Metros sending the most people to Philadelphia

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June 23, 2022
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Metros sending the most people to Philadelphia

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

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#50. Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia from Palm Bay in 2015-2019: 459 (#10 most common destination from Palm Bay)
- Migration from Philadelphia to Palm Bay: 435 (#76 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 24 to Philadelphia
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#49. Springfield, MA Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia from Springfield in 2015-2019: 461 (#7 most common destination from Springfield)
- Migration from Philadelphia to Springfield: 477 (#67 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 16 to Springfield
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#48. Williamsport, PA Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia from Williamsport in 2015-2019: 468 (#1 most common destination from Williamsport)
- Migration from Philadelphia to Williamsport: 430 (#80 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 38 to Philadelphia
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#47. New Haven-Milford, CT Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia from New Haven in 2015-2019: 504 (#11 most common destination from New Haven)
- Migration from Philadelphia to New Haven: 765 (#47 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 261 to New Haven
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#46. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia from Detroit in 2015-2019: 507 (#41 most common destination from Detroit)
- Migration from Philadelphia to Detroit: 825 (#43 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 318 to Detroit

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

- Migration to Philadelphia from San Antonio in 2015-2019: 529 (#33 most common destination from San Antonio)
- Migration from Philadelphia to San Antonio: 1,012 (#37 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 483 to San Antonio
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#44. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia from San Jose in 2015-2019: 558 (#31 most common destination from San Jose)
- Migration from Philadelphia to San Jose: 680 (#51 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 122 to San Jose
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#43. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia from Portland in 2015-2019: 585 (#28 most common destination from Portland)
- Migration from Philadelphia to Portland: 523 (#62 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 62 to Philadelphia
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#42. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia from Minneapolis in 2015-2019: 599 (#38 most common destination from Minneapolis)
- Migration from Philadelphia to Minneapolis: 525 (#61 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 74 to Philadelphia
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#41. Richmond, VA Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia from Richmond in 2015-2019: 626 (#13 most common destination from Richmond)
- Migration from Philadelphia to Richmond: 1,027 (#36 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 401 to Richmond

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#40. Raleigh-Cary, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia from Raleigh in 2015-2019: 642 (#19 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Migration from Philadelphia to Raleigh: 823 (#44 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 181 to Raleigh
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#39. Durham-Chapel Hill, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia from Durham in 2015-2019: 682 (#11 most common destination from Durham)
- Migration from Philadelphia to Durham: 803 (#45 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 121 to Durham
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#38. Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia from Providence in 2015-2019: 698 (#12 most common destination from Providence)
- Migration from Philadelphia to Providence: 614 (#55 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 84 to Philadelphia
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#37. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia from Phoenix in 2015-2019: 732 (#37 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Migration from Philadelphia to Phoenix: 1,679 (#26 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 947 to Phoenix
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#36. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia from Seattle in 2015-2019: 777 (#38 most common destination from Seattle)
- Migration from Philadelphia to Seattle: 1,411 (#33 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 634 to Seattle

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#35. Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia from Cleveland in 2015-2019: 780 (#16 most common destination from Cleveland)
- Migration from Philadelphia to Cleveland: 450 (#73 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 330 to Philadelphia
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#34. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia from Austin in 2015-2019: 794 (#21 most common destination from Austin)
- Migration from Philadelphia to Austin: 540 (#60 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 254 to Philadelphia
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#33. Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia from Bridgeport in 2015-2019: 801 (#9 most common destination from Bridgeport)
- Migration from Philadelphia to Bridgeport: 719 (#50 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 82 to Philadelphia
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#32. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia from Denver in 2015-2019: 811 (#26 most common destination from Denver)
- Migration from Philadelphia to Denver: 1,679 (#26 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 868 to Denver
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#31. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia from Charlotte in 2015-2019: 820 (#24 most common destination from Charlotte)
- Migration from Philadelphia to Charlotte: 1,559 (#31 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 739 to Charlotte

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

- Migration to Philadelphia from Houston in 2015-2019: 831 (#40 most common destination from Houston)
- Migration from Philadelphia to Houston: 1,600 (#29 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 769 to Houston
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#29. Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown, CT Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia from Hartford in 2015-2019: 848 (#12 most common destination from Hartford)
- Migration from Philadelphia to Hartford: 461 (#71 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 387 to Philadelphia
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#28. East Stroudsburg, PA Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia from East Stroudsburg in 2015-2019: 917 (#3 most common destination from East Stroudsburg)
- Migration from Philadelphia to East Stroudsburg: 971 (#38 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 54 to East Stroudsburg
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#27. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia from Orlando in 2015-2019: 940 (#24 most common destination from Orlando)
- Migration from Philadelphia to Orlando: 2,030 (#21 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 1,090 to Orlando
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#26. Ocean City, NJ Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia from Ocean City in 2015-2019: 975 (#2 most common destination from Ocean City)
- Migration from Philadelphia to Ocean City: 2,729 (#17 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 1,754 to Ocean City

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

- Migration to Philadelphia from Virginia Beach in 2015-2019: 983 (#19 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Migration from Philadelphia to Virginia Beach: 1,770 (#24 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 787 to Virginia Beach
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#24. York-Hanover, PA Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia from York in 2015-2019: 997 (#5 most common destination from York)
- Migration from Philadelphia to York: 1,600 (#29 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 603 to York
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#23. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia from Tampa in 2015-2019: 1,118 (#19 most common destination from Tampa)
- Migration from Philadelphia to Tampa: 2,815 (#16 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 1,697 to Tampa
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#22. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia from San Francisco in 2015-2019: 1,142 (#32 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Migration from Philadelphia to San Francisco: 1,345 (#34 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 203 to San Francisco
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#21. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia from Atlanta in 2015-2019: 1,217 (#37 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Migration from Philadelphia to Atlanta: 3,301 (#13 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 2,084 to Atlanta

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#20. State College, PA Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia from State College in 2015-2019: 1,350 (#1 most common destination from State College)
- Migration from Philadelphia to State College: 3,685 (#10 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 2,335 to State College
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#19. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia from Chicago in 2015-2019: 1,594 (#45 most common destination from Chicago)
- Migration from Philadelphia to Chicago: 1,988 (#22 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 394 to Chicago
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#18. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia from Los Angeles in 2015-2019: 1,617 (#34 most common destination from Los Angeles)
- Migration from Philadelphia to Los Angeles: 2,963 (#15 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 1,346 to Los Angeles
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#17. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia from Miami in 2015-2019: 1,742 (#22 most common destination from Miami)
- Migration from Philadelphia to Miami: 2,680 (#18 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 938 to Miami
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#16. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia from Dallas in 2015-2019: 1,751 (#25 most common destination from Dallas)
- Migration from Philadelphia to Dallas: 1,433 (#32 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 318 to Philadelphia

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#15. Salisbury, MD-DE Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia from Salisbury in 2015-2019: 1,808 (#3 most common destination from Salisbury)
- Migration from Philadelphia to Salisbury: 2,657 (#19 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 849 to Salisbury
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#14. Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia from Scranton in 2015-2019: 1,930 (#1 most common destination from Scranton)
- Migration from Philadelphia to Scranton: 2,034 (#20 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 104 to Scranton
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#13. Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia from Atlantic City in 2015-2019: 2,664 (#1 most common destination from Atlantic City)
- Migration from Philadelphia to Atlantic City: 3,138 (#14 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 474 to Atlantic City
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#12. Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia from Harrisburg in 2015-2019: 2,794 (#1 most common destination from Harrisburg)
- Migration from Philadelphia to Harrisburg: 4,836 (#4 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 2,042 to Harrisburg
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#11. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia from Boston in 2015-2019: 2,846 (#12 most common destination from Boston)
- Migration from Philadelphia to Boston: 4,146 (#7 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 1,300 to Boston

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#10. Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia from Vineland in 2015-2019: 2,866 (#1 most common destination from Vineland)
- Migration from Philadelphia to Vineland: 1,868 (#23 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 998 to Philadelphia
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#9. Lancaster, PA Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia from Lancaster in 2015-2019: 3,227 (#1 most common destination from Lancaster)
- Migration from Philadelphia to Lancaster: 3,700 (#9 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 473 to Lancaster
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#8. Dover, DE Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia from Dover in 2015-2019: 3,540 (#1 most common destination from Dover)
- Migration from Philadelphia to Dover: 3,354 (#12 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 186 to Philadelphia
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#7. Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia from Pittsburgh in 2015-2019: 3,870 (#1 most common destination from Pittsburgh)
- Migration from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh: 4,569 (#6 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 699 to Pittsburgh
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#6. Reading, PA Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia from Reading in 2015-2019: 3,891 (#1 most common destination from Reading)
- Migration from Philadelphia to Reading: 4,078 (#8 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 187 to Reading

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

- Migration to Philadelphia from Baltimore in 2015-2019: 5,420 (#2 most common destination from Baltimore)
- Migration from Philadelphia to Baltimore: 4,705 (#5 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 715 to Philadelphia
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#4. Trenton-Princeton, NJ Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia from Trenton in 2015-2019: 5,444 (#2 most common destination from Trenton)
- Migration from Philadelphia to Trenton: 3,657 (#11 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 1,787 to Philadelphia
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#3. Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia from Allentown in 2015-2019: 5,483 (#1 most common destination from Allentown)
- Migration from Philadelphia to Allentown: 4,950 (#3 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 533 to Philadelphia
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#2. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia from Washington in 2015-2019: 6,361 (#5 most common destination from Washington)
- Migration from Philadelphia to Washington: 6,666 (#2 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 305 to Washington
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#1. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia from New York in 2015-2019: 32,608 (#1 most common destination from New York)
- Migration from Philadelphia to New York: 18,519 (#1 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 14,089 to Philadelphia

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