Where people in Hickory are moving to most

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May 17, 2022
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Where people in Hickory are moving to most

Stacker compiled a list of where people in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, 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 Hickory 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: 24
- Migration from Knoxville to Hickory: 0
- Net migration: 24 to Knoxville
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#49. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metro Area

- Migration to Virginia Beach in 2015-2019: 26
- Migration from Virginia Beach to Hickory: 149 (#96 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 123 to Hickory
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#48. Johnson City, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Johnson City in 2015-2019: 27
- Migration from Johnson City to Hickory: 76 (#22 most common destination from Johnson City)
- Net migration: 49 to Hickory
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#47. Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR Metro Area

- Migration to Fayetteville in 2015-2019: 29
- Migration from Fayetteville to Hickory: 0
- Net migration: 29 to Fayetteville
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#46. Flint, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Flint in 2015-2019: 31
- Migration from Flint to Hickory: 49 (#48 most common destination from Flint)
- Net migration: 18 to Hickory

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#45. Dayton-Kettering, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Dayton in 2015-2019: 33
- Migration from Dayton to Hickory: 0
- Net migration: 33 to Dayton
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#44. Wichita, KS Metro Area

- Migration to Wichita in 2015-2019: 33
- Migration from Wichita to Hickory: 0
- Net migration: 33 to Wichita
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#43. Port St. Lucie, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Port St. Lucie in 2015-2019: 34
- Migration from Port St. Lucie to Hickory: 15 (#105 most common destination from Port St. Lucie)
- Net migration: 19 to Port St. Lucie
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#42. Canton-Massillon, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Canton in 2015-2019: 36
- Migration from Canton to Hickory: 128 (#18 most common destination from Canton)
- Net migration: 92 to Hickory
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#41. Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Colorado Springs in 2015-2019: 37
- Migration from Colorado Springs to Hickory: 1 (#268 most common destination from Colorado Springs)
- Net migration: 36 to Colorado Springs

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#40. Fort Smith, AR-OK Metro Area

- Migration to Fort Smith in 2015-2019: 39
- Migration from Fort Smith to Hickory: 0
- Net migration: 39 to Fort Smith
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#39. Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Grand Rapids in 2015-2019: 40
- Migration from Grand Rapids to Hickory: 0
- Net migration: 40 to Grand Rapids
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#38. Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metro Area

- Migration to Memphis in 2015-2019: 41
- Migration from Memphis to Hickory: 34 (#152 most common destination from Memphis)
- Net migration: 7 to Memphis
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#37. Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metro Area

- Migration to Augusta in 2015-2019: 52
- Migration from Augusta to Hickory: 2 (#161 most common destination from Augusta)
- Net migration: 50 to Augusta
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#36. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Nashville in 2015-2019: 58
- Migration from Nashville to Hickory: 46 (#151 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 12 to Nashville

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

- Migration to Atlanta in 2015-2019: 58
- Migration from Atlanta to Hickory: 276 (#117 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 218 to Hickory
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#34. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Denver in 2015-2019: 60
- Migration from Denver to Hickory: 0
- Net migration: 60 to Denver
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#33. Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA Metro Area

- Migration to Kingsport in 2015-2019: 60
- Migration from Kingsport to Hickory: 10 (#84 most common destination from Kingsport)
- Net migration: 50 to Kingsport
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#32. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Los Angeles in 2015-2019: 63
- Migration from Los Angeles to Hickory: 207 (#149 most common destination from Los Angeles)
- Net migration: 144 to Hickory
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#31. Goldsboro, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Goldsboro in 2015-2019: 63
- Migration from Goldsboro to Hickory: 0
- Net migration: 63 to Goldsboro

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#30. Longview, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Longview in 2015-2019: 63
- Migration from Longview to Hickory: 0
- Net migration: 63 to Longview
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#29. Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Palm Bay in 2015-2019: 64
- Migration from Palm Bay to Hickory: 35 (#104 most common destination from Palm Bay)
- Net migration: 29 to Palm Bay
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#28. Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Buffalo in 2015-2019: 67
- Migration from Buffalo to Hickory: 0
- Net migration: 67 to Buffalo
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#27. Gadsden, AL Metro Area

- Migration to Gadsden in 2015-2019: 71
- Migration from Gadsden to Hickory: 0
- Net migration: 71 to Gadsden
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#26. Charleston-North Charleston, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston in 2015-2019: 72
- Migration from Charleston to Hickory: 55 (#93 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 17 to Charleston

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#25. Greenville-Anderson, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Greenville in 2015-2019: 80
- Migration from Greenville to Hickory: 41 (#87 most common destination from Greenville)
- Net migration: 39 to Greenville
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#24. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Riverside in 2015-2019: 83
- Migration from Riverside to Hickory: 80 (#155 most common destination from Riverside)
- Net migration: 3 to Riverside
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#23. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metro Area

- Migration to Portland in 2015-2019: 89
- Migration from Portland to Hickory: 0
- Net migration: 89 to Portland
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#22. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Austin in 2015-2019: 96
- Migration from Austin to Hickory: 10 (#248 most common destination from Austin)
- Net migration: 86 to Austin
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#21. Jacksonville, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Jacksonville in 2015-2019: 99
- Migration from Jacksonville to Hickory: 18 (#137 most common destination from Jacksonville)
- Net migration: 81 to Jacksonville

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#20. Columbia, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia in 2015-2019: 99
- Migration from Columbia to Hickory: 41 (#97 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 58 to Columbia
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#19. Spartanburg, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Spartanburg in 2015-2019: 105
- Migration from Spartanburg to Hickory: 75 (#17 most common destination from Spartanburg)
- Net migration: 30 to Spartanburg
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#18. Jacksonville, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Jacksonville in 2015-2019: 107
- Migration from Jacksonville to Hickory: 52 (#149 most common destination from Jacksonville)
- Net migration: 55 to Jacksonville
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#17. Hilton Head Island-Bluffton, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Hilton Head Island in 2015-2019: 111
- Migration from Hilton Head Island to Hickory: 0
- Net migration: 111 to Hilton Head Island
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#16. Wilmington, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Wilmington in 2015-2019: 147
- Migration from Wilmington to Hickory: 108 (#28 most common destination from Wilmington)
- Net migration: 39 to Wilmington

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#15. Ocala, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Ocala in 2015-2019: 157
- Migration from Ocala to Hickory: 28 (#72 most common destination from Ocala)
- Net migration: 129 to Ocala
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#14. Burlington, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Burlington in 2015-2019: 164
- Migration from Burlington to Hickory: 118 (#11 most common destination from Burlington)
- Net migration: 46 to Burlington
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#13. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Dallas in 2015-2019: 165
- Migration from Dallas to Hickory: 199 (#130 most common destination from Dallas)
- Net migration: 34 to Hickory
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#12. Greenville, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Greenville in 2015-2019: 181
- Migration from Greenville to Hickory: 67 (#24 most common destination from Greenville)
- Net migration: 114 to Greenville
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#11. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area

- Migration to Washington in 2015-2019: 183
- Migration from Washington to Hickory: 57 (#252 most common destination from Washington)
- Net migration: 126 to Washington

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#10. New Bern, NC Metro Area

- Migration to New Bern in 2015-2019: 192
- Migration from New Bern to Hickory: 33 (#62 most common destination from New Bern)
- Net migration: 159 to New Bern
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#9. Fayetteville, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Fayetteville in 2015-2019: 248
- Migration from Fayetteville to Hickory: 108 (#78 most common destination from Fayetteville)
- Net migration: 140 to Fayetteville
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#8. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Houston in 2015-2019: 272
- Migration from Houston to Hickory: 46 (#235 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 226 to Houston
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#7. Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metro Area

- Migration to Myrtle Beach in 2015-2019: 287
- Migration from Myrtle Beach to Hickory: 139 (#32 most common destination from Myrtle Beach)
- Net migration: 148 to Myrtle Beach
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#6. Asheville, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Asheville in 2015-2019: 311
- Migration from Asheville to Hickory: 855 (#2 most common destination from Asheville)
- Net migration: 544 to Hickory
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#5. Greensboro-High Point, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Greensboro in 2015-2019: 312
- Migration from Greensboro to Hickory: 341 (#18 most common destination from Greensboro)
- Net migration: 29 to Hickory
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#4. Raleigh-Cary, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Raleigh in 2015-2019: 443
- Migration from Raleigh to Hickory: 394 (#32 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Net migration: 49 to Raleigh
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#3. Winston-Salem, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Winston in 2015-2019: 499
- Migration from Winston to Hickory: 237 (#17 most common destination from Winston)
- Net migration: 262 to Winston
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#2. Durham-Chapel Hill, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Durham in 2015-2019: 529
- Migration from Durham to Hickory: 232 (#31 most common destination from Durham)
- Net migration: 297 to Durham
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#1. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area

- Migration to Charlotte in 2015-2019: 3,307
- Migration from Charlotte to Hickory: 4,450 (#2 most common destination from Charlotte)
- Net migration: 1,143 to Hickory

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