Metros sending the most people to Knoxville

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June 23, 2022
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Metros sending the most people to Knoxville

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

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#50. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Knoxville from Austin in 2015-2019: 152 (#85 most common destination from Austin)
- Migration from Knoxville to Austin: 26 (#125 most common destination from Knoxville)
- Net migration: 126 to Knoxville
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#49. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Knoxville from Denver in 2015-2019: 154 (#112 most common destination from Denver)
- Migration from Knoxville to Denver: 299 (#15 most common destination from Knoxville)
- Net migration: 145 to Denver
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#48. Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metro Area

- Migration to Knoxville from Birmingham in 2015-2019: 157 (#40 most common destination from Birmingham)
- Migration from Knoxville to Birmingham: 197 (#25 most common destination from Knoxville)
- Net migration: 40 to Birmingham
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#47. Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Knoxville from Cleveland in 2015-2019: 159 (#63 most common destination from Cleveland)
- Migration from Knoxville to Cleveland: 116 (#46 most common destination from Knoxville)
- Net migration: 43 to Knoxville
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#46. New Haven-Milford, CT Metro Area

- Migration to Knoxville from New Haven in 2015-2019: 162 (#36 most common destination from New Haven)
- Migration from Knoxville to New Haven: 16 (#151 most common destination from Knoxville)
- Net migration: 146 to Knoxville

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#45. Winston-Salem, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Knoxville from Winston in 2015-2019: 164 (#29 most common destination from Winston)
- Migration from Knoxville to Winston: 83 (#61 most common destination from Knoxville)
- Net migration: 81 to Knoxville
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#44. Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area

- Migration to Knoxville from Lexington in 2015-2019: 164 (#28 most common destination from Lexington)
- Migration from Knoxville to Lexington: 126 (#40 most common destination from Knoxville)
- Net migration: 38 to Knoxville
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#43. Mobile, AL Metro Area

- Migration to Knoxville from Mobile in 2015-2019: 166 (#20 most common destination from Mobile)
- Migration from Knoxville to Mobile: 44 (#96 most common destination from Knoxville)
- Net migration: 122 to Knoxville
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#42. Jacksonville, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Knoxville from Jacksonville in 2015-2019: 166 (#69 most common destination from Jacksonville)
- Migration from Knoxville to Jacksonville: 101 (#52 most common destination from Knoxville)
- Net migration: 65 to Knoxville
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#41. York-Hanover, PA Metro Area

- Migration to Knoxville from York in 2015-2019: 174 (#12 most common destination from York)
- Migration from Knoxville to York: 67 (#69 most common destination from Knoxville)
- Net migration: 107 to Knoxville

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#40. North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Knoxville from North Port in 2015-2019: 181 (#30 most common destination from North Port)
- Migration from Knoxville to North Port: 160 (#31 most common destination from Knoxville)
- Net migration: 21 to Knoxville
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#39. New Bern, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Knoxville from New Bern in 2015-2019: 185 (#17 most common destination from New Bern)
- Migration from Knoxville to New Bern: 14 (#158 most common destination from Knoxville)
- Net migration: 171 to Knoxville
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#38. Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area

- Migration to Knoxville from Cincinnati in 2015-2019: 185 (#67 most common destination from Cincinnati)
- Migration from Knoxville to Cincinnati: 306 (#13 most common destination from Knoxville)
- Net migration: 121 to Cincinnati
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#37. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Knoxville from San Antonio in 2015-2019: 187 (#81 most common destination from San Antonio)
- Migration from Knoxville to San Antonio: 121 (#42 most common destination from Knoxville)
- Net migration: 66 to Knoxville
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#36. Columbia, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Knoxville from Columbia in 2015-2019: 200 (#33 most common destination from Columbia)
- Migration from Knoxville to Columbia: 242 (#18 most common destination from Knoxville)
- Net migration: 42 to Columbia

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#35. Clarksville, TN-KY Metro Area

- Migration to Knoxville from Clarksville in 2015-2019: 209 (#29 most common destination from Clarksville)
- Migration from Knoxville to Clarksville: 334 (#12 most common destination from Knoxville)
- Net migration: 125 to Clarksville
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#34. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metro Area

- Migration to Knoxville from Virginia Beach in 2015-2019: 210 (#81 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Migration from Knoxville to Virginia Beach: 115 (#47 most common destination from Knoxville)
- Net migration: 95 to Knoxville
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#33. Charleston-North Charleston, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Knoxville from Charleston in 2015-2019: 212 (#34 most common destination from Charleston)
- Migration from Knoxville to Charleston: 147 (#36 most common destination from Knoxville)
- Net migration: 65 to Knoxville
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#32. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Knoxville from Minneapolis in 2015-2019: 225 (#62 most common destination from Minneapolis)
- Migration from Knoxville to Minneapolis: 58 (#79 most common destination from Knoxville)
- Net migration: 167 to Knoxville
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#31. Roanoke, VA Metro Area

- Migration to Knoxville from Roanoke in 2015-2019: 230 (#14 most common destination from Roanoke)
- Migration from Knoxville to Roanoke: 8 (#176 most common destination from Knoxville)
- Net migration: 222 to Knoxville

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#30. Anchorage, AK Metro Area

- Migration to Knoxville from Anchorage in 2015-2019: 236 (#25 most common destination from Anchorage)
- Migration from Knoxville to Anchorage: 21 (#135 most common destination from Knoxville)
- Net migration: 215 to Knoxville
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#29. Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metro Area

- Migration to Knoxville from Augusta in 2015-2019: 242 (#20 most common destination from Augusta)
- Migration from Knoxville to Augusta: 175 (#29 most common destination from Knoxville)
- Net migration: 67 to Knoxville
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#28. Huntsville, AL Metro Area

- Migration to Knoxville from Huntsville in 2015-2019: 246 (#14 most common destination from Huntsville)
- Migration from Knoxville to Huntsville: 87 (#58 most common destination from Knoxville)
- Net migration: 159 to Knoxville
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#27. Asheville, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Knoxville from Asheville in 2015-2019: 249 (#15 most common destination from Asheville)
- Migration from Knoxville to Asheville: 65 (#70 most common destination from Knoxville)
- Net migration: 184 to Knoxville
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#26. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area

- Migration to Knoxville from Philadelphia in 2015-2019: 252 (#105 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Migration from Knoxville to Philadelphia: 131 (#39 most common destination from Knoxville)
- Net migration: 121 to Knoxville

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

- Migration to Knoxville from Phoenix in 2015-2019: 254 (#85 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Migration from Knoxville to Phoenix: 193 (#27 most common destination from Knoxville)
- Net migration: 61 to Knoxville
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#24. Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Knoxville from Palm Bay in 2015-2019: 262 (#15 most common destination from Palm Bay)
- Migration from Knoxville to Palm Bay: 35 (#113 most common destination from Knoxville)
- Net migration: 227 to Knoxville
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#23. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Knoxville from San Diego in 2015-2019: 277 (#87 most common destination from San Diego)
- Migration from Knoxville to San Diego: 156 (#33 most common destination from Knoxville)
- Net migration: 121 to Knoxville
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#22. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Knoxville from Detroit in 2015-2019: 283 (#63 most common destination from Detroit)
- Migration from Knoxville to Detroit: 194 (#26 most common destination from Knoxville)
- Net migration: 89 to Knoxville
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#21. Jackson, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Knoxville from Jackson in 2015-2019: 294 (#3 most common destination from Jackson)
- Migration from Knoxville to Jackson: 354 (#11 most common destination from Knoxville)
- Net migration: 60 to Jackson

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

- Migration to Knoxville from Charlotte in 2015-2019: 349 (#50 most common destination from Charlotte)
- Migration from Knoxville to Charlotte: 500 (#7 most common destination from Knoxville)
- Net migration: 151 to Charlotte
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#19. St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area

- Migration to Knoxville from St. Louis in 2015-2019: 359 (#50 most common destination from St. Louis)
- Migration from Knoxville to St. Louis: 45 (#93 most common destination from Knoxville)
- Net migration: 314 to Knoxville
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#18. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Knoxville from Orlando in 2015-2019: 388 (#48 most common destination from Orlando)
- Migration from Knoxville to Orlando: 166 (#30 most common destination from Knoxville)
- Net migration: 222 to Knoxville
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#17. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Knoxville from Houston in 2015-2019: 430 (#69 most common destination from Houston)
- Migration from Knoxville to Houston: 98 (#53 most common destination from Knoxville)
- Net migration: 332 to Knoxville
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#16. Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA Metro Area

- Migration to Knoxville from Kingsport in 2015-2019: 439 (#4 most common destination from Kingsport)
- Migration from Knoxville to Kingsport: 209 (#23 most common destination from Knoxville)
- Net migration: 230 to Knoxville

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#15. Cleveland, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Knoxville from Cleveland in 2015-2019: 479 (#3 most common destination from Cleveland)
- Migration from Knoxville to Cleveland: 454 (#9 most common destination from Knoxville)
- Net migration: 25 to Knoxville
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#14. Worcester, MA-CT Metro Area

- Migration to Knoxville from Worcester in 2015-2019: 535 (#12 most common destination from Worcester)
- Migration from Knoxville to Worcester: 18 (#143 most common destination from Knoxville)
- Net migration: 517 to Knoxville
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#13. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Knoxville from Dallas in 2015-2019: 560 (#63 most common destination from Dallas)
- Migration from Knoxville to Dallas: 404 (#10 most common destination from Knoxville)
- Net migration: 156 to Knoxville
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#12. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area

- Migration to Knoxville from New York in 2015-2019: 662 (#109 most common destination from New York)
- Migration from Knoxville to New York: 221 (#19 most common destination from Knoxville)
- Net migration: 441 to Knoxville
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#11. Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metro Area

- Migration to Knoxville from Indianapolis in 2015-2019: 662 (#20 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Migration from Knoxville to Indianapolis: 291 (#16 most common destination from Knoxville)
- Net migration: 371 to Knoxville

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#10. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Knoxville from Tampa in 2015-2019: 692 (#33 most common destination from Tampa)
- Migration from Knoxville to Tampa: 305 (#14 most common destination from Knoxville)
- Net migration: 387 to Knoxville
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#9. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Knoxville from Miami in 2015-2019: 757 (#42 most common destination from Miami)
- Migration from Knoxville to Miami: 150 (#35 most common destination from Knoxville)
- Net migration: 607 to Knoxville
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#8. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area

- Migration to Knoxville from Washington in 2015-2019: 764 (#68 most common destination from Washington)
- Migration from Knoxville to Washington: 459 (#8 most common destination from Knoxville)
- Net migration: 305 to Knoxville
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#7. Johnson City, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Knoxville from Johnson City in 2015-2019: 836 (#3 most common destination from Johnson City)
- Migration from Knoxville to Johnson City: 675 (#5 most common destination from Knoxville)
- Net migration: 161 to Knoxville
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#6. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Knoxville from Atlanta in 2015-2019: 915 (#46 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Migration from Knoxville to Atlanta: 1,270 (#2 most common destination from Knoxville)
- Net migration: 355 to Atlanta

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

- Migration to Knoxville from Chicago in 2015-2019: 925 (#65 most common destination from Chicago)
- Migration from Knoxville to Chicago: 262 (#17 most common destination from Knoxville)
- Net migration: 663 to Knoxville
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#4. Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metro Area

- Migration to Knoxville from Memphis in 2015-2019: 955 (#7 most common destination from Memphis)
- Migration from Knoxville to Memphis: 525 (#6 most common destination from Knoxville)
- Net migration: 430 to Knoxville
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#3. Morristown, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Knoxville from Morristown in 2015-2019: 958 (#1 most common destination from Morristown)
- Migration from Knoxville to Morristown: 999 (#4 most common destination from Knoxville)
- Net migration: 41 to Morristown
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#2. Chattanooga, TN-GA Metro Area

- Migration to Knoxville from Chattanooga in 2015-2019: 1,474 (#3 most common destination from Chattanooga)
- Migration from Knoxville to Chattanooga: 1,100 (#3 most common destination from Knoxville)
- Net migration: 374 to Knoxville
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#1. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Knoxville from Nashville in 2015-2019: 3,792 (#1 most common destination from Nashville)
- Migration from Knoxville to Nashville: 4,188 (#1 most common destination from Knoxville)
- Net migration: 396 to Nashville

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