Metros sending the most people to Charleston

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April 2, 2021
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Metros sending the most people to Charleston

Stacker compiled a list of metros that are sending the most people to Charleston using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Metros are ranked by the estimated number of people who moved to Charleston from the metro between 2014 and 2018. Ties were broken by gross migration.

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#25. Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Pittsburgh in 2014-2018: 356 (#42 most common destination from Pittsburgh)
- Migration from Charleston to Pittsburgh: 204 (#34 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 152 to Charleston

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#24. San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from San Diego in 2014-2018: 365 (#74 most common destination from San Diego)
- Migration from Charleston to San Diego: 142 (#45 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 223 to Charleston

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#23. Urban Honolulu, HI Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Urban Honolulu in 2014-2018: 373 (#31 most common destination from Urban Honolulu)
- Migration from Charleston to Urban Honolulu: 406 (#19 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 33 to Urban Honolulu

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#22. Columbus, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Columbus in 2014-2018: 379 (#38 most common destination from Columbus)
- Migration from Charleston to Columbus: 142 (#45 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 237 to Charleston

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

- Migration to Charleston from Miami in 2014-2018: 396 (#70 most common destination from Miami)
- Migration from Charleston to Miami: 526 (#14 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 130 to Miami

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#20. Spartanburg, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Spartanburg in 2014-2018: 470 (#4 most common destination from Spartanburg)
- Migration from Charleston to Spartanburg: 524 (#15 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 54 to Spartanburg

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#19. El Paso, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from El Paso in 2014-2018: 486 (#17 most common destination from El Paso)
- Migration from Charleston to El Paso: 44 (#104 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 442 to Charleston

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

- Migration to Charleston from Boston in 2014-2018: 488 (#54 most common destination from Boston)
- Migration from Charleston to Boston: 217 (#32 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 271 to Charleston

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#17. Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Augusta in 2014-2018: 511 (#7 most common destination from Augusta)
- Migration from Charleston to Augusta: 861 (#8 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 350 to Augusta

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

- Migration to Charleston from Baltimore in 2014-2018: 535 (#38 most common destination from Baltimore)
- Migration from Charleston to Baltimore: 365 (#21 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 170 to Charleston

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

- Migration to Charleston from Philadelphia in 2014-2018: 536 (#61 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Migration from Charleston to Philadelphia: 340 (#24 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 196 to Charleston

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

- Migration to Charleston from Virginia Beach in 2014-2018: 541 (#32 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Migration from Charleston to Virginia Beach: 1,660 (#5 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 1,119 to Virginia Beach

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

- Migration to Charleston from Seattle in 2014-2018: 550 (#54 most common destination from Seattle)
- Migration from Charleston to Seattle: 454 (#18 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 96 to Charleston

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

- Migration to Charleston from Houston in 2014-2018: 581 (#51 most common destination from Houston)
- Migration from Charleston to Houston: 277 (#27 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 304 to Charleston

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#11. Jacksonville, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Jacksonville in 2014-2018: 588 (#21 most common destination from Jacksonville)
- Migration from Charleston to Jacksonville: 729 (#11 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 141 to Jacksonville

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

- Migration to Charleston from Myrtle Beach in 2014-2018: 653 (#6 most common destination from Myrtle Beach)
- Migration from Charleston to Myrtle Beach: 740 (#10 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 87 to Myrtle Beach

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

- Migration to Charleston from Chicago in 2014-2018: 682 (#79 most common destination from Chicago)
- Migration from Charleston to Chicago: 319 (#25 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 363 to Charleston

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#8. Florence, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Florence in 2014-2018: 737 (#3 most common destination from Florence)
- Migration from Charleston to Florence: 645 (#12 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 92 to Charleston

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#7. Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Hilton Head Island in 2014-2018: 1,085 (#2 most common destination from Hilton Head Island)
- Migration from Charleston to Hilton Head Island: 492 (#16 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 593 to Charleston

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

- Migration to Charleston from Atlanta in 2014-2018: 1,096 (#39 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Migration from Charleston to Atlanta: 1,733 (#4 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 637 to Atlanta

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

- Migration to Charleston from Washington in 2014-2018: 1,236 (#44 most common destination from Washington)
- Migration from Charleston to Washington: 1,203 (#6 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 33 to Charleston

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

- Migration to Charleston from Charlotte in 2014-2018: 1,614 (#12 most common destination from Charlotte)
- Migration from Charleston to Charlotte: 1,744 (#3 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 130 to Charlotte

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#3. Columbia, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Columbia in 2014-2018: 1,725 (#3 most common destination from Columbia)
- Migration from Charleston to Columbia: 3,310 (#1 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 1,585 to Columbia

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#2. Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Greenville in 2014-2018: 1,816 (#4 most common destination from Greenville)
- Migration from Charleston to Greenville: 1,885 (#2 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 69 to Greenville

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

- Migration to Charleston from New York in 2014-2018: 1,909 (#56 most common destination from New York)
- Migration from Charleston to New York: 589 (#13 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 1,320 to Charleston

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