Metros sending the most people to Houston

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November 29, 2021
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Metros sending the most people to Houston

Stacker compiled a list of metros that are sending the most people to Houston using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Metros are ranked by the estimated number of people who moved to Houston from the metro between 2014 and 2018. Ties were broken by gross migration.

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#50. Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from Birmingham in 2014-2018: 831 (#10 most common destination from Birmingham)
- Migration from Houston to Birmingham: 544 (#54 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 287 to Houston

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

- Migration to Houston from Tampa in 2014-2018: 876 (#23 most common destination from Tampa)
- Migration from Houston to Tampa: 918 (#33 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 42 to Tampa

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#48. Amarillo, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from Amarillo in 2014-2018: 885 (#3 most common destination from Amarillo)
- Migration from Houston to Amarillo: 356 (#79 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 529 to Houston

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#47. Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from Salt Lake City in 2014-2018: 936 (#10 most common destination from Salt Lake City)
- Migration from Houston to Salt Lake City: 363 (#76 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 573 to Houston

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

- Migration to Houston from Memphis in 2014-2018: 969 (#5 most common destination from Memphis)
- Migration from Houston to Memphis: 358 (#78 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 611 to Houston

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#45. Columbus, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from Columbus in 2014-2018: 977 (#12 most common destination from Columbus)
- Migration from Houston to Columbus: 352 (#80 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 625 to Houston

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#44. Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from Pittsburgh in 2014-2018: 1,001 (#15 most common destination from Pittsburgh)
- Migration from Houston to Pittsburgh: 591 (#50 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 410 to Houston

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

- Migration to Houston from Seattle in 2014-2018: 1,010 (#32 most common destination from Seattle)
- Migration from Houston to Seattle: 1,852 (#16 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 842 to Seattle

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#42. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from Virginia Beach in 2014-2018: 1,074 (#16 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Migration from Houston to Virginia Beach: 527 (#58 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 547 to Houston

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#41. Lake Charles, LA Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from Lake Charles in 2014-2018: 1,126 (#1 most common destination from Lake Charles)
- Migration from Houston to Lake Charles: 498 (#61 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 628 to Houston

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#40. Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from Gulfport in 2014-2018: 1,153 (#2 most common destination from Gulfport)
- Migration from Houston to Gulfport: 293 (#88 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 860 to Houston

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#39. Brownsville-Harlingen, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from Brownsville in 2014-2018: 1,184 (#3 most common destination from Brownsville)
- Migration from Houston to Brownsville: 856 (#38 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 328 to Houston

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#38. Victoria, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from Victoria in 2014-2018: 1,211 (#1 most common destination from Victoria)
- Migration from Houston to Victoria: 554 (#53 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 657 to Houston

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#37. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from Baltimore in 2014-2018: 1,218 (#13 most common destination from Baltimore)
- Migration from Houston to Baltimore: 575 (#52 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 643 to Houston

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#36. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from Las Vegas in 2014-2018: 1,289 (#9 most common destination from Las Vegas)
- Migration from Houston to Las Vegas: 777 (#42 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 512 to Houston

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#35. Midland, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from Midland in 2014-2018: 1,352 (#2 most common destination from Midland)
- Migration from Houston to Midland: 1,215 (#26 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 137 to Houston

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

- Migration to Houston from Boston in 2014-2018: 1,356 (#20 most common destination from Boston)
- Migration from Houston to Boston: 957 (#31 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 399 to Houston

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

- Migration to Houston from Charlotte in 2014-2018: 1,413 (#14 most common destination from Charlotte)
- Migration from Houston to Charlotte: 1,071 (#29 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 342 to Houston

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

- Migration to Houston from Detroit in 2014-2018: 1,433 (#13 most common destination from Detroit)
- Migration from Houston to Detroit: 683 (#46 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 750 to Houston

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#31. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from Riverside in 2014-2018: 1,452 (#13 most common destination from Riverside)
- Migration from Houston to Riverside: 882 (#34 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 570 to Houston

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#30. Lafayette, LA Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from Lafayette in 2014-2018: 1,516 (#3 most common destination from Lafayette)
- Migration from Houston to Lafayette: 1,156 (#27 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 360 to Houston

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

- Migration to Houston from Phoenix in 2014-2018: 1,554 (#22 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Migration from Houston to Phoenix: 1,902 (#15 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 348 to Phoenix

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

- Migration to Houston from Philadelphia in 2014-2018: 1,561 (#29 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Migration from Houston to Philadelphia: 804 (#40 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 757 to Houston

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#27. Waco, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from Waco in 2014-2018: 1,566 (#2 most common destination from Waco)
- Migration from Houston to Waco: 1,587 (#20 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 21 to Waco

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#26. Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from Oklahoma City in 2014-2018: 1,579 (#3 most common destination from Oklahoma City)
- Migration from Houston to Oklahoma City: 1,686 (#17 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 107 to Oklahoma City

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#25. Tulsa, OK Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from Tulsa in 2014-2018: 1,603 (#3 most common destination from Tulsa)
- Migration from Houston to Tulsa: 833 (#39 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 770 to Houston

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#24. Kansas City, MO-KS Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from Kansas City in 2014-2018: 1,653 (#6 most common destination from Kansas City)
- Migration from Houston to Kansas City: 861 (#37 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 792 to Houston

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#23. Lubbock, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from Lubbock in 2014-2018: 1,671 (#2 most common destination from Lubbock)
- Migration from Houston to Lubbock: 2,347 (#12 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 676 to Lubbock

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

- Migration to Houston from Orlando in 2014-2018: 1,684 (#14 most common destination from Orlando)
- Migration from Houston to Orlando: 471 (#65 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 1,213 to Houston

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

- Migration to Houston from St. Louis in 2014-2018: 1,846 (#6 most common destination from St. Louis)
- Migration from Houston to St. Louis: 669 (#47 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 1,177 to Houston

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#20. San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from San Francisco in 2014-2018: 1,875 (#24 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Migration from Houston to San Francisco: 1,597 (#19 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 278 to Houston

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

- Migration to Houston from Atlanta in 2014-2018: 1,926 (#21 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Migration from Houston to Atlanta: 2,187 (#13 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 261 to Atlanta

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#18. San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from San Diego in 2014-2018: 1,943 (#14 most common destination from San Diego)
- Migration from Houston to San Diego: 1,228 (#25 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 715 to Houston

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#17. Killeen-Temple, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from Killeen in 2014-2018: 2,138 (#3 most common destination from Killeen)
- Migration from Houston to Killeen: 1,263 (#24 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 875 to Houston

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#16. Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from Baton Rouge in 2014-2018: 2,210 (#3 most common destination from Baton Rouge)
- Migration from Houston to Baton Rouge: 1,268 (#23 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 942 to Houston

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#15. El Paso, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from El Paso in 2014-2018: 2,231 (#3 most common destination from El Paso)
- Migration from Houston to El Paso: 1,020 (#30 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 1,211 to Houston

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#14. Corpus Christi, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from Corpus Christi in 2014-2018: 2,270 (#1 most common destination from Corpus Christi)
- Migration from Houston to Corpus Christi: 2,436 (#11 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 166 to Corpus Christi

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

- Migration to Houston from Denver in 2014-2018: 2,447 (#8 most common destination from Denver)
- Migration from Houston to Denver: 3,222 (#6 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 775 to Denver

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#12. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from McAllen in 2014-2018: 2,891 (#2 most common destination from McAllen)
- Migration from Houston to McAllen: 2,556 (#8 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 335 to Houston

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#11. New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from New Orleans in 2014-2018: 3,065 (#3 most common destination from New Orleans)
- Migration from Houston to New Orleans: 1,929 (#14 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 1,136 to Houston

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

- Migration to Houston from Miami in 2014-2018: 3,425 (#11 most common destination from Miami)
- Migration from Houston to Miami: 1,409 (#21 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 2,016 to Houston

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#9. College Station-Bryan, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from College Station in 2014-2018: 4,449 (#1 most common destination from College Station)
- Migration from Houston to College Station: 6,729 (#4 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 2,280 to College Station

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

- Migration to Houston from Washington in 2014-2018: 4,518 (#9 most common destination from Washington)
- Migration from Houston to Washington: 1,639 (#18 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 2,879 to Houston

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

- Migration to Houston from Chicago in 2014-2018: 4,629 (#12 most common destination from Chicago)
- Migration from Houston to Chicago: 2,518 (#10 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 2,111 to Houston

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

- Migration to Houston from Los Angeles in 2014-2018: 5,082 (#15 most common destination from Los Angeles)
- Migration from Houston to Los Angeles: 3,030 (#7 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 2,052 to Houston

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#5. Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from Beaumont in 2014-2018: 5,111 (#1 most common destination from Beaumont)
- Migration from Houston to Beaumont: 4,845 (#5 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 266 to Houston

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

- Migration to Houston from New York in 2014-2018: 6,251 (#19 most common destination from New York)
- Migration from Houston to New York: 2,544 (#9 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 3,707 to Houston

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

- Migration to Houston from San Antonio in 2014-2018: 8,398 (#3 most common destination from San Antonio)
- Migration from Houston to San Antonio: 7,935 (#3 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 463 to Houston

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#2. Austin-Round Rock, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from Austin in 2014-2018: 9,483 (#1 most common destination from Austin)
- Migration from Houston to Austin: 13,931 (#2 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 4,448 to Austin

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

- Migration to Houston from Dallas in 2014-2018: 18,059 (#1 most common destination from Dallas)
- Migration from Houston to Dallas: 16,232 (#1 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 1,827 to Houston

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