Where people in Knoxville are moving to most

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July 18, 2022
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Where people in Knoxville are moving to most

Stacker compiled a list of where people in Knoxville, TN Metro Area 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 2015 and 2019. Ties were broken by gross migration.

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#50. Akron, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Akron in 2015-2019: 110
- Migration from Akron to Knoxville: 59 (#58 most common destination from Akron)
- Net migration: 51 to Akron
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#49. Wichita, KS Metro Area

- Migration to Wichita in 2015-2019: 111
- Migration from Wichita to Knoxville: 11 (#127 most common destination from Wichita)
- Net migration: 100 to Wichita
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#48. Michigan City-La Porte, IN Metro Area

- Migration to Michigan City in 2015-2019: 113
- Migration from Michigan City to Knoxville: 11 (#48 most common destination from Michigan City)
- Net migration: 102 to Michigan City
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#47. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metro Area

- Migration to Virginia Beach in 2015-2019: 115
- Migration from Virginia Beach to Knoxville: 210 (#81 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 95 to Knoxville
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#46. Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Cleveland in 2015-2019: 116
- Migration from Cleveland to Knoxville: 159 (#63 most common destination from Cleveland)
- Net migration: 43 to Knoxville

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#45. Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Pensacola in 2015-2019: 117
- Migration from Pensacola to Knoxville: 17 (#152 most common destination from Pensacola)
- Net migration: 100 to Pensacola
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#44. Albuquerque, NM Metro Area

- Migration to Albuquerque in 2015-2019: 118
- Migration from Albuquerque to Knoxville: 65 (#88 most common destination from Albuquerque)
- Net migration: 53 to Albuquerque
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#43. Fayetteville, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Fayetteville in 2015-2019: 119
- Migration from Fayetteville to Knoxville: 19 (#146 most common destination from Fayetteville)
- Net migration: 100 to Fayetteville
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#42. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area

- Migration to San Antonio in 2015-2019: 121
- Migration from San Antonio to Knoxville: 187 (#81 most common destination from San Antonio)
- Net migration: 66 to Knoxville
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#41. Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metro Area

- Migration to Louisville/Jefferson County in 2015-2019: 123
- Migration from Louisville/Jefferson County to Knoxville: 48 (#106 most common destination from Louisville/Jefferson County)
- Net migration: 75 to Louisville/Jefferson County

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#40. Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area

- Migration to Lexington in 2015-2019: 126
- Migration from Lexington to Knoxville: 164 (#28 most common destination from Lexington)
- Net migration: 38 to Knoxville
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#39. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia in 2015-2019: 131
- Migration from Philadelphia to Knoxville: 252 (#105 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 121 to Knoxville
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#38. Decatur, AL Metro Area

- Migration to Decatur in 2015-2019: 140
- Migration from Decatur to Knoxville: 9 (#28 most common destination from Decatur)
- Net migration: 131 to Decatur
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#37. Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area

- Migration to Oklahoma City in 2015-2019: 145
- Migration from Oklahoma City to Knoxville: 22 (#162 most common destination from Oklahoma City)
- Net migration: 123 to Oklahoma City
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#36. Charleston-North Charleston, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston in 2015-2019: 147
- Migration from Charleston to Knoxville: 212 (#34 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 65 to Knoxville

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#35. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Miami in 2015-2019: 150
- Migration from Miami to Knoxville: 757 (#42 most common destination from Miami)
- Net migration: 607 to Knoxville
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#34. Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Albany in 2015-2019: 151
- Migration from Albany to Knoxville: 77 (#78 most common destination from Albany)
- Net migration: 74 to Albany
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#33. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Diego in 2015-2019: 156
- Migration from San Diego to Knoxville: 277 (#87 most common destination from San Diego)
- Net migration: 121 to Knoxville
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#32. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area

- Migration to Boston in 2015-2019: 157
- Migration from Boston to Knoxville: 111 (#129 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 46 to Boston
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#31. North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL Metro Area

- Migration to North Port in 2015-2019: 160
- Migration from North Port to Knoxville: 181 (#30 most common destination from North Port)
- Net migration: 21 to Knoxville

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

- Migration to Orlando in 2015-2019: 166
- Migration from Orlando to Knoxville: 388 (#48 most common destination from Orlando)
- Net migration: 222 to Knoxville
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#29. Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metro Area

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

- Migration to Ocala in 2015-2019: 177
- Migration from Ocala to Knoxville: 18 (#93 most common destination from Ocala)
- Net migration: 159 to Ocala
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#27. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix in 2015-2019: 193
- Migration from Phoenix to Knoxville: 254 (#85 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 61 to Knoxville
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#26. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Detroit in 2015-2019: 194
- Migration from Detroit to Knoxville: 283 (#63 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 89 to Knoxville

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#25. Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metro Area

- Migration to Birmingham in 2015-2019: 197
- Migration from Birmingham to Knoxville: 157 (#40 most common destination from Birmingham)
- Net migration: 40 to Birmingham
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#24. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Los Angeles in 2015-2019: 204
- Migration from Los Angeles to Knoxville: 108 (#198 most common destination from Los Angeles)
- Net migration: 96 to Los Angeles
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#23. Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA Metro Area

- Migration to Kingsport in 2015-2019: 209
- Migration from Kingsport to Knoxville: 439 (#4 most common destination from Kingsport)
- Net migration: 230 to Knoxville
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#22. Dayton-Kettering, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Dayton in 2015-2019: 210
- Migration from Dayton to Knoxville: 106 (#48 most common destination from Dayton)
- Net migration: 104 to Dayton
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#21. Columbus, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus in 2015-2019: 216
- Migration from Columbus to Knoxville: 148 (#76 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 68 to Columbus

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#20. Greenville-Anderson, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Greenville in 2015-2019: 221
- Migration from Greenville to Knoxville: 87 (#52 most common destination from Greenville)
- Net migration: 134 to Greenville
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#19. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area

- Migration to New York in 2015-2019: 221
- Migration from New York to Knoxville: 662 (#109 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 441 to Knoxville
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#18. Columbia, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia in 2015-2019: 242
- Migration from Columbia to Knoxville: 200 (#33 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 42 to Columbia
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#17. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Chicago in 2015-2019: 262
- Migration from Chicago to Knoxville: 925 (#65 most common destination from Chicago)
- Net migration: 663 to Knoxville
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#16. Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metro Area

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

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

- Migration to Denver in 2015-2019: 299
- Migration from Denver to Knoxville: 154 (#112 most common destination from Denver)
- Net migration: 145 to Denver
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#14. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Tampa in 2015-2019: 305
- Migration from Tampa to Knoxville: 692 (#33 most common destination from Tampa)
- Net migration: 387 to Knoxville
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#13. Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area

- Migration to Cincinnati in 2015-2019: 306
- Migration from Cincinnati to Knoxville: 185 (#67 most common destination from Cincinnati)
- Net migration: 121 to Cincinnati
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#12. Clarksville, TN-KY Metro Area

- Migration to Clarksville in 2015-2019: 334
- Migration from Clarksville to Knoxville: 209 (#29 most common destination from Clarksville)
- Net migration: 125 to Clarksville
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#11. Jackson, TN Metro Area

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

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

- Migration to Dallas in 2015-2019: 404
- Migration from Dallas to Knoxville: 560 (#63 most common destination from Dallas)
- Net migration: 156 to Knoxville
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#9. Cleveland, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Cleveland in 2015-2019: 454
- Migration from Cleveland to Knoxville: 479 (#3 most common destination from Cleveland)
- Net migration: 25 to Knoxville
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#8. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area

- Migration to Washington in 2015-2019: 459
- Migration from Washington to Knoxville: 764 (#68 most common destination from Washington)
- Net migration: 305 to Knoxville
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#7. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area

- Migration to Charlotte in 2015-2019: 500
- Migration from Charlotte to Knoxville: 349 (#50 most common destination from Charlotte)
- Net migration: 151 to Charlotte
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#6. Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metro Area

- Migration to Memphis in 2015-2019: 525
- Migration from Memphis to Knoxville: 955 (#7 most common destination from Memphis)
- Net migration: 430 to Knoxville

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#5. Johnson City, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Johnson City in 2015-2019: 675
- Migration from Johnson City to Knoxville: 836 (#3 most common destination from Johnson City)
- Net migration: 161 to Knoxville
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#4. Morristown, TN Metro Area

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

- Migration to Chattanooga in 2015-2019: 1,100
- Migration from Chattanooga to Knoxville: 1,474 (#3 most common destination from Chattanooga)
- Net migration: 374 to Knoxville
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#2. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Atlanta in 2015-2019: 1,270
- Migration from Atlanta to Knoxville: 915 (#46 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 355 to Atlanta
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#1. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metro Area

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

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