Metros sending the most people to Raleigh

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June 23, 2022
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Metros sending the most people to Raleigh

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

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#50. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Raleigh from Houston in 2015-2019: 280 (#97 most common destination from Houston)
- Migration from Raleigh to Houston: 382 (#33 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Net migration: 102 to Houston
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#49. Kansas City, MO-KS Metro Area

- Migration to Raleigh from Kansas City in 2015-2019: 299 (#45 most common destination from Kansas City)
- Migration from Raleigh to Kansas City: 28 (#149 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Net migration: 271 to Raleigh
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#48. Greenville-Anderson, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Raleigh from Greenville in 2015-2019: 327 (#16 most common destination from Greenville)
- Migration from Raleigh to Greenville: 412 (#31 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Net migration: 85 to Greenville
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#47. Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Raleigh from Poughkeepsie in 2015-2019: 332 (#11 most common destination from Poughkeepsie)
- Migration from Raleigh to Poughkeepsie: 33 (#141 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Net migration: 299 to Raleigh
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#46. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Raleigh from San Diego in 2015-2019: 332 (#81 most common destination from San Diego)
- Migration from Raleigh to San Diego: 169 (#54 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Net migration: 163 to Raleigh

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

- Migration to Raleigh from Denver in 2015-2019: 342 (#64 most common destination from Denver)
- Migration from Raleigh to Denver: 318 (#38 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Net migration: 24 to Raleigh
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#44. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Raleigh from Seattle in 2015-2019: 344 (#72 most common destination from Seattle)
- Migration from Raleigh to Seattle: 544 (#23 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Net migration: 200 to Seattle
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#43. Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area

- Migration to Raleigh from Cincinnati in 2015-2019: 351 (#31 most common destination from Cincinnati)
- Migration from Raleigh to Cincinnati: 112 (#72 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Net migration: 239 to Raleigh
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#42. Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Raleigh from Buffalo in 2015-2019: 365 (#15 most common destination from Buffalo)
- Migration from Raleigh to Buffalo: 28 (#149 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Net migration: 337 to Raleigh
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#41. Columbia, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Raleigh from Columbia in 2015-2019: 406 (#18 most common destination from Columbia)
- Migration from Raleigh to Columbia: 311 (#39 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Net migration: 95 to Raleigh

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

- Migration to Raleigh from Indianapolis in 2015-2019: 418 (#39 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Migration from Raleigh to Indianapolis: 143 (#61 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Net migration: 275 to Raleigh
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#39. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Raleigh from Austin in 2015-2019: 440 (#39 most common destination from Austin)
- Migration from Raleigh to Austin: 174 (#52 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Net migration: 266 to Raleigh
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#38. Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Raleigh from Hickory in 2015-2019: 443 (#4 most common destination from Hickory)
- Migration from Raleigh to Hickory: 394 (#32 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Net migration: 49 to Raleigh
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#37. Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area

- Migration to Raleigh from Pittsburgh in 2015-2019: 446 (#38 most common destination from Pittsburgh)
- Migration from Raleigh to Pittsburgh: 171 (#53 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Net migration: 275 to Raleigh
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#36. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Raleigh from Detroit in 2015-2019: 461 (#45 most common destination from Detroit)
- Migration from Raleigh to Detroit: 197 (#47 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Net migration: 264 to Raleigh

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

- Migration to Raleigh from Dallas in 2015-2019: 466 (#69 most common destination from Dallas)
- Migration from Raleigh to Dallas: 203 (#46 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Net migration: 263 to Raleigh
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#34. New Bern, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Raleigh from New Bern in 2015-2019: 481 (#4 most common destination from New Bern)
- Migration from Raleigh to New Bern: 234 (#44 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Net migration: 247 to Raleigh
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#33. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Raleigh from Nashville in 2015-2019: 484 (#27 most common destination from Nashville)
- Migration from Raleigh to Nashville: 449 (#26 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Net migration: 35 to Raleigh
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#32. Richmond, VA Metro Area

- Migration to Raleigh from Richmond in 2015-2019: 490 (#17 most common destination from Richmond)
- Migration from Raleigh to Richmond: 419 (#30 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Net migration: 71 to Raleigh
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#31. Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metro Area

- Migration to Raleigh from Myrtle Beach in 2015-2019: 497 (#7 most common destination from Myrtle Beach)
- Migration from Raleigh to Myrtle Beach: 793 (#15 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Net migration: 296 to Myrtle Beach

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

- Migration to Raleigh from Phoenix in 2015-2019: 504 (#50 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Migration from Raleigh to Phoenix: 422 (#29 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Net migration: 82 to Raleigh
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#29. Charleston-North Charleston, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Raleigh from Charleston in 2015-2019: 517 (#14 most common destination from Charleston)
- Migration from Raleigh to Charleston: 279 (#41 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Net migration: 238 to Raleigh
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#28. Goldsboro, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Raleigh from Goldsboro in 2015-2019: 581 (#1 most common destination from Goldsboro)
- Migration from Raleigh to Goldsboro: 984 (#11 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Net migration: 403 to Goldsboro
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#27. Burlington, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Raleigh from Burlington in 2015-2019: 598 (#3 most common destination from Burlington)
- Migration from Raleigh to Burlington: 243 (#43 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Net migration: 355 to Raleigh
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#26. New Haven-Milford, CT Metro Area

- Migration to Raleigh from New Haven in 2015-2019: 628 (#8 most common destination from New Haven)
- Migration from Raleigh to New Haven: 62 (#100 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Net migration: 566 to Raleigh

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

- Migration to Raleigh from Orlando in 2015-2019: 641 (#27 most common destination from Orlando)
- Migration from Raleigh to Orlando: 837 (#14 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Net migration: 196 to Orlando
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#24. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Raleigh from San Jose in 2015-2019: 658 (#27 most common destination from San Jose)
- Migration from Raleigh to San Jose: 439 (#27 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Net migration: 219 to Raleigh
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#23. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metro Area

- Migration to Raleigh from Baltimore in 2015-2019: 662 (#35 most common destination from Baltimore)
- Migration from Raleigh to Baltimore: 507 (#25 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Net migration: 155 to Raleigh
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#22. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Raleigh from Tampa in 2015-2019: 688 (#34 most common destination from Tampa)
- Migration from Raleigh to Tampa: 668 (#17 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Net migration: 20 to Raleigh
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#21. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Raleigh from San Francisco in 2015-2019: 717 (#43 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Migration from Raleigh to San Francisco: 533 (#24 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Net migration: 184 to Raleigh

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#20. Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Raleigh from Cleveland in 2015-2019: 741 (#17 most common destination from Cleveland)
- Migration from Raleigh to Cleveland: 117 (#67 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Net migration: 624 to Raleigh
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#19. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metro Area

- Migration to Raleigh from Virginia Beach in 2015-2019: 752 (#25 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Migration from Raleigh to Virginia Beach: 580 (#20 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Net migration: 172 to Raleigh
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#18. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area

- Migration to Raleigh from Philadelphia in 2015-2019: 823 (#44 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Migration from Raleigh to Philadelphia: 642 (#19 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Net migration: 181 to Raleigh
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#17. Asheville, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Raleigh from Asheville in 2015-2019: 839 (#3 most common destination from Asheville)
- Migration from Raleigh to Asheville: 653 (#18 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Net migration: 186 to Raleigh
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#16. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Raleigh from Chicago in 2015-2019: 906 (#66 most common destination from Chicago)
- Migration from Raleigh to Chicago: 345 (#36 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Net migration: 561 to Raleigh

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#15. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Raleigh from Los Angeles in 2015-2019: 907 (#59 most common destination from Los Angeles)
- Migration from Raleigh to Los Angeles: 550 (#22 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Net migration: 357 to Raleigh
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#14. Jacksonville, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Raleigh from Jacksonville in 2015-2019: 931 (#4 most common destination from Jacksonville)
- Migration from Raleigh to Jacksonville: 436 (#28 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Net migration: 495 to Raleigh
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#13. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area

- Migration to Raleigh from Boston in 2015-2019: 1,063 (#29 most common destination from Boston)
- Migration from Raleigh to Boston: 694 (#16 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Net migration: 369 to Raleigh
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#12. Winston-Salem, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Raleigh from Winston in 2015-2019: 1,270 (#3 most common destination from Winston)
- Migration from Raleigh to Winston: 1,196 (#10 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Net migration: 74 to Raleigh
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#11. Rocky Mount, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Raleigh from Rocky Mount in 2015-2019: 1,289 (#1 most common destination from Rocky Mount)
- Migration from Raleigh to Rocky Mount: 1,613 (#6 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Net migration: 324 to Rocky Mount

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

- Migration to Raleigh from Miami in 2015-2019: 1,295 (#29 most common destination from Miami)
- Migration from Raleigh to Miami: 965 (#12 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Net migration: 330 to Raleigh
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#9. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Raleigh from Atlanta in 2015-2019: 1,574 (#29 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Migration from Raleigh to Atlanta: 1,257 (#9 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Net migration: 317 to Raleigh
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#8. Wilmington, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Raleigh from Wilmington in 2015-2019: 1,635 (#2 most common destination from Wilmington)
- Migration from Raleigh to Wilmington: 1,800 (#5 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Net migration: 165 to Wilmington
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#7. Greenville, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Raleigh from Greenville in 2015-2019: 1,723 (#1 most common destination from Greenville)
- Migration from Raleigh to Greenville: 2,352 (#4 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Net migration: 629 to Greenville
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#6. Greensboro-High Point, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Raleigh from Greensboro in 2015-2019: 2,258 (#3 most common destination from Greensboro)
- Migration from Raleigh to Greensboro: 1,508 (#8 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Net migration: 750 to Raleigh

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#5. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area

- Migration to Raleigh from Washington in 2015-2019: 2,703 (#27 most common destination from Washington)
- Migration from Raleigh to Washington: 904 (#13 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Net migration: 1,799 to Raleigh
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#4. Fayetteville, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Raleigh from Fayetteville in 2015-2019: 3,140 (#1 most common destination from Fayetteville)
- Migration from Raleigh to Fayetteville: 2,932 (#3 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Net migration: 208 to Raleigh
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#3. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area

- Migration to Raleigh from New York in 2015-2019: 4,026 (#29 most common destination from New York)
- Migration from Raleigh to New York: 1,587 (#7 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Net migration: 2,439 to Raleigh
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#2. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area

- Migration to Raleigh from Charlotte in 2015-2019: 4,903 (#1 most common destination from Charlotte)
- Migration from Raleigh to Charlotte: 3,132 (#2 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Net migration: 1,771 to Raleigh
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#1. Durham-Chapel Hill, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Raleigh from Durham in 2015-2019: 11,389 (#1 most common destination from Durham)
- Migration from Raleigh to Durham: 7,917 (#1 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Net migration: 3,472 to Raleigh

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