Where people in Portland, Oregon are moving to most

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October 19, 2021
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Where people in Portland, Oregon are moving to most

Stacker compiled a list of where people in Portland, Oregon 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 Portland between 2014 and 2018. Ties were broken by gross migration.

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#50. Stockton-Lodi, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Stockton in 2014-2018: 290
- Migration from Stockton to Portland: 89 (#38 most common destination from Stockton)
- Net migration: 201 to Stockton

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#49. Prescott, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Prescott in 2014-2018: 290
- Migration from Prescott to Portland: 153 (#15 most common destination from Prescott)
- Net migration: 137 to Prescott

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

- Migration to Charlotte in 2014-2018: 295
- Migration from Charlotte to Portland: 473 (#38 most common destination from Charlotte)
- Net migration: 178 to Portland

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#47. Anchorage, AK Metro Area

- Migration to Anchorage in 2014-2018: 304
- Migration from Anchorage to Portland: 669 (#5 most common destination from Anchorage)
- Net migration: 365 to Portland

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#46. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Orlando in 2014-2018: 363
- Migration from Orlando to Portland: 175 (#87 most common destination from Orlando)
- Net migration: 188 to Orlando

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

- Migration to Boston in 2014-2018: 369
- Migration from Boston to Portland: 994 (#30 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 625 to Portland

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#44. Ogden-Clearfield, UT Metro Area

- Migration to Ogden in 2014-2018: 385
- Migration from Ogden to Portland: 238 (#15 most common destination from Ogden)
- Net migration: 147 to Ogden

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#43. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Atlanta in 2014-2018: 387
- Migration from Atlanta to Portland: 785 (#57 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 398 to Portland

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#42. Walla Walla, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Walla Walla in 2014-2018: 392
- Migration from Walla Walla to Portland: 487 (#3 most common destination from Walla Walla)
- Net migration: 95 to Portland

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#41. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area

- Migration to Washington in 2014-2018: 397
- Migration from Washington to Portland: 1,246 (#43 most common destination from Washington)
- Net migration: 849 to Portland

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#40. Albuquerque, NM Metro Area

- Migration to Albuquerque in 2014-2018: 405
- Migration from Albuquerque to Portland: 522 (#12 most common destination from Albuquerque)
- Net migration: 117 to Portland

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

- Migration to St. Louis in 2014-2018: 415
- Migration from St. Louis to Portland: 521 (#39 most common destination from St. Louis)
- Net migration: 106 to Portland

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#38. Grants Pass, OR Metro Area

- Migration to Grants Pass in 2014-2018: 439
- Migration from Grants Pass to Portland: 342 (#3 most common destination from Grants Pass)
- Net migration: 97 to Grants Pass

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#37. Urban Honolulu, HI Metro Area

- Migration to Urban Honolulu in 2014-2018: 440
- Migration from Urban Honolulu to Portland: 971 (#12 most common destination from Urban Honolulu)
- Net migration: 531 to Portland

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#36. Boulder, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Boulder in 2014-2018: 452
- Migration from Boulder to Portland: 273 (#11 most common destination from Boulder)
- Net migration: 179 to Boulder

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#35. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Minneapolis in 2014-2018: 464
- Migration from Minneapolis to Portland: 733 (#26 most common destination from Minneapolis)
- Net migration: 269 to Portland

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#34. Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Colorado Springs in 2014-2018: 469
- Migration from Colorado Springs to Portland: 310 (#36 most common destination from Colorado Springs)
- Net migration: 159 to Colorado Springs

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#33. Provo-Orem, UT Metro Area

- Migration to Provo in 2014-2018: 471
- Migration from Provo to Portland: 400 (#13 most common destination from Provo)
- Net migration: 71 to Provo

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#32. Austin-Round Rock, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Austin in 2014-2018: 505
- Migration from Austin to Portland: 912 (#17 most common destination from Austin)
- Net migration: 407 to Portland

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#31. Olympia-Tumwater, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Olympia in 2014-2018: 519
- Migration from Olympia to Portland: 726 (#2 most common destination from Olympia)
- Net migration: 207 to Portland

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

- Migration to Miami in 2014-2018: 542
- Migration from Miami to Portland: 675 (#46 most common destination from Miami)
- Net migration: 133 to Portland

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#29. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Houston in 2014-2018: 566
- Migration from Houston to Portland: 487 (#62 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 79 to Houston

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#28. Bremerton-Silverdale, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Bremerton in 2014-2018: 568
- Migration from Bremerton to Portland: 193 (#13 most common destination from Bremerton)
- Net migration: 375 to Bremerton

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#27. Bellingham, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Bellingham in 2014-2018: 598
- Migration from Bellingham to Portland: 445 (#5 most common destination from Bellingham)
- Net migration: 153 to Bellingham

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#26. Tucson, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Tucson in 2014-2018: 618
- Migration from Tucson to Portland: 362 (#23 most common destination from Tucson)
- Net migration: 256 to Tucson

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#25. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Jose in 2014-2018: 628
- Migration from San Jose to Portland: 1,920 (#9 most common destination from San Jose)
- Net migration: 1,292 to Portland

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#24. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia in 2014-2018: 649
- Migration from Philadelphia to Portland: 499 (#65 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 150 to Philadelphia

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#23. Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area

- Migration to Salt Lake City in 2014-2018: 680
- Migration from Salt Lake City to Portland: 772 (#11 most common destination from Salt Lake City)
- Net migration: 92 to Portland

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#22. Albany, OR Metro Area

- Migration to Albany in 2014-2018: 733
- Migration from Albany to Portland: 783 (#4 most common destination from Albany)
- Net migration: 50 to Portland

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

- Migration to Chicago in 2014-2018: 805
- Migration from Chicago to Portland: 1,112 (#57 most common destination from Chicago)
- Net migration: 307 to Portland

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#20. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Riverside in 2014-2018: 973
- Migration from Riverside to Portland: 1,583 (#12 most common destination from Riverside)
- Net migration: 610 to Portland

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#19. Medford, OR Metro Area

- Migration to Medford in 2014-2018: 992
- Migration from Medford to Portland: 1,510 (#1 most common destination from Medford)
- Net migration: 518 to Portland

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#18. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Dallas in 2014-2018: 1,015
- Migration from Dallas to Portland: 1,251 (#31 most common destination from Dallas)
- Net migration: 236 to Portland

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#17. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area

- Migration to Las Vegas in 2014-2018: 1,021
- Migration from Las Vegas to Portland: 938 (#17 most common destination from Las Vegas)
- Net migration: 83 to Las Vegas

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#16. Kennewick-Richland, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Kennewick in 2014-2018: 1,025
- Migration from Kennewick to Portland: 875 (#3 most common destination from Kennewick)
- Net migration: 150 to Kennewick

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

- Migration to New York in 2014-2018: 1,134
- Migration from New York to Portland: 2,277 (#49 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 1,143 to Portland

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#14. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Denver in 2014-2018: 1,283
- Migration from Denver to Portland: 610 (#38 most common destination from Denver)
- Net migration: 673 to Denver

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#13. Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Sacramento in 2014-2018: 1,351
- Migration from Sacramento to Portland: 1,330 (#14 most common destination from Sacramento)
- Net migration: 21 to Sacramento

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#12. Boise City, ID Metro Area

- Migration to Boise City in 2014-2018: 1,353
- Migration from Boise City to Portland: 1,198 (#1 most common destination from Boise City)
- Net migration: 155 to Boise City

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#11. Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Spokane in 2014-2018: 1,470
- Migration from Spokane to Portland: 830 (#4 most common destination from Spokane)
- Net migration: 640 to Spokane

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#10. San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Diego in 2014-2018: 1,705
- Migration from San Diego to Portland: 2,328 (#12 most common destination from San Diego)
- Net migration: 623 to Portland

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#9. San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Francisco in 2014-2018: 1,722
- Migration from San Francisco to Portland: 4,002 (#10 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Net migration: 2,280 to Portland

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

- Migration to Los Angeles in 2014-2018: 2,454
- Migration from Los Angeles to Portland: 5,212 (#14 most common destination from Los Angeles)
- Net migration: 2,758 to Portland

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#7. Bend-Redmond, OR Metro Area

- Migration to Bend in 2014-2018: 2,547
- Migration from Bend to Portland: 1,705 (#1 most common destination from Bend)
- Net migration: 842 to Bend

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#6. Corvallis, OR Metro Area

- Migration to Corvallis in 2014-2018: 3,061
- Migration from Corvallis to Portland: 2,396 (#1 most common destination from Corvallis)
- Net migration: 665 to Corvallis

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#5. Longview, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Longview in 2014-2018: 3,120
- Migration from Longview to Portland: 1,720 (#1 most common destination from Longview)
- Net migration: 1,400 to Longview

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#4. Eugene, OR Metro Area

- Migration to Eugene in 2014-2018: 4,274
- Migration from Eugene to Portland: 3,637 (#1 most common destination from Eugene)
- Net migration: 637 to Eugene

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#3. Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix in 2014-2018: 4,919
- Migration from Phoenix to Portland: 3,134 (#8 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 1,785 to Phoenix

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#2. Salem, OR Metro Area

- Migration to Salem in 2014-2018: 7,517
- Migration from Salem to Portland: 6,983 (#1 most common destination from Salem)
- Net migration: 534 to Salem

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

- Migration to Seattle in 2014-2018: 8,177
- Migration from Seattle to Portland: 6,296 (#3 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 1,881 to Seattle

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