46 most common destination from Port St. Lucie)
- Net migration: 32 to Port St. Lucie
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#38. St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area

- Migration to St. Louis in 2015-2019: 110
- Migration from St. Louis to Asheville: 21 (#233 most common destination from St. Louis)
- Net migration: 89 to St. Louis
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#37. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia in 2015-2019: 122
- Migration from Philadelphia to Asheville: 90 (#160 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 32 to Philadelphia
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#36. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area

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

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#35. Kansas City, MO-KS Metro Area

- Migration to Kansas City in 2015-2019: 127
- Migration from Kansas City to Asheville: 26 (#186 most common destination from Kansas City)
- Net migration: 101 to Kansas City
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#34. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle in 2015-2019: 128
- Migration from Seattle to Asheville: 36 (#229 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 92 to Seattle
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#33. Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area

- Migration to Pittsburgh in 2015-2019: 130
- Migration from Pittsburgh to Asheville: 89 (#112 most common destination from Pittsburgh)
- Net migration: 41 to Pittsburgh
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#32. Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area

- Migration to Cincinnati in 2015-2019: 133
- Migration from Cincinnati to Asheville: 176 (#69 most common destination from Cincinnati)
- Net migration: 43 to Asheville
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#31. Portland-South Portland, ME Metro Area

- Migration to Portland in 2015-2019: 136
- Migration from Portland to Asheville: 46 (#78 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 90 to Portland

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#30. Salisbury, MD-DE Metro Area

- Migration to Salisbury in 2015-2019: 146
- Migration from Salisbury to Asheville: 29 (#64 most common destination from Salisbury)
- Net migration: 117 to Salisbury
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#29. Chattanooga, TN-GA Metro Area

- Migration to Chattanooga in 2015-2019: 147
- Migration from Chattanooga to Asheville: 202 (#15 most common destination from Chattanooga)
- Net migration: 55 to Asheville
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#28. Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Cape Coral in 2015-2019: 153
- Migration from Cape Coral to Asheville: 130 (#38 most common destination from Cape Coral)
- Net migration: 23 to Cape Coral
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#27. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area

- Migration to Washington in 2015-2019: 153
- Migration from Washington to Asheville: 395 (#110 most common destination from Washington)
- Net migration: 242 to Asheville
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#26. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Chicago in 2015-2019: 167
- Migration from Chicago to Asheville: 340 (#126 most common destination from Chicago)
- Net migration: 173 to Asheville

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

- Migration to Dallas in 2015-2019: 172
- Migration from Dallas to Asheville: 177 (#138 most common destination from Dallas)
- Net migration: 5 to Asheville
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#24. Burlington, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Burlington in 2015-2019: 184
- Migration from Burlington to Asheville: 298 (#6 most common destination from Burlington)
- Net migration: 114 to Asheville
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#23. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Minneapolis in 2015-2019: 185
- Migration from Minneapolis to Asheville: 40 (#198 most common destination from Minneapolis)
- Net migration: 145 to Minneapolis
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#22. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Atlanta in 2015-2019: 191
- Migration from Atlanta to Asheville: 425 (#90 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 234 to Asheville
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#21. Spartanburg, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Spartanburg in 2015-2019: 192
- Migration from Spartanburg to Asheville: 214 (#7 most common destination from Spartanburg)
- Net migration: 22 to Asheville

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#20. Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Pensacola in 2015-2019: 198
- Migration from Pensacola to Asheville: 142 (#54 most common destination from Pensacola)
- Net migration: 56 to Pensacola
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#19. Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Deltona in 2015-2019: 198
- Migration from Deltona to Asheville: 450 (#12 most common destination from Deltona)
- Net migration: 252 to Asheville
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#18. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area

- Migration to New York in 2015-2019: 200
- Migration from New York to Asheville: 659 (#110 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 459 to Asheville
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#17. Charleston-North Charleston, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston in 2015-2019: 241
- Migration from Charleston to Asheville: 222 (#31 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 19 to Charleston
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#16. Johnson City, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Johnson City in 2015-2019: 245
- Migration from Johnson City to Asheville: 100 (#14 most common destination from Johnson City)
- Net migration: 145 to Johnson City

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#15. Knoxville, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Knoxville in 2015-2019: 249
- Migration from Knoxville to Asheville: 65 (#70 most common destination from Knoxville)
- Net migration: 184 to Knoxville
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#14. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metro Area

- Migration to Virginia Beach in 2015-2019: 264
- Migration from Virginia Beach to Asheville: 83 (#141 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 181 to Virginia Beach
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#13. Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metro Area

- Migration to Myrtle Beach in 2015-2019: 294
- Migration from Myrtle Beach to Asheville: 419 (#8 most common destination from Myrtle Beach)
- Net migration: 125 to Asheville
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#12. Wilmington, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Wilmington in 2015-2019: 327
- Migration from Wilmington to Asheville: 147 (#18 most common destination from Wilmington)
- Net migration: 180 to Wilmington
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#11. Greensboro-High Point, NC Metro Area

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

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#10. Savannah, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Savannah in 2015-2019: 354
- Migration from Savannah to Asheville: 30 (#99 most common destination from Savannah)
- Net migration: 324 to Savannah
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#9. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Tampa in 2015-2019: 376
- Migration from Tampa to Asheville: 393 (#62 most common destination from Tampa)
- Net migration: 17 to Asheville
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#8. Columbia, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia in 2015-2019: 393
- Migration from Columbia to Asheville: 80 (#71 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 313 to Columbia
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#7. Fayetteville, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Fayetteville in 2015-2019: 439
- Migration from Fayetteville to Asheville: 249 (#38 most common destination from Fayetteville)
- Net migration: 190 to Fayetteville
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#6. Durham-Chapel Hill, NC Metro Area

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

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#5. Winston-Salem, NC Metro Area

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

- Migration to Greenville in 2015-2019: 576
- Migration from Greenville to Asheville: 542 (#8 most common destination from Greenville)
- Net migration: 34 to Greenville
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#3. Raleigh-Cary, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Raleigh in 2015-2019: 839
- Migration from Raleigh to Asheville: 653 (#18 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Net migration: 186 to Raleigh
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#2. Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Hickory in 2015-2019: 855
- Migration from Hickory to Asheville: 311 (#6 most common destination from Hickory)
- Net migration: 544 to Hickory
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#1. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area

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

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