Where people in Richmond are moving to most

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July 18, 2022
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Where people in Richmond are moving to most

Stacker compiled a list of where people in Richmond, VA 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 Richmond between 2015 and 2019. Ties were broken by gross migration.

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#50. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Francisco in 2015-2019: 153
- Migration from San Francisco to Richmond: 251 (#79 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Net migration: 98 to Richmond
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#49. Winston-Salem, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Winston in 2015-2019: 156
- Migration from Winston to Richmond: 251 (#14 most common destination from Winston)
- Net migration: 95 to Richmond
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#48. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Minneapolis in 2015-2019: 161
- Migration from Minneapolis to Richmond: 39 (#200 most common destination from Minneapolis)
- Net migration: 122 to Minneapolis
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#47. Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area

- Migration to Oklahoma City in 2015-2019: 162
- Migration from Oklahoma City to Richmond: 186 (#41 most common destination from Oklahoma City)
- Net migration: 24 to Richmond
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#46. Jacksonville, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Jacksonville in 2015-2019: 164
- Migration from Jacksonville to Richmond: 113 (#54 most common destination from Jacksonville)
- Net migration: 51 to Jacksonville

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#45. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metro Area

- Migration to Portland in 2015-2019: 176
- Migration from Portland to Richmond: 28 (#199 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 148 to Portland
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#44. Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Cleveland in 2015-2019: 176
- Migration from Cleveland to Richmond: 143 (#68 most common destination from Cleveland)
- Net migration: 33 to Cleveland
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#43. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area

- Migration to Las Vegas in 2015-2019: 179
- Migration from Las Vegas to Richmond: 34 (#187 most common destination from Las Vegas)
- Net migration: 145 to Las Vegas
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#42. Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA Metro Area

- Migration to Kingsport in 2015-2019: 185
- Migration from Kingsport to Richmond: 121 (#16 most common destination from Kingsport)
- Net migration: 64 to Kingsport
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#41. Manhattan, KS Metro Area

- Migration to Manhattan in 2015-2019: 190
- Migration from Manhattan to Richmond: 84 (#42 most common destination from Manhattan)
- Net migration: 106 to Manhattan

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#40. Greenville-Anderson, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Greenville in 2015-2019: 192
- Migration from Greenville to Richmond: 153 (#35 most common destination from Greenville)
- Net migration: 39 to Greenville
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#39. Goldsboro, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Goldsboro in 2015-2019: 212
- Migration from Goldsboro to Richmond: 22 (#48 most common destination from Goldsboro)
- Net migration: 190 to Goldsboro
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#38. El Paso, TX Metro Area

- Migration to El Paso in 2015-2019: 214
- Migration from El Paso to Richmond: 200 (#43 most common destination from El Paso)
- Net migration: 14 to El Paso
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#37. Burlington, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Burlington in 2015-2019: 216
- Migration from Burlington to Richmond: 105 (#12 most common destination from Burlington)
- Net migration: 111 to Burlington
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#36. Columbus, GA-AL Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus in 2015-2019: 222
- Migration from Columbus to Richmond: 0
- Net migration: 222 to Columbus

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#35. Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area

- Migration to Cincinnati in 2015-2019: 228
- Migration from Cincinnati to Richmond: 82 (#112 most common destination from Cincinnati)
- Net migration: 146 to Cincinnati
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#34. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area

- Migration to Boston in 2015-2019: 234
- Migration from Boston to Richmond: 413 (#62 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 179 to Richmond
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#33. Durham-Chapel Hill, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Durham in 2015-2019: 244
- Migration from Durham to Richmond: 440 (#19 most common destination from Durham)
- Net migration: 196 to Richmond
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#32. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Tampa in 2015-2019: 259
- Migration from Tampa to Richmond: 196 (#96 most common destination from Tampa)
- Net migration: 63 to Tampa
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#31. Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metro Area

- Migration to Milwaukee in 2015-2019: 269
- Migration from Milwaukee to Richmond: 9 (#193 most common destination from Milwaukee)
- Net migration: 260 to Milwaukee

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#30. Columbia, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia in 2015-2019: 275
- Migration from Columbia to Richmond: 306 (#24 most common destination from Columbia)
- Net migration: 31 to Richmond
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#29. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Los Angeles in 2015-2019: 280
- Migration from Los Angeles to Richmond: 563 (#81 most common destination from Los Angeles)
- Net migration: 283 to Richmond
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#28. Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metro Area

- Migration to Louisville/Jefferson County in 2015-2019: 287
- Migration from Louisville/Jefferson County to Richmond: 30 (#138 most common destination from Louisville/Jefferson County)
- Net migration: 257 to Louisville/Jefferson County
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#27. Ocala, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Ocala in 2015-2019: 320
- Migration from Ocala to Richmond: 29 (#69 most common destination from Ocala)
- Net migration: 291 to Ocala
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#26. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle in 2015-2019: 346
- Migration from Seattle to Richmond: 436 (#61 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 90 to Richmond

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#25. Jacksonville, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Jacksonville in 2015-2019: 353
- Migration from Jacksonville to Richmond: 364 (#34 most common destination from Jacksonville)
- Net migration: 11 to Richmond
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#24. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Riverside in 2015-2019: 368
- Migration from Riverside to Richmond: 208 (#89 most common destination from Riverside)
- Net migration: 160 to Riverside
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#23. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Orlando in 2015-2019: 385
- Migration from Orlando to Richmond: 359 (#50 most common destination from Orlando)
- Net migration: 26 to Orlando
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#22. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Dallas in 2015-2019: 391
- Migration from Dallas to Richmond: 410 (#74 most common destination from Dallas)
- Net migration: 19 to Richmond
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#21. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix in 2015-2019: 418
- Migration from Phoenix to Richmond: 56 (#228 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 362 to Phoenix

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#20. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Houston in 2015-2019: 419
- Migration from Houston to Richmond: 127 (#154 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 292 to Houston
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#19. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Denver in 2015-2019: 439
- Migration from Denver to Richmond: 236 (#77 most common destination from Denver)
- Net migration: 203 to Denver
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#18. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Miami in 2015-2019: 481
- Migration from Miami to Richmond: 471 (#63 most common destination from Miami)
- Net migration: 10 to Miami
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#17. Raleigh-Cary, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Raleigh in 2015-2019: 490
- Migration from Raleigh to Richmond: 419 (#30 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Net migration: 71 to Raleigh
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#16. Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Colorado Springs in 2015-2019: 546
- Migration from Colorado Springs to Richmond: 202 (#59 most common destination from Colorado Springs)
- Net migration: 344 to Colorado Springs

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

- Migration to Baltimore in 2015-2019: 579
- Migration from Baltimore to Richmond: 827 (#26 most common destination from Baltimore)
- Net migration: 248 to Richmond
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#14. Staunton, VA Metro Area

- Migration to Staunton in 2015-2019: 625
- Migration from Staunton to Richmond: 442 (#4 most common destination from Staunton)
- Net migration: 183 to Staunton
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#13. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia in 2015-2019: 626
- Migration from Philadelphia to Richmond: 1,027 (#36 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 401 to Richmond
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#12. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Chicago in 2015-2019: 627
- Migration from Chicago to Richmond: 664 (#85 most common destination from Chicago)
- Net migration: 37 to Richmond
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#11. Lynchburg, VA Metro Area

- Migration to Lynchburg in 2015-2019: 664
- Migration from Lynchburg to Richmond: 1,149 (#2 most common destination from Lynchburg)
- Net migration: 485 to Richmond

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#10. Harrisonburg, VA Metro Area

- Migration to Harrisonburg in 2015-2019: 761
- Migration from Harrisonburg to Richmond: 532 (#3 most common destination from Harrisonburg)
- Net migration: 229 to Harrisonburg
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#9. Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA Metro Area

- Migration to Blacksburg in 2015-2019: 852
- Migration from Blacksburg to Richmond: 794 (#3 most common destination from Blacksburg)
- Net migration: 58 to Blacksburg
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#8. Roanoke, VA Metro Area

- Migration to Roanoke in 2015-2019: 880
- Migration from Roanoke to Richmond: 665 (#4 most common destination from Roanoke)
- Net migration: 215 to Roanoke
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#7. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area

- Migration to Charlotte in 2015-2019: 908
- Migration from Charlotte to Richmond: 447 (#40 most common destination from Charlotte)
- Net migration: 461 to Charlotte
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#6. Fayetteville, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Fayetteville in 2015-2019: 1,000
- Migration from Fayetteville to Richmond: 320 (#33 most common destination from Fayetteville)
- Net migration: 680 to Fayetteville

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#5. Charlottesville, VA Metro Area

- Migration to Charlottesville in 2015-2019: 1,281
- Migration from Charlottesville to Richmond: 1,384 (#2 most common destination from Charlottesville)
- Net migration: 103 to Richmond
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#4. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area

- Migration to New York in 2015-2019: 1,434
- Migration from New York to Richmond: 2,442 (#46 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 1,008 to Richmond
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#3. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Atlanta in 2015-2019: 1,597
- Migration from Atlanta to Richmond: 669 (#66 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 928 to Atlanta
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#2. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metro Area

- Migration to Virginia Beach in 2015-2019: 6,411
- 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 Washington in 2015-2019: 8,135
- Migration from Washington to Richmond: 9,690 (#4 most common destination from Washington)
- Net migration: 1,555 to Richmond

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