Metros sending the most people to Columbia

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June 23, 2022
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Metros sending the most people to Columbia

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

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#50. Greensboro-High Point, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Greensboro in 2015-2019: 202 (#26 most common destination from Greensboro)
- Migration from Columbia to Greensboro: 46 (#89 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 156 to Columbia
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#49. Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Salt Lake City in 2015-2019: 206 (#40 most common destination from Salt Lake City)
- Migration from Columbia to Salt Lake City: 149 (#44 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 57 to Columbia
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#48. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from San Francisco in 2015-2019: 211 (#89 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Migration from Columbia to San Francisco: 117 (#53 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 94 to Columbia
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#47. Huntsville, AL Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Huntsville in 2015-2019: 213 (#17 most common destination from Huntsville)
- Migration from Columbia to Huntsville: 0 (#246 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 213 to Columbia
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#46. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Denver in 2015-2019: 229 (#81 most common destination from Denver)
- Migration from Columbia to Denver: 191 (#34 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 38 to Columbia

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#45. Chattanooga, TN-GA Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Chattanooga in 2015-2019: 238 (#12 most common destination from Chattanooga)
- Migration from Columbia to Chattanooga: 21 (#136 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 217 to Columbia
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#44. Durham-Chapel Hill, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Durham in 2015-2019: 239 (#28 most common destination from Durham)
- Migration from Columbia to Durham: 357 (#22 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 118 to Durham
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#43. Knoxville, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Knoxville in 2015-2019: 242 (#18 most common destination from Knoxville)
- Migration from Columbia to Knoxville: 200 (#33 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 42 to Columbia
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#42. St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from St. Louis in 2015-2019: 244 (#64 most common destination from St. Louis)
- Migration from Columbia to St. Louis: 120 (#51 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 124 to Columbia
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#41. Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Birmingham in 2015-2019: 245 (#24 most common destination from Birmingham)
- Migration from Columbia to Birmingham: 247 (#29 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 2 to Birmingham

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#40. Clarksville, TN-KY Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Clarksville in 2015-2019: 246 (#23 most common destination from Clarksville)
- Migration from Columbia to Clarksville: 116 (#54 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 130 to Columbia
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#39. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Minneapolis in 2015-2019: 266 (#58 most common destination from Minneapolis)
- Migration from Columbia to Minneapolis: 0 (#246 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 266 to Columbia
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#38. Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown, CT Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Hartford in 2015-2019: 268 (#30 most common destination from Hartford)
- Migration from Columbia to Hartford: 57 (#81 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 211 to Columbia
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#37. Richmond, VA Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Richmond in 2015-2019: 275 (#30 most common destination from Richmond)
- Migration from Columbia to Richmond: 306 (#24 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 31 to Richmond
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#36. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Virginia Beach in 2015-2019: 276 (#62 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Migration from Columbia to Virginia Beach: 573 (#8 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 297 to Virginia Beach

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#35. Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Indianapolis in 2015-2019: 295 (#47 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Migration from Columbia to Indianapolis: 121 (#50 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 174 to Columbia
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#34. Hinesville, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Hinesville in 2015-2019: 303 (#5 most common destination from Hinesville)
- Migration from Columbia to Hinesville: 159 (#41 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 144 to Columbia
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#33. Raleigh-Cary, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Raleigh in 2015-2019: 311 (#39 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Migration from Columbia to Raleigh: 406 (#18 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 95 to Raleigh
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#32. Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Pittsburgh in 2015-2019: 312 (#47 most common destination from Pittsburgh)
- Migration from Columbia to Pittsburgh: 191 (#34 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 121 to Columbia
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#31. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Dallas in 2015-2019: 312 (#94 most common destination from Dallas)
- Migration from Columbia to Dallas: 500 (#13 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 188 to Dallas

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#30. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Phoenix in 2015-2019: 323 (#72 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Migration from Columbia to Phoenix: 85 (#67 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 238 to Columbia
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#29. Columbus, GA-AL Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Columbus in 2015-2019: 323 (#14 most common destination from Columbus)
- Migration from Columbia to Columbus: 543 (#9 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 220 to Columbus
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#28. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Miami in 2015-2019: 327 (#78 most common destination from Miami)
- Migration from Columbia to Miami: 257 (#28 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 70 to Columbia
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#27. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Houston in 2015-2019: 349 (#76 most common destination from Houston)
- Migration from Columbia to Houston: 375 (#20 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 26 to Houston
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#26. El Paso, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from El Paso in 2015-2019: 350 (#26 most common destination from El Paso)
- Migration from Columbia to El Paso: 379 (#19 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 29 to El Paso

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

- Migration to Columbia from Seattle in 2015-2019: 351 (#69 most common destination from Seattle)
- Migration from Columbia to Seattle: 216 (#31 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 135 to Columbia
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#24. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Riverside in 2015-2019: 364 (#66 most common destination from Riverside)
- Migration from Columbia to Riverside: 17 (#145 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 347 to Columbia
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#23. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Orlando in 2015-2019: 374 (#49 most common destination from Orlando)
- Migration from Columbia to Orlando: 306 (#24 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 68 to Columbia
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#22. Asheville, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Asheville in 2015-2019: 393 (#8 most common destination from Asheville)
- Migration from Columbia to Asheville: 80 (#71 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 313 to Columbia
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#21. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Tampa in 2015-2019: 410 (#59 most common destination from Tampa)
- Migration from Columbia to Tampa: 309 (#23 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 101 to Columbia

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#20. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from San Diego in 2015-2019: 439 (#68 most common destination from San Diego)
- Migration from Columbia to San Diego: 39 (#98 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 400 to Columbia
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#19. Fayetteville, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Fayetteville in 2015-2019: 465 (#25 most common destination from Fayetteville)
- Migration from Columbia to Fayetteville: 498 (#14 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 33 to Fayetteville
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#18. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Chicago in 2015-2019: 490 (#101 most common destination from Chicago)
- Migration from Columbia to Chicago: 155 (#42 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 335 to Columbia
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#17. Hilton Head Island-Bluffton, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Hilton Head Island in 2015-2019: 524 (#5 most common destination from Hilton Head Island)
- Migration from Columbia to Hilton Head Island: 367 (#21 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 157 to Columbia
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#16. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Los Angeles in 2015-2019: 642 (#75 most common destination from Los Angeles)
- Migration from Columbia to Los Angeles: 166 (#39 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 476 to Columbia

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

- Migration to Columbia from Boston in 2015-2019: 651 (#40 most common destination from Boston)
- Migration from Columbia to Boston: 82 (#70 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 569 to Columbia
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#14. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Philadelphia in 2015-2019: 658 (#52 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Migration from Columbia to Philadelphia: 108 (#59 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 550 to Columbia
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#13. Jacksonville, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Jacksonville in 2015-2019: 671 (#18 most common destination from Jacksonville)
- Migration from Columbia to Jacksonville: 205 (#32 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 466 to Columbia
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#12. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Baltimore in 2015-2019: 743 (#30 most common destination from Baltimore)
- Migration from Columbia to Baltimore: 166 (#39 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 577 to Columbia
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#11. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Atlanta in 2015-2019: 987 (#44 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Migration from Columbia to Atlanta: 1,222 (#6 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 235 to Atlanta

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

- Migration to Columbia from Washington in 2015-2019: 1,027 (#50 most common destination from Washington)
- Migration from Columbia to Washington: 503 (#12 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 524 to Columbia
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#9. Spartanburg, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Spartanburg in 2015-2019: 1,210 (#2 most common destination from Spartanburg)
- Migration from Columbia to Spartanburg: 1,234 (#5 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 24 to Spartanburg
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#8. Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Myrtle Beach in 2015-2019: 1,274 (#2 most common destination from Myrtle Beach)
- Migration from Columbia to Myrtle Beach: 409 (#17 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 865 to Columbia
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#7. Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Augusta in 2015-2019: 1,353 (#2 most common destination from Augusta)
- Migration from Columbia to Augusta: 1,275 (#4 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 78 to Columbia
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#6. Florence, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Florence in 2015-2019: 1,584 (#1 most common destination from Florence)
- Migration from Columbia to Florence: 526 (#11 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 1,058 to Columbia

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#5. Sumter, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Sumter in 2015-2019: 1,643 (#1 most common destination from Sumter)
- Migration from Columbia to Sumter: 539 (#10 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 1,104 to Columbia
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#4. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from New York in 2015-2019: 1,842 (#61 most common destination from New York)
- Migration from Columbia to New York: 709 (#7 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 1,133 to Columbia
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#3. Greenville-Anderson, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia from Greenville in 2015-2019: 2,804 (#2 most common destination from Greenville)
- Migration from Columbia to Greenville: 2,695 (#2 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 109 to Columbia
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#2. Charleston-North Charleston, SC Metro Area

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

- Migration to Columbia from Charlotte in 2015-2019: 3,195 (#4 most common destination from Charlotte)
- Migration from Columbia to Charlotte: 3,297 (#1 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 102 to Charlotte

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