Metros sending the most people to Roanoke

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June 23, 2022
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Metros sending the most people to Roanoke

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

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#50. Columbia, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Roanoke from Columbia in 2015-2019: 36 (#107 most common destination from Columbia)
- Migration from Roanoke to Columbia: 180 (#18 most common destination from Roanoke)
- Net migration: 144 to Columbia
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#49. Syracuse, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Roanoke from Syracuse in 2015-2019: 37 (#100 most common destination from Syracuse)
- Migration from Roanoke to Syracuse: 0 (#137 most common destination from Roanoke)
- Net migration: 37 to Roanoke
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#48. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Roanoke from Miami in 2015-2019: 39 (#226 most common destination from Miami)
- Migration from Roanoke to Miami: 88 (#32 most common destination from Roanoke)
- Net migration: 49 to Miami
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#47. Altoona, PA Metro Area

- Migration to Roanoke from Altoona in 2015-2019: 40 (#18 most common destination from Altoona)
- Migration from Roanoke to Altoona: 0 (#137 most common destination from Roanoke)
- Net migration: 40 to Roanoke
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#46. Trenton-Princeton, NJ Metro Area

- Migration to Roanoke from Trenton in 2015-2019: 40 (#65 most common destination from Trenton)
- Migration from Roanoke to Trenton: 21 (#75 most common destination from Roanoke)
- Net migration: 19 to Roanoke

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#45. Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metro Area

- Migration to Roanoke from Myrtle Beach in 2015-2019: 40 (#94 most common destination from Myrtle Beach)
- Migration from Roanoke to Myrtle Beach: 54 (#44 most common destination from Roanoke)
- Net migration: 14 to Myrtle Beach
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#44. Greenville-Anderson, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Roanoke from Greenville in 2015-2019: 41 (#87 most common destination from Greenville)
- Migration from Roanoke to Greenville: 0 (#137 most common destination from Roanoke)
- Net migration: 41 to Roanoke
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#43. New Haven-Milford, CT Metro Area

- Migration to Roanoke from New Haven in 2015-2019: 42 (#95 most common destination from New Haven)
- Migration from Roanoke to New Haven: 0 (#137 most common destination from Roanoke)
- Net migration: 42 to Roanoke
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#42. Tucson, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Roanoke from Tucson in 2015-2019: 43 (#131 most common destination from Tucson)
- Migration from Roanoke to Tucson: 0 (#137 most common destination from Roanoke)
- Net migration: 43 to Roanoke
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#41. Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH Metro Area

- Migration to Roanoke from Weirton in 2015-2019: 43 (#20 most common destination from Weirton)
- Migration from Roanoke to Weirton: 17 (#84 most common destination from Roanoke)
- Net migration: 26 to Roanoke

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#40. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Roanoke from Minneapolis in 2015-2019: 44 (#191 most common destination from Minneapolis)
- Migration from Roanoke to Minneapolis: 0 (#137 most common destination from Roanoke)
- Net migration: 44 to Roanoke
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#39. Tulsa, OK Metro Area

- Migration to Roanoke from Tulsa in 2015-2019: 44 (#82 most common destination from Tulsa)
- Migration from Roanoke to Tulsa: 0 (#137 most common destination from Roanoke)
- Net migration: 44 to Roanoke
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#38. Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Roanoke from Olympia in 2015-2019: 46 (#61 most common destination from Olympia)
- Migration from Roanoke to Olympia: 0 (#137 most common destination from Roanoke)
- Net migration: 46 to Roanoke
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#37. Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metro Area

- Migration to Roanoke from Louisville/Jefferson County in 2015-2019: 52 (#103 most common destination from Louisville/Jefferson County)
- Migration from Roanoke to Louisville/Jefferson County: 11 (#94 most common destination from Roanoke)
- Net migration: 41 to Roanoke
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#36. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Roanoke from Dallas in 2015-2019: 52 (#238 most common destination from Dallas)
- Migration from Roanoke to Dallas: 122 (#28 most common destination from Roanoke)
- Net migration: 70 to Dallas

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

- Migration to Roanoke from Nashville in 2015-2019: 53 (#140 most common destination from Nashville)
- Migration from Roanoke to Nashville: 59 (#41 most common destination from Roanoke)
- Net migration: 6 to Nashville
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#34. Harrisonburg, VA Metro Area

- Migration to Roanoke from Harrisonburg in 2015-2019: 53 (#16 most common destination from Harrisonburg)
- Migration from Roanoke to Harrisonburg: 235 (#12 most common destination from Roanoke)
- Net migration: 182 to Harrisonburg
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#33. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Roanoke from Orlando in 2015-2019: 55 (#154 most common destination from Orlando)
- Migration from Roanoke to Orlando: 47 (#53 most common destination from Roanoke)
- Net migration: 8 to Roanoke
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#32. Durham-Chapel Hill, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Roanoke from Durham in 2015-2019: 57 (#83 most common destination from Durham)
- Migration from Roanoke to Durham: 160 (#23 most common destination from Roanoke)
- Net migration: 103 to Durham
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#31. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Roanoke from Phoenix in 2015-2019: 60 (#222 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Migration from Roanoke to Phoenix: 48 (#51 most common destination from Roanoke)
- Net migration: 12 to Roanoke

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#30. Raleigh-Cary, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Roanoke from Raleigh in 2015-2019: 60 (#103 most common destination from Raleigh)
- Migration from Roanoke to Raleigh: 171 (#20 most common destination from Roanoke)
- Net migration: 111 to Raleigh
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#29. Charleston-North Charleston, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Roanoke from Charleston in 2015-2019: 60 (#87 most common destination from Charleston)
- Migration from Roanoke to Charleston: 523 (#6 most common destination from Roanoke)
- Net migration: 463 to Charleston
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#28. Winston-Salem, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Roanoke from Winston in 2015-2019: 65 (#61 most common destination from Winston)
- Migration from Roanoke to Winston: 322 (#9 most common destination from Roanoke)
- Net migration: 257 to Winston
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#27. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Roanoke from Austin in 2015-2019: 67 (#133 most common destination from Austin)
- Migration from Roanoke to Austin: 0 (#137 most common destination from Roanoke)
- Net migration: 67 to Roanoke
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#26. St. George, UT Metro Area

- Migration to Roanoke from St. George in 2015-2019: 69 (#19 most common destination from St. George)
- Migration from Roanoke to St. George: 0 (#137 most common destination from Roanoke)
- Net migration: 69 to Roanoke

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#25. Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA Metro Area

- Migration to Roanoke from Kingsport in 2015-2019: 69 (#26 most common destination from Kingsport)
- Migration from Roanoke to Kingsport: 164 (#21 most common destination from Roanoke)
- Net migration: 95 to Kingsport
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#24. Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT Metro Area

- Migration to Roanoke from Bridgeport in 2015-2019: 70 (#76 most common destination from Bridgeport)
- Migration from Roanoke to Bridgeport: 14 (#89 most common destination from Roanoke)
- Net migration: 56 to Roanoke
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#23. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Roanoke from San Francisco in 2015-2019: 72 (#146 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Migration from Roanoke to San Francisco: 52 (#46 most common destination from Roanoke)
- Net migration: 20 to Roanoke
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#22. Johnson City, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Roanoke from Johnson City in 2015-2019: 77 (#21 most common destination from Johnson City)
- Migration from Roanoke to Johnson City: 106 (#29 most common destination from Roanoke)
- Net migration: 29 to Johnson City
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#21. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metro Area

- Migration to Roanoke from Baltimore in 2015-2019: 77 (#140 most common destination from Baltimore)
- Migration from Roanoke to Baltimore: 333 (#8 most common destination from Roanoke)
- Net migration: 256 to Baltimore

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#20. Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH Metro Area

- Migration to Roanoke from Huntington in 2015-2019: 79 (#32 most common destination from Huntington)
- Migration from Roanoke to Huntington: 0 (#137 most common destination from Roanoke)
- Net migration: 79 to Roanoke
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#19. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Roanoke from Chicago in 2015-2019: 79 (#232 most common destination from Chicago)
- Migration from Roanoke to Chicago: 160 (#23 most common destination from Roanoke)
- Net migration: 81 to Chicago
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#18. Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Roanoke from Buffalo in 2015-2019: 86 (#66 most common destination from Buffalo)
- Migration from Roanoke to Buffalo: 10 (#96 most common destination from Roanoke)
- Net migration: 76 to Roanoke
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#17. Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Roanoke from Palm Bay in 2015-2019: 88 (#57 most common destination from Palm Bay)
- Migration from Roanoke to Palm Bay: 156 (#25 most common destination from Roanoke)
- Net migration: 68 to Palm Bay
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#16. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Roanoke from Seattle in 2015-2019: 97 (#162 most common destination from Seattle)
- Migration from Roanoke to Seattle: 0 (#137 most common destination from Roanoke)
- Net migration: 97 to Roanoke

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

- Migration to Roanoke from Los Angeles in 2015-2019: 105 (#207 most common destination from Los Angeles)
- Migration from Roanoke to Los Angeles: 9 (#98 most common destination from Roanoke)
- Net migration: 96 to Roanoke
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#14. Greensboro-High Point, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Roanoke from Greensboro in 2015-2019: 105 (#34 most common destination from Greensboro)
- Migration from Roanoke to Greensboro: 160 (#23 most common destination from Roanoke)
- Net migration: 55 to Greensboro
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#13. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area

- Migration to Roanoke from Philadelphia in 2015-2019: 132 (#142 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Migration from Roanoke to Philadelphia: 79 (#34 most common destination from Roanoke)
- Net migration: 53 to Roanoke
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#12. Charlottesville, VA Metro Area

- Migration to Roanoke from Charlottesville in 2015-2019: 142 (#17 most common destination from Charlottesville)
- Migration from Roanoke to Charlottesville: 210 (#15 most common destination from Roanoke)
- Net migration: 68 to Charlottesville
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#11. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area

- Migration to Roanoke from Charlotte in 2015-2019: 144 (#96 most common destination from Charlotte)
- Migration from Roanoke to Charlotte: 232 (#13 most common destination from Roanoke)
- Net migration: 88 to Charlotte

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#10. Jacksonville, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Roanoke from Jacksonville in 2015-2019: 158 (#39 most common destination from Jacksonville)
- Migration from Roanoke to Jacksonville: 33 (#59 most common destination from Roanoke)
- Net migration: 125 to Roanoke
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#9. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Roanoke from Atlanta in 2015-2019: 167 (#146 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Migration from Roanoke to Atlanta: 518 (#7 most common destination from Roanoke)
- Net migration: 351 to Atlanta
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#8. Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area

- Migration to Roanoke from Lexington in 2015-2019: 192 (#24 most common destination from Lexington)
- Migration from Roanoke to Lexington: 0 (#137 most common destination from Roanoke)
- Net migration: 192 to Roanoke
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#7. Staunton, VA Metro Area

- Migration to Roanoke from Staunton in 2015-2019: 213 (#7 most common destination from Staunton)
- Migration from Roanoke to Staunton: 174 (#19 most common destination from Roanoke)
- Net migration: 39 to Roanoke
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#6. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area

- Migration to Roanoke from New York in 2015-2019: 713 (#104 most common destination from New York)
- Migration from Roanoke to New York: 149 (#26 most common destination from Roanoke)
- Net migration: 564 to Roanoke

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

- Migration to Roanoke from Virginia Beach in 2015-2019: 733 (#27 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Migration from Roanoke to Virginia Beach: 929 (#3 most common destination from Roanoke)
- Net migration: 196 to Virginia Beach
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#4. Richmond, VA Metro Area

- Migration to Roanoke from Richmond in 2015-2019: 880 (#8 most common destination from Richmond)
- Migration from Roanoke to Richmond: 665 (#4 most common destination from Roanoke)
- Net migration: 215 to Roanoke
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#3. Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA Metro Area

- Migration to Roanoke from Blacksburg in 2015-2019: 919 (#2 most common destination from Blacksburg)
- Migration from Roanoke to Blacksburg: 1,089 (#2 most common destination from Roanoke)
- Net migration: 170 to Blacksburg
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#2. Lynchburg, VA Metro Area

- Migration to Roanoke from Lynchburg in 2015-2019: 1,178 (#1 most common destination from Lynchburg)
- Migration from Roanoke to Lynchburg: 1,548 (#1 most common destination from Roanoke)
- Net migration: 370 to Lynchburg
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#1. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area

- Migration to Roanoke from Washington in 2015-2019: 1,316 (#41 most common destination from Washington)
- Migration from Roanoke to Washington: 607 (#5 most common destination from Roanoke)
- Net migration: 709 to Roanoke

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