Where people in Lancaster are moving to most

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July 18, 2022
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Where people in Lancaster are moving to most

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

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#50. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Detroit in 2015-2019: 71
- Migration from Detroit to Lancaster: 4 (#279 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 67 to Detroit
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#49. Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Cape Coral in 2015-2019: 72
- Migration from Cape Coral to Lancaster: 0
- Net migration: 72 to Cape Coral
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#48. Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Deltona in 2015-2019: 74
- Migration from Deltona to Lancaster: 3 (#177 most common destination from Deltona)
- Net migration: 71 to Deltona
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#47. Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metro Area

- Migration to Providence in 2015-2019: 75
- Migration from Providence to Lancaster: 156 (#47 most common destination from Providence)
- Net migration: 81 to Lancaster
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#46. Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ Metro Area

- Migration to Atlantic City in 2015-2019: 75
- Migration from Atlantic City to Lancaster: 173 (#9 most common destination from Atlantic City)
- Net migration: 98 to Lancaster

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

- Migration to Seattle in 2015-2019: 77
- Migration from Seattle to Lancaster: 28 (#240 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 49 to Seattle
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#44. Port St. Lucie, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Port St. Lucie in 2015-2019: 77
- Migration from Port St. Lucie to Lancaster: 0
- Net migration: 77 to Port St. Lucie
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#43. Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Palm Bay in 2015-2019: 77
- Migration from Palm Bay to Lancaster: 3 (#191 most common destination from Palm Bay)
- Net migration: 74 to Palm Bay
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#42. Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Lakeland in 2015-2019: 77
- Migration from Lakeland to Lancaster: 11 (#152 most common destination from Lakeland)
- Net migration: 66 to Lakeland
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#41. The Villages, FL Metro Area

- Migration to The Villages in 2015-2019: 83
- Migration from The Villages to Lancaster: 0
- Net migration: 83 to The Villages

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

- Migration to North Port in 2015-2019: 86
- Migration from North Port to Lancaster: 100 (#58 most common destination from North Port)
- Net migration: 14 to Lancaster
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#39. East Stroudsburg, PA Metro Area

- Migration to East Stroudsburg in 2015-2019: 88
- Migration from East Stroudsburg to Lancaster: 183 (#7 most common destination from East Stroudsburg)
- Net migration: 95 to Lancaster
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#38. Williamsport, PA Metro Area

- Migration to Williamsport in 2015-2019: 89
- Migration from Williamsport to Lancaster: 88 (#10 most common destination from Williamsport)
- Net migration: 1 to Williamsport
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#37. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Miami in 2015-2019: 90
- Migration from Miami to Lancaster: 18 (#274 most common destination from Miami)
- Net migration: 72 to Miami
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#36. Rochester, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester in 2015-2019: 92
- Migration from Rochester to Lancaster: 238 (#28 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 146 to Lancaster

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#35. Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Sebastian in 2015-2019: 92
- Migration from Sebastian to Lancaster: 4 (#85 most common destination from Sebastian)
- Net migration: 88 to Sebastian
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#34. Elkhart-Goshen, IN Metro Area

- Migration to Elkhart in 2015-2019: 94
- Migration from Elkhart to Lancaster: 18 (#51 most common destination from Elkhart)
- Net migration: 76 to Elkhart
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#33. Muncie, IN Metro Area

- Migration to Muncie in 2015-2019: 94
- Migration from Muncie to Lancaster: 18 (#39 most common destination from Muncie)
- Net migration: 76 to Muncie
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#32. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Houston in 2015-2019: 96
- Migration from Houston to Lancaster: 77 (#199 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 19 to Houston
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#31. Lynchburg, VA Metro Area

- Migration to Lynchburg in 2015-2019: 97
- Migration from Lynchburg to Lancaster: 17 (#72 most common destination from Lynchburg)
- Net migration: 80 to Lynchburg

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

- Migration to Portland in 2015-2019: 100
- Migration from Portland to Lancaster: 83 (#123 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 17 to Portland
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#29. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Tampa in 2015-2019: 113
- Migration from Tampa to Lancaster: 118 (#129 most common destination from Tampa)
- Net migration: 5 to Lancaster
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#28. Altoona, PA Metro Area

- Migration to Altoona in 2015-2019: 119
- Migration from Altoona to Lancaster: 67 (#13 most common destination from Altoona)
- Net migration: 52 to Altoona
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#27. Ithaca, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Ithaca in 2015-2019: 120
- Migration from Ithaca to Lancaster: 0
- Net migration: 120 to Ithaca
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#26. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Diego in 2015-2019: 139
- Migration from San Diego to Lancaster: 46 (#222 most common destination from San Diego)
- Net migration: 93 to San Diego

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

- Migration to Orlando in 2015-2019: 149
- Migration from Orlando to Lancaster: 137 (#98 most common destination from Orlando)
- Net migration: 12 to Orlando
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#24. Naples-Marco Island, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Naples in 2015-2019: 155
- Migration from Naples to Lancaster: 19 (#96 most common destination from Naples)
- Net migration: 136 to Naples
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#23. Jacksonville, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Jacksonville in 2015-2019: 173
- Migration from Jacksonville to Lancaster: 16 (#221 most common destination from Jacksonville)
- Net migration: 157 to Jacksonville
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#22. Gettysburg, PA Metro Area

- Migration to Gettysburg in 2015-2019: 177
- Migration from Gettysburg to Lancaster: 434 (#4 most common destination from Gettysburg)
- Net migration: 257 to Lancaster
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#21. Harrisonburg, VA Metro Area

- Migration to Harrisonburg in 2015-2019: 178
- Migration from Harrisonburg to Lancaster: 0
- Net migration: 178 to Harrisonburg

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#20. Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metro Area

- Migration to Myrtle Beach in 2015-2019: 181
- Migration from Myrtle Beach to Lancaster: 229 (#18 most common destination from Myrtle Beach)
- Net migration: 48 to Lancaster
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#19. Wilmington, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Wilmington in 2015-2019: 187
- Migration from Wilmington to Lancaster: 0
- Net migration: 187 to Wilmington
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#18. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area

- Migration to Charlotte in 2015-2019: 189
- Migration from Charlotte to Lancaster: 12 (#240 most common destination from Charlotte)
- Net migration: 177 to Charlotte
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#17. Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA Metro Area

- Migration to Bloomsburg in 2015-2019: 190
- Migration from Bloomsburg to Lancaster: 32 (#22 most common destination from Bloomsburg)
- Net migration: 158 to Bloomsburg
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#16. Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA Metro Area

- Migration to Youngstown in 2015-2019: 206
- Migration from Youngstown to Lancaster: 0
- Net migration: 206 to Youngstown

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#15. Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA Metro Area

- Migration to Scranton in 2015-2019: 229
- Migration from Scranton to Lancaster: 575 (#5 most common destination from Scranton)
- Net migration: 346 to Lancaster
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#14. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metro Area

- Migration to Virginia Beach in 2015-2019: 248
- Migration from Virginia Beach to Lancaster: 66 (#159 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 182 to Virginia Beach
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#13. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metro Area

- Migration to Baltimore in 2015-2019: 262
- Migration from Baltimore to Lancaster: 395 (#48 most common destination from Baltimore)
- Net migration: 133 to Lancaster
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#12. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area

- Migration to Washington in 2015-2019: 264
- Migration from Washington to Lancaster: 270 (#135 most common destination from Washington)
- Net migration: 6 to Lancaster
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#11. Columbus, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus in 2015-2019: 265
- Migration from Columbus to Lancaster: 35 (#164 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 230 to Columbus

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#10. Salisbury, MD-DE Metro Area

- Migration to Salisbury in 2015-2019: 312
- Migration from Salisbury to Lancaster: 81 (#28 most common destination from Salisbury)
- Net migration: 231 to Salisbury
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#9. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area

- Migration to New York in 2015-2019: 375
- Migration from New York to Lancaster: 1,095 (#84 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 720 to Lancaster
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#8. State College, PA Metro Area

- Migration to State College in 2015-2019: 405
- Migration from State College to Lancaster: 148 (#15 most common destination from State College)
- Net migration: 257 to State College
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#7. Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ Metro Area

- Migration to Allentown in 2015-2019: 433
- Migration from Allentown to Lancaster: 473 (#7 most common destination from Allentown)
- Net migration: 40 to Lancaster
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#6. Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area

- Migration to Pittsburgh in 2015-2019: 547
- Migration from Pittsburgh to Lancaster: 683 (#27 most common destination from Pittsburgh)
- Net migration: 136 to Lancaster
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#5. Reading, PA Metro Area

- Migration to Reading in 2015-2019: 1,168
- Migration from Reading to Lancaster: 793 (#4 most common destination from Reading)
- Net migration: 375 to Reading
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#4. York-Hanover, PA Metro Area

- Migration to York in 2015-2019: 1,531
- Migration from York to Lancaster: 1,782 (#2 most common destination from York)
- Net migration: 251 to Lancaster
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#3. Lebanon, PA Metro Area

- Migration to Lebanon in 2015-2019: 1,563
- Migration from Lebanon to Lancaster: 946 (#2 most common destination from Lebanon)
- Net migration: 617 to Lebanon
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#2. Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA Metro Area

- Migration to Harrisburg in 2015-2019: 1,759
- Migration from Harrisburg to Lancaster: 1,433 (#3 most common destination from Harrisburg)
- Net migration: 326 to Harrisburg
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#1. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia in 2015-2019: 3,227
- Migration from Philadelphia to Lancaster: 3,700 (#9 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 473 to Lancaster

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