Where people in Charlotte are moving to most

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

Stacker compiled a list of where people in Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 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 Charlotte between 2015 and 2019. Ties were broken by gross migration.

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#50. Knoxville, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Knoxville in 2015-2019: 349
- Migration from Knoxville to Charlotte: 500 (#7 most common destination from Knoxville)
- Net migration: 151 to Charlotte
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#49. New Bern, NC Metro Area

- Migration to New Bern in 2015-2019: 370
- Migration from New Bern to Charlotte: 222 (#11 most common destination from New Bern)
- Net migration: 148 to New Bern
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#48. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metro Area

- Migration to Portland in 2015-2019: 387
- Migration from Portland to Charlotte: 381 (#40 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 6 to Portland
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#47. Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metro Area

- Migration to Memphis in 2015-2019: 389
- Migration from Memphis to Charlotte: 122 (#72 most common destination from Memphis)
- Net migration: 267 to Memphis
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#46. Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area

- Migration to Cincinnati in 2015-2019: 390
- Migration from Cincinnati to Charlotte: 459 (#25 most common destination from Cincinnati)
- Net migration: 69 to Charlotte

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#45. Rochester, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester in 2015-2019: 416
- Migration from Rochester to Charlotte: 1,187 (#4 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 771 to Charlotte
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#44. Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metro Area

- Migration to Indianapolis in 2015-2019: 419
- Migration from Indianapolis to Charlotte: 591 (#26 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Net migration: 172 to Charlotte
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#43. Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Lakeland in 2015-2019: 422
- Migration from Lakeland to Charlotte: 348 (#14 most common destination from Lakeland)
- Net migration: 74 to Lakeland
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#42. Fairbanks, AK Metro Area

- Migration to Fairbanks in 2015-2019: 434
- Migration from Fairbanks to Charlotte: 0
- Net migration: 434 to Fairbanks
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#41. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area

- Migration to Las Vegas in 2015-2019: 434
- Migration from Las Vegas to Charlotte: 360 (#47 most common destination from Las Vegas)
- Net migration: 74 to Las Vegas

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#40. Richmond, VA Metro Area

- Migration to Richmond in 2015-2019: 447
- Migration from Richmond to Charlotte: 908 (#7 most common destination from Richmond)
- Net migration: 461 to Charlotte
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#39. Hilton Head Island-Bluffton, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Hilton Head Island in 2015-2019: 462
- Migration from Hilton Head Island to Charlotte: 367 (#8 most common destination from Hilton Head Island)
- Net migration: 95 to Hilton Head Island
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#38. Jacksonville, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Jacksonville in 2015-2019: 469
- Migration from Jacksonville to Charlotte: 917 (#13 most common destination from Jacksonville)
- Net migration: 448 to Charlotte
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#37. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Detroit in 2015-2019: 487
- Migration from Detroit to Charlotte: 780 (#24 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 293 to Charlotte
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#36. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle in 2015-2019: 494
- Migration from Seattle to Charlotte: 482 (#56 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 12 to Seattle

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#35. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix in 2015-2019: 534
- Migration from Phoenix to Charlotte: 860 (#33 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 326 to Charlotte
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#34. Jacksonville, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Jacksonville in 2015-2019: 549
- Migration from Jacksonville to Charlotte: 473 (#10 most common destination from Jacksonville)
- Net migration: 76 to Jacksonville
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#33. Spartanburg, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Spartanburg in 2015-2019: 551
- Migration from Spartanburg to Charlotte: 1,065 (#3 most common destination from Spartanburg)
- Net migration: 514 to Charlotte
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#32. Columbus, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus in 2015-2019: 562
- Migration from Columbus to Charlotte: 650 (#20 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 88 to Charlotte
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#31. Rocky Mount, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Rocky Mount in 2015-2019: 601
- Migration from Rocky Mount to Charlotte: 343 (#5 most common destination from Rocky Mount)
- Net migration: 258 to Rocky Mount

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

- Migration to Nashville in 2015-2019: 644
- Migration from Nashville to Charlotte: 490 (#26 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 154 to Nashville
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#29. Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area

- Migration to Pittsburgh in 2015-2019: 654
- Migration from Pittsburgh to Charlotte: 847 (#19 most common destination from Pittsburgh)
- Net migration: 193 to Charlotte
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#28. Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metro Area

- Migration to Augusta in 2015-2019: 655
- Migration from Augusta to Charlotte: 323 (#14 most common destination from Augusta)
- Net migration: 332 to Augusta
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#27. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area

- Migration to Boston in 2015-2019: 698
- Migration from Boston to Charlotte: 1,428 (#24 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 730 to Charlotte
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#26. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Denver in 2015-2019: 716
- Migration from Denver to Charlotte: 622 (#37 most common destination from Denver)
- Net migration: 94 to Denver

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#25. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Orlando in 2015-2019: 728
- Migration from Orlando to Charlotte: 630 (#28 most common destination from Orlando)
- Net migration: 98 to Orlando
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#24. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia in 2015-2019: 820
- Migration from Philadelphia to Charlotte: 1,559 (#31 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 739 to Charlotte
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#23. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Miami in 2015-2019: 920
- Migration from Miami to Charlotte: 2,361 (#17 most common destination from Miami)
- Net migration: 1,441 to Charlotte
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#22. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metro Area

- Migration to Virginia Beach in 2015-2019: 1,013
- Migration from Virginia Beach to Charlotte: 966 (#21 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 47 to Virginia Beach
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#21. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Dallas in 2015-2019: 1,020
- Migration from Dallas to Charlotte: 1,109 (#38 most common destination from Dallas)
- Net migration: 89 to Charlotte

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

- Migration to Tampa in 2015-2019: 1,150
- Migration from Tampa to Charlotte: 1,285 (#16 most common destination from Tampa)
- Net migration: 135 to Charlotte
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#19. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Houston in 2015-2019: 1,155
- Migration from Houston to Charlotte: 898 (#35 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 257 to Houston
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#18. Fayetteville, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Fayetteville in 2015-2019: 1,214
- Migration from Fayetteville to Charlotte: 2,151 (#2 most common destination from Fayetteville)
- Net migration: 937 to Charlotte
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#17. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Los Angeles in 2015-2019: 1,225
- Migration from Los Angeles to Charlotte: 1,324 (#41 most common destination from Los Angeles)
- Net migration: 99 to Charlotte
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#16. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Chicago in 2015-2019: 1,244
- Migration from Chicago to Charlotte: 1,805 (#42 most common destination from Chicago)
- Net migration: 561 to Charlotte

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#15. Greenville, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Greenville in 2015-2019: 1,412
- Migration from Greenville to Charlotte: 639 (#4 most common destination from Greenville)
- Net migration: 773 to Greenville
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#14. Asheville, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Asheville in 2015-2019: 1,476
- Migration from Asheville to Charlotte: 1,707 (#1 most common destination from Asheville)
- Net migration: 231 to Charlotte
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#13. Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metro Area

- Migration to Myrtle Beach in 2015-2019: 1,603
- Migration from Myrtle Beach to Charlotte: 884 (#3 most common destination from Myrtle Beach)
- Net migration: 719 to Myrtle Beach
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#12. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area

- Migration to Washington in 2015-2019: 1,701
- Migration from Washington to Charlotte: 3,149 (#22 most common destination from Washington)
- Net migration: 1,448 to Charlotte
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#11. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area

- Migration to New York in 2015-2019: 1,886
- Migration from New York to Charlotte: 8,855 (#15 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 6,969 to Charlotte

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#10. Charleston-North Charleston, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston in 2015-2019: 2,150
- Migration from Charleston to Charlotte: 2,080 (#3 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 70 to Charleston
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#9. Wilmington, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Wilmington in 2015-2019: 2,221
- Migration from Wilmington to Charlotte: 1,200 (#4 most common destination from Wilmington)
- Net migration: 1,021 to Wilmington
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#8. Greenville-Anderson, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Greenville in 2015-2019: 2,448
- Migration from Greenville to Charlotte: 1,721 (#4 most common destination from Greenville)
- Net migration: 727 to Greenville
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#7. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Atlanta in 2015-2019: 2,580
- Migration from Atlanta to Charlotte: 3,667 (#7 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 1,087 to Charlotte
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#6. Winston-Salem, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Winston in 2015-2019: 2,607
- Migration from Winston to Charlotte: 3,983 (#2 most common destination from Winston)
- Net migration: 1,376 to Charlotte

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#5. Durham-Chapel Hill, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Durham in 2015-2019: 3,192
- Migration from Durham to Charlotte: 1,658 (#5 most common destination from Durham)
- Net migration: 1,534 to Durham
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#4. Columbia, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia in 2015-2019: 3,195
- Migration from Columbia to Charlotte: 3,297 (#1 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 102 to Charlotte
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#3. Greensboro-High Point, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Greensboro in 2015-2019: 3,277
- Migration from Greensboro to Charlotte: 4,050 (#2 most common destination from Greensboro)
- Net migration: 773 to Charlotte
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#2. Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Hickory in 2015-2019: 4,450
- Migration from Hickory to Charlotte: 3,307 (#1 most common destination from Hickory)
- Net migration: 1,143 to Hickory
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#1. Raleigh-Cary, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Raleigh in 2015-2019: 4,903
- Migration from Raleigh to Charlotte: 3,132 (#2 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Net migration: 1,771 to Raleigh

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