Metros sending the most people to Columbus

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June 23, 2021
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Metros sending the most people to Columbus

Stacker compiled a list of metros that are sending the most people to Columbus using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Metros are ranked by the estimated number of people who moved to Columbus from the metro between 2014 and 2018. Ties were broken by gross migration.
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#50. Tucson, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Tucson in 2014-2018: 276 (#30 most common destination from Tucson)
- Migration from Columbus to Tucson: 162 (#66 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 114 to Columbus
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#49. Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Buffalo in 2014-2018: 277 (#22 most common destination from Buffalo)
- Migration from Columbus to Buffalo: 217 (#54 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 60 to Columbus
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#48. Wheeling, WV-OH Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Wheeling in 2014-2018: 280 (#4 most common destination from Wheeling)
- Migration from Columbus to Wheeling: 296 (#45 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 16 to Wheeling
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#47. San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from San Diego in 2014-2018: 280 (#82 most common destination from San Diego)
- Migration from Columbus to San Diego: 427 (#33 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 147 to San Diego
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#46. Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Colorado Springs in 2014-2018: 282 (#40 most common destination from Colorado Springs)
- Migration from Columbus to Colorado Springs: 163 (#65 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 119 to Columbus
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#45. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Las Vegas in 2014-2018: 294 (#50 most common destination from Las Vegas)
- Migration from Columbus to Las Vegas: 103 (#90 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 191 to Columbus
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#44. Roanoke, VA Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Roanoke in 2014-2018: 295 (#7 most common destination from Roanoke)
- Migration from Columbus to Roanoke: 23 (#191 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 272 to Columbus
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#43. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Baltimore in 2014-2018: 320 (#54 most common destination from Baltimore)
- Migration from Columbus to Baltimore: 231 (#51 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 89 to Columbus
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#42. Ann Arbor, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Ann Arbor in 2014-2018: 328 (#14 most common destination from Ann Arbor)
- Migration from Columbus to Ann Arbor: 333 (#43 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 5 to Ann Arbor
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#41. Charleston, WV Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Charleston in 2014-2018: 330 (#4 most common destination from Charleston)
- Migration from Columbus to Charleston: 214 (#55 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 116 to Columbus
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#40. Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Grand Rapids in 2014-2018: 349 (#11 most common destination from Grand Rapids)
- Migration from Columbus to Grand Rapids: 59 (#121 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 290 to Columbus
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#39. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Houston in 2014-2018: 352 (#80 most common destination from Houston)
- Migration from Columbus to Houston: 977 (#12 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 625 to Houston
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#38. Kansas City, MO-KS Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Kansas City in 2014-2018: 354 (#40 most common destination from Kansas City)
- Migration from Columbus to Kansas City: 658 (#19 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 304 to Kansas City
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#37. San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from San Francisco in 2014-2018: 366 (#61 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Migration from Columbus to San Francisco: 458 (#29 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 92 to San Francisco
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#36. Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Phoenix in 2014-2018: 387 (#63 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Migration from Columbus to Phoenix: 920 (#14 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 533 to Phoenix
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#35. Fort Wayne, IN Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Fort Wayne in 2014-2018: 395 (#7 most common destination from Fort Wayne)
- Migration from Columbus to Fort Wayne: 79 (#108 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 316 to Columbus
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#34. New Bern, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from New Bern in 2014-2018: 421 (#5 most common destination from New Bern)
- Migration from Columbus to New Bern: 35 (#161 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 386 to Columbus
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#33. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Nashville in 2014-2018: 439 (#29 most common destination from Nashville)
- Migration from Columbus to Nashville: 390 (#34 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 49 to Columbus
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#32. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Denver in 2014-2018: 447 (#46 most common destination from Denver)
- Migration from Columbus to Denver: 541 (#23 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 94 to Denver
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#31. St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from St. Louis in 2014-2018: 450 (#40 most common destination from St. Louis)
- Migration from Columbus to St. Louis: 361 (#39 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 89 to Columbus
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#30. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Virginia Beach in 2014-2018: 450 (#37 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Migration from Columbus to Virginia Beach: 387 (#35 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 63 to Columbus
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#29. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Minneapolis in 2014-2018: 462 (#47 most common destination from Minneapolis)
- Migration from Columbus to Minneapolis: 132 (#74 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 330 to Columbus
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#28. Rochester, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Rochester in 2014-2018: 470 (#13 most common destination from Rochester)
- Migration from Columbus to Rochester: 88 (#101 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 382 to Columbus
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#27. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Atlanta in 2014-2018: 494 (#76 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Migration from Columbus to Atlanta: 1,385 (#5 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 891 to Atlanta
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#26. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Boston in 2014-2018: 496 (#53 most common destination from Boston)
- Migration from Columbus to Boston: 448 (#31 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 48 to Columbus
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#25. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Tampa in 2014-2018: 502 (#51 most common destination from Tampa)
- Migration from Columbus to Tampa: 1,009 (#11 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 507 to Tampa
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#24. Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Indianapolis in 2014-2018: 531 (#27 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Migration from Columbus to Indianapolis: 684 (#17 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 153 to Indianapolis
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#23. Fayetteville, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Fayetteville in 2014-2018: 543 (#12 most common destination from Fayetteville)
- Migration from Columbus to Fayetteville: 97 (#94 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 446 to Columbus
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#22. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Dallas in 2014-2018: 592 (#60 most common destination from Dallas)
- Migration from Columbus to Dallas: 954 (#13 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 362 to Dallas
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#21. Lima, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Lima in 2014-2018: 624 (#1 most common destination from Lima)
- Migration from Columbus to Lima: 342 (#42 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 282 to Columbus
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#20. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Philadelphia in 2014-2018: 697 (#47 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Migration from Columbus to Philadelphia: 498 (#26 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 199 to Columbus
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#19. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Seattle in 2014-2018: 730 (#42 most common destination from Seattle)
- Migration from Columbus to Seattle: 512 (#25 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 218 to Columbus
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#18. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Miami in 2014-2018: 731 (#43 most common destination from Miami)
- Migration from Columbus to Miami: 450 (#30 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 281 to Columbus
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#17. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Charlotte in 2014-2018: 738 (#25 most common destination from Charlotte)
- Migration from Columbus to Charlotte: 656 (#20 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 82 to Columbus
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#16. Canton-Massillon, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Canton in 2014-2018: 760 (#3 most common destination from Canton)
- Migration from Columbus to Canton: 345 (#41 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 415 to Columbus
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#15. Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Huntington in 2014-2018: 814 (#2 most common destination from Huntington)
- Migration from Columbus to Huntington: 227 (#52 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 587 to Columbus
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#14. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Los Angeles in 2014-2018: 853 (#62 most common destination from Los Angeles)
- Migration from Columbus to Los Angeles: 891 (#15 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 38 to Los Angeles
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#13. Springfield, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Springfield in 2014-2018: 907 (#2 most common destination from Springfield)
- Migration from Columbus to Springfield: 1,139 (#10 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 232 to Springfield
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#12. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Detroit in 2014-2018: 923 (#22 most common destination from Detroit)
- Migration from Columbus to Detroit: 622 (#21 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 301 to Columbus
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#11. Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Pittsburgh in 2014-2018: 1,049 (#14 most common destination from Pittsburgh)
- Migration from Columbus to Pittsburgh: 676 (#18 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 373 to Columbus
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#10. Mansfield, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Mansfield in 2014-2018: 1,308 (#1 most common destination from Mansfield)
- Migration from Columbus to Mansfield: 621 (#22 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 687 to Columbus
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#9. Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Youngstown in 2014-2018: 1,559 (#4 most common destination from Youngstown)
- Migration from Columbus to Youngstown: 438 (#32 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 1,121 to Columbus
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#8. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Washington in 2014-2018: 1,597 (#35 most common destination from Washington)
- Migration from Columbus to Washington: 1,178 (#9 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 419 to Columbus
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#7. Akron, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Akron in 2014-2018: 2,156 (#3 most common destination from Akron)
- Migration from Columbus to Akron: 1,237 (#8 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 919 to Columbus
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#6. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Chicago in 2014-2018: 2,227 (#35 most common destination from Chicago)
- Migration from Columbus to Chicago: 1,348 (#6 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 879 to Columbus
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#5. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from New York in 2014-2018: 2,654 (#42 most common destination from New York)
- Migration from Columbus to New York: 1,275 (#7 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 1,379 to Columbus
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#4. Toledo, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Toledo in 2014-2018: 2,685 (#1 most common destination from Toledo)
- Migration from Columbus to Toledo: 1,660 (#4 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 1,025 to Columbus
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#3. Dayton, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Dayton in 2014-2018: 3,875 (#2 most common destination from Dayton)
- Migration from Columbus to Dayton: 3,268 (#2 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 607 to Columbus
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#2. Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Cincinnati in 2014-2018: 5,941 (#1 most common destination from Cincinnati)
- Migration from Columbus to Cincinnati: 6,742 (#1 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 801 to Cincinnati
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#1. Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus from Cleveland in 2014-2018: 6,338 (#2 most common destination from Cleveland)
- Migration from Columbus to Cleveland: 3,129 (#3 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 3,209 to Columbus

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