Metros sending the most people to Houston

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June 23, 2022
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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-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area 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 2015 and 2019. Ties were broken by gross migration.

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#50. Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from Birmingham in 2015-2019: 794 (#10 most common destination from Birmingham)
- Migration from Houston to Birmingham: 711 (#46 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 83 to Houston
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#49. Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from Salt Lake City in 2015-2019: 849 (#12 most common destination from Salt Lake City)
- Migration from Houston to Salt Lake City: 372 (#74 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 477 to Houston
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#48. Odessa, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from Odessa in 2015-2019: 855 (#4 most common destination from Odessa)
- Migration from Houston to Odessa: 127 (#154 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 728 to Houston
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#47. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from Baltimore in 2015-2019: 856 (#24 most common destination from Baltimore)
- Migration from Houston to Baltimore: 527 (#62 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 329 to Houston
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#46. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from Detroit in 2015-2019: 862 (#22 most common destination from Detroit)
- Migration from Houston to Detroit: 595 (#55 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 267 to Houston

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

- Migration to Houston from Seattle in 2015-2019: 872 (#36 most common destination from Seattle)
- Migration from Houston to Seattle: 2,040 (#16 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 1,168 to Seattle
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#44. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from Tampa in 2015-2019: 902 (#23 most common destination from Tampa)
- Migration from Houston to Tampa: 956 (#34 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 54 to Tampa
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#43. Columbus, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from Columbus in 2015-2019: 907 (#14 most common destination from Columbus)
- Migration from Houston to Columbus: 459 (#67 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 448 to Houston
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#42. Amarillo, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from Amarillo in 2015-2019: 944 (#3 most common destination from Amarillo)
- Migration from Houston to Amarillo: 383 (#73 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 561 to Houston
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#41. Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from Pittsburgh in 2015-2019: 946 (#16 most common destination from Pittsburgh)
- Migration from Houston to Pittsburgh: 627 (#52 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 319 to Houston

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

- Migration to Houston from Memphis in 2015-2019: 971 (#6 most common destination from Memphis)
- Migration from Houston to Memphis: 329 (#82 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 642 to Houston
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#39. Kansas City, MO-KS Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from Kansas City in 2015-2019: 972 (#16 most common destination from Kansas City)
- Migration from Houston to Kansas City: 1,013 (#30 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 41 to Kansas City
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#38. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from Virginia Beach in 2015-2019: 1,004 (#18 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Migration from Houston to Virginia Beach: 587 (#56 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 417 to Houston
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#37. Victoria, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from Victoria in 2015-2019: 1,047 (#1 most common destination from Victoria)
- Migration from Houston to Victoria: 634 (#51 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 413 to Houston
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#36. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from Orlando in 2015-2019: 1,091 (#20 most common destination from Orlando)
- Migration from Houston to Orlando: 604 (#54 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 487 to Houston

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

- Migration to Houston from Charlotte in 2015-2019: 1,155 (#19 most common destination from Charlotte)
- Migration from Houston to Charlotte: 898 (#35 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 257 to Houston
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#34. Lake Charles, LA Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from Lake Charles in 2015-2019: 1,164 (#1 most common destination from Lake Charles)
- Migration from Houston to Lake Charles: 820 (#41 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 344 to Houston
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#33. Brownsville-Harlingen, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from Brownsville in 2015-2019: 1,204 (#4 most common destination from Brownsville)
- Migration from Houston to Brownsville: 853 (#39 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 351 to Houston
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#32. Midland, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from Midland in 2015-2019: 1,255 (#2 most common destination from Midland)
- Migration from Houston to Midland: 1,220 (#24 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 35 to Houston
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#31. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from Las Vegas in 2015-2019: 1,490 (#7 most common destination from Las Vegas)
- Migration from Houston to Las Vegas: 702 (#47 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 788 to Houston

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#30. Lubbock, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from Lubbock in 2015-2019: 1,544 (#2 most common destination from Lubbock)
- Migration from Houston to Lubbock: 2,557 (#10 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 1,013 to Lubbock
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#29. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from Boston in 2015-2019: 1,560 (#21 most common destination from Boston)
- Migration from Houston to Boston: 1,133 (#26 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 427 to Houston
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#28. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from Philadelphia in 2015-2019: 1,600 (#29 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Migration from Houston to Philadelphia: 831 (#40 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 769 to Houston
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#27. St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from St. Louis in 2015-2019: 1,614 (#8 most common destination from St. Louis)
- Migration from Houston to St. Louis: 758 (#43 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 856 to Houston
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#26. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from Riverside in 2015-2019: 1,622 (#11 most common destination from Riverside)
- Migration from Houston to Riverside: 985 (#32 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 637 to Houston

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#25. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from San Diego in 2015-2019: 1,654 (#16 most common destination from San Diego)
- Migration from Houston to San Diego: 1,013 (#30 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 641 to Houston
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#24. Waco, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from Waco in 2015-2019: 1,671 (#2 most common destination from Waco)
- Migration from Houston to Waco: 1,603 (#18 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 68 to Houston
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#23. Tulsa, OK Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from Tulsa in 2015-2019: 1,801 (#3 most common destination from Tulsa)
- Migration from Houston to Tulsa: 889 (#36 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 912 to Houston
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#22. Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from Oklahoma City in 2015-2019: 1,884 (#3 most common destination from Oklahoma City)
- Migration from Houston to Oklahoma City: 1,422 (#20 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 462 to Houston
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#21. Lafayette, LA Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from Lafayette in 2015-2019: 1,893 (#2 most common destination from Lafayette)
- Migration from Houston to Lafayette: 1,141 (#25 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 752 to Houston

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

- Migration to Houston from Phoenix in 2015-2019: 1,926 (#16 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Migration from Houston to Phoenix: 1,255 (#22 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 671 to Houston
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#19. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from San Francisco in 2015-2019: 2,093 (#24 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Migration from Houston to San Francisco: 1,602 (#19 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 491 to Houston
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#18. Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from Baton Rouge in 2015-2019: 2,159 (#3 most common destination from Baton Rouge)
- Migration from Houston to Baton Rouge: 1,094 (#29 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 1,065 to Houston
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#17. Killeen-Temple, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from Killeen in 2015-2019: 2,297 (#4 most common destination from Killeen)
- Migration from Houston to Killeen: 1,095 (#28 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 1,202 to Houston
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#16. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from Atlanta in 2015-2019: 2,319 (#19 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Migration from Houston to Atlanta: 2,796 (#8 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 477 to Atlanta

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#15. El Paso, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from El Paso in 2015-2019: 2,388 (#2 most common destination from El Paso)
- Migration from Houston to El Paso: 969 (#33 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 1,419 to Houston
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#14. Corpus Christi, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from Corpus Christi in 2015-2019: 2,549 (#1 most common destination from Corpus Christi)
- Migration from Houston to Corpus Christi: 2,863 (#7 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 314 to Corpus Christi
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#13. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from Denver in 2015-2019: 2,644 (#8 most common destination from Denver)
- Migration from Houston to Denver: 3,201 (#6 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 557 to Denver
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#12. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from McAllen in 2015-2019: 2,997 (#1 most common destination from McAllen)
- Migration from Houston to McAllen: 2,551 (#11 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 446 to Houston
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#11. New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from New Orleans in 2015-2019: 3,069 (#3 most common destination from New Orleans)
- Migration from Houston to New Orleans: 2,102 (#15 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 967 to Houston

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

- Migration to Houston from Miami in 2015-2019: 3,241 (#11 most common destination from Miami)
- Migration from Houston to Miami: 1,254 (#23 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 1,987 to Houston
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#9. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from Chicago in 2015-2019: 4,155 (#16 most common destination from Chicago)
- Migration from Houston to Chicago: 2,231 (#13 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 1,924 to Houston
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#8. Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from Beaumont in 2015-2019: 4,302 (#1 most common destination from Beaumont)
- Migration from Houston to Beaumont: 4,063 (#5 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 239 to Houston
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#7. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from Washington in 2015-2019: 4,357 (#9 most common destination from Washington)
- Migration from Houston to Washington: 2,199 (#14 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 2,158 to Houston
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#6. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from Los Angeles in 2015-2019: 4,601 (#16 most common destination from Los Angeles)
- Migration from Houston to Los Angeles: 2,468 (#12 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 2,133 to Houston

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#5. College Station-Bryan, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from College Station in 2015-2019: 4,633 (#1 most common destination from College Station)
- Migration from Houston to College Station: 6,153 (#4 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 1,520 to College Station
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#4. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from New York in 2015-2019: 5,880 (#22 most common destination from New York)
- Migration from Houston to New York: 2,633 (#9 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 3,247 to Houston
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#3. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from San Antonio in 2015-2019: 8,822 (#2 most common destination from San Antonio)
- Migration from Houston to San Antonio: 8,586 (#3 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 236 to Houston
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#2. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from Austin in 2015-2019: 9,546 (#1 most common destination from Austin)
- Migration from Houston to Austin: 14,365 (#2 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 4,819 to Austin
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#1. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Houston from Dallas in 2015-2019: 18,186 (#1 most common destination from Dallas)
- Migration from Houston to Dallas: 17,266 (#1 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 920 to Houston

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