Metros sending the most people to Charleston, South Carolina

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June 23, 2022
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Metros sending the most people to Charleston, South Carolina

Stacker compiled a list of metros that are sending the most people to Charleston-North Charleston, SC Metro Area 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 2015 and 2019. Ties were broken by gross migration.

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#50. Fayetteville, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Fayetteville in 2015-2019: 150 (#64 most common destination from Fayetteville)
- Migration from Charleston to Fayetteville: 18 (#149 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 132 to Charleston
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#49. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Las Vegas in 2015-2019: 154 (#80 most common destination from Las Vegas)
- Migration from Charleston to Las Vegas: 201 (#39 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 47 to Las Vegas
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#48. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Portland in 2015-2019: 155 (#85 most common destination from Portland)
- Migration from Charleston to Portland: 214 (#32 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 59 to Portland
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#47. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Denver in 2015-2019: 158 (#106 most common destination from Denver)
- Migration from Charleston to Denver: 149 (#47 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 9 to Charleston
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#46. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from San Francisco in 2015-2019: 159 (#106 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Migration from Charleston to San Francisco: 88 (#65 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 71 to Charleston

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#45. Stockton, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Stockton in 2015-2019: 161 (#26 most common destination from Stockton)
- Migration from Charleston to Stockton: 0 (#249 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 161 to Charleston
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#44. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Los Angeles in 2015-2019: 170 (#167 most common destination from Los Angeles)
- Migration from Charleston to Los Angeles: 169 (#45 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 1 to Charleston
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#43. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Detroit in 2015-2019: 175 (#82 most common destination from Detroit)
- Migration from Charleston to Detroit: 197 (#41 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 22 to Detroit
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#42. Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown, CT Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Hartford in 2015-2019: 184 (#53 most common destination from Hartford)
- Migration from Charleston to Hartford: 94 (#63 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 90 to Charleston
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#41. Urban Honolulu, HI Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Urban Honolulu in 2015-2019: 212 (#55 most common destination from Urban Honolulu)
- Migration from Charleston to Urban Honolulu: 311 (#24 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 99 to Urban Honolulu

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#40. Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Cincinnati in 2015-2019: 213 (#61 most common destination from Cincinnati)
- Migration from Charleston to Cincinnati: 85 (#66 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 128 to Charleston
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#39. Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Elizabethtown in 2015-2019: 216 (#6 most common destination from Elizabethtown)
- Migration from Charleston to Elizabethtown: 36 (#116 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 180 to Charleston
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#38. Albuquerque, NM Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Albuquerque in 2015-2019: 235 (#30 most common destination from Albuquerque)
- Migration from Charleston to Albuquerque: 71 (#75 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 164 to Charleston
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#37. Asheville, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Asheville in 2015-2019: 241 (#17 most common destination from Asheville)
- Migration from Charleston to Asheville: 222 (#31 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 19 to Charleston
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#36. Columbus, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Columbus in 2015-2019: 254 (#48 most common destination from Columbus)
- Migration from Charleston to Columbus: 101 (#60 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 153 to Charleston

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

- Migration to Charleston from Dallas in 2015-2019: 255 (#109 most common destination from Dallas)
- Migration from Charleston to Dallas: 255 (#29 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 0 to Charleston
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#34. Raleigh-Cary, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Raleigh in 2015-2019: 279 (#41 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Migration from Charleston to Raleigh: 517 (#14 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 238 to Raleigh
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#33. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Orlando in 2015-2019: 282 (#64 most common destination from Orlando)
- Migration from Charleston to Orlando: 98 (#61 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 184 to Charleston
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#32. Sumter, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Sumter in 2015-2019: 291 (#3 most common destination from Sumter)
- Migration from Charleston to Sumter: 259 (#28 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 32 to Charleston
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#31. Savannah, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Savannah in 2015-2019: 291 (#20 most common destination from Savannah)
- Migration from Charleston to Savannah: 400 (#19 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 109 to Savannah

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#30. Norwich-New London, CT Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Norwich in 2015-2019: 293 (#9 most common destination from Norwich)
- Migration from Charleston to Norwich: 173 (#44 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 120 to Charleston
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#29. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from San Diego in 2015-2019: 330 (#82 most common destination from San Diego)
- Migration from Charleston to San Diego: 39 (#108 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 291 to Charleston
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#28. St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from St. Louis in 2015-2019: 340 (#54 most common destination from St. Louis)
- Migration from Charleston to St. Louis: 195 (#42 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 145 to Charleston
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#27. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Nashville in 2015-2019: 345 (#40 most common destination from Nashville)
- Migration from Charleston to Nashville: 494 (#16 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 149 to Nashville
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#26. Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Pittsburgh in 2015-2019: 347 (#42 most common destination from Pittsburgh)
- Migration from Charleston to Pittsburgh: 204 (#37 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 143 to Charleston

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#25. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Austin in 2015-2019: 357 (#44 most common destination from Austin)
- Migration from Charleston to Austin: 55 (#93 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 302 to Charleston
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#24. Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Bridgeport in 2015-2019: 367 (#20 most common destination from Bridgeport)
- Migration from Charleston to Bridgeport: 53 (#97 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 314 to Charleston
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#23. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Tampa in 2015-2019: 377 (#64 most common destination from Tampa)
- Migration from Charleston to Tampa: 453 (#17 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 76 to Tampa
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#22. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Seattle in 2015-2019: 428 (#63 most common destination from Seattle)
- Migration from Charleston to Seattle: 199 (#40 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 229 to Charleston
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#21. Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Augusta in 2015-2019: 449 (#11 most common destination from Augusta)
- Migration from Charleston to Augusta: 906 (#9 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 457 to Augusta

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

- Migration to Charleston from Philadelphia in 2015-2019: 453 (#72 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Migration from Charleston to Philadelphia: 390 (#21 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 63 to Charleston
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#19. Spartanburg, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Spartanburg in 2015-2019: 454 (#4 most common destination from Spartanburg)
- Migration from Charleston to Spartanburg: 581 (#13 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 127 to Spartanburg
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#18. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Boston in 2015-2019: 466 (#55 most common destination from Boston)
- Migration from Charleston to Boston: 234 (#30 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 232 to Charleston
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#17. Jacksonville, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Jacksonville in 2015-2019: 494 (#25 most common destination from Jacksonville)
- Migration from Charleston to Jacksonville: 755 (#10 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 261 to Jacksonville
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#16. Roanoke, VA Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Roanoke in 2015-2019: 523 (#6 most common destination from Roanoke)
- Migration from Charleston to Roanoke: 60 (#87 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 463 to Charleston

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

- Migration to Charleston from Virginia Beach in 2015-2019: 536 (#35 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Migration from Charleston to Virginia Beach: 1,647 (#5 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 1,111 to Virginia Beach
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#14. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Houston in 2015-2019: 558 (#57 most common destination from Houston)
- Migration from Charleston to Houston: 345 (#22 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 213 to Charleston
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#13. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Chicago in 2015-2019: 603 (#91 most common destination from Chicago)
- Migration from Charleston to Chicago: 293 (#27 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 310 to Charleston
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#12. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Baltimore in 2015-2019: 616 (#37 most common destination from Baltimore)
- Migration from Charleston to Baltimore: 310 (#25 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 306 to Charleston
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#11. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Miami in 2015-2019: 668 (#47 most common destination from Miami)
- Migration from Charleston to Miami: 510 (#15 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 158 to Charleston

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#10. El Paso, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from El Paso in 2015-2019: 689 (#12 most common destination from El Paso)
- Migration from Charleston to El Paso: 62 (#83 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 627 to Charleston
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#9. Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Myrtle Beach in 2015-2019: 689 (#6 most common destination from Myrtle Beach)
- Migration from Charleston to Myrtle Beach: 407 (#18 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 282 to Charleston
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#8. Florence, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Florence in 2015-2019: 734 (#3 most common destination from Florence)
- Migration from Charleston to Florence: 623 (#11 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 111 to Charleston
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#7. Hilton Head Island-Bluffton, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Hilton Head Island in 2015-2019: 1,140 (#2 most common destination from Hilton Head Island)
- Migration from Charleston to Hilton Head Island: 395 (#20 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 745 to Charleston
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#6. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Atlanta in 2015-2019: 1,229 (#36 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Migration from Charleston to Atlanta: 1,868 (#4 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 639 to Atlanta

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

- Migration to Charleston from Washington in 2015-2019: 1,551 (#36 most common destination from Washington)
- Migration from Charleston to Washington: 1,172 (#6 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 379 to Charleston
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#4. Columbia, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Columbia in 2015-2019: 1,945 (#3 most common destination from Columbia)
- Migration from Charleston to Columbia: 3,149 (#1 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 1,204 to Columbia
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#3. Greenville-Anderson, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Greenville in 2015-2019: 2,024 (#3 most common destination from Greenville)
- Migration from Charleston to Greenville: 2,136 (#2 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 112 to Greenville
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#2. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from New York in 2015-2019: 2,082 (#52 most common destination from New York)
- Migration from Charleston to New York: 587 (#12 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 1,495 to Charleston
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#1. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Charlotte in 2015-2019: 2,150 (#10 most common destination from Charlotte)
- Migration from Charleston to Charlotte: 2,080 (#3 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 70 to Charleston

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