Metros sending the most people to Seattle

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June 23, 2022
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Metros sending the most people to Seattle

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

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#50. Corvallis, OR Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle from Corvallis in 2015-2019: 622 (#5 most common destination from Corvallis)
- Migration from Seattle to Corvallis: 296 (#82 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 326 to Seattle
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#49. Salem, OR Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle from Salem in 2015-2019: 626 (#5 most common destination from Salem)
- Migration from Seattle to Salem: 620 (#50 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 6 to Seattle
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#48. Durham-Chapel Hill, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle from Durham in 2015-2019: 657 (#12 most common destination from Durham)
- Migration from Seattle to Durham: 305 (#79 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 352 to Seattle
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#47. Jacksonville, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle from Jacksonville in 2015-2019: 665 (#19 most common destination from Jacksonville)
- Migration from Seattle to Jacksonville: 430 (#62 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 235 to Seattle
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#46. St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle from St. Louis in 2015-2019: 700 (#23 most common destination from St. Louis)
- Migration from Seattle to St. Louis: 583 (#52 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 117 to Seattle

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#45. El Paso, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle from El Paso in 2015-2019: 706 (#9 most common destination from El Paso)
- Migration from Seattle to El Paso: 358 (#68 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 348 to Seattle
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#44. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle from Detroit in 2015-2019: 708 (#29 most common destination from Detroit)
- Migration from Seattle to Detroit: 577 (#54 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 131 to Seattle
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#43. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle from San Antonio in 2015-2019: 740 (#21 most common destination from San Antonio)
- Migration from Seattle to San Antonio: 1,352 (#26 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 612 to San Antonio
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#42. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle from Virginia Beach in 2015-2019: 793 (#22 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Migration from Seattle to Virginia Beach: 642 (#48 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 151 to Seattle
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#41. Tucson, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle from Tucson in 2015-2019: 868 (#7 most common destination from Tucson)
- Migration from Seattle to Tucson: 1,449 (#23 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 581 to Tucson

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#40. Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle from Pittsburgh in 2015-2019: 887 (#17 most common destination from Pittsburgh)
- Migration from Seattle to Pittsburgh: 331 (#74 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 556 to Seattle
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#39. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle from Miami in 2015-2019: 943 (#36 most common destination from Miami)
- Migration from Seattle to Miami: 629 (#49 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 314 to Seattle
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#38. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle from Tampa in 2015-2019: 955 (#21 most common destination from Tampa)
- Migration from Seattle to Tampa: 472 (#57 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 483 to Seattle
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#37. Killeen-Temple, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle from Killeen in 2015-2019: 955 (#6 most common destination from Killeen)
- Migration from Seattle to Killeen: 1,198 (#27 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 243 to Killeen
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#36. Fayetteville, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle from Fayetteville in 2015-2019: 961 (#8 most common destination from Fayetteville)
- Migration from Seattle to Fayetteville: 655 (#47 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 306 to Seattle

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

- Migration to Seattle from Las Vegas in 2015-2019: 961 (#15 most common destination from Las Vegas)
- Migration from Seattle to Las Vegas: 2,018 (#13 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 1,057 to Las Vegas
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#34. Wenatchee, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle from Wenatchee in 2015-2019: 970 (#1 most common destination from Wenatchee)
- Migration from Seattle to Wenatchee: 976 (#31 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 6 to Wenatchee
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#33. Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle from Sacramento in 2015-2019: 989 (#22 most common destination from Sacramento)
- Migration from Seattle to Sacramento: 922 (#34 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 67 to Seattle
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#32. Longview, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle from Longview in 2015-2019: 1,009 (#2 most common destination from Longview)
- Migration from Seattle to Longview: 300 (#80 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 709 to Seattle
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#31. Anchorage, AK Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle from Anchorage in 2015-2019: 1,113 (#1 most common destination from Anchorage)
- Migration from Seattle to Anchorage: 738 (#40 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 375 to Seattle

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#30. Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle from Colorado Springs in 2015-2019: 1,162 (#4 most common destination from Colorado Springs)
- Migration from Seattle to Colorado Springs: 1,081 (#29 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 81 to Seattle
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#29. Kennewick-Richland, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle from Kennewick in 2015-2019: 1,225 (#2 most common destination from Kennewick)
- Migration from Seattle to Kennewick: 1,501 (#21 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 276 to Kennewick
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#28. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle from Baltimore in 2015-2019: 1,246 (#12 most common destination from Baltimore)
- Migration from Seattle to Baltimore: 759 (#39 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 487 to Seattle
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#27. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle from Austin in 2015-2019: 1,293 (#11 most common destination from Austin)
- Migration from Seattle to Austin: 1,366 (#25 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 73 to Austin
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#26. Boise City, ID Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle from Boise City in 2015-2019: 1,306 (#1 most common destination from Boise City)
- Migration from Seattle to Boise City: 997 (#30 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 309 to Seattle

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#25. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle from Philadelphia in 2015-2019: 1,411 (#33 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Migration from Seattle to Philadelphia: 777 (#38 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 634 to Seattle
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#24. Yakima, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle from Yakima in 2015-2019: 1,424 (#1 most common destination from Yakima)
- Migration from Seattle to Yakima: 1,770 (#17 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 346 to Yakima
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#23. Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle from Salt Lake City in 2015-2019: 1,607 (#4 most common destination from Salt Lake City)
- Migration from Seattle to Salt Lake City: 1,715 (#18 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 108 to Salt Lake City
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#22. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle from Atlanta in 2015-2019: 1,732 (#24 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Migration from Seattle to Atlanta: 696 (#42 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 1,036 to Seattle
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#21. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle from Minneapolis in 2015-2019: 1,734 (#10 most common destination from Minneapolis)
- Migration from Seattle to Minneapolis: 2,077 (#12 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 343 to Minneapolis

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#20. Urban Honolulu, HI Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle from Urban Honolulu in 2015-2019: 1,987 (#5 most common destination from Urban Honolulu)
- Migration from Seattle to Urban Honolulu: 1,499 (#22 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 488 to Seattle
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#19. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle from Houston in 2015-2019: 2,040 (#16 most common destination from Houston)
- Migration from Seattle to Houston: 872 (#36 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 1,168 to Seattle
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#18. Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle from Mount Vernon in 2015-2019: 2,098 (#1 most common destination from Mount Vernon)
- Migration from Seattle to Mount Vernon: 2,928 (#10 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 830 to Mount Vernon
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#17. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle from Riverside in 2015-2019: 2,240 (#8 most common destination from Riverside)
- Migration from Seattle to Riverside: 1,554 (#20 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 686 to Seattle
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#16. Bellingham, WA Metro Area

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

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

- Migration to Seattle from Boston in 2015-2019: 2,663 (#14 most common destination from Boston)
- Migration from Seattle to Boston: 1,095 (#28 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 1,568 to Seattle
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#14. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle from Dallas in 2015-2019: 2,821 (#14 most common destination from Dallas)
- Migration from Seattle to Dallas: 1,774 (#16 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 1,047 to Seattle
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#13. Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle from Spokane in 2015-2019: 2,934 (#1 most common destination from Spokane)
- Migration from Seattle to Spokane: 7,148 (#1 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 4,214 to Spokane
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#12. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle from Washington in 2015-2019: 2,958 (#24 most common destination from Washington)
- Migration from Seattle to Washington: 1,910 (#15 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 1,048 to Seattle
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#11. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle from San Jose in 2015-2019: 3,065 (#6 most common destination from San Jose)
- Migration from Seattle to San Jose: 1,915 (#14 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 1,150 to Seattle

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

- Migration to Seattle from San Diego in 2015-2019: 3,105 (#6 most common destination from San Diego)
- Migration from Seattle to San Diego: 2,407 (#11 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 698 to Seattle
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#9. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle from Denver in 2015-2019: 3,280 (#6 most common destination from Denver)
- Migration from Seattle to Denver: 1,438 (#24 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 1,842 to Seattle
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#8. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle from Chicago in 2015-2019: 3,699 (#19 most common destination from Chicago)
- Migration from Seattle to Chicago: 1,679 (#19 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 2,020 to Seattle
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#7. Bremerton-Silverdale-Port Orchard, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle from Bremerton in 2015-2019: 4,535 (#1 most common destination from Bremerton)
- Migration from Seattle to Bremerton: 6,217 (#4 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 1,682 to Bremerton
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#6. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle from Phoenix in 2015-2019: 4,868 (#5 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Migration from Seattle to Phoenix: 5,569 (#6 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 701 to Phoenix

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#5. Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle from Olympia in 2015-2019: 4,892 (#1 most common destination from Olympia)
- Migration from Seattle to Olympia: 6,914 (#2 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 2,022 to Olympia
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#4. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle from New York in 2015-2019: 5,092 (#24 most common destination from New York)
- Migration from Seattle to New York: 2,965 (#9 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 2,127 to Seattle
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#3. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle from San Francisco in 2015-2019: 5,394 (#9 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Migration from Seattle to San Francisco: 3,720 (#8 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 1,674 to Seattle
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#2. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle from Portland in 2015-2019: 8,054 (#1 most common destination from Portland)
- Migration from Seattle to Portland: 6,251 (#3 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 1,803 to Seattle
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#1. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle from Los Angeles in 2015-2019: 8,677 (#11 most common destination from Los Angeles)
- Migration from Seattle to Los Angeles: 5,600 (#5 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 3,077 to Seattle

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