Where people in Wake County, NC are moving to most

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September 20, 2022
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Where people in Wake County, NC are moving to most

To learn more about migration patterns in the U.S., Stacker compiled a list of where people in Wake County, North Carolina are moving to the most using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Counties and county equivalents are ranked by the estimated number of people who moved to the county from Wake County, NC between 2015 and 2019. Ties were broken by gross migration.

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#30. Washington County, Oregon

- Migration to Washington County, Oregon in 2015-2019: 357
- Migration from Washington County, Oregon to Wake County, North Carolina: 100
- Net migration: 257 to Washington County, Oregon
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#29. Hillsborough County, Florida

- Migration to Hillsborough County, Florida in 2015-2019: 367
- Migration from Hillsborough County, Florida to Wake County, North Carolina: 149
- Net migration: 218 to Hillsborough County, Florida
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#28. King County, Washington

- Migration to King County, Washington in 2015-2019: 372
- Migration from King County, Washington to Wake County, North Carolina: 325
- Net migration: 47 to King County, Washington
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#27. New York County, New York

- Migration to New York County, New York in 2015-2019: 378
- Migration from New York County, New York to Wake County, North Carolina: 316
- Net migration: 62 to New York County, New York
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#26. Brunswick County, North Carolina

- Migration to Brunswick County, North Carolina in 2015-2019: 379
- Migration from Brunswick County, North Carolina to Wake County, North Carolina: 234
- Net migration: 145 to Brunswick County, North Carolina
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#25. El Paso County, Colorado

- Migration to El Paso County, Colorado in 2015-2019: 380
- Migration from El Paso County, Colorado to Wake County, North Carolina: 57
- Net migration: 323 to El Paso County, Colorado
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#24. Carteret County, North Carolina

- Migration to Carteret County, North Carolina in 2015-2019: 400
- Migration from Carteret County, North Carolina to Wake County, North Carolina: 220
- Net migration: 180 to Carteret County, North Carolina
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#23. Middlesex County, Massachusetts

- Migration to Middlesex County, Massachusetts in 2015-2019: 414
- Migration from Middlesex County, Massachusetts to Wake County, North Carolina: 412
- Net migration: 2 to Middlesex County, Massachusetts
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#22. Lee County, North Carolina

- Migration to Lee County, North Carolina in 2015-2019: 420
- Migration from Lee County, North Carolina to Wake County, North Carolina: 321
- Net migration: 99 to Lee County, North Carolina
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#21. Onslow County, North Carolina

- Migration to Onslow County, North Carolina in 2015-2019: 436
- Migration from Onslow County, North Carolina to Wake County, North Carolina: 770
- Net migration: 334 to Wake County, North Carolina
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#20. Santa Clara County, California

- Migration to Santa Clara County, California in 2015-2019: 439
- Migration from Santa Clara County, California to Wake County, North Carolina: 658
- Net migration: 219 to Wake County, North Carolina
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#19. Buncombe County, North Carolina

- Migration to Buncombe County, North Carolina in 2015-2019: 467
- Migration from Buncombe County, North Carolina to Wake County, North Carolina: 585
- Net migration: 118 to Wake County, North Carolina
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#18. Fulton County, Georgia

- Migration to Fulton County, Georgia in 2015-2019: 592
- Migration from Fulton County, Georgia to Wake County, North Carolina: 312
- Net migration: 280 to Fulton County, Georgia
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#17. Wayne County, North Carolina

- Migration to Wayne County, North Carolina in 2015-2019: 618
- Migration from Wayne County, North Carolina to Wake County, North Carolina: 400
- Net migration: 218 to Wayne County, North Carolina
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#16. Orange County, Florida

- Migration to Orange County, Florida in 2015-2019: 723
- Migration from Orange County, Florida to Wake County, North Carolina: 343
- Net migration: 380 to Orange County, Florida
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#15. Chatham County, North Carolina

- Migration to Chatham County, North Carolina in 2015-2019: 750
- Migration from Chatham County, North Carolina to Wake County, North Carolina: 806
- Net migration: 56 to Wake County, North Carolina
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#14. Watauga County, North Carolina

- Migration to Watauga County, North Carolina in 2015-2019: 761
- Migration from Watauga County, North Carolina to Wake County, North Carolina: 432
- Net migration: 329 to Watauga County, North Carolina
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#13. Forsyth County, North Carolina

- Migration to Forsyth County, North Carolina in 2015-2019: 778
- Migration from Forsyth County, North Carolina to Wake County, North Carolina: 549
- Net migration: 229 to Forsyth County, North Carolina
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#12. Cumberland County, North Carolina

- Migration to Cumberland County, North Carolina in 2015-2019: 908
- Migration from Cumberland County, North Carolina to Wake County, North Carolina: 992
- Net migration: 84 to Wake County, North Carolina
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#11. Harnett County, North Carolina

- Migration to Harnett County, North Carolina in 2015-2019: 989
- Migration from Harnett County, North Carolina to Wake County, North Carolina: 922
- Net migration: 67 to Harnett County, North Carolina
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#10. Nash County, North Carolina

- Migration to Nash County, North Carolina in 2015-2019: 1,061
- Migration from Nash County, North Carolina to Wake County, North Carolina: 775
- Net migration: 286 to Nash County, North Carolina
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#9. Granville County, North Carolina

- Migration to Granville County, North Carolina in 2015-2019: 1,097
- Migration from Granville County, North Carolina to Wake County, North Carolina: 635
- Net migration: 462 to Granville County, North Carolina
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#8. Guilford County, North Carolina

- Migration to Guilford County, North Carolina in 2015-2019: 1,220
- Migration from Guilford County, North Carolina to Wake County, North Carolina: 1,740
- Net migration: 520 to Wake County, North Carolina
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#7. New Hanover County, North Carolina

- Migration to New Hanover County, North Carolina in 2015-2019: 1,253
- Migration from New Hanover County, North Carolina to Wake County, North Carolina: 1,410
- Net migration: 157 to Wake County, North Carolina
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#6. Franklin County, North Carolina

- Migration to Franklin County, North Carolina in 2015-2019: 1,607
- Migration from Franklin County, North Carolina to Wake County, North Carolina: 1,681
- Net migration: 74 to Wake County, North Carolina
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#5. Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

- Migration to Mecklenburg County, North Carolina in 2015-2019: 1,763
- Migration from Mecklenburg County, North Carolina to Wake County, North Carolina: 2,588
- Net migration: 825 to Wake County, North Carolina
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#4. Orange County, North Carolina

- Migration to Orange County, North Carolina in 2015-2019: 1,781
- Migration from Orange County, North Carolina to Wake County, North Carolina: 1,926
- Net migration: 145 to Wake County, North Carolina
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#3. Pitt County, North Carolina

- Migration to Pitt County, North Carolina in 2015-2019: 1,813
- Migration from Pitt County, North Carolina to Wake County, North Carolina: 1,482
- Net migration: 331 to Pitt County, North Carolina
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#2. Johnston County, North Carolina

- Migration to Johnston County, North Carolina in 2015-2019: 3,376
- Migration from Johnston County, North Carolina to Wake County, North Carolina: 3,740
- Net migration: 364 to Wake County, North Carolina
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#1. Durham County, North Carolina

- Migration to Durham County, North Carolina in 2015-2019: 3,642
- Migration from Durham County, North Carolina to Wake County, North Carolina: 6,903
- Net migration: 3,261 to Wake County, North Carolina

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