Where people in Tulsa are moving to most

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

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

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#50. New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metro Area

- Migration to New Orleans in 2015-2019: 83
- Migration from New Orleans to Tulsa: 171 (#52 most common destination from New Orleans)
- Net migration: 88 to Tulsa
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#49. Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Lakeland in 2015-2019: 88
- Migration from Lakeland to Tulsa: 64 (#75 most common destination from Lakeland)
- Net migration: 24 to Lakeland
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#48. Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metro Area

- Migration to Memphis in 2015-2019: 88
- Migration from Memphis to Tulsa: 109 (#80 most common destination from Memphis)
- Net migration: 21 to Tulsa
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#47. Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metro Area

- Migration to Birmingham in 2015-2019: 90
- Migration from Birmingham to Tulsa: 45 (#94 most common destination from Birmingham)
- Net migration: 45 to Birmingham
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#46. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Jose in 2015-2019: 92
- Migration from San Jose to Tulsa: 112 (#78 most common destination from San Jose)
- Net migration: 20 to Tulsa

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#45. Columbus, GA-AL Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus in 2015-2019: 95
- Migration from Columbus to Tulsa: 33 (#90 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 62 to Columbus
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#44. Tucson, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Tucson in 2015-2019: 104
- Migration from Tucson to Tulsa: 92 (#74 most common destination from Tucson)
- Net migration: 12 to Tucson
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#43. Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area

- Migration to Salt Lake City in 2015-2019: 105
- Migration from Salt Lake City to Tulsa: 23 (#145 most common destination from Salt Lake City)
- Net migration: 82 to Salt Lake City
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#42. Lincoln, NE Metro Area

- Migration to Lincoln in 2015-2019: 111
- Migration from Lincoln to Tulsa: 63 (#28 most common destination from Lincoln)
- Net migration: 48 to Lincoln
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#41. Charleston-North Charleston, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston in 2015-2019: 121
- Migration from Charleston to Tulsa: 18 (#149 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 103 to Charleston

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#40. Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metro Area

- Migration to Little Rock in 2015-2019: 123
- Migration from Little Rock to Tulsa: 343 (#14 most common destination from Little Rock)
- Net migration: 220 to Tulsa
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#39. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Atlanta in 2015-2019: 126
- Migration from Atlanta to Tulsa: 159 (#149 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 33 to Tulsa
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#38. Grand Junction, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Grand Junction in 2015-2019: 127
- Migration from Grand Junction to Tulsa: 46 (#24 most common destination from Grand Junction)
- Net migration: 81 to Grand Junction
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#37. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Riverside in 2015-2019: 130
- Migration from Riverside to Tulsa: 243 (#83 most common destination from Riverside)
- Net migration: 113 to Tulsa
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#36. Yuma, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Yuma in 2015-2019: 132
- Migration from Yuma to Tulsa: 0
- Net migration: 132 to Yuma

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

- Migration to Virginia Beach in 2015-2019: 132
- Migration from Virginia Beach to Tulsa: 138 (#106 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 6 to Tulsa
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#34. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metro Area

- Migration to Baltimore in 2015-2019: 146
- Migration from Baltimore to Tulsa: 74 (#144 most common destination from Baltimore)
- Net migration: 72 to Baltimore
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#33. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia in 2015-2019: 148
- Migration from Philadelphia to Tulsa: 17 (#259 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 131 to Philadelphia
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#32. Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metro Area

- Migration to Indianapolis in 2015-2019: 149
- Migration from Indianapolis to Tulsa: 18 (#211 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Net migration: 131 to Indianapolis
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#31. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metro Area

- Migration to Portland in 2015-2019: 174
- Migration from Portland to Tulsa: 96 (#110 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 78 to Portland

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#30. Springfield, MO Metro Area

- Migration to Springfield in 2015-2019: 186
- Migration from Springfield to Tulsa: 239 (#11 most common destination from Springfield)
- Net migration: 53 to Tulsa
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#29. Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA Metro Area

- Migration to Blacksburg in 2015-2019: 189
- Migration from Blacksburg to Tulsa: 0
- Net migration: 189 to Blacksburg
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#28. Enid, OK Metro Area

- Migration to Enid in 2015-2019: 192
- Migration from Enid to Tulsa: 228 (#2 most common destination from Enid)
- Net migration: 36 to Tulsa
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#27. Waco, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Waco in 2015-2019: 205
- Migration from Waco to Tulsa: 31 (#42 most common destination from Waco)
- Net migration: 174 to Waco
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#26. Lubbock, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Lubbock in 2015-2019: 208
- Migration from Lubbock to Tulsa: 85 (#33 most common destination from Lubbock)
- Net migration: 123 to Lubbock

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#25. Joplin, MO Metro Area

- Migration to Joplin in 2015-2019: 211
- Migration from Joplin to Tulsa: 139 (#10 most common destination from Joplin)
- Net migration: 72 to Joplin
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#24. Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA Metro Area

- Migration to Omaha in 2015-2019: 229
- Migration from Omaha to Tulsa: 100 (#69 most common destination from Omaha)
- Net migration: 129 to Omaha
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#23. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Austin in 2015-2019: 238
- Migration from Austin to Tulsa: 170 (#77 most common destination from Austin)
- Net migration: 68 to Austin
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#22. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area

- Migration to Charlotte in 2015-2019: 240
- Migration from Charlotte to Tulsa: 87 (#128 most common destination from Charlotte)
- Net migration: 153 to Charlotte
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#21. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Tampa in 2015-2019: 244
- Migration from Tampa to Tulsa: 198 (#94 most common destination from Tampa)
- Net migration: 46 to Tampa

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#20. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area

- Migration to San Antonio in 2015-2019: 244
- Migration from San Antonio to Tulsa: 364 (#47 most common destination from San Antonio)
- Net migration: 120 to Tulsa
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#19. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area

- Migration to Las Vegas in 2015-2019: 258
- Migration from Las Vegas to Tulsa: 68 (#134 most common destination from Las Vegas)
- Net migration: 190 to Las Vegas
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#18. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Chicago in 2015-2019: 272
- Migration from Chicago to Tulsa: 583 (#93 most common destination from Chicago)
- Net migration: 311 to Tulsa
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#17. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Nashville in 2015-2019: 276
- Migration from Nashville to Tulsa: 112 (#88 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 164 to Nashville
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#16. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area

- Migration to Washington in 2015-2019: 306
- Migration from Washington to Tulsa: 190 (#163 most common destination from Washington)
- Net migration: 116 to Washington

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#15. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Diego in 2015-2019: 310
- Migration from San Diego to Tulsa: 205 (#102 most common destination from San Diego)
- Net migration: 105 to San Diego
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#14. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Miami in 2015-2019: 315
- Migration from Miami to Tulsa: 84 (#179 most common destination from Miami)
- Net migration: 231 to Miami
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#13. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle in 2015-2019: 379
- Migration from Seattle to Tulsa: 161 (#120 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 218 to Seattle
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#12. St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area

- Migration to St. Louis in 2015-2019: 385
- Migration from St. Louis to Tulsa: 262 (#62 most common destination from St. Louis)
- Net migration: 123 to St. Louis
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#11. Lawton, OK Metro Area

- Migration to Lawton in 2015-2019: 412
- Migration from Lawton to Tulsa: 307 (#7 most common destination from Lawton)
- Net migration: 105 to Lawton

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

- Migration to Los Angeles in 2015-2019: 451
- Migration from Los Angeles to Tulsa: 732 (#70 most common destination from Los Angeles)
- Net migration: 281 to Tulsa
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#9. Kansas City, MO-KS Metro Area

- Migration to Kansas City in 2015-2019: 604
- Migration from Kansas City to Tulsa: 560 (#26 most common destination from Kansas City)
- Net migration: 44 to Kansas City
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#8. Fort Smith, AR-OK Metro Area

- Migration to Fort Smith in 2015-2019: 679
- Migration from Fort Smith to Tulsa: 738 (#2 most common destination from Fort Smith)
- Net migration: 59 to Tulsa
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#7. Wichita, KS Metro Area

- Migration to Wichita in 2015-2019: 761
- Migration from Wichita to Tulsa: 372 (#12 most common destination from Wichita)
- Net migration: 389 to Wichita
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#6. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Denver in 2015-2019: 779
- Migration from Denver to Tulsa: 396 (#57 most common destination from Denver)
- Net migration: 383 to Denver

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

- Migration to Phoenix in 2015-2019: 807
- Migration from Phoenix to Tulsa: 461 (#55 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 346 to Phoenix
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#4. Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR Metro Area

- Migration to Fayetteville in 2015-2019: 935
- Migration from Fayetteville to Tulsa: 416 (#6 most common destination from Fayetteville)
- Net migration: 519 to Fayetteville
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#3. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Houston in 2015-2019: 1,801
- Migration from Houston to Tulsa: 889 (#36 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 912 to Houston
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#2. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Dallas in 2015-2019: 2,096
- Migration from Dallas to Tulsa: 1,646 (#27 most common destination from Dallas)
- Net migration: 450 to Dallas
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#1. Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area

- Migration to Oklahoma City in 2015-2019: 5,227
- Migration from Oklahoma City to Tulsa: 4,034 (#1 most common destination from Oklahoma City)
- Net migration: 1,193 to Oklahoma City

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