Where people in Raleigh are moving to most

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

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

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#50. Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Cape Coral in 2015-2019: 187
- Migration from Cape Coral to Raleigh: 78 (#59 most common destination from Cape Coral)
- Net migration: 109 to Cape Coral
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#49. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Minneapolis in 2015-2019: 189
- Migration from Minneapolis to Raleigh: 198 (#72 most common destination from Minneapolis)
- Net migration: 9 to Raleigh
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#48. Columbia, MO Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia in 2015-2019: 191
- Migration from Columbia to Raleigh: 71 (#31 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 120 to Columbia
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#47. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Detroit in 2015-2019: 197
- Migration from Detroit to Raleigh: 461 (#45 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 264 to Raleigh
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#46. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Dallas in 2015-2019: 203
- Migration from Dallas to Raleigh: 466 (#69 most common destination from Dallas)
- Net migration: 263 to Raleigh

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#45. Columbus, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus in 2015-2019: 226
- Migration from Columbus to Raleigh: 182 (#61 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 44 to Columbus
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#44. New Bern, NC Metro Area

- Migration to New Bern in 2015-2019: 234
- Migration from New Bern to Raleigh: 481 (#4 most common destination from New Bern)
- Net migration: 247 to Raleigh
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#43. Burlington, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Burlington in 2015-2019: 243
- Migration from Burlington to Raleigh: 598 (#3 most common destination from Burlington)
- Net migration: 355 to Raleigh
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#42. Watertown-Fort Drum, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Watertown in 2015-2019: 254
- Migration from Watertown to Raleigh: 0
- Net migration: 254 to Watertown
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#41. Charleston-North Charleston, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston in 2015-2019: 279
- Migration from Charleston to Raleigh: 517 (#14 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 238 to Raleigh

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#40. St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area

- Migration to St. Louis in 2015-2019: 300
- Migration from St. Louis to Raleigh: 251 (#63 most common destination from St. Louis)
- Net migration: 49 to St. Louis
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#39. Columbia, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia in 2015-2019: 311
- Migration from Columbia to Raleigh: 406 (#18 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 95 to Raleigh
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#38. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Denver in 2015-2019: 318
- Migration from Denver to Raleigh: 342 (#64 most common destination from Denver)
- Net migration: 24 to Raleigh
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#37. Boulder, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Boulder in 2015-2019: 324
- Migration from Boulder to Raleigh: 0
- Net migration: 324 to Boulder
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#36. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area

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

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#35. Lynchburg, VA Metro Area

- Migration to Lynchburg in 2015-2019: 352
- Migration from Lynchburg to Raleigh: 119 (#14 most common destination from Lynchburg)
- Net migration: 233 to Lynchburg
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#34. Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Colorado Springs in 2015-2019: 380
- Migration from Colorado Springs to Raleigh: 57 (#145 most common destination from Colorado Springs)
- Net migration: 323 to Colorado Springs
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#33. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Houston in 2015-2019: 382
- Migration from Houston to Raleigh: 280 (#97 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 102 to Houston
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#32. Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Hickory in 2015-2019: 394
- Migration from Hickory to Raleigh: 443 (#4 most common destination from Hickory)
- Net migration: 49 to Raleigh
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#31. Greenville-Anderson, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Greenville in 2015-2019: 412
- Migration from Greenville to Raleigh: 327 (#16 most common destination from Greenville)
- Net migration: 85 to Greenville

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#30. Richmond, VA Metro Area

- Migration to Richmond in 2015-2019: 419
- Migration from Richmond to Raleigh: 490 (#17 most common destination from Richmond)
- Net migration: 71 to Raleigh
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#29. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix in 2015-2019: 422
- Migration from Phoenix to Raleigh: 504 (#50 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 82 to Raleigh
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#28. Jacksonville, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Jacksonville in 2015-2019: 436
- Migration from Jacksonville to Raleigh: 931 (#4 most common destination from Jacksonville)
- Net migration: 495 to Raleigh
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#27. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Jose in 2015-2019: 439
- Migration from San Jose to Raleigh: 658 (#27 most common destination from San Jose)
- Net migration: 219 to Raleigh
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#26. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Nashville in 2015-2019: 449
- Migration from Nashville to Raleigh: 484 (#27 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 35 to Raleigh

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#25. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metro Area

- Migration to Baltimore in 2015-2019: 507
- Migration from Baltimore to Raleigh: 662 (#35 most common destination from Baltimore)
- Net migration: 155 to Raleigh
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#24. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Francisco in 2015-2019: 533
- Migration from San Francisco to Raleigh: 717 (#43 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Net migration: 184 to Raleigh
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#23. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle in 2015-2019: 544
- Migration from Seattle to Raleigh: 344 (#72 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 200 to Seattle
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#22. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Los Angeles in 2015-2019: 550
- Migration from Los Angeles to Raleigh: 907 (#59 most common destination from Los Angeles)
- Net migration: 357 to Raleigh
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#21. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metro Area

- Migration to Portland in 2015-2019: 574
- Migration from Portland to Raleigh: 175 (#81 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 399 to Portland

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#20. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metro Area

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

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

- Migration to Asheville in 2015-2019: 653
- Migration from Asheville to Raleigh: 839 (#3 most common destination from Asheville)
- Net migration: 186 to Raleigh
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#17. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Tampa in 2015-2019: 668
- Migration from Tampa to Raleigh: 688 (#34 most common destination from Tampa)
- Net migration: 20 to Raleigh
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#16. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area

- Migration to Boston in 2015-2019: 694
- Migration from Boston to Raleigh: 1,063 (#29 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 369 to Raleigh

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

- Migration to Myrtle Beach in 2015-2019: 793
- Migration from Myrtle Beach to Raleigh: 497 (#7 most common destination from Myrtle Beach)
- Net migration: 296 to Myrtle Beach
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#14. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Orlando in 2015-2019: 837
- Migration from Orlando to Raleigh: 641 (#27 most common destination from Orlando)
- Net migration: 196 to Orlando
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#13. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area

- Migration to Washington in 2015-2019: 904
- Migration from Washington to Raleigh: 2,703 (#27 most common destination from Washington)
- Net migration: 1,799 to Raleigh
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#12. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Miami in 2015-2019: 965
- Migration from Miami to Raleigh: 1,295 (#29 most common destination from Miami)
- Net migration: 330 to Raleigh
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#11. Goldsboro, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Goldsboro in 2015-2019: 984
- Migration from Goldsboro to Raleigh: 581 (#1 most common destination from Goldsboro)
- Net migration: 403 to Goldsboro

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#10. Winston-Salem, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Winston in 2015-2019: 1,196
- Migration from Winston to Raleigh: 1,270 (#3 most common destination from Winston)
- Net migration: 74 to Raleigh
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#9. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area

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

- Migration to Greensboro in 2015-2019: 1,508
- Migration from Greensboro to Raleigh: 2,258 (#3 most common destination from Greensboro)
- Net migration: 750 to Raleigh
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#7. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area

- Migration to New York in 2015-2019: 1,587
- Migration from New York to Raleigh: 4,026 (#29 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 2,439 to Raleigh
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#6. Rocky Mount, NC Metro Area

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

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#5. Wilmington, NC Metro Area

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

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

- Migration to Fayetteville in 2015-2019: 2,932
- Migration from Fayetteville to Raleigh: 3,140 (#1 most common destination from Fayetteville)
- Net migration: 208 to Raleigh
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#2. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area

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

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

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