Metros sending the most people to Nashville

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June 23, 2022
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Metros sending the most people to Nashville

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

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#50. Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area

- Migration to Nashville from Lexington in 2015-2019: 366 (#8 most common destination from Lexington)
- Migration from Nashville to Lexington: 345 (#40 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 21 to Nashville
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#49. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Nashville from Minneapolis in 2015-2019: 378 (#50 most common destination from Minneapolis)
- Migration from Nashville to Minneapolis: 672 (#17 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 294 to Minneapolis
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#48. Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Nashville from Sacramento in 2015-2019: 389 (#43 most common destination from Sacramento)
- Migration from Nashville to Sacramento: 36 (#174 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 353 to Nashville
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#47. Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA Metro Area

- Migration to Nashville from Omaha in 2015-2019: 406 (#15 most common destination from Omaha)
- Migration from Nashville to Omaha: 99 (#97 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 307 to Nashville
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#46. Ann Arbor, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Nashville from Ann Arbor in 2015-2019: 414 (#14 most common destination from Ann Arbor)
- Migration from Nashville to Ann Arbor: 97 (#99 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 317 to Nashville

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#45. Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Nashville from Cleveland in 2015-2019: 441 (#25 most common destination from Cleveland)
- Migration from Nashville to Cleveland: 92 (#100 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 349 to Nashville
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#44. Raleigh-Cary, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Nashville from Raleigh in 2015-2019: 449 (#26 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Migration from Nashville to Raleigh: 484 (#27 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 35 to Raleigh
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#43. Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area

- Migration to Nashville from Baton Rouge in 2015-2019: 453 (#10 most common destination from Baton Rouge)
- Migration from Nashville to Baton Rouge: 37 (#170 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 416 to Nashville
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#42. Durham-Chapel Hill, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Nashville from Durham in 2015-2019: 455 (#18 most common destination from Durham)
- Migration from Nashville to Durham: 171 (#67 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 284 to Nashville
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#41. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area

- Migration to Nashville from Philadelphia in 2015-2019: 471 (#70 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Migration from Nashville to Philadelphia: 356 (#39 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 115 to Nashville

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#40. Charleston-North Charleston, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Nashville from Charleston in 2015-2019: 494 (#16 most common destination from Charleston)
- Migration from Nashville to Charleston: 345 (#40 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 149 to Nashville
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#39. Greenville-Anderson, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Nashville from Greenville in 2015-2019: 504 (#9 most common destination from Greenville)
- Migration from Nashville to Greenville: 149 (#73 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 355 to Nashville
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#38. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Nashville from Denver in 2015-2019: 505 (#44 most common destination from Denver)
- Migration from Nashville to Denver: 496 (#25 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 9 to Nashville
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#37. New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metro Area

- Migration to Nashville from New Orleans in 2015-2019: 514 (#14 most common destination from New Orleans)
- Migration from Nashville to New Orleans: 313 (#44 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 201 to Nashville
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#36. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Nashville from Tampa in 2015-2019: 534 (#47 most common destination from Tampa)
- Migration from Nashville to Tampa: 1,080 (#9 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 546 to Tampa

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#35. Kansas City, MO-KS Metro Area

- Migration to Nashville from Kansas City in 2015-2019: 547 (#27 most common destination from Kansas City)
- Migration from Nashville to Kansas City: 473 (#28 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 74 to Nashville
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#34. Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA Metro Area

- Migration to Nashville from Kingsport in 2015-2019: 555 (#3 most common destination from Kingsport)
- Migration from Nashville to Kingsport: 195 (#62 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 360 to Nashville
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#33. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Nashville from Riverside in 2015-2019: 592 (#39 most common destination from Riverside)
- Migration from Nashville to Riverside: 403 (#35 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 189 to Nashville
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#32. Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metro Area

- Migration to Nashville from Louisville/Jefferson County in 2015-2019: 592 (#9 most common destination from Louisville/Jefferson County)
- Migration from Nashville to Louisville/Jefferson County: 715 (#16 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 123 to Louisville/Jefferson County
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#31. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Nashville from Austin in 2015-2019: 600 (#27 most common destination from Austin)
- Migration from Nashville to Austin: 560 (#21 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 40 to Nashville

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

- Migration to Nashville from Phoenix in 2015-2019: 602 (#44 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Migration from Nashville to Phoenix: 530 (#24 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 72 to Nashville
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#29. Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area

- Migration to Nashville from Cincinnati in 2015-2019: 604 (#18 most common destination from Cincinnati)
- Migration from Nashville to Cincinnati: 569 (#20 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 35 to Nashville
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#28. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area

- Migration to Nashville from Charlotte in 2015-2019: 644 (#30 most common destination from Charlotte)
- Migration from Nashville to Charlotte: 490 (#26 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 154 to Nashville
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#27. Huntsville, AL Metro Area

- Migration to Nashville from Huntsville in 2015-2019: 653 (#6 most common destination from Huntsville)
- Migration from Nashville to Huntsville: 553 (#22 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 100 to Nashville
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#26. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Nashville from San Francisco in 2015-2019: 676 (#46 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Migration from Nashville to San Francisco: 265 (#50 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 411 to Nashville

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#25. St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area

- Migration to Nashville from St. Louis in 2015-2019: 727 (#22 most common destination from St. Louis)
- Migration from Nashville to St. Louis: 531 (#23 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 196 to Nashville
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#24. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Nashville from Orlando in 2015-2019: 730 (#26 most common destination from Orlando)
- Migration from Nashville to Orlando: 851 (#13 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 121 to Orlando
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#23. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area

- Migration to Nashville from Boston in 2015-2019: 733 (#37 most common destination from Boston)
- Migration from Nashville to Boston: 421 (#34 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 312 to Nashville
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#22. North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Nashville from North Port in 2015-2019: 765 (#5 most common destination from North Port)
- Migration from Nashville to North Port: 217 (#56 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 548 to Nashville
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#21. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Nashville from Detroit in 2015-2019: 772 (#25 most common destination from Detroit)
- Migration from Nashville to Detroit: 810 (#14 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 38 to Detroit

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#20. Jackson, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Nashville from Jackson in 2015-2019: 800 (#2 most common destination from Jackson)
- Migration from Nashville to Jackson: 392 (#37 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 408 to Nashville
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#19. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Nashville from San Antonio in 2015-2019: 818 (#17 most common destination from San Antonio)
- Migration from Nashville to San Antonio: 56 (#139 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 762 to Nashville
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#18. Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Nashville from Pensacola in 2015-2019: 842 (#9 most common destination from Pensacola)
- Migration from Nashville to Pensacola: 141 (#75 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 701 to Nashville
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#17. Cleveland, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Nashville from Cleveland in 2015-2019: 848 (#2 most common destination from Cleveland)
- Migration from Nashville to Cleveland: 286 (#48 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 562 to Nashville
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#16. Bowling Green, KY Metro Area

- Migration to Nashville from Bowling Green in 2015-2019: 863 (#2 most common destination from Bowling Green)
- Migration from Nashville to Bowling Green: 1,012 (#10 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 149 to Bowling Green

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#15. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Nashville from Seattle in 2015-2019: 874 (#35 most common destination from Seattle)
- Migration from Nashville to Seattle: 279 (#49 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 595 to Nashville
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#14. Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metro Area

- Migration to Nashville from Birmingham in 2015-2019: 977 (#7 most common destination from Birmingham)
- Migration from Nashville to Birmingham: 732 (#15 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 245 to Nashville
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#13. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area

- Migration to Nashville from Washington in 2015-2019: 1,101 (#48 most common destination from Washington)
- Migration from Nashville to Washington: 972 (#12 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 129 to Nashville
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#12. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Nashville from Houston in 2015-2019: 1,118 (#27 most common destination from Houston)
- Migration from Nashville to Houston: 443 (#31 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 675 to Nashville
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#11. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Nashville from Dallas in 2015-2019: 1,148 (#36 most common destination from Dallas)
- Migration from Nashville to Dallas: 1,738 (#6 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 590 to Dallas

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#10. Johnson City, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Nashville from Johnson City in 2015-2019: 1,186 (#2 most common destination from Johnson City)
- Migration from Nashville to Johnson City: 650 (#18 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 536 to Nashville
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#9. Chattanooga, TN-GA Metro Area

- Migration to Nashville from Chattanooga in 2015-2019: 1,556 (#2 most common destination from Chattanooga)
- Migration from Nashville to Chattanooga: 2,695 (#4 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 1,139 to Chattanooga
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#8. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Nashville from Miami in 2015-2019: 1,737 (#23 most common destination from Miami)
- Migration from Nashville to Miami: 342 (#42 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 1,395 to Nashville
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#7. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area

- Migration to Nashville from New York in 2015-2019: 1,781 (#62 most common destination from New York)
- Migration from Nashville to New York: 991 (#11 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 790 to Nashville
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#6. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Nashville from Los Angeles in 2015-2019: 2,030 (#29 most common destination from Los Angeles)
- Migration from Nashville to Los Angeles: 1,177 (#8 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 853 to Nashville

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#5. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Nashville from Atlanta in 2015-2019: 2,925 (#17 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Migration from Nashville to Atlanta: 2,218 (#5 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 707 to Nashville
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#4. Clarksville, TN-KY Metro Area

- Migration to Nashville from Clarksville in 2015-2019: 2,953 (#1 most common destination from Clarksville)
- Migration from Nashville to Clarksville: 2,942 (#3 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 11 to Nashville
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#3. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Nashville from Chicago in 2015-2019: 3,284 (#22 most common destination from Chicago)
- Migration from Nashville to Chicago: 1,490 (#7 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 1,794 to Nashville
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#2. Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metro Area

- Migration to Nashville from Memphis in 2015-2019: 3,735 (#1 most common destination from Memphis)
- Migration from Nashville to Memphis: 3,583 (#2 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 152 to Nashville
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#1. Knoxville, TN Metro Area

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

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