Where people in Houston are moving to most

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May 17, 2022
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Where people in Houston are moving to most

Stacker compiled a list of where people in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 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 Houston between 2015 and 2019. Ties were broken by gross migration.

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

- Migration to Pensacola in 2015-2019: 638
- Migration from Pensacola to Houston: 161 (#47 most common destination from Pensacola)
- Net migration: 477 to Pensacola
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#49. San Angelo, TX Metro Area

- Migration to San Angelo in 2015-2019: 640
- Migration from San Angelo to Houston: 394 (#4 most common destination from San Angelo)
- Net migration: 246 to San Angelo
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#48. Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Grand Rapids in 2015-2019: 660
- Migration from Grand Rapids to Houston: 44 (#92 most common destination from Grand Rapids)
- Net migration: 616 to Grand Rapids
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#47. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area

- Migration to Las Vegas in 2015-2019: 702
- Migration from Las Vegas to Houston: 1,490 (#7 most common destination from Las Vegas)
- Net migration: 788 to Houston
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#46. Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metro Area

- Migration to Birmingham in 2015-2019: 711
- Migration from Birmingham to Houston: 794 (#10 most common destination from Birmingham)
- Net migration: 83 to Houston

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#45. Tyler, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Tyler in 2015-2019: 713
- Migration from Tyler to Houston: 629 (#3 most common destination from Tyler)
- Net migration: 84 to Tyler
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#44. Abilene, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Abilene in 2015-2019: 758
- Migration from Abilene to Houston: 584 (#3 most common destination from Abilene)
- Net migration: 174 to Abilene
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#43. St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area

- Migration to St. Louis in 2015-2019: 758
- Migration from St. Louis to Houston: 1,614 (#8 most common destination from St. Louis)
- Net migration: 856 to Houston
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#42. Sherman-Denison, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Sherman in 2015-2019: 778
- Migration from Sherman to Houston: 218 (#3 most common destination from Sherman)
- Net migration: 560 to Sherman
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#41. Lake Charles, LA Metro Area

- Migration to Lake Charles in 2015-2019: 820
- Migration from Lake Charles to Houston: 1,164 (#1 most common destination from Lake Charles)
- Net migration: 344 to Houston

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

- Migration to Philadelphia in 2015-2019: 831
- Migration from Philadelphia to Houston: 1,600 (#29 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 769 to Houston
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#39. Brownsville-Harlingen, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Brownsville in 2015-2019: 853
- Migration from Brownsville to Houston: 1,204 (#4 most common destination from Brownsville)
- Net migration: 351 to Houston
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#38. Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metro Area

- Migration to Indianapolis in 2015-2019: 869
- Migration from Indianapolis to Houston: 428 (#37 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Net migration: 441 to Indianapolis
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#37. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Jose in 2015-2019: 877
- Migration from San Jose to Houston: 267 (#47 most common destination from San Jose)
- Net migration: 610 to San Jose
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#36. Tulsa, OK Metro Area

- Migration to Tulsa in 2015-2019: 889
- Migration from Tulsa to Houston: 1,801 (#3 most common destination from Tulsa)
- Net migration: 912 to Houston

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

- Migration to Charlotte in 2015-2019: 898
- Migration from Charlotte to Houston: 1,155 (#19 most common destination from Charlotte)
- Net migration: 257 to Houston
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#34. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Tampa in 2015-2019: 956
- Migration from Tampa to Houston: 902 (#23 most common destination from Tampa)
- Net migration: 54 to Tampa
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#33. El Paso, TX Metro Area

- Migration to El Paso in 2015-2019: 969
- Migration from El Paso to Houston: 2,388 (#2 most common destination from El Paso)
- Net migration: 1,419 to Houston
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#32. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Riverside in 2015-2019: 985
- Migration from Riverside to Houston: 1,622 (#11 most common destination from Riverside)
- Net migration: 637 to Houston
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#31. Kansas City, MO-KS Metro Area

- Migration to Kansas City in 2015-2019: 1,013
- Migration from Kansas City to Houston: 972 (#16 most common destination from Kansas City)
- Net migration: 41 to Kansas City

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

- Migration to San Diego in 2015-2019: 1,013
- Migration from San Diego to Houston: 1,654 (#16 most common destination from San Diego)
- Net migration: 641 to Houston
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#29. Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area

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

- Migration to Killeen in 2015-2019: 1,095
- Migration from Killeen to Houston: 2,297 (#4 most common destination from Killeen)
- Net migration: 1,202 to Houston
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#27. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Nashville in 2015-2019: 1,118
- Migration from Nashville to Houston: 443 (#31 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 675 to Nashville
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#26. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area

- Migration to Boston in 2015-2019: 1,133
- Migration from Boston to Houston: 1,560 (#21 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 427 to Houston

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#25. Lafayette, LA Metro Area

- Migration to Lafayette in 2015-2019: 1,141
- Migration from Lafayette to Houston: 1,893 (#2 most common destination from Lafayette)
- Net migration: 752 to Houston
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#24. Midland, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Midland in 2015-2019: 1,220
- Migration from Midland to Houston: 1,255 (#2 most common destination from Midland)
- Net migration: 35 to Houston
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#23. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Miami in 2015-2019: 1,254
- Migration from Miami to Houston: 3,241 (#11 most common destination from Miami)
- Net migration: 1,987 to Houston
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#22. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix in 2015-2019: 1,255
- Migration from Phoenix to Houston: 1,926 (#16 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 671 to Houston
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#21. Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Colorado Springs in 2015-2019: 1,398
- Migration from Colorado Springs to Houston: 613 (#19 most common destination from Colorado Springs)
- Net migration: 785 to Colorado Springs

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#20. Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area

- Migration to Oklahoma City in 2015-2019: 1,422
- Migration from Oklahoma City to Houston: 1,884 (#3 most common destination from Oklahoma City)
- Net migration: 462 to Houston
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#19. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA Metro Area

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

- Migration to Waco in 2015-2019: 1,603
- Migration from Waco to Houston: 1,671 (#2 most common destination from Waco)
- Net migration: 68 to Houston
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#17. Longview, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Longview in 2015-2019: 1,832
- Migration from Longview to Houston: 780 (#3 most common destination from Longview)
- Net migration: 1,052 to Longview
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#16. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle in 2015-2019: 2,040
- Migration from Seattle to Houston: 872 (#36 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 1,168 to Seattle

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#15. New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metro Area

- Migration to New Orleans in 2015-2019: 2,102
- Migration from New Orleans to Houston: 3,069 (#3 most common destination from New Orleans)
- Net migration: 967 to Houston
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#14. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area

- Migration to Washington in 2015-2019: 2,199
- Migration from Washington to Houston: 4,357 (#9 most common destination from Washington)
- Net migration: 2,158 to Houston
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#13. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Chicago in 2015-2019: 2,231
- Migration from Chicago to Houston: 4,155 (#16 most common destination from Chicago)
- Net migration: 1,924 to Houston
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#12. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Los Angeles in 2015-2019: 2,468
- Migration from Los Angeles to Houston: 4,601 (#16 most common destination from Los Angeles)
- Net migration: 2,133 to Houston
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#11. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX Metro Area

- Migration to McAllen in 2015-2019: 2,551
- Migration from McAllen to Houston: 2,997 (#1 most common destination from McAllen)
- Net migration: 446 to Houston

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#10. Lubbock, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Lubbock in 2015-2019: 2,557
- Migration from Lubbock to Houston: 1,544 (#2 most common destination from Lubbock)
- Net migration: 1,013 to Lubbock
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#9. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area

- Migration to New York in 2015-2019: 2,633
- Migration from New York to Houston: 5,880 (#22 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 3,247 to Houston
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#8. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Atlanta in 2015-2019: 2,796
- Migration from Atlanta to Houston: 2,319 (#19 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 477 to Atlanta
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#7. Corpus Christi, TX Metro Area

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

- Migration to Denver in 2015-2019: 3,201
- Migration from Denver to Houston: 2,644 (#8 most common destination from Denver)
- Net migration: 557 to Denver

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#5. Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Beaumont in 2015-2019: 4,063
- Migration from Beaumont to Houston: 4,302 (#1 most common destination from Beaumont)
- Net migration: 239 to Houston
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#4. College Station-Bryan, TX Metro Area

- Migration to College Station in 2015-2019: 6,153
- Migration from College Station to Houston: 4,633 (#1 most common destination from College Station)
- Net migration: 1,520 to College Station
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#3. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area

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

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

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

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