Where people in Seattle are moving to most

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August 4, 2021
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Where people in Seattle are moving to most

Stacker compiled a list of where people in Seattle 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 Seattle between 2014 and 2018. Ties were broken by gross migration.

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#50. Reno, NV Metro Area

- Migration to Reno in 2014-2018: 604
- Migration from Reno to Seattle: 432 (#8 most common destination from Reno)
- Net migration: 172 to Reno

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#49. Albuquerque, NM Metro Area

- Migration to Albuquerque in 2014-2018: 609
- Migration from Albuquerque to Seattle: 528 (#11 most common destination from Albuquerque)
- Net migration: 81 to Albuquerque

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

- Migration to Miami in 2014-2018: 610
- Migration from Miami to Seattle: 750 (#41 most common destination from Miami)
- Net migration: 140 to Seattle

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#47. Bakersfield, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Bakersfield in 2014-2018: 644
- Migration from Bakersfield to Seattle: 374 (#17 most common destination from Bakersfield)
- Net migration: 270 to Bakersfield

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#46. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Detroit in 2014-2018: 663
- Migration from Detroit to Seattle: 729 (#29 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 66 to Seattle

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

- Migration to Charlotte in 2014-2018: 672
- Migration from Charlotte to Seattle: 613 (#31 most common destination from Charlotte)
- Net migration: 59 to Charlotte

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#44. Provo-Orem, UT Metro Area

- Migration to Provo in 2014-2018: 674
- Migration from Provo to Seattle: 577 (#10 most common destination from Provo)
- Net migration: 97 to Provo

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#43. Stockton-Lodi, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Stockton in 2014-2018: 676
- Migration from Stockton to Seattle: 211 (#21 most common destination from Stockton)
- Net migration: 465 to Stockton

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#42. Columbus, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus in 2014-2018: 730
- Migration from Columbus to Seattle: 512 (#25 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 218 to Columbus

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#41. Eugene, OR Metro Area

- Migration to Eugene in 2014-2018: 736
- Migration from Eugene to Seattle: 688 (#5 most common destination from Eugene)
- Net migration: 48 to Eugene

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#40. Kansas City, MO-KS Metro Area

- Migration to Kansas City in 2014-2018: 765
- Migration from Kansas City to Seattle: 773 (#20 most common destination from Kansas City)
- Net migration: 8 to Seattle

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

- Migration to Baltimore in 2014-2018: 807
- Migration from Baltimore to Seattle: 1,157 (#16 most common destination from Baltimore)
- Net migration: 350 to Seattle

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#38. Ogden-Clearfield, UT Metro Area

- Migration to Ogden in 2014-2018: 838
- Migration from Ogden to Seattle: 517 (#7 most common destination from Ogden)
- Net migration: 321 to Ogden

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#37. Anchorage, AK Metro Area

- Migration to Anchorage in 2014-2018: 934
- Migration from Anchorage to Seattle: 1,537 (#1 most common destination from Anchorage)
- Net migration: 603 to Seattle

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#36. Walla Walla, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Walla Walla in 2014-2018: 997
- Migration from Walla Walla to Seattle: 601 (#2 most common destination from Walla Walla)
- Net migration: 396 to Walla Walla

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

- Migration to Philadelphia in 2014-2018: 1,000
- Migration from Philadelphia to Seattle: 1,443 (#32 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 443 to Seattle

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#34. Boise City, ID Metro Area

- Migration to Boise City in 2014-2018: 1,001
- Migration from Boise City to Seattle: 1,068 (#3 most common destination from Boise City)
- Net migration: 67 to Seattle

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

- Migration to Boston in 2014-2018: 1,001
- Migration from Boston to Seattle: 2,358 (#14 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 1,357 to Seattle

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

- Migration to Houston in 2014-2018: 1,010
- Migration from Houston to Seattle: 1,852 (#16 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 842 to Seattle

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#31. Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Sacramento in 2014-2018: 1,013
- Migration from Sacramento to Seattle: 1,198 (#16 most common destination from Sacramento)
- Net migration: 185 to Seattle

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

- Migration to Atlanta in 2014-2018: 1,071
- Migration from Atlanta to Seattle: 1,910 (#22 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 839 to Seattle

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#29. Austin-Round Rock, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Austin in 2014-2018: 1,179
- Migration from Austin to Seattle: 1,500 (#9 most common destination from Austin)
- Net migration: 321 to Seattle

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#28. Wenatchee, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Wenatchee in 2014-2018: 1,215
- Migration from Wenatchee to Seattle: 1,067 (#1 most common destination from Wenatchee)
- Net migration: 148 to Wenatchee

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#27. Killeen-Temple, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Killeen in 2014-2018: 1,279
- Migration from Killeen to Seattle: 719 (#8 most common destination from Killeen)
- Net migration: 560 to Killeen

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#26. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area

- Migration to San Antonio in 2014-2018: 1,300
- Migration from San Antonio to Seattle: 593 (#25 most common destination from San Antonio)
- Net migration: 707 to San Antonio

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#25. Tucson, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Tucson in 2014-2018: 1,328
- Migration from Tucson to Seattle: 984 (#5 most common destination from Tucson)
- Net migration: 344 to Tucson

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

- Migration to Dallas in 2014-2018: 1,436
- Migration from Dallas to Seattle: 2,617 (#16 most common destination from Dallas)
- Net migration: 1,181 to Seattle

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#23. Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Colorado Springs in 2014-2018: 1,514
- Migration from Colorado Springs to Seattle: 1,197 (#4 most common destination from Colorado Springs)
- Net migration: 317 to Colorado Springs

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#22. Yakima, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Yakima in 2014-2018: 1,526
- Migration from Yakima to Seattle: 1,646 (#1 most common destination from Yakima)
- Net migration: 120 to Seattle

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#21. Urban Honolulu, HI Metro Area

- Migration to Urban Honolulu in 2014-2018: 1,571
- Migration from Urban Honolulu to Seattle: 1,799 (#5 most common destination from Urban Honolulu)
- Net migration: 228 to Seattle

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

- Migration to Chicago in 2014-2018: 1,607
- Migration from Chicago to Seattle: 3,744 (#17 most common destination from Chicago)
- Net migration: 2,137 to Seattle

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#19. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Minneapolis in 2014-2018: 1,617
- Migration from Minneapolis to Seattle: 1,755 (#12 most common destination from Minneapolis)
- Net migration: 138 to Seattle

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#18. Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area

- Migration to Salt Lake City in 2014-2018: 1,668
- Migration from Salt Lake City to Seattle: 1,781 (#4 most common destination from Salt Lake City)
- Net migration: 113 to Seattle

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#17. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Riverside in 2014-2018: 1,760
- Migration from Riverside to Seattle: 2,321 (#8 most common destination from Riverside)
- Net migration: 561 to Seattle

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

- Migration to Denver in 2014-2018: 1,807
- Migration from Denver to Seattle: 3,116 (#6 most common destination from Denver)
- Net migration: 1,309 to Seattle

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#15. Kennewick-Richland, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Kennewick in 2014-2018: 1,854
- Migration from Kennewick to Seattle: 1,559 (#1 most common destination from Kennewick)
- Net migration: 295 to Kennewick

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#14. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area

- Migration to Las Vegas in 2014-2018: 1,902
- Migration from Las Vegas to Seattle: 1,241 (#11 most common destination from Las Vegas)
- Net migration: 661 to Las Vegas

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#13. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Jose in 2014-2018: 1,972
- Migration from San Jose to Seattle: 2,672 (#7 most common destination from San Jose)
- Net migration: 700 to Seattle

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

- Migration to Washington in 2014-2018: 1,973
- Migration from Washington to Seattle: 3,106 (#20 most common destination from Washington)
- Net migration: 1,133 to Seattle

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#11. San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Diego in 2014-2018: 2,194
- Migration from San Diego to Seattle: 2,996 (#7 most common destination from San Diego)
- Net migration: 802 to Seattle

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#10. Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Mount Vernon in 2014-2018: 2,776
- Migration from Mount Vernon to Seattle: 2,080 (#1 most common destination from Mount Vernon)
- Net migration: 696 to Mount Vernon

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

- Migration to New York in 2014-2018: 2,953
- Migration from New York to Seattle: 5,112 (#22 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 2,159 to Seattle

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#8. San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Francisco in 2014-2018: 3,538
- Migration from San Francisco to Seattle: 5,032 (#8 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Net migration: 1,494 to Seattle

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#7. Bellingham, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Bellingham in 2014-2018: 4,292
- Migration from Bellingham to Seattle: 2,517 (#1 most common destination from Bellingham)
- Net migration: 1,775 to Bellingham

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

- Migration to Los Angeles in 2014-2018: 5,135
- Migration from Los Angeles to Seattle: 8,210 (#11 most common destination from Los Angeles)
- Net migration: 3,075 to Seattle

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#5. Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix in 2014-2018: 5,145
- Migration from Phoenix to Seattle: 4,569 (#5 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 576 to Phoenix

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#4. Bremerton-Silverdale, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Bremerton in 2014-2018: 6,201
- Migration from Bremerton to Seattle: 4,537 (#1 most common destination from Bremerton)
- Net migration: 1,664 to Bremerton

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#3. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metro Area

- Migration to Portland in 2014-2018: 6,296
- Migration from Portland to Seattle: 8,177 (#1 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 1,881 to Seattle

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#2. Olympia-Tumwater, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Olympia in 2014-2018: 6,626
- Migration from Olympia to Seattle: 4,403 (#1 most common destination from Olympia)
- Net migration: 2,223 to Olympia

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#1. Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Spokane in 2014-2018: 6,639
- Migration from Spokane to Seattle: 3,250 (#1 most common destination from Spokane)
- Net migration: 3,389 to Spokane

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