Metros sending the most people to Norfolk

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April 23, 2022
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Metros sending the most people to Norfolk

Stacker compiled a list of metros that are sending the most people to Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metro Area using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Metros are ranked by the estimated number of people who moved to Virginia Beach from the metro between 2015 and 2019. Ties were broken by gross migration.

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#50. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Virginia Beach from Nashville in 2015-2019: 396 (#36 most common destination from Nashville)
- Migration from Virginia Beach to Nashville: 267 (#65 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 129 to Virginia Beach
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#49. Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Virginia Beach from Buffalo in 2015-2019: 396 (#14 most common destination from Buffalo)
- Migration from Virginia Beach to Buffalo: 292 (#61 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 104 to Virginia Beach
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#48. Hanford-Corcoran, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Virginia Beach from Hanford in 2015-2019: 401 (#6 most common destination from Hanford)
- Migration from Virginia Beach to Hanford: 447 (#45 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 46 to Hanford
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#47. Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA Metro Area

- Migration to Virginia Beach from Blacksburg in 2015-2019: 409 (#5 most common destination from Blacksburg)
- Migration from Virginia Beach to Blacksburg: 1,292 (#10 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 883 to Blacksburg
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#46. Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metro Area

- Migration to Virginia Beach from Memphis in 2015-2019: 429 (#19 most common destination from Memphis)
- Migration from Virginia Beach to Memphis: 483 (#41 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 54 to Memphis

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

- Migration to Virginia Beach from Detroit in 2015-2019: 430 (#48 most common destination from Detroit)
- Migration from Virginia Beach to Detroit: 237 (#74 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 193 to Virginia Beach
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#44. Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Virginia Beach from Cleveland in 2015-2019: 432 (#28 most common destination from Cleveland)
- Migration from Virginia Beach to Cleveland: 264 (#67 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 168 to Virginia Beach
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#43. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Virginia Beach from Denver in 2015-2019: 435 (#53 most common destination from Denver)
- Migration from Virginia Beach to Denver: 347 (#51 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 88 to Virginia Beach
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#42. Panama City, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Virginia Beach from Panama City in 2015-2019: 445 (#8 most common destination from Panama City)
- Migration from Virginia Beach to Panama City: 237 (#74 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 208 to Virginia Beach
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#41. Harrisonburg, VA Metro Area

- Migration to Virginia Beach from Harrisonburg in 2015-2019: 490 (#4 most common destination from Harrisonburg)
- Migration from Virginia Beach to Harrisonburg: 1,368 (#9 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 878 to Harrisonburg

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#40. Clarksville, TN-KY Metro Area

- Migration to Virginia Beach from Clarksville in 2015-2019: 492 (#7 most common destination from Clarksville)
- Migration from Virginia Beach to Clarksville: 67 (#157 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 425 to Virginia Beach
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#39. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Virginia Beach from Phoenix in 2015-2019: 497 (#51 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Migration from Virginia Beach to Phoenix: 766 (#24 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 269 to Phoenix
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#38. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Virginia Beach from Orlando in 2015-2019: 507 (#37 most common destination from Orlando)
- Migration from Virginia Beach to Orlando: 670 (#31 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 163 to Orlando
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#37. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Virginia Beach from Minneapolis in 2015-2019: 511 (#45 most common destination from Minneapolis)
- Migration from Virginia Beach to Minneapolis: 295 (#60 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 216 to Virginia Beach
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#36. Bremerton-Silverdale-Port Orchard, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Virginia Beach from Bremerton in 2015-2019: 513 (#4 most common destination from Bremerton)
- Migration from Virginia Beach to Bremerton: 775 (#23 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 262 to Bremerton

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

- Migration to Virginia Beach from Boston in 2015-2019: 555 (#46 most common destination from Boston)
- Migration from Virginia Beach to Boston: 521 (#36 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 34 to Virginia Beach
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#34. Columbia, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Virginia Beach from Columbia in 2015-2019: 573 (#8 most common destination from Columbia)
- Migration from Virginia Beach to Columbia: 276 (#62 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 297 to Virginia Beach
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#33. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Virginia Beach from Riverside in 2015-2019: 577 (#42 most common destination from Riverside)
- Migration from Virginia Beach to Riverside: 638 (#32 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 61 to Riverside
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#32. Raleigh-Cary, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Virginia Beach from Raleigh in 2015-2019: 580 (#20 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Migration from Virginia Beach to Raleigh: 752 (#25 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 172 to Raleigh
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#31. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area

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

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

- Migration to Virginia Beach from St. Louis in 2015-2019: 613 (#25 most common destination from St. Louis)
- Migration from Virginia Beach to St. Louis: 752 (#25 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 139 to St. Louis
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#29. Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area

- Migration to Virginia Beach from Pittsburgh in 2015-2019: 617 (#30 most common destination from Pittsburgh)
- Migration from Virginia Beach to Pittsburgh: 235 (#76 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 382 to Virginia Beach
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#28. Norwich-New London, CT Metro Area

- Migration to Virginia Beach from Norwich in 2015-2019: 634 (#5 most common destination from Norwich)
- Migration from Virginia Beach to Norwich: 467 (#42 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 167 to Virginia Beach
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#27. Jacksonville, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Virginia Beach from Jacksonville in 2015-2019: 639 (#7 most common destination from Jacksonville)
- Migration from Virginia Beach to Jacksonville: 484 (#40 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 155 to Virginia Beach
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#26. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Virginia Beach from Seattle in 2015-2019: 642 (#48 most common destination from Seattle)
- Migration from Virginia Beach to Seattle: 793 (#22 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 151 to Seattle

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#25. Fayetteville, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Virginia Beach from Fayetteville in 2015-2019: 714 (#12 most common destination from Fayetteville)
- Migration from Virginia Beach to Fayetteville: 694 (#29 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 20 to Virginia Beach
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#24. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area

- Migration to Virginia Beach from Las Vegas in 2015-2019: 726 (#24 most common destination from Las Vegas)
- Migration from Virginia Beach to Las Vegas: 318 (#58 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 408 to Virginia Beach
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#23. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Virginia Beach from Tampa in 2015-2019: 742 (#28 most common destination from Tampa)
- Migration from Virginia Beach to Tampa: 1,095 (#15 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 353 to Tampa
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#22. Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Virginia Beach from Albany in 2015-2019: 752 (#6 most common destination from Albany)
- Migration from Virginia Beach to Albany: 325 (#55 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 427 to Virginia Beach
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#21. Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metro Area

- Migration to Virginia Beach from Providence in 2015-2019: 784 (#8 most common destination from Providence)
- Migration from Virginia Beach to Providence: 457 (#43 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 327 to Virginia Beach

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

- Migration to Virginia Beach from Miami in 2015-2019: 832 (#39 most common destination from Miami)
- Migration from Virginia Beach to Miami: 1,074 (#16 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 242 to Miami
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#19. Lynchburg, VA Metro Area

- Migration to Virginia Beach from Lynchburg in 2015-2019: 854 (#3 most common destination from Lynchburg)
- Migration from Virginia Beach to Lynchburg: 519 (#37 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 335 to Virginia Beach
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#18. Urban Honolulu, HI Metro Area

- Migration to Virginia Beach from Urban Honolulu in 2015-2019: 918 (#16 most common destination from Urban Honolulu)
- Migration from Virginia Beach to Urban Honolulu: 1,244 (#13 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 326 to Urban Honolulu
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#17. Roanoke, VA Metro Area

- Migration to Virginia Beach from Roanoke in 2015-2019: 929 (#3 most common destination from Roanoke)
- Migration from Virginia Beach to Roanoke: 733 (#27 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 196 to Virginia Beach
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#16. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area

- Migration to Virginia Beach from Charlotte in 2015-2019: 1,013 (#22 most common destination from Charlotte)
- Migration from Virginia Beach to Charlotte: 966 (#21 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 47 to Virginia Beach

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#15. Charlottesville, VA Metro Area

- Migration to Virginia Beach from Charlottesville in 2015-2019: 1,076 (#3 most common destination from Charlottesville)
- Migration from Virginia Beach to Charlottesville: 1,065 (#17 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 11 to Virginia Beach
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#14. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Virginia Beach from Dallas in 2015-2019: 1,150 (#35 most common destination from Dallas)
- Migration from Virginia Beach to Dallas: 1,449 (#8 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 299 to Dallas
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#13. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Virginia Beach from Los Angeles in 2015-2019: 1,214 (#45 most common destination from Los Angeles)
- Migration from Virginia Beach to Los Angeles: 677 (#30 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 537 to Virginia Beach
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#12. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Virginia Beach from San Antonio in 2015-2019: 1,302 (#11 most common destination from San Antonio)
- Migration from Virginia Beach to San Antonio: 1,268 (#11 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 34 to Virginia Beach
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#11. Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Virginia Beach from Pensacola in 2015-2019: 1,435 (#2 most common destination from Pensacola)
- Migration from Virginia Beach to Pensacola: 1,164 (#14 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 271 to Virginia Beach

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

- Migration to Virginia Beach from Atlanta in 2015-2019: 1,502 (#31 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Migration from Virginia Beach to Atlanta: 1,622 (#6 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 120 to Atlanta
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#9. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metro Area

- Migration to Virginia Beach from Baltimore in 2015-2019: 1,612 (#8 most common destination from Baltimore)
- Migration from Virginia Beach to Baltimore: 1,252 (#12 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 360 to Virginia Beach
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#8. Charleston-North Charleston, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Virginia Beach from Charleston in 2015-2019: 1,647 (#5 most common destination from Charleston)
- Migration from Virginia Beach to Charleston: 536 (#35 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 1,111 to Virginia Beach
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#7. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area

- Migration to Virginia Beach from Philadelphia in 2015-2019: 1,770 (#24 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Migration from Virginia Beach to Philadelphia: 983 (#19 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 787 to Virginia Beach
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#6. Jacksonville, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Virginia Beach from Jacksonville in 2015-2019: 1,886 (#6 most common destination from Jacksonville)
- Migration from Virginia Beach to Jacksonville: 2,646 (#4 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 760 to Jacksonville

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

- Migration to Virginia Beach from Chicago in 2015-2019: 2,859 (#26 most common destination from Chicago)
- Migration from Virginia Beach to Chicago: 1,458 (#7 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 1,401 to Virginia Beach
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#4. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Virginia Beach from San Diego in 2015-2019: 3,013 (#8 most common destination from San Diego)
- Migration from Virginia Beach to San Diego: 3,137 (#3 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 124 to San Diego
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#3. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area

- Migration to Virginia Beach from New York in 2015-2019: 4,074 (#28 most common destination from New York)
- Migration from Virginia Beach to New York: 1,729 (#5 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 2,345 to Virginia Beach
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#2. Richmond, VA Metro Area

- Migration to Virginia Beach from Richmond in 2015-2019: 6,411 (#2 most common destination from Richmond)
- Migration from Virginia Beach to Richmond: 7,782 (#2 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 1,371 to Richmond
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#1. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area

- Migration to Virginia Beach from Washington in 2015-2019: 11,496 (#2 most common destination from Washington)
- Migration from Virginia Beach to Washington: 9,549 (#1 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 1,947 to Virginia Beach

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