Where people in Columbia are moving to most

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July 18, 2022
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Where people in Columbia are moving to most

Stacker compiled a list of where people in Columbia, 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 Columbia between 2015 and 2019. Ties were broken by gross migration.

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

- Migration to Indianapolis in 2015-2019: 121
- Migration from Indianapolis to Columbia: 295 (#47 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Net migration: 174 to Columbia
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#49. Jackson, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Jackson in 2015-2019: 123
- Migration from Jackson to Columbia: 0
- Net migration: 123 to Jackson
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#48. Fairbanks, AK Metro Area

- Migration to Fairbanks in 2015-2019: 124
- Migration from Fairbanks to Columbia: 71 (#37 most common destination from Fairbanks)
- Net migration: 53 to Fairbanks
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#47. Ocala, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Ocala in 2015-2019: 138
- Migration from Ocala to Columbia: 71 (#30 most common destination from Ocala)
- Net migration: 67 to Ocala
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#46. Savannah, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Savannah in 2015-2019: 139
- Migration from Savannah to Columbia: 186 (#35 most common destination from Savannah)
- Net migration: 47 to Columbia

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#45. Corpus Christi, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Corpus Christi in 2015-2019: 146
- Migration from Corpus Christi to Columbia: 0
- Net migration: 146 to Corpus Christi
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#44. Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area

- Migration to Salt Lake City in 2015-2019: 149
- Migration from Salt Lake City to Columbia: 206 (#40 most common destination from Salt Lake City)
- Net migration: 57 to Columbia
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#43. Toledo, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Toledo in 2015-2019: 153
- Migration from Toledo to Columbia: 32 (#76 most common destination from Toledo)
- Net migration: 121 to Toledo
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#42. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Chicago in 2015-2019: 155
- Migration from Chicago to Columbia: 490 (#101 most common destination from Chicago)
- Net migration: 335 to Columbia
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#41. Hinesville, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Hinesville in 2015-2019: 159
- Migration from Hinesville to Columbia: 303 (#5 most common destination from Hinesville)
- Net migration: 144 to Columbia

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

- Migration to Los Angeles in 2015-2019: 166
- Migration from Los Angeles to Columbia: 642 (#75 most common destination from Los Angeles)
- Net migration: 476 to Columbia
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#39. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metro Area

- Migration to Baltimore in 2015-2019: 166
- Migration from Baltimore to Columbia: 743 (#30 most common destination from Baltimore)
- Net migration: 577 to Columbia
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#38. North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL Metro Area

- Migration to North Port in 2015-2019: 179
- Migration from North Port to Columbia: 35 (#120 most common destination from North Port)
- Net migration: 144 to North Port
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#37. Las Cruces, NM Metro Area

- Migration to Las Cruces in 2015-2019: 186
- Migration from Las Cruces to Columbia: 0
- Net migration: 186 to Las Cruces
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#36. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Nashville in 2015-2019: 187
- Migration from Nashville to Columbia: 167 (#70 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 20 to Nashville

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#35. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Denver in 2015-2019: 191
- Migration from Denver to Columbia: 229 (#81 most common destination from Denver)
- Net migration: 38 to Columbia
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#34. Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area

- Migration to Pittsburgh in 2015-2019: 191
- Migration from Pittsburgh to Columbia: 312 (#47 most common destination from Pittsburgh)
- Net migration: 121 to Columbia
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#33. Knoxville, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Knoxville in 2015-2019: 200
- Migration from Knoxville to Columbia: 242 (#18 most common destination from Knoxville)
- Net migration: 42 to Columbia
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#32. Jacksonville, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Jacksonville in 2015-2019: 205
- Migration from Jacksonville to Columbia: 671 (#18 most common destination from Jacksonville)
- Net migration: 466 to Columbia
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#31. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle in 2015-2019: 216
- Migration from Seattle to Columbia: 351 (#69 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 135 to Columbia

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#30. Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Palm Bay in 2015-2019: 234
- Migration from Palm Bay to Columbia: 90 (#55 most common destination from Palm Bay)
- Net migration: 144 to Palm Bay
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#29. Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metro Area

- Migration to Birmingham in 2015-2019: 247
- Migration from Birmingham to Columbia: 245 (#24 most common destination from Birmingham)
- Net migration: 2 to Birmingham
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#28. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Miami in 2015-2019: 257
- Migration from Miami to Columbia: 327 (#78 most common destination from Miami)
- Net migration: 70 to Columbia
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#27. Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Colorado Springs in 2015-2019: 279
- Migration from Colorado Springs to Columbia: 149 (#72 most common destination from Colorado Springs)
- Net migration: 130 to Colorado Springs
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#26. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area

- Migration to Las Vegas in 2015-2019: 283
- Migration from Las Vegas to Columbia: 135 (#87 most common destination from Las Vegas)
- Net migration: 148 to Las Vegas

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#25. Richmond, VA Metro Area

- Migration to Richmond in 2015-2019: 306
- Migration from Richmond to Columbia: 275 (#30 most common destination from Richmond)
- Net migration: 31 to Richmond
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#24. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Orlando in 2015-2019: 306
- Migration from Orlando to Columbia: 374 (#49 most common destination from Orlando)
- Net migration: 68 to Columbia
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#23. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Tampa in 2015-2019: 309
- Migration from Tampa to Columbia: 410 (#59 most common destination from Tampa)
- Net migration: 101 to Columbia
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#22. Durham-Chapel Hill, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Durham in 2015-2019: 357
- Migration from Durham to Columbia: 239 (#28 most common destination from Durham)
- Net migration: 118 to Durham
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#21. Hilton Head Island-Bluffton, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Hilton Head Island in 2015-2019: 367
- Migration from Hilton Head Island to Columbia: 524 (#5 most common destination from Hilton Head Island)
- Net migration: 157 to Columbia

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

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

- Migration to El Paso in 2015-2019: 379
- Migration from El Paso to Columbia: 350 (#26 most common destination from El Paso)
- Net migration: 29 to El Paso
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#18. Raleigh-Cary, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Raleigh in 2015-2019: 406
- Migration from Raleigh to Columbia: 311 (#39 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Net migration: 95 to Raleigh
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#17. Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metro Area

- Migration to Myrtle Beach in 2015-2019: 409
- Migration from Myrtle Beach to Columbia: 1,274 (#2 most common destination from Myrtle Beach)
- Net migration: 865 to Columbia
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#16. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area

- Migration to San Antonio in 2015-2019: 458
- Migration from San Antonio to Columbia: 196 (#78 most common destination from San Antonio)
- Net migration: 262 to San Antonio

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#15. Urban Honolulu, HI Metro Area

- Migration to Urban Honolulu in 2015-2019: 488
- Migration from Urban Honolulu to Columbia: 94 (#96 most common destination from Urban Honolulu)
- Net migration: 394 to Urban Honolulu
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#14. Fayetteville, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Fayetteville in 2015-2019: 498
- Migration from Fayetteville to Columbia: 465 (#25 most common destination from Fayetteville)
- Net migration: 33 to Fayetteville
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#13. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Dallas in 2015-2019: 500
- Migration from Dallas to Columbia: 312 (#94 most common destination from Dallas)
- Net migration: 188 to Dallas
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#12. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area

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

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

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#10. Sumter, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Sumter in 2015-2019: 539
- Migration from Sumter to Columbia: 1,643 (#1 most common destination from Sumter)
- Net migration: 1,104 to Columbia
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#9. Columbus, GA-AL Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus in 2015-2019: 543
- Migration from Columbus to Columbia: 323 (#14 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 220 to Columbus
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#8. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metro Area

- Migration to Virginia Beach in 2015-2019: 573
- Migration from Virginia Beach to Columbia: 276 (#62 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 297 to Virginia Beach
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#7. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area

- Migration to New York in 2015-2019: 709
- Migration from New York to Columbia: 1,842 (#61 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 1,133 to Columbia
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#6. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area

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

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#5. Spartanburg, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Spartanburg in 2015-2019: 1,234
- Migration from Spartanburg to Columbia: 1,210 (#2 most common destination from Spartanburg)
- Net migration: 24 to Spartanburg
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#4. Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metro Area

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

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

- Migration to Greenville in 2015-2019: 2,695
- Migration from Greenville to Columbia: 2,804 (#2 most common destination from Greenville)
- Net migration: 109 to Columbia
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#1. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area

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

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