Where people in Columbus are moving to most

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

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

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#50. Hilton Head Island-Bluffton, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Hilton Head Island in 2015-2019: 221
- Migration from Hilton Head Island to Columbus: 40 (#58 most common destination from Hilton Head Island)
- Net migration: 181 to Hilton Head Island
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#49. Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Buffalo in 2015-2019: 246
- Migration from Buffalo to Columbus: 168 (#42 most common destination from Buffalo)
- Net migration: 78 to Buffalo
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#48. Charleston-North Charleston, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston in 2015-2019: 254
- Migration from Charleston to Columbus: 101 (#60 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 153 to Charleston
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#47. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metro Area

- Migration to Baltimore in 2015-2019: 259
- Migration from Baltimore to Columbus: 294 (#66 most common destination from Baltimore)
- Net migration: 35 to Columbus
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#46. St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area

- Migration to St. Louis in 2015-2019: 290
- Migration from St. Louis to Columbus: 342 (#52 most common destination from St. Louis)
- Net migration: 52 to Columbus

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#45. Jacksonville, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Jacksonville in 2015-2019: 293
- Migration from Jacksonville to Columbus: 113 (#93 most common destination from Jacksonville)
- Net migration: 180 to Jacksonville
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#44. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Nashville in 2015-2019: 303
- Migration from Nashville to Columbus: 431 (#32 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 128 to Columbus
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#43. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Austin in 2015-2019: 307
- Migration from Austin to Columbus: 147 (#88 most common destination from Austin)
- Net migration: 160 to Austin
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#42. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metro Area

- Migration to Virginia Beach in 2015-2019: 312
- Migration from Virginia Beach to Columbus: 138 (#106 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 174 to Virginia Beach
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#41. Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area

- Migration to Lexington in 2015-2019: 312
- Migration from Lexington to Columbus: 273 (#12 most common destination from Lexington)
- Net migration: 39 to Lexington

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#40. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metro Area

- Migration to Portland in 2015-2019: 316
- Migration from Portland to Columbus: 42 (#170 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 274 to Portland
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#39. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Minneapolis in 2015-2019: 326
- Migration from Minneapolis to Columbus: 494 (#46 most common destination from Minneapolis)
- Net migration: 168 to Columbus
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#38. Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH Metro Area

- Migration to Huntington in 2015-2019: 332
- Migration from Huntington to Columbus: 775 (#2 most common destination from Huntington)
- Net migration: 443 to Columbus
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#37. Ann Arbor, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Ann Arbor in 2015-2019: 345
- Migration from Ann Arbor to Columbus: 241 (#17 most common destination from Ann Arbor)
- Net migration: 104 to Ann Arbor
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#36. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area

- Migration to Boston in 2015-2019: 347
- Migration from Boston to Columbus: 630 (#41 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 283 to Columbus

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#35. North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL Metro Area

- Migration to North Port in 2015-2019: 355
- Migration from North Port to Columbus: 152 (#41 most common destination from North Port)
- Net migration: 203 to North Port
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#34. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Diego in 2015-2019: 362
- Migration from San Diego to Columbus: 187 (#112 most common destination from San Diego)
- Net migration: 175 to San Diego
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#33. Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA Metro Area

- Migration to Youngstown in 2015-2019: 367
- Migration from Youngstown to Columbus: 1,582 (#4 most common destination from Youngstown)
- Net migration: 1,215 to Columbus
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#32. Lima, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Lima in 2015-2019: 408
- Migration from Lima to Columbus: 597 (#1 most common destination from Lima)
- Net migration: 189 to Columbus
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#31. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia in 2015-2019: 430
- Migration from Philadelphia to Columbus: 858 (#41 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 428 to Columbus

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

- Migration to Miami in 2015-2019: 444
- Migration from Miami to Columbus: 552 (#57 most common destination from Miami)
- Net migration: 108 to Columbus
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#29. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Francisco in 2015-2019: 454
- Migration from San Francisco to Columbus: 271 (#75 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Net migration: 183 to San Francisco
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#28. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Denver in 2015-2019: 458
- Migration from Denver to Columbus: 510 (#43 most common destination from Denver)
- Net migration: 52 to Columbus
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#27. Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Lakeland in 2015-2019: 472
- Migration from Lakeland to Columbus: 0
- Net migration: 472 to Lakeland
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#26. Canton-Massillon, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Canton in 2015-2019: 510
- Migration from Canton to Columbus: 813 (#3 most common destination from Canton)
- Net migration: 303 to Columbus

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#25. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle in 2015-2019: 568
- Migration from Seattle to Columbus: 665 (#45 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 97 to Columbus
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#24. Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Cape Coral in 2015-2019: 574
- Migration from Cape Coral to Columbus: 217 (#23 most common destination from Cape Coral)
- Net migration: 357 to Cape Coral
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#23. Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metro Area

- Migration to Indianapolis in 2015-2019: 603
- Migration from Indianapolis to Columbus: 625 (#22 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Net migration: 22 to Columbus
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#22. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Orlando in 2015-2019: 620
- Migration from Orlando to Columbus: 260 (#69 most common destination from Orlando)
- Net migration: 360 to Orlando
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#21. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metro Area

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

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#20. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area

- Migration to Charlotte in 2015-2019: 650
- Migration from Charlotte to Columbus: 562 (#32 most common destination from Charlotte)
- Net migration: 88 to Charlotte
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#19. Kansas City, MO-KS Metro Area

- Migration to Kansas City in 2015-2019: 655
- Migration from Kansas City to Columbus: 400 (#35 most common destination from Kansas City)
- Net migration: 255 to Kansas City
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#18. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Jose in 2015-2019: 658
- Migration from San Jose to Columbus: 88 (#94 most common destination from San Jose)
- Net migration: 570 to San Jose
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#17. Mansfield, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Mansfield in 2015-2019: 681
- Migration from Mansfield to Columbus: 700 (#1 most common destination from Mansfield)
- Net migration: 19 to Columbus
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#16. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix in 2015-2019: 825
- Migration from Phoenix to Columbus: 438 (#58 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 387 to Phoenix

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#15. Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area

- Migration to Pittsburgh in 2015-2019: 881
- Migration from Pittsburgh to Columbus: 1,025 (#13 most common destination from Pittsburgh)
- Net migration: 144 to Columbus
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#14. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Houston in 2015-2019: 907
- Migration from Houston to Columbus: 459 (#67 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 448 to Houston
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#13. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Los Angeles in 2015-2019: 942
- Migration from Los Angeles to Columbus: 889 (#61 most common destination from Los Angeles)
- Net migration: 53 to Los Angeles
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#12. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Tampa in 2015-2019: 1,117
- Migration from Tampa to Columbus: 538 (#46 most common destination from Tampa)
- Net migration: 579 to Tampa
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#11. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Dallas in 2015-2019: 1,125
- Migration from Dallas to Columbus: 739 (#56 most common destination from Dallas)
- Net migration: 386 to Dallas

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

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

- Migration to Springfield in 2015-2019: 1,164
- Migration from Springfield to Columbus: 791 (#2 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 373 to Springfield
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#8. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Atlanta in 2015-2019: 1,165
- Migration from Atlanta to Columbus: 547 (#77 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 618 to Atlanta
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#7. Akron, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Akron in 2015-2019: 1,306
- Migration from Akron to Columbus: 1,961 (#3 most common destination from Akron)
- Net migration: 655 to Columbus
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#6. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area

- Migration to Washington in 2015-2019: 1,346
- Migration from Washington to Columbus: 1,297 (#43 most common destination from Washington)
- Net migration: 49 to Washington

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#5. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area

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

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

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

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

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

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