Where people in Knoxville are moving to most

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November 17, 2021
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Where people in Knoxville are moving to most

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

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#50. Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Cleveland in 2014-2018: 94
- Migration from Cleveland to Knoxville: 223 (#43 most common destination from Cleveland)
- Net migration: 129 to Knoxville

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#49. Olympia-Tumwater, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Olympia in 2014-2018: 97
- Migration from Olympia to Knoxville: 7 (#125 most common destination from Olympia)
- Net migration: 90 to Olympia

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#48. Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Hilton Head Island in 2014-2018: 99
- Migration from Hilton Head Island to Knoxville: 113 (#28 most common destination from Hilton Head Island)
- Net migration: 14 to Knoxville

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#47. Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Grand Rapids in 2014-2018: 104
- Migration from Grand Rapids to Knoxville: 0
- Net migration: 104 to Grand Rapids

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#46. Idaho Falls, ID Metro Area

- Migration to Idaho Falls in 2014-2018: 105
- Migration from Idaho Falls to Knoxville: 32 (#35 most common destination from Idaho Falls)
- Net migration: 73 to Idaho Falls

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#45. Lewiston, ID-WA Metro Area

- Migration to Lewiston in 2014-2018: 107
- Migration from Lewiston to Knoxville: 0
- Net migration: 107 to Lewiston

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

- Migration to Philadelphia in 2014-2018: 108
- Migration from Philadelphia to Knoxville: 193 (#116 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 85 to Knoxville

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#43. Wichita, KS Metro Area

- Migration to Wichita in 2014-2018: 117
- Migration from Wichita to Knoxville: 11 (#136 most common destination from Wichita)
- Net migration: 106 to Wichita

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

- Migration to Boston in 2014-2018: 121
- Migration from Boston to Knoxville: 93 (#134 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 28 to Boston

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#41. Panama City, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Panama City in 2014-2018: 129
- Migration from Panama City to Knoxville: 81 (#38 most common destination from Panama City)
- Net migration: 48 to Panama City

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#40. Decatur, AL Metro Area

- Migration to Decatur in 2014-2018: 130
- Migration from Decatur to Knoxville: 8 (#33 most common destination from Decatur)
- Net migration: 122 to Decatur

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#39. Ocala, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Ocala in 2014-2018: 131
- Migration from Ocala to Knoxville: 22 (#83 most common destination from Ocala)
- Net migration: 109 to Ocala

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#38. Albuquerque, NM Metro Area

- Migration to Albuquerque in 2014-2018: 132
- Migration from Albuquerque to Knoxville: 47 (#104 most common destination from Albuquerque)
- Net migration: 85 to Albuquerque

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#37. Jacksonville, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Jacksonville in 2014-2018: 135
- Migration from Jacksonville to Knoxville: 238 (#57 most common destination from Jacksonville)
- Net migration: 103 to Knoxville

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#36. Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metro Area

- Migration to Augusta in 2014-2018: 148
- Migration from Augusta to Knoxville: 128 (#41 most common destination from Augusta)
- Net migration: 20 to Augusta

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#35. Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area

- Migration to Lexington in 2014-2018: 151
- Migration from Lexington to Knoxville: 111 (#38 most common destination from Lexington)
- Net migration: 40 to Lexington

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#34. Champaign-Urbana, IL Metro Area

- Migration to Champaign in 2014-2018: 159
- Migration from Champaign to Knoxville: 0
- Net migration: 159 to Champaign

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

- Migration to Los Angeles in 2014-2018: 167
- Migration from Los Angeles to Knoxville: 78 (#224 most common destination from Los Angeles)
- Net migration: 89 to Los Angeles

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#32. Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Greenville in 2014-2018: 169
- Migration from Greenville to Knoxville: 112 (#43 most common destination from Greenville)
- Net migration: 57 to Greenville

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

- Migration to North Port in 2014-2018: 173
- Migration from North Port to Knoxville: 172 (#35 most common destination from North Port)
- Net migration: 1 to North Port

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#30. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Orlando in 2014-2018: 175
- Migration from Orlando to Knoxville: 374 (#46 most common destination from Orlando)
- Net migration: 199 to Knoxville

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#29. Dayton, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Dayton in 2014-2018: 180
- Migration from Dayton to Knoxville: 120 (#47 most common destination from Dayton)
- Net migration: 60 to Dayton

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

- Migration to Phoenix in 2014-2018: 183
- Migration from Phoenix to Knoxville: 198 (#99 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 15 to Knoxville

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

- Migration to San Antonio in 2014-2018: 191
- Migration from San Antonio to Knoxville: 181 (#82 most common destination from San Antonio)
- Net migration: 10 to San Antonio

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#26. Columbus, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus in 2014-2018: 196
- Migration from Columbus to Knoxville: 116 (#78 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 80 to Columbus

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#25. San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Diego in 2014-2018: 216
- Migration from San Diego to Knoxville: 226 (#95 most common destination from San Diego)
- Net migration: 10 to Knoxville

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#24. Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metro Area

- Migration to Birmingham in 2014-2018: 232
- Migration from Birmingham to Knoxville: 172 (#37 most common destination from Birmingham)
- Net migration: 60 to Birmingham

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

- Migration to New York in 2014-2018: 233
- Migration from New York to Knoxville: 569 (#115 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 336 to Knoxville

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

- Migration to Denver in 2014-2018: 256
- Migration from Denver to Knoxville: 157 (#99 most common destination from Denver)
- Net migration: 99 to Denver

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#21. Jackson, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Jackson in 2014-2018: 259
- Migration from Jackson to Knoxville: 58 (#16 most common destination from Jackson)
- Net migration: 201 to Jackson

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

- Migration to Indianapolis in 2014-2018: 260
- Migration from Indianapolis to Knoxville: 564 (#26 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Net migration: 304 to Knoxville

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

- Migration to Miami in 2014-2018: 263
- Migration from Miami to Knoxville: 754 (#40 most common destination from Miami)
- Net migration: 491 to Knoxville

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#18. Columbia, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia in 2014-2018: 266
- Migration from Columbia to Knoxville: 68 (#75 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 198 to Columbia

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

- Migration to Detroit in 2014-2018: 317
- Migration from Detroit to Knoxville: 438 (#47 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 121 to Knoxville

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#16. Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area

- Migration to Cincinnati in 2014-2018: 328
- Migration from Cincinnati to Knoxville: 182 (#63 most common destination from Cincinnati)
- Net migration: 146 to Cincinnati

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#15. Flint, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Flint in 2014-2018: 346
- Migration from Flint to Knoxville: 0
- Net migration: 346 to Flint

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

- Migration to Tampa in 2014-2018: 366
- Migration from Tampa to Knoxville: 673 (#33 most common destination from Tampa)
- Net migration: 307 to Knoxville

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

- Migration to Chicago in 2014-2018: 384
- Migration from Chicago to Knoxville: 761 (#73 most common destination from Chicago)
- Net migration: 377 to Knoxville

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#12. Clarksville, TN-KY Metro Area

- Migration to Clarksville in 2014-2018: 394
- Migration from Clarksville to Knoxville: 219 (#27 most common destination from Clarksville)
- Net migration: 175 to Clarksville

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

- Migration to Dallas in 2014-2018: 448
- Migration from Dallas to Knoxville: 441 (#72 most common destination from Dallas)
- Net migration: 7 to Dallas

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#10. Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA Metro Area

- Migration to Kingsport in 2014-2018: 469
- Migration from Kingsport to Knoxville: 541 (#3 most common destination from Kingsport)
- Net migration: 72 to Knoxville

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

- Migration to Washington in 2014-2018: 505
- Migration from Washington to Knoxville: 769 (#65 most common destination from Washington)
- Net migration: 264 to Knoxville

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#8. Cleveland, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Cleveland in 2014-2018: 510
- Migration from Cleveland to Knoxville: 486 (#3 most common destination from Cleveland)
- Net migration: 24 to Cleveland

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

- Migration to Charlotte in 2014-2018: 619
- Migration from Charlotte to Knoxville: 366 (#49 most common destination from Charlotte)
- Net migration: 253 to Charlotte

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#6. Johnson City, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Johnson City in 2014-2018: 709
- Migration from Johnson City to Knoxville: 635 (#3 most common destination from Johnson City)
- Net migration: 74 to Johnson City

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#5. Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metro Area

- Migration to Memphis in 2014-2018: 1,016
- Migration from Memphis to Knoxville: 1,003 (#4 most common destination from Memphis)
- Net migration: 13 to Memphis

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#4. Chattanooga, TN-GA Metro Area

- Migration to Chattanooga in 2014-2018: 1,054
- Migration from Chattanooga to Knoxville: 1,422 (#3 most common destination from Chattanooga)
- Net migration: 368 to Knoxville

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#3. Morristown, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Morristown in 2014-2018: 1,316
- Migration from Morristown to Knoxville: 1,083 (#1 most common destination from Morristown)
- Net migration: 233 to Morristown

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

- Migration to Atlanta in 2014-2018: 1,392
- Migration from Atlanta to Knoxville: 933 (#48 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 459 to Atlanta

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#1. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Nashville in 2014-2018: 3,901
- Migration from Nashville to Knoxville: 4,133 (#1 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 232 to Knoxville

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