Metros sending the most people to Olympia

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June 23, 2022
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Metros sending the most people to Olympia

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

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#50. Goldsboro, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Olympia from Goldsboro in 2015-2019: 76 (#18 most common destination from Goldsboro)
- Migration from Olympia to Goldsboro: 34 (#74 most common destination from Olympia)
- Net migration: 42 to Olympia
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#49. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area

- Migration to Olympia from Philadelphia in 2015-2019: 76 (#172 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Migration from Olympia to Philadelphia: 42 (#64 most common destination from Olympia)
- Net migration: 34 to Olympia
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#48. Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Olympia from Santa Cruz in 2015-2019: 76 (#32 most common destination from Santa Cruz)
- Migration from Olympia to Santa Cruz: 67 (#45 most common destination from Olympia)
- Net migration: 9 to Olympia
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#47. Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Olympia from Pensacola in 2015-2019: 77 (#82 most common destination from Pensacola)
- Migration from Olympia to Pensacola: 0 (#159 most common destination from Olympia)
- Net migration: 77 to Olympia
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#46. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Olympia from Denver in 2015-2019: 78 (#162 most common destination from Denver)
- Migration from Olympia to Denver: 221 (#18 most common destination from Olympia)
- Net migration: 143 to Denver

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#45. San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Olympia from San Luis Obispo in 2015-2019: 79 (#31 most common destination from San Luis Obispo)
- Migration from Olympia to San Luis Obispo: 7 (#120 most common destination from Olympia)
- Net migration: 72 to Olympia
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#44. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Olympia from San Jose in 2015-2019: 79 (#100 most common destination from San Jose)
- Migration from Olympia to San Jose: 58 (#52 most common destination from Olympia)
- Net migration: 21 to Olympia
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#43. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Olympia from Chicago in 2015-2019: 82 (#229 most common destination from Chicago)
- Migration from Olympia to Chicago: 153 (#24 most common destination from Olympia)
- Net migration: 71 to Chicago
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#42. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Olympia from Detroit in 2015-2019: 85 (#132 most common destination from Detroit)
- Migration from Olympia to Detroit: 67 (#45 most common destination from Olympia)
- Net migration: 18 to Olympia
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#41. Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area

- Migration to Olympia from Salt Lake City in 2015-2019: 87 (#76 most common destination from Salt Lake City)
- Migration from Olympia to Salt Lake City: 45 (#62 most common destination from Olympia)
- Net migration: 42 to Olympia

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#40. Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area

- Migration to Olympia from Oklahoma City in 2015-2019: 91 (#73 most common destination from Oklahoma City)
- Migration from Olympia to Oklahoma City: 246 (#13 most common destination from Olympia)
- Net migration: 155 to Oklahoma City
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#39. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Olympia from Minneapolis in 2015-2019: 93 (#126 most common destination from Minneapolis)
- Migration from Olympia to Minneapolis: 108 (#32 most common destination from Olympia)
- Net migration: 15 to Minneapolis
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#38. Knoxville, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Olympia from Knoxville in 2015-2019: 94 (#55 most common destination from Knoxville)
- Migration from Olympia to Knoxville: 8 (#117 most common destination from Olympia)
- Net migration: 86 to Olympia
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#37. Eugene-Springfield, OR Metro Area

- Migration to Olympia from Eugene in 2015-2019: 100 (#26 most common destination from Eugene)
- Migration from Olympia to Eugene: 9 (#114 most common destination from Olympia)
- Net migration: 91 to Olympia
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#36. Boise City, ID Metro Area

- Migration to Olympia from Boise City in 2015-2019: 101 (#50 most common destination from Boise City)
- Migration from Olympia to Boise City: 117 (#29 most common destination from Olympia)
- Net migration: 16 to Boise City

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#35. Reno, NV Metro Area

- Migration to Olympia from Reno in 2015-2019: 113 (#34 most common destination from Reno)
- Migration from Olympia to Reno: 14 (#104 most common destination from Olympia)
- Net migration: 99 to Olympia
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#34. Salinas, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Olympia from Salinas in 2015-2019: 121 (#42 most common destination from Salinas)
- Migration from Olympia to Salinas: 27 (#80 most common destination from Olympia)
- Net migration: 94 to Olympia
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#33. Anchorage, AK Metro Area

- Migration to Olympia from Anchorage in 2015-2019: 123 (#50 most common destination from Anchorage)
- Migration from Olympia to Anchorage: 25 (#82 most common destination from Olympia)
- Net migration: 98 to Olympia
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#32. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Olympia from Austin in 2015-2019: 124 (#94 most common destination from Austin)
- Migration from Olympia to Austin: 98 (#34 most common destination from Olympia)
- Net migration: 26 to Olympia
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#31. Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Olympia from Buffalo in 2015-2019: 134 (#49 most common destination from Buffalo)
- Migration from Olympia to Buffalo: 0 (#159 most common destination from Olympia)
- Net migration: 134 to Olympia

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#30. Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Olympia from Mount Vernon in 2015-2019: 134 (#4 most common destination from Mount Vernon)
- Migration from Olympia to Mount Vernon: 92 (#37 most common destination from Olympia)
- Net migration: 42 to Olympia
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#29. Kennewick-Richland, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Olympia from Kennewick in 2015-2019: 149 (#11 most common destination from Kennewick)
- Migration from Olympia to Kennewick: 62 (#50 most common destination from Olympia)
- Net migration: 87 to Olympia
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#28. Walla Walla, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Olympia from Walla Walla in 2015-2019: 149 (#7 most common destination from Walla Walla)
- Migration from Olympia to Walla Walla: 163 (#21 most common destination from Olympia)
- Net migration: 14 to Walla Walla
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#27. Hinesville, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Olympia from Hinesville in 2015-2019: 156 (#14 most common destination from Hinesville)
- Migration from Olympia to Hinesville: 0 (#159 most common destination from Olympia)
- Net migration: 156 to Olympia
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#26. Corpus Christi, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Olympia from Corpus Christi in 2015-2019: 159 (#22 most common destination from Corpus Christi)
- Migration from Olympia to Corpus Christi: 0 (#159 most common destination from Olympia)
- Net migration: 159 to Olympia

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

- Migration to Olympia from Las Vegas in 2015-2019: 161 (#77 most common destination from Las Vegas)
- Migration from Olympia to Las Vegas: 282 (#11 most common destination from Olympia)
- Net migration: 121 to Las Vegas
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#24. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Olympia from San Diego in 2015-2019: 165 (#121 most common destination from San Diego)
- Migration from Olympia to San Diego: 328 (#7 most common destination from Olympia)
- Net migration: 163 to San Diego
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#23. Warner Robins, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Olympia from Warner Robins in 2015-2019: 168 (#7 most common destination from Warner Robins)
- Migration from Olympia to Warner Robins: 0 (#159 most common destination from Olympia)
- Net migration: 168 to Olympia
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#22. Fort Wayne, IN Metro Area

- Migration to Olympia from Fort Wayne in 2015-2019: 177 (#19 most common destination from Fort Wayne)
- Migration from Olympia to Fort Wayne: 0 (#159 most common destination from Olympia)
- Net migration: 177 to Olympia
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#21. Yakima, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Olympia from Yakima in 2015-2019: 191 (#7 most common destination from Yakima)
- Migration from Olympia to Yakima: 184 (#20 most common destination from Olympia)
- Net migration: 7 to Olympia

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#20. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Olympia from Riverside in 2015-2019: 193 (#95 most common destination from Riverside)
- Migration from Olympia to Riverside: 240 (#15 most common destination from Olympia)
- Net migration: 47 to Riverside
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#19. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Olympia from San Francisco in 2015-2019: 217 (#88 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Migration from Olympia to San Francisco: 83 (#41 most common destination from Olympia)
- Net migration: 134 to Olympia
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#18. Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Olympia from Santa Rosa in 2015-2019: 234 (#19 most common destination from Santa Rosa)
- Migration from Olympia to Santa Rosa: 43 (#63 most common destination from Olympia)
- Net migration: 191 to Olympia
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#17. Longview, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Olympia from Longview in 2015-2019: 240 (#4 most common destination from Longview)
- Migration from Olympia to Longview: 55 (#53 most common destination from Olympia)
- Net migration: 185 to Olympia
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#16. Fayetteville, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Olympia from Fayetteville in 2015-2019: 262 (#35 most common destination from Fayetteville)
- Migration from Olympia to Fayetteville: 338 (#6 most common destination from Olympia)
- Net migration: 76 to Fayetteville

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

- Migration to Olympia from Dallas in 2015-2019: 268 (#104 most common destination from Dallas)
- Migration from Olympia to Dallas: 73 (#43 most common destination from Olympia)
- Net migration: 195 to Olympia
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#14. Fairbanks, AK Metro Area

- Migration to Olympia from Fairbanks in 2015-2019: 269 (#4 most common destination from Fairbanks)
- Migration from Olympia to Fairbanks: 18 (#95 most common destination from Olympia)
- Net migration: 251 to Olympia
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#13. Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Olympia from Colorado Springs in 2015-2019: 272 (#43 most common destination from Colorado Springs)
- Migration from Olympia to Colorado Springs: 198 (#19 most common destination from Olympia)
- Net migration: 74 to Olympia
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#12. Clarksville, TN-KY Metro Area

- Migration to Olympia from Clarksville in 2015-2019: 294 (#16 most common destination from Clarksville)
- Migration from Olympia to Clarksville: 78 (#42 most common destination from Olympia)
- Net migration: 216 to Olympia
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#11. Savannah, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Olympia from Savannah in 2015-2019: 302 (#19 most common destination from Savannah)
- Migration from Olympia to Savannah: 0 (#159 most common destination from Olympia)
- Net migration: 302 to Olympia

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#10. Kansas City, MO-KS Metro Area

- Migration to Olympia from Kansas City in 2015-2019: 319 (#43 most common destination from Kansas City)
- Migration from Olympia to Kansas City: 143 (#25 most common destination from Olympia)
- Net migration: 176 to Olympia
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#9. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Olympia from Phoenix in 2015-2019: 322 (#73 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Migration from Olympia to Phoenix: 234 (#17 most common destination from Olympia)
- Net migration: 88 to Olympia
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#8. Bellingham, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Olympia from Bellingham in 2015-2019: 333 (#6 most common destination from Bellingham)
- Migration from Olympia to Bellingham: 415 (#4 most common destination from Olympia)
- Net migration: 82 to Bellingham
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#7. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area

- Migration to Olympia from Washington in 2015-2019: 363 (#125 most common destination from Washington)
- Migration from Olympia to Washington: 262 (#12 most common destination from Olympia)
- Net migration: 101 to Olympia
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#6. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Olympia from Los Angeles in 2015-2019: 389 (#100 most common destination from Los Angeles)
- Migration from Olympia to Los Angeles: 363 (#5 most common destination from Olympia)
- Net migration: 26 to Olympia

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#5. Bremerton-Silverdale-Port Orchard, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Olympia from Bremerton in 2015-2019: 495 (#5 most common destination from Bremerton)
- Migration from Olympia to Bremerton: 128 (#27 most common destination from Olympia)
- Net migration: 367 to Olympia
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#4. Urban Honolulu, HI Metro Area

- Migration to Olympia from Urban Honolulu in 2015-2019: 516 (#22 most common destination from Urban Honolulu)
- Migration from Olympia to Urban Honolulu: 314 (#8 most common destination from Olympia)
- Net migration: 202 to Olympia
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#3. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metro Area

- Migration to Olympia from Portland in 2015-2019: 549 (#29 most common destination from Portland)
- Migration from Olympia to Portland: 705 (#2 most common destination from Olympia)
- Net migration: 156 to Portland
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#2. Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Olympia from Spokane in 2015-2019: 751 (#5 most common destination from Spokane)
- Migration from Olympia to Spokane: 162 (#22 most common destination from Olympia)
- Net migration: 589 to Olympia
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#1. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Olympia from Seattle in 2015-2019: 6,914 (#2 most common destination from Seattle)
- Migration from Olympia to Seattle: 4,892 (#1 most common destination from Olympia)
- Net migration: 2,022 to Olympia

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