Metros sending the most people to Bellingham

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June 23, 2022
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Metros sending the most people to Bellingham

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

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#50. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area

- Migration to Bellingham from Las Vegas in 2015-2019: 33 (#189 most common destination from Las Vegas)
- Migration from Bellingham to Las Vegas: 75 (#22 most common destination from Bellingham)
- Net migration: 42 to Las Vegas
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#49. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Bellingham from San Jose in 2015-2019: 35 (#139 most common destination from San Jose)
- Migration from Bellingham to San Jose: 90 (#19 most common destination from Bellingham)
- Net migration: 55 to San Jose
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#48. Yakima, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Bellingham from Yakima in 2015-2019: 35 (#28 most common destination from Yakima)
- Migration from Bellingham to Yakima: 693 (#3 most common destination from Bellingham)
- Net migration: 658 to Yakima
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#47. Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Bellingham from Oxnard in 2015-2019: 37 (#96 most common destination from Oxnard)
- Migration from Bellingham to Oxnard: 0 (#117 most common destination from Bellingham)
- Net migration: 37 to Bellingham
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#46. Punta Gorda, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Bellingham from Punta Gorda in 2015-2019: 38 (#44 most common destination from Punta Gorda)
- Migration from Bellingham to Punta Gorda: 0 (#117 most common destination from Bellingham)
- Net migration: 38 to Bellingham

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#45. Provo-Orem, UT Metro Area

- Migration to Bellingham from Provo in 2015-2019: 40 (#88 most common destination from Provo)
- Migration from Bellingham to Provo: 0 (#117 most common destination from Bellingham)
- Net migration: 40 to Bellingham
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#44. Duluth, MN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Bellingham from Duluth in 2015-2019: 40 (#38 most common destination from Duluth)
- Migration from Bellingham to Duluth: 1 (#91 most common destination from Bellingham)
- Net migration: 39 to Bellingham
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#43. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Bellingham from Chicago in 2015-2019: 44 (#275 most common destination from Chicago)
- Migration from Bellingham to Chicago: 11 (#63 most common destination from Bellingham)
- Net migration: 33 to Bellingham
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#42. Tucson, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Bellingham from Tucson in 2015-2019: 45 (#129 most common destination from Tucson)
- Migration from Bellingham to Tucson: 148 (#14 most common destination from Bellingham)
- Net migration: 103 to Tucson
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#41. Asheville, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Bellingham from Asheville in 2015-2019: 51 (#63 most common destination from Asheville)
- Migration from Bellingham to Asheville: 0 (#117 most common destination from Bellingham)
- Net migration: 51 to Bellingham

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#40. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Bellingham from McAllen in 2015-2019: 52 (#54 most common destination from McAllen)
- Migration from Bellingham to McAllen: 6 (#76 most common destination from Bellingham)
- Net migration: 46 to Bellingham
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#39. Bakersfield, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Bellingham from Bakersfield in 2015-2019: 57 (#72 most common destination from Bakersfield)
- Migration from Bellingham to Bakersfield: 0 (#117 most common destination from Bellingham)
- Net migration: 57 to Bellingham
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#38. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area

- Migration to Bellingham from New York in 2015-2019: 60 (#253 most common destination from New York)
- Migration from Bellingham to New York: 35 (#39 most common destination from Bellingham)
- Net migration: 25 to Bellingham
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#37. Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Bellingham from Grand Rapids in 2015-2019: 64 (#71 most common destination from Grand Rapids)
- Migration from Bellingham to Grand Rapids: 34 (#41 most common destination from Bellingham)
- Net migration: 30 to Bellingham
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#36. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Bellingham from Miami in 2015-2019: 65 (#188 most common destination from Miami)
- Migration from Bellingham to Miami: 0 (#117 most common destination from Bellingham)
- Net migration: 65 to Bellingham

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#35. Prescott Valley-Prescott, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Bellingham from Prescott Valley in 2015-2019: 70 (#30 most common destination from Prescott Valley)
- Migration from Bellingham to Prescott Valley: 2 (#87 most common destination from Bellingham)
- Net migration: 68 to Bellingham
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#34. Boise City, ID Metro Area

- Migration to Bellingham from Boise City in 2015-2019: 71 (#65 most common destination from Boise City)
- Migration from Bellingham to Boise City: 217 (#9 most common destination from Bellingham)
- Net migration: 146 to Boise City
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#33. Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Bellingham from Colorado Springs in 2015-2019: 73 (#123 most common destination from Colorado Springs)
- Migration from Bellingham to Colorado Springs: 2 (#87 most common destination from Bellingham)
- Net migration: 71 to Bellingham
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#32. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Bellingham from Austin in 2015-2019: 73 (#128 most common destination from Austin)
- Migration from Bellingham to Austin: 51 (#31 most common destination from Bellingham)
- Net migration: 22 to Bellingham
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#31. Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI Metro Area

- Migration to Bellingham from Kahului in 2015-2019: 74 (#20 most common destination from Kahului)
- Migration from Bellingham to Kahului: 6 (#76 most common destination from Bellingham)
- Net migration: 68 to Bellingham

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#30. Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Bellingham from Santa Cruz in 2015-2019: 78 (#31 most common destination from Santa Cruz)
- Migration from Bellingham to Santa Cruz: 0 (#117 most common destination from Bellingham)
- Net migration: 78 to Bellingham
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#29. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Bellingham from San Antonio in 2015-2019: 83 (#131 most common destination from San Antonio)
- Migration from Bellingham to San Antonio: 5 (#81 most common destination from Bellingham)
- Net migration: 78 to Bellingham
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#28. Portland-South Portland, ME Metro Area

- Migration to Bellingham from Portland in 2015-2019: 90 (#46 most common destination from Portland)
- Migration from Bellingham to Portland: 114 (#17 most common destination from Bellingham)
- Net migration: 24 to Portland
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#27. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Bellingham from Denver in 2015-2019: 91 (#151 most common destination from Denver)
- Migration from Bellingham to Denver: 174 (#12 most common destination from Bellingham)
- Net migration: 83 to Denver
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#26. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Bellingham from Minneapolis in 2015-2019: 93 (#126 most common destination from Minneapolis)
- Migration from Bellingham to Minneapolis: 90 (#19 most common destination from Bellingham)
- Net migration: 3 to Bellingham

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#25. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Bellingham from Dallas in 2015-2019: 96 (#187 most common destination from Dallas)
- Migration from Bellingham to Dallas: 19 (#53 most common destination from Bellingham)
- Net migration: 77 to Bellingham
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#24. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Bellingham from Houston in 2015-2019: 102 (#171 most common destination from Houston)
- Migration from Bellingham to Houston: 54 (#28 most common destination from Bellingham)
- Net migration: 48 to Bellingham
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#23. Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metro Area

- Migration to Bellingham from Burlington in 2015-2019: 112 (#17 most common destination from Burlington)
- Migration from Bellingham to Burlington: 0 (#117 most common destination from Bellingham)
- Net migration: 112 to Bellingham
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#22. Urban Honolulu, HI Metro Area

- Migration to Bellingham from Urban Honolulu in 2015-2019: 116 (#85 most common destination from Urban Honolulu)
- Migration from Bellingham to Urban Honolulu: 1 (#91 most common destination from Bellingham)
- Net migration: 115 to Bellingham
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#21. Wenatchee, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Bellingham from Wenatchee in 2015-2019: 127 (#8 most common destination from Wenatchee)
- Migration from Bellingham to Wenatchee: 169 (#13 most common destination from Bellingham)
- Net migration: 42 to Wenatchee

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#20. Anchorage, AK Metro Area

- Migration to Bellingham from Anchorage in 2015-2019: 128 (#48 most common destination from Anchorage)
- Migration from Bellingham to Anchorage: 40 (#35 most common destination from Bellingham)
- Net migration: 88 to Bellingham
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#19. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Bellingham from Phoenix in 2015-2019: 138 (#135 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Migration from Bellingham to Phoenix: 237 (#8 most common destination from Bellingham)
- Net migration: 99 to Phoenix
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#18. Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area

- Migration to Bellingham from Salt Lake City in 2015-2019: 139 (#57 most common destination from Salt Lake City)
- Migration from Bellingham to Salt Lake City: 0 (#117 most common destination from Bellingham)
- Net migration: 139 to Bellingham
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#17. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Bellingham from Detroit in 2015-2019: 156 (#90 most common destination from Detroit)
- Migration from Bellingham to Detroit: 8 (#72 most common destination from Bellingham)
- Net migration: 148 to Bellingham
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#16. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Bellingham from San Francisco in 2015-2019: 156 (#108 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Migration from Bellingham to San Francisco: 130 (#16 most common destination from Bellingham)
- Net migration: 26 to Bellingham

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#15. Yuma, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Bellingham from Yuma in 2015-2019: 166 (#13 most common destination from Yuma)
- Migration from Bellingham to Yuma: 25 (#49 most common destination from Bellingham)
- Net migration: 141 to Bellingham
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#14. Kennewick-Richland, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Bellingham from Kennewick in 2015-2019: 169 (#10 most common destination from Kennewick)
- Migration from Bellingham to Kennewick: 214 (#10 most common destination from Bellingham)
- Net migration: 45 to Kennewick
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#13. Fairbanks, AK Metro Area

- Migration to Bellingham from Fairbanks in 2015-2019: 177 (#10 most common destination from Fairbanks)
- Migration from Bellingham to Fairbanks: 205 (#11 most common destination from Bellingham)
- Net migration: 28 to Fairbanks
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#12. Madera, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Bellingham from Madera in 2015-2019: 197 (#7 most common destination from Madera)
- Migration from Bellingham to Madera: 0 (#117 most common destination from Bellingham)
- Net migration: 197 to Bellingham
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#11. Longview, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Bellingham from Longview in 2015-2019: 199 (#5 most common destination from Longview)
- Migration from Bellingham to Longview: 68 (#24 most common destination from Bellingham)
- Net migration: 131 to Bellingham

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

- Migration to Bellingham from San Diego in 2015-2019: 227 (#96 most common destination from San Diego)
- Migration from Bellingham to San Diego: 64 (#26 most common destination from Bellingham)
- Net migration: 163 to Bellingham
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#9. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area

- Migration to Bellingham from Washington in 2015-2019: 383 (#115 most common destination from Washington)
- Migration from Bellingham to Washington: 26 (#48 most common destination from Bellingham)
- Net migration: 357 to Bellingham
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#8. Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Bellingham from Olympia in 2015-2019: 415 (#4 most common destination from Olympia)
- Migration from Bellingham to Olympia: 333 (#6 most common destination from Bellingham)
- Net migration: 82 to Bellingham
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#7. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Bellingham from Los Angeles in 2015-2019: 459 (#89 most common destination from Los Angeles)
- Migration from Bellingham to Los Angeles: 261 (#7 most common destination from Bellingham)
- Net migration: 198 to Bellingham
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#6. Bremerton-Silverdale-Port Orchard, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Bellingham from Bremerton in 2015-2019: 525 (#3 most common destination from Bremerton)
- Migration from Bellingham to Bremerton: 145 (#15 most common destination from Bellingham)
- Net migration: 380 to Bellingham

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#5. Walla Walla, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Bellingham from Walla Walla in 2015-2019: 565 (#2 most common destination from Walla Walla)
- Migration from Bellingham to Walla Walla: 32 (#43 most common destination from Bellingham)
- Net migration: 533 to Bellingham
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#4. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metro Area

- Migration to Bellingham from Portland in 2015-2019: 593 (#27 most common destination from Portland)
- Migration from Bellingham to Portland: 335 (#5 most common destination from Bellingham)
- Net migration: 258 to Bellingham
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#3. Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Bellingham from Spokane in 2015-2019: 703 (#6 most common destination from Spokane)
- Migration from Bellingham to Spokane: 444 (#4 most common destination from Bellingham)
- Net migration: 259 to Bellingham
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#2. Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Bellingham from Mount Vernon in 2015-2019: 939 (#2 most common destination from Mount Vernon)
- Migration from Bellingham to Mount Vernon: 1,305 (#2 most common destination from Bellingham)
- Net migration: 366 to Mount Vernon
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#1. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Bellingham from Seattle in 2015-2019: 3,916 (#7 most common destination from Seattle)
- Migration from Bellingham to Seattle: 2,462 (#1 most common destination from Bellingham)
- Net migration: 1,454 to Bellingham

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