Metros sending the most people to Wichita

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June 23, 2021
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Metros sending the most people to Wichita

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

- Migration to Wichita from Las Vegas in 2014-2018: 71 (#133 most common destination from Las Vegas)
- Migration from Wichita to Las Vegas: 91 (#44 most common destination from Wichita)
- Net migration: 20 to Las Vegas
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#49. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area

- Migration to Wichita from Philadelphia in 2014-2018: 73 (#179 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Migration from Wichita to Philadelphia: 97 (#41 most common destination from Wichita)
- Net migration: 24 to Philadelphia
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#48. Joplin, MO Metro Area

- Migration to Wichita from Joplin in 2014-2018: 75 (#15 most common destination from Joplin)
- Migration from Wichita to Joplin: 33 (#86 most common destination from Wichita)
- Net migration: 42 to Wichita
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#47. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area

- Migration to Wichita from Boston in 2014-2018: 77 (#150 most common destination from Boston)
- Migration from Wichita to Boston: 13 (#130 most common destination from Wichita)
- Net migration: 64 to Wichita
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#46. Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Metro Area

- Migration to Wichita from Des Moines in 2014-2018: 78 (#47 most common destination from Des Moines)
- Migration from Wichita to Des Moines: 171 (#25 most common destination from Wichita)
- Net migration: 93 to Des Moines
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#45. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Wichita from Houston in 2014-2018: 81 (#194 most common destination from Houston)
- Migration from Wichita to Houston: 667 (#7 most common destination from Wichita)
- Net migration: 586 to Houston
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#44. Grand Junction, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Wichita from Grand Junction in 2014-2018: 87 (#12 most common destination from Grand Junction)
- Migration from Wichita to Grand Junction: 0 (#197 most common destination from Wichita)
- Net migration: 87 to Wichita
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#43. Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metro Area

- Migration to Wichita from Little Rock in 2014-2018: 87 (#57 most common destination from Little Rock)
- Migration from Wichita to Little Rock: 19 (#109 most common destination from Wichita)
- Net migration: 68 to Wichita
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#42. Logan, UT-ID Metro Area

- Migration to Wichita from Logan in 2014-2018: 89 (#15 most common destination from Logan)
- Migration from Wichita to Logan: 0 (#197 most common destination from Wichita)
- Net migration: 89 to Wichita
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#41. Columbus, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Wichita from Columbus in 2014-2018: 90 (#98 most common destination from Columbus)
- Migration from Wichita to Columbus: 2 (#167 most common destination from Wichita)
- Net migration: 88 to Wichita
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#40. Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Wichita from Oxnard in 2014-2018: 90 (#57 most common destination from Oxnard)
- Migration from Wichita to Oxnard: 19 (#109 most common destination from Wichita)
- Net migration: 71 to Wichita
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#39. Ogden-Clearfield, UT Metro Area

- Migration to Wichita from Ogden in 2014-2018: 91 (#38 most common destination from Ogden)
- Migration from Wichita to Ogden: 0 (#197 most common destination from Wichita)
- Net migration: 91 to Wichita
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#38. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Wichita from San Antonio in 2014-2018: 100 (#121 most common destination from San Antonio)
- Migration from Wichita to San Antonio: 105 (#38 most common destination from Wichita)
- Net migration: 5 to San Antonio
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#37. Peoria, IL Metro Area

- Migration to Wichita from Peoria in 2014-2018: 103 (#28 most common destination from Peoria)
- Migration from Wichita to Peoria: 0 (#197 most common destination from Wichita)
- Net migration: 103 to Wichita
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#36. Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL Metro Area

- Migration to Wichita from Davenport in 2014-2018: 107 (#24 most common destination from Davenport)
- Migration from Wichita to Davenport: 0 (#197 most common destination from Wichita)
- Net migration: 107 to Wichita
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#35. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metro Area

- Migration to Wichita from Portland in 2014-2018: 114 (#101 most common destination from Portland)
- Migration from Wichita to Portland: 186 (#22 most common destination from Wichita)
- Net migration: 72 to Portland
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#34. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Wichita from Seattle in 2014-2018: 116 (#143 most common destination from Seattle)
- Migration from Wichita to Seattle: 169 (#26 most common destination from Wichita)
- Net migration: 53 to Seattle
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#33. Knoxville, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Wichita from Knoxville in 2014-2018: 117 (#43 most common destination from Knoxville)
- Migration from Wichita to Knoxville: 11 (#136 most common destination from Wichita)
- Net migration: 106 to Wichita
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#32. Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metro Area

- Migration to Wichita from Hartford in 2014-2018: 119 (#61 most common destination from Hartford)
- Migration from Wichita to Hartford: 18 (#114 most common destination from Wichita)
- Net migration: 101 to Wichita
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#31. Austin-Round Rock, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Wichita from Austin in 2014-2018: 121 (#96 most common destination from Austin)
- Migration from Wichita to Austin: 202 (#20 most common destination from Wichita)
- Net migration: 81 to Austin
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#30. Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Wichita from Lake Havasu City in 2014-2018: 126 (#17 most common destination from Lake Havasu City)
- Migration from Wichita to Lake Havasu City: 0 (#197 most common destination from Wichita)
- Net migration: 126 to Wichita
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#29. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Wichita from Atlanta in 2014-2018: 132 (#158 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Migration from Wichita to Atlanta: 259 (#15 most common destination from Wichita)
- Net migration: 127 to Atlanta
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#28. Fort Collins, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Wichita from Fort Collins in 2014-2018: 133 (#25 most common destination from Fort Collins)
- Migration from Wichita to Fort Collins: 12 (#133 most common destination from Wichita)
- Net migration: 121 to Wichita
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#27. Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Wichita from Pensacola in 2014-2018: 136 (#56 most common destination from Pensacola)
- Migration from Wichita to Pensacola: 50 (#58 most common destination from Wichita)
- Net migration: 86 to Wichita
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#26. Wichita Falls, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Wichita from Wichita Falls in 2014-2018: 142 (#16 most common destination from Wichita Falls)
- Migration from Wichita to Wichita Falls: 45 (#66 most common destination from Wichita)
- Net migration: 97 to Wichita
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#25. St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area

- Migration to Wichita from St. Louis in 2014-2018: 142 (#98 most common destination from St. Louis)
- Migration from Wichita to St. Louis: 173 (#23 most common destination from Wichita)
- Net migration: 31 to St. Louis
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#24. Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO Metro Area

- Migration to Wichita from Fayetteville in 2014-2018: 142 (#22 most common destination from Fayetteville)
- Migration from Wichita to Fayetteville: 220 (#18 most common destination from Wichita)
- Net migration: 78 to Fayetteville
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#23. San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Wichita from San Diego in 2014-2018: 153 (#127 most common destination from San Diego)
- Migration from Wichita to San Diego: 135 (#34 most common destination from Wichita)
- Net migration: 18 to Wichita
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#22. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Wichita from Tampa in 2014-2018: 165 (#106 most common destination from Tampa)
- Migration from Wichita to Tampa: 235 (#16 most common destination from Wichita)
- Net migration: 70 to Tampa
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#21. Columbia, MO Metro Area

- Migration to Wichita from Columbia in 2014-2018: 174 (#12 most common destination from Columbia)
- Migration from Wichita to Columbia: 6 (#149 most common destination from Wichita)
- Net migration: 168 to Wichita
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#20. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area

- Migration to Wichita from Washington in 2014-2018: 175 (#169 most common destination from Washington)
- Migration from Wichita to Washington: 19 (#109 most common destination from Wichita)
- Net migration: 156 to Wichita
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#19. Jacksonville, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Wichita from Jacksonville in 2014-2018: 186 (#34 most common destination from Jacksonville)
- Migration from Wichita to Jacksonville: 59 (#54 most common destination from Wichita)
- Net migration: 127 to Wichita
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#18. St. Joseph, MO-KS Metro Area

- Migration to Wichita from St. Joseph in 2014-2018: 224 (#6 most common destination from St. Joseph)
- Migration from Wichita to St. Joseph: 36 (#79 most common destination from Wichita)
- Net migration: 188 to Wichita
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#17. Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Wichita from Phoenix in 2014-2018: 235 (#89 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Migration from Wichita to Phoenix: 376 (#12 most common destination from Wichita)
- Net migration: 141 to Phoenix
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#16. Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area

- Migration to Wichita from Baton Rouge in 2014-2018: 249 (#18 most common destination from Baton Rouge)
- Migration from Wichita to Baton Rouge: 5 (#155 most common destination from Wichita)
- Net migration: 244 to Wichita
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#15. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Wichita from Miami in 2014-2018: 293 (#85 most common destination from Miami)
- Migration from Wichita to Miami: 0 (#197 most common destination from Wichita)
- Net migration: 293 to Wichita
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#14. Corpus Christi, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Wichita from Corpus Christi in 2014-2018: 345 (#9 most common destination from Corpus Christi)
- Migration from Wichita to Corpus Christi: 49 (#60 most common destination from Wichita)
- Net migration: 296 to Wichita
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#13. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Wichita from Dallas in 2014-2018: 405 (#78 most common destination from Dallas)
- Migration from Wichita to Dallas: 666 (#8 most common destination from Wichita)
- Net migration: 261 to Dallas
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#12. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Wichita from Riverside in 2014-2018: 406 (#59 most common destination from Riverside)
- Migration from Wichita to Riverside: 173 (#23 most common destination from Wichita)
- Net migration: 233 to Wichita
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#11. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Wichita from Denver in 2014-2018: 434 (#49 most common destination from Denver)
- Migration from Wichita to Denver: 285 (#13 most common destination from Wichita)
- Net migration: 149 to Wichita
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#10. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Wichita from Chicago in 2014-2018: 448 (#108 most common destination from Chicago)
- Migration from Wichita to Chicago: 406 (#11 most common destination from Wichita)
- Net migration: 42 to Wichita
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#9. Lawrence, KS Metro Area

- Migration to Wichita from Lawrence in 2014-2018: 481 (#3 most common destination from Lawrence)
- Migration from Wichita to Lawrence: 832 (#6 most common destination from Wichita)
- Net migration: 351 to Lawrence
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#8. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area

- Migration to Wichita from New York in 2014-2018: 523 (#120 most common destination from New York)
- Migration from Wichita to New York: 106 (#37 most common destination from Wichita)
- Net migration: 417 to Wichita
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#7. Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Wichita from Colorado Springs in 2014-2018: 581 (#19 most common destination from Colorado Springs)
- Migration from Wichita to Colorado Springs: 281 (#14 most common destination from Wichita)
- Net migration: 300 to Wichita
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#6. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Wichita from Los Angeles in 2014-2018: 584 (#80 most common destination from Los Angeles)
- Migration from Wichita to Los Angeles: 204 (#19 most common destination from Wichita)
- Net migration: 380 to Wichita
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#5. Topeka, KS Metro Area

- Migration to Wichita from Topeka in 2014-2018: 651 (#4 most common destination from Topeka)
- Migration from Wichita to Topeka: 1,024 (#3 most common destination from Wichita)
- Net migration: 373 to Topeka
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#4. Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area

- Migration to Wichita from Oklahoma City in 2014-2018: 663 (#8 most common destination from Oklahoma City)
- Migration from Wichita to Oklahoma City: 1,070 (#2 most common destination from Wichita)
- Net migration: 407 to Oklahoma City
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#3. Tulsa, OK Metro Area

- Migration to Wichita from Tulsa in 2014-2018: 737 (#8 most common destination from Tulsa)
- Migration from Wichita to Tulsa: 458 (#9 most common destination from Wichita)
- Net migration: 279 to Wichita
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#2. Manhattan, KS Metro Area

- Migration to Wichita from Manhattan in 2014-2018: 844 (#2 most common destination from Manhattan)
- Migration from Wichita to Manhattan: 850 (#5 most common destination from Wichita)
- Net migration: 6 to Manhattan
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#1. Kansas City, MO-KS Metro Area

- Migration to Wichita from Kansas City in 2014-2018: 1,601 (#7 most common destination from Kansas City)
- Migration from Wichita to Kansas City: 2,563 (#1 most common destination from Wichita)
- Net migration: 962 to Kansas City

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