Where people in Charleston, South Carolina are moving to most

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May 17, 2022
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Where people in Charleston, South Carolina are moving to most

Stacker compiled a list of where people in Charleston-North Charleston, SC 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 Charleston, South Carolina between 2015 and 2019. Ties were broken by gross migration.

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#50. Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Cleveland in 2015-2019: 137
- Migration from Cleveland to Charleston: 71 (#109 most common destination from Cleveland)
- Net migration: 66 to Cleveland
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#49. Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metro Area

- Migration to Indianapolis in 2015-2019: 142
- Migration from Indianapolis to Charleston: 82 (#109 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Net migration: 60 to Indianapolis
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#48. Jacksonville, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Jacksonville in 2015-2019: 149
- Migration from Jacksonville to Charleston: 129 (#48 most common destination from Jacksonville)
- Net migration: 20 to Jacksonville
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#47. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Denver in 2015-2019: 149
- Migration from Denver to Charleston: 158 (#106 most common destination from Denver)
- Net migration: 9 to Charleston
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#46. Athens-Clarke County, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Athens in 2015-2019: 151
- Migration from Athens to Charleston: 129 (#14 most common destination from Athens)
- Net migration: 22 to Athens

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

- Migration to Los Angeles in 2015-2019: 169
- Migration from Los Angeles to Charleston: 170 (#167 most common destination from Los Angeles)
- Net migration: 1 to Charleston
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#44. Norwich-New London, CT Metro Area

- Migration to Norwich in 2015-2019: 173
- Migration from Norwich to Charleston: 293 (#9 most common destination from Norwich)
- Net migration: 120 to Charleston
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#43. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix in 2015-2019: 193
- Migration from Phoenix to Charleston: 130 (#141 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 63 to Phoenix
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#42. St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area

- Migration to St. Louis in 2015-2019: 195
- Migration from St. Louis to Charleston: 340 (#54 most common destination from St. Louis)
- Net migration: 145 to Charleston
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#41. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Detroit in 2015-2019: 197
- Migration from Detroit to Charleston: 175 (#82 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 22 to Detroit

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

- Migration to Seattle in 2015-2019: 199
- Migration from Seattle to Charleston: 428 (#63 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 229 to Charleston
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#39. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area

- Migration to Las Vegas in 2015-2019: 201
- Migration from Las Vegas to Charleston: 154 (#80 most common destination from Las Vegas)
- Net migration: 47 to Las Vegas
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#38. Wilmington, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Wilmington in 2015-2019: 203
- Migration from Wilmington to Charleston: 35 (#62 most common destination from Wilmington)
- Net migration: 168 to Wilmington
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#37. Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area

- Migration to Pittsburgh in 2015-2019: 204
- Migration from Pittsburgh to Charleston: 347 (#42 most common destination from Pittsburgh)
- Net migration: 143 to Charleston
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#36. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area

- Migration to San Antonio in 2015-2019: 207
- Migration from San Antonio to Charleston: 122 (#104 most common destination from San Antonio)
- Net migration: 85 to San Antonio

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#35. Winston-Salem, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Winston in 2015-2019: 211
- Migration from Winston to Charleston: 148 (#31 most common destination from Winston)
- Net migration: 63 to Winston
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#34. Knoxville, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Knoxville in 2015-2019: 212
- Migration from Knoxville to Charleston: 147 (#36 most common destination from Knoxville)
- Net migration: 65 to Knoxville
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#33. Peoria, IL Metro Area

- Migration to Peoria in 2015-2019: 214
- Migration from Peoria to Charleston: 129 (#27 most common destination from Peoria)
- Net migration: 85 to Peoria
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#32. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metro Area

- Migration to Portland in 2015-2019: 214
- Migration from Portland to Charleston: 155 (#85 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 59 to Portland
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#31. Asheville, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Asheville in 2015-2019: 222
- Migration from Asheville to Charleston: 241 (#17 most common destination from Asheville)
- Net migration: 19 to Charleston

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

- Migration to Boston in 2015-2019: 234
- Migration from Boston to Charleston: 466 (#55 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 232 to Charleston
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#29. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Dallas in 2015-2019: 255
- Migration from Dallas to Charleston: 255 (#109 most common destination from Dallas)
- Net migration: 0 to Charleston
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#28. Sumter, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Sumter in 2015-2019: 259
- Migration from Sumter to Charleston: 291 (#3 most common destination from Sumter)
- Net migration: 32 to Charleston
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#27. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Chicago in 2015-2019: 293
- Migration from Chicago to Charleston: 603 (#91 most common destination from Chicago)
- Net migration: 310 to Charleston
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#26. Richmond, VA Metro Area

- Migration to Richmond in 2015-2019: 295
- Migration from Richmond to Charleston: 116 (#60 most common destination from Richmond)
- Net migration: 179 to Richmond

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

- Migration to Baltimore in 2015-2019: 310
- Migration from Baltimore to Charleston: 616 (#37 most common destination from Baltimore)
- Net migration: 306 to Charleston
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#24. Urban Honolulu, HI Metro Area

- Migration to Urban Honolulu in 2015-2019: 311
- Migration from Urban Honolulu to Charleston: 212 (#55 most common destination from Urban Honolulu)
- Net migration: 99 to Urban Honolulu
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#23. Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Palm Bay in 2015-2019: 327
- Migration from Palm Bay to Charleston: 60 (#76 most common destination from Palm Bay)
- Net migration: 267 to Palm Bay
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#22. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Houston in 2015-2019: 345
- Migration from Houston to Charleston: 558 (#57 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 213 to Charleston
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#21. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia in 2015-2019: 390
- Migration from Philadelphia to Charleston: 453 (#72 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 63 to Charleston

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#20. Hilton Head Island-Bluffton, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Hilton Head Island in 2015-2019: 395
- Migration from Hilton Head Island to Charleston: 1,140 (#2 most common destination from Hilton Head Island)
- Net migration: 745 to Charleston
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#19. Savannah, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Savannah in 2015-2019: 400
- Migration from Savannah to Charleston: 291 (#20 most common destination from Savannah)
- Net migration: 109 to Savannah
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#18. Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metro Area

- Migration to Myrtle Beach in 2015-2019: 407
- Migration from Myrtle Beach to Charleston: 689 (#6 most common destination from Myrtle Beach)
- Net migration: 282 to Charleston
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#17. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Tampa in 2015-2019: 453
- Migration from Tampa to Charleston: 377 (#64 most common destination from Tampa)
- Net migration: 76 to Tampa
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#16. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Nashville in 2015-2019: 494
- Migration from Nashville to Charleston: 345 (#40 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 149 to Nashville

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#15. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Miami in 2015-2019: 510
- Migration from Miami to Charleston: 668 (#47 most common destination from Miami)
- Net migration: 158 to Charleston
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#14. Raleigh-Cary, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Raleigh in 2015-2019: 517
- Migration from Raleigh to Charleston: 279 (#41 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Net migration: 238 to Raleigh
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#13. Spartanburg, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Spartanburg in 2015-2019: 581
- Migration from Spartanburg to Charleston: 454 (#4 most common destination from Spartanburg)
- Net migration: 127 to Spartanburg
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#12. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area

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

- Migration to Florence in 2015-2019: 623
- Migration from Florence to Charleston: 734 (#3 most common destination from Florence)
- Net migration: 111 to Charleston

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#10. Jacksonville, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Jacksonville in 2015-2019: 755
- Migration from Jacksonville to Charleston: 494 (#25 most common destination from Jacksonville)
- Net migration: 261 to Jacksonville
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#9. Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metro Area

- Migration to Augusta in 2015-2019: 906
- Migration from Augusta to Charleston: 449 (#11 most common destination from Augusta)
- Net migration: 457 to Augusta
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#8. Bremerton-Silverdale-Port Orchard, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Bremerton in 2015-2019: 953
- Migration from Bremerton to Charleston: 85 (#30 most common destination from Bremerton)
- Net migration: 868 to Bremerton
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#7. Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Albany in 2015-2019: 966
- Migration from Albany to Charleston: 61 (#86 most common destination from Albany)
- Net migration: 905 to Albany
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#6. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area

- Migration to Washington in 2015-2019: 1,172
- Migration from Washington to Charleston: 1,551 (#36 most common destination from Washington)
- Net migration: 379 to Charleston

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

- Migration to Virginia Beach in 2015-2019: 1,647
- Migration from Virginia Beach to Charleston: 536 (#35 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 1,111 to Virginia Beach
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#4. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Atlanta in 2015-2019: 1,868
- Migration from Atlanta to Charleston: 1,229 (#36 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 639 to Atlanta
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#3. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area

- Migration to Charlotte in 2015-2019: 2,080
- Migration from Charlotte to Charleston: 2,150 (#10 most common destination from Charlotte)
- Net migration: 70 to Charleston
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#2. Greenville-Anderson, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Greenville in 2015-2019: 2,136
- Migration from Greenville to Charleston: 2,024 (#3 most common destination from Greenville)
- Net migration: 112 to Greenville
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#1. Columbia, SC Metro Area

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

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