Where people in Philadelphia are moving to most

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June 22, 2022
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Where people in Philadelphia are moving to most

Stacker compiled a list of where people in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 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 Philadelphia between 2015 and 2019. Ties were broken by gross migration.

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#50. Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT Metro Area

- Migration to Bridgeport in 2015-2019: 719
- Migration from Bridgeport to Philadelphia: 801 (#9 most common destination from Bridgeport)
- Net migration: 82 to Philadelphia
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#49. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Riverside in 2015-2019: 742
- Migration from Riverside to Philadelphia: 423 (#59 most common destination from Riverside)
- Net migration: 319 to Riverside
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#48. Jacksonville, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Jacksonville in 2015-2019: 756
- Migration from Jacksonville to Philadelphia: 186 (#33 most common destination from Jacksonville)
- Net migration: 570 to Jacksonville
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#47. New Haven-Milford, CT Metro Area

- Migration to New Haven in 2015-2019: 765
- Migration from New Haven to Philadelphia: 504 (#11 most common destination from New Haven)
- Net migration: 261 to New Haven
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#46. Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Cape Coral in 2015-2019: 796
- Migration from Cape Coral to Philadelphia: 153 (#31 most common destination from Cape Coral)
- Net migration: 643 to Cape Coral

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#45. Durham-Chapel Hill, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Durham in 2015-2019: 803
- Migration from Durham to Philadelphia: 682 (#11 most common destination from Durham)
- Net migration: 121 to Durham
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#44. Raleigh-Cary, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Raleigh in 2015-2019: 823
- Migration from Raleigh to Philadelphia: 642 (#19 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Net migration: 181 to Raleigh
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#43. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Detroit in 2015-2019: 825
- Migration from Detroit to Philadelphia: 507 (#41 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 318 to Detroit
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#42. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area

- Migration to Las Vegas in 2015-2019: 841
- Migration from Las Vegas to Philadelphia: 396 (#43 most common destination from Las Vegas)
- Net migration: 445 to Las Vegas
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#41. Columbus, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus in 2015-2019: 858
- Migration from Columbus to Philadelphia: 430 (#31 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 428 to Columbus

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#40. Rochester, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester in 2015-2019: 881
- Migration from Rochester to Philadelphia: 433 (#15 most common destination from Rochester)
- Net migration: 448 to Rochester
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#39. Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Poughkeepsie in 2015-2019: 928
- Migration from Poughkeepsie to Philadelphia: 355 (#10 most common destination from Poughkeepsie)
- Net migration: 573 to Poughkeepsie
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#38. East Stroudsburg, PA Metro Area

- Migration to East Stroudsburg in 2015-2019: 971
- Migration from East Stroudsburg to Philadelphia: 917 (#3 most common destination from East Stroudsburg)
- Net migration: 54 to East Stroudsburg
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#37. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area

- Migration to San Antonio in 2015-2019: 1,012
- Migration from San Antonio to Philadelphia: 529 (#33 most common destination from San Antonio)
- Net migration: 483 to San Antonio
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#36. Richmond, VA Metro Area

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

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#35. Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA Metro Area

- Migration to Bloomsburg in 2015-2019: 1,057
- Migration from Bloomsburg to Philadelphia: 389 (#2 most common destination from Bloomsburg)
- Net migration: 668 to Bloomsburg
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#34. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Francisco in 2015-2019: 1,345
- Migration from San Francisco to Philadelphia: 1,142 (#32 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Net migration: 203 to San Francisco
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#33. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle in 2015-2019: 1,411
- Migration from Seattle to Philadelphia: 777 (#38 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 634 to Seattle
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#32. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Dallas in 2015-2019: 1,433
- Migration from Dallas to Philadelphia: 1,751 (#25 most common destination from Dallas)
- Net migration: 318 to Philadelphia
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#31. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area

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

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

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

- Migration to York in 2015-2019: 1,600
- Migration from York to Philadelphia: 997 (#5 most common destination from York)
- Net migration: 603 to York
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#28. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Diego in 2015-2019: 1,646
- Migration from San Diego to Philadelphia: 449 (#63 most common destination from San Diego)
- Net migration: 1,197 to San Diego
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#27. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix in 2015-2019: 1,679
- Migration from Phoenix to Philadelphia: 732 (#37 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 947 to Phoenix
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#26. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Denver in 2015-2019: 1,679
- Migration from Denver to Philadelphia: 811 (#26 most common destination from Denver)
- Net migration: 868 to Denver

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#25. Jacksonville, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Jacksonville in 2015-2019: 1,726
- Migration from Jacksonville to Philadelphia: 333 (#39 most common destination from Jacksonville)
- Net migration: 1,393 to Jacksonville
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#24. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metro Area

- Migration to Virginia Beach in 2015-2019: 1,770
- Migration from Virginia Beach to Philadelphia: 983 (#19 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 787 to Virginia Beach
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#23. Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ Metro Area

- Migration to Vineland in 2015-2019: 1,868
- Migration from Vineland to Philadelphia: 2,866 (#1 most common destination from Vineland)
- Net migration: 998 to Philadelphia
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#22. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Chicago in 2015-2019: 1,988
- Migration from Chicago to Philadelphia: 1,594 (#45 most common destination from Chicago)
- Net migration: 394 to Chicago
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#21. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Orlando in 2015-2019: 2,030
- Migration from Orlando to Philadelphia: 940 (#24 most common destination from Orlando)
- Net migration: 1,090 to Orlando

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

- Migration to Scranton in 2015-2019: 2,034
- Migration from Scranton to Philadelphia: 1,930 (#1 most common destination from Scranton)
- Net migration: 104 to Scranton
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#19. Salisbury, MD-DE Metro Area

- Migration to Salisbury in 2015-2019: 2,657
- Migration from Salisbury to Philadelphia: 1,808 (#3 most common destination from Salisbury)
- Net migration: 849 to Salisbury
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#18. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Miami in 2015-2019: 2,680
- Migration from Miami to Philadelphia: 1,742 (#22 most common destination from Miami)
- Net migration: 938 to Miami
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#17. Ocean City, NJ Metro Area

- Migration to Ocean City in 2015-2019: 2,729
- Migration from Ocean City to Philadelphia: 975 (#2 most common destination from Ocean City)
- Net migration: 1,754 to Ocean City
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#16. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Tampa in 2015-2019: 2,815
- Migration from Tampa to Philadelphia: 1,118 (#19 most common destination from Tampa)
- Net migration: 1,697 to Tampa

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

- Migration to Los Angeles in 2015-2019: 2,963
- Migration from Los Angeles to Philadelphia: 1,617 (#34 most common destination from Los Angeles)
- Net migration: 1,346 to Los Angeles
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#14. Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ Metro Area

- Migration to Atlantic City in 2015-2019: 3,138
- Migration from Atlantic City to Philadelphia: 2,664 (#1 most common destination from Atlantic City)
- Net migration: 474 to Atlantic City
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#13. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Atlanta in 2015-2019: 3,301
- Migration from Atlanta to Philadelphia: 1,217 (#37 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 2,084 to Atlanta
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#12. Dover, DE Metro Area

- Migration to Dover in 2015-2019: 3,354
- Migration from Dover to Philadelphia: 3,540 (#1 most common destination from Dover)
- Net migration: 186 to Philadelphia
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#11. Trenton-Princeton, NJ Metro Area

- Migration to Trenton in 2015-2019: 3,657
- Migration from Trenton to Philadelphia: 5,444 (#2 most common destination from Trenton)
- Net migration: 1,787 to Philadelphia

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#10. State College, PA Metro Area

- Migration to State College in 2015-2019: 3,685
- Migration from State College to Philadelphia: 1,350 (#1 most common destination from State College)
- Net migration: 2,335 to State College
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#9. Lancaster, PA Metro Area

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

- Migration to Reading in 2015-2019: 4,078
- Migration from Reading to Philadelphia: 3,891 (#1 most common destination from Reading)
- Net migration: 187 to Reading
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#7. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area

- Migration to Boston in 2015-2019: 4,146
- Migration from Boston to Philadelphia: 2,846 (#12 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 1,300 to Boston
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#6. Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area

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

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

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

- Migration to Harrisburg in 2015-2019: 4,836
- Migration from Harrisburg to Philadelphia: 2,794 (#1 most common destination from Harrisburg)
- Net migration: 2,042 to Harrisburg
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#3. Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ Metro Area

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

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

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

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