Metros sending the most people to Columbus

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June 23, 2022
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Metros sending the most people to Columbus

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

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#50. Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown, CT Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Hartford in 2015-2019: 222 (#40 most common destination from Hartford)
- Migration from Columbus to Hartford: 97 (#93 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 125 to Columbus
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#49. Raleigh-Cary, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Raleigh in 2015-2019: 226 (#45 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Migration from Columbus to Raleigh: 182 (#61 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 44 to Columbus
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#48. Ann Arbor, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Ann Arbor in 2015-2019: 241 (#17 most common destination from Ann Arbor)
- Migration from Columbus to Ann Arbor: 345 (#37 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 104 to Ann Arbor
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#47. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Orlando in 2015-2019: 260 (#69 most common destination from Orlando)
- Migration from Columbus to Orlando: 620 (#22 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 360 to Orlando
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#46. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Las Vegas in 2015-2019: 263 (#58 most common destination from Las Vegas)
- Migration from Columbus to Las Vegas: 132 (#79 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 131 to Columbus

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#45. Lancaster, PA Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Lancaster in 2015-2019: 265 (#11 most common destination from Lancaster)
- Migration from Columbus to Lancaster: 35 (#164 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 230 to Columbus
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#44. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from San Francisco in 2015-2019: 271 (#75 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Migration from Columbus to San Francisco: 454 (#29 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 183 to San Francisco
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#43. Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Lexington in 2015-2019: 273 (#12 most common destination from Lexington)
- Migration from Columbus to Lexington: 312 (#41 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 39 to Lexington
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#42. Roanoke, VA Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Roanoke in 2015-2019: 280 (#10 most common destination from Roanoke)
- Migration from Columbus to Roanoke: 0 (#289 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 280 to Columbus
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#41. Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Weirton in 2015-2019: 283 (#3 most common destination from Weirton)
- Migration from Columbus to Weirton: 186 (#59 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 97 to Columbus

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

- Migration to Columbus from Baltimore in 2015-2019: 294 (#66 most common destination from Baltimore)
- Migration from Columbus to Baltimore: 259 (#47 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 35 to Columbus
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#39. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from San Antonio in 2015-2019: 304 (#53 most common destination from San Antonio)
- Migration from Columbus to San Antonio: 122 (#83 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 182 to Columbus
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#38. New Bern, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from New Bern in 2015-2019: 314 (#7 most common destination from New Bern)
- Migration from Columbus to New Bern: 41 (#151 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 273 to Columbus
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#37. St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from St. Louis in 2015-2019: 342 (#52 most common destination from St. Louis)
- Migration from Columbus to St. Louis: 290 (#46 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 52 to Columbus
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#36. Charleston, WV Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Charleston in 2015-2019: 352 (#4 most common destination from Charleston)
- Migration from Columbus to Charleston: 197 (#55 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 155 to Columbus

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#35. Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Grand Rapids in 2015-2019: 363 (#12 most common destination from Grand Rapids)
- Migration from Columbus to Grand Rapids: 86 (#100 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 277 to Columbus
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#34. Fort Wayne, IN Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Fort Wayne in 2015-2019: 391 (#7 most common destination from Fort Wayne)
- Migration from Columbus to Fort Wayne: 58 (#127 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 333 to Columbus
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#33. Kansas City, MO-KS Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Kansas City in 2015-2019: 400 (#35 most common destination from Kansas City)
- Migration from Columbus to Kansas City: 655 (#19 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 255 to Kansas City
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#32. Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Louisville/Jefferson County in 2015-2019: 413 (#16 most common destination from Louisville/Jefferson County)
- Migration from Columbus to Louisville/Jefferson County: 201 (#54 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 212 to Columbus
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#31. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Nashville in 2015-2019: 431 (#32 most common destination from Nashville)
- Migration from Columbus to Nashville: 303 (#44 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 128 to Columbus

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

- Migration to Columbus from Phoenix in 2015-2019: 438 (#58 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Migration from Columbus to Phoenix: 825 (#16 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 387 to Phoenix
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#29. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Houston in 2015-2019: 459 (#67 most common destination from Houston)
- Migration from Columbus to Houston: 907 (#14 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 448 to Houston
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#28. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Minneapolis in 2015-2019: 494 (#46 most common destination from Minneapolis)
- Migration from Columbus to Minneapolis: 326 (#39 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 168 to Columbus
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#27. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Denver in 2015-2019: 510 (#43 most common destination from Denver)
- Migration from Columbus to Denver: 458 (#28 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 52 to Columbus
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#26. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Tampa in 2015-2019: 538 (#46 most common destination from Tampa)
- Migration from Columbus to Tampa: 1,117 (#12 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 579 to Tampa

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

- Migration to Columbus from Atlanta in 2015-2019: 547 (#77 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Migration from Columbus to Atlanta: 1,165 (#8 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 618 to Atlanta
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#24. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Miami in 2015-2019: 552 (#57 most common destination from Miami)
- Migration from Columbus to Miami: 444 (#30 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 108 to Columbus
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#23. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Charlotte in 2015-2019: 562 (#32 most common destination from Charlotte)
- Migration from Columbus to Charlotte: 650 (#20 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 88 to Charlotte
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#22. Lima, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Lima in 2015-2019: 597 (#1 most common destination from Lima)
- Migration from Columbus to Lima: 408 (#32 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 189 to Columbus
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#21. Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Indianapolis in 2015-2019: 625 (#22 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Migration from Columbus to Indianapolis: 603 (#23 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 22 to Columbus

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#20. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Boston in 2015-2019: 630 (#41 most common destination from Boston)
- Migration from Columbus to Boston: 347 (#36 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 283 to Columbus
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#19. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Seattle in 2015-2019: 665 (#45 most common destination from Seattle)
- Migration from Columbus to Seattle: 568 (#25 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 97 to Columbus
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#18. Mansfield, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Mansfield in 2015-2019: 700 (#1 most common destination from Mansfield)
- Migration from Columbus to Mansfield: 681 (#17 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 19 to Columbus
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#17. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Dallas in 2015-2019: 739 (#56 most common destination from Dallas)
- Migration from Columbus to Dallas: 1,125 (#11 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 386 to Dallas
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#16. Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Huntington in 2015-2019: 775 (#2 most common destination from Huntington)
- Migration from Columbus to Huntington: 332 (#38 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 443 to Columbus

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#15. Springfield, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Springfield in 2015-2019: 791 (#2 most common destination from Springfield)
- Migration from Columbus to Springfield: 1,164 (#9 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 373 to Springfield
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#14. Canton-Massillon, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Canton in 2015-2019: 813 (#3 most common destination from Canton)
- Migration from Columbus to Canton: 510 (#26 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 303 to Columbus
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#13. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Philadelphia in 2015-2019: 858 (#41 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Migration from Columbus to Philadelphia: 430 (#31 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 428 to Columbus
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#12. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Los Angeles in 2015-2019: 889 (#61 most common destination from Los Angeles)
- Migration from Columbus to Los Angeles: 942 (#13 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 53 to Los Angeles
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#11. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Detroit in 2015-2019: 908 (#21 most common destination from Detroit)
- Migration from Columbus to Detroit: 641 (#21 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 267 to Columbus

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#10. Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Pittsburgh in 2015-2019: 1,025 (#13 most common destination from Pittsburgh)
- Migration from Columbus to Pittsburgh: 881 (#15 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 144 to Columbus
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#9. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Washington in 2015-2019: 1,297 (#43 most common destination from Washington)
- Migration from Columbus to Washington: 1,346 (#6 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 49 to Washington
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#8. Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Youngstown in 2015-2019: 1,582 (#4 most common destination from Youngstown)
- Migration from Columbus to Youngstown: 367 (#33 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 1,215 to Columbus
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#7. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Chicago in 2015-2019: 1,883 (#40 most common destination from Chicago)
- Migration from Columbus to Chicago: 1,599 (#5 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 284 to Columbus
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#6. Akron, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Akron in 2015-2019: 1,961 (#3 most common destination from Akron)
- Migration from Columbus to Akron: 1,306 (#7 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 655 to Columbus

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#5. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from New York in 2015-2019: 2,516 (#44 most common destination from New York)
- Migration from Columbus to New York: 1,146 (#10 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 1,370 to Columbus
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#4. Toledo, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Toledo in 2015-2019: 2,671 (#1 most common destination from Toledo)
- Migration from Columbus to Toledo: 1,675 (#4 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 996 to Columbus
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#3. Dayton-Kettering, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Dayton in 2015-2019: 3,536 (#2 most common destination from Dayton)
- Migration from Columbus to Dayton: 3,328 (#2 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 208 to Columbus
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#2. Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Cincinnati in 2015-2019: 5,831 (#1 most common destination from Cincinnati)
- Migration from Columbus to Cincinnati: 6,286 (#1 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 455 to Cincinnati
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#1. Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Cleveland in 2015-2019: 5,917 (#2 most common destination from Cleveland)
- Migration from Columbus to Cleveland: 2,864 (#3 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 3,053 to Columbus

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