Where people in Seattle are moving to most

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January 11, 2022
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Where people in Seattle are moving to most

Stacker compiled a list of where people in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 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 Seattle between 2015 and 2019. Ties were broken by gross migration.

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#50. Salem, OR Metro Area

- Migration to Salem in 2015-2019: 620
- Migration from Salem to Seattle: 626 (#5 most common destination from Salem)
- Net migration: 6 to Seattle
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#49. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Miami in 2015-2019: 629
- Migration from Miami to Seattle: 943 (#36 most common destination from Miami)
- Net migration: 314 to Seattle
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#48. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metro Area

- Migration to Virginia Beach in 2015-2019: 642
- Migration from Virginia Beach to Seattle: 793 (#22 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 151 to Seattle
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#47. Fayetteville, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Fayetteville in 2015-2019: 655
- Migration from Fayetteville to Seattle: 961 (#8 most common destination from Fayetteville)
- Net migration: 306 to Seattle
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#46. Bakersfield, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Bakersfield in 2015-2019: 658
- Migration from Bakersfield to Seattle: 354 (#16 most common destination from Bakersfield)
- Net migration: 304 to Bakersfield

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#45. Columbus, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus in 2015-2019: 665
- Migration from Columbus to Seattle: 568 (#25 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 97 to Columbus
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#44. Ogden-Clearfield, UT Metro Area

- Migration to Ogden in 2015-2019: 686
- Migration from Ogden to Seattle: 347 (#11 most common destination from Ogden)
- Net migration: 339 to Ogden
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#43. Albuquerque, NM Metro Area

- Migration to Albuquerque in 2015-2019: 689
- Migration from Albuquerque to Seattle: 543 (#11 most common destination from Albuquerque)
- Net migration: 146 to Albuquerque
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#42. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Atlanta in 2015-2019: 696
- Migration from Atlanta to Seattle: 1,732 (#24 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 1,036 to Seattle
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#41. Kansas City, MO-KS Metro Area

- Migration to Kansas City in 2015-2019: 710
- Migration from Kansas City to Seattle: 582 (#25 most common destination from Kansas City)
- Net migration: 128 to Kansas City

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#40. Anchorage, AK Metro Area

- Migration to Anchorage in 2015-2019: 738
- Migration from Anchorage to Seattle: 1,113 (#1 most common destination from Anchorage)
- Net migration: 375 to Seattle
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#39. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metro Area

- Migration to Baltimore in 2015-2019: 759
- Migration from Baltimore to Seattle: 1,246 (#12 most common destination from Baltimore)
- Net migration: 487 to Seattle
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#38. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia in 2015-2019: 777
- Migration from Philadelphia to Seattle: 1,411 (#33 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 634 to Seattle
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#37. Eugene-Springfield, OR Metro Area

- Migration to Eugene in 2015-2019: 847
- Migration from Eugene to Seattle: 494 (#6 most common destination from Eugene)
- Net migration: 353 to Eugene
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#36. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Houston in 2015-2019: 872
- Migration from Houston to Seattle: 2,040 (#16 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 1,168 to Seattle

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

- Migration to Nashville in 2015-2019: 874
- Migration from Nashville to Seattle: 279 (#49 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 595 to Nashville
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#34. Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area

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

- Migration to Walla Walla in 2015-2019: 936
- Migration from Walla Walla to Seattle: 514 (#3 most common destination from Walla Walla)
- Net migration: 422 to Walla Walla
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#32. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Orlando in 2015-2019: 948
- Migration from Orlando to Seattle: 585 (#30 most common destination from Orlando)
- Net migration: 363 to Orlando
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#31. Wenatchee, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Wenatchee in 2015-2019: 976
- Migration from Wenatchee to Seattle: 970 (#1 most common destination from Wenatchee)
- Net migration: 6 to Wenatchee

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#30. Boise City, ID Metro Area

- Migration to Boise City in 2015-2019: 997
- Migration from Boise City to Seattle: 1,306 (#1 most common destination from Boise City)
- Net migration: 309 to Seattle
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#29. Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Colorado Springs in 2015-2019: 1,081
- Migration from Colorado Springs to Seattle: 1,162 (#4 most common destination from Colorado Springs)
- Net migration: 81 to Seattle
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#28. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area

- Migration to Boston in 2015-2019: 1,095
- Migration from Boston to Seattle: 2,663 (#14 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 1,568 to Seattle
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#27. Killeen-Temple, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Killeen in 2015-2019: 1,198
- Migration from Killeen to Seattle: 955 (#6 most common destination from Killeen)
- Net migration: 243 to Killeen
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#26. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area

- Migration to San Antonio in 2015-2019: 1,352
- Migration from San Antonio to Seattle: 740 (#21 most common destination from San Antonio)
- Net migration: 612 to San Antonio

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#25. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Austin in 2015-2019: 1,366
- Migration from Austin to Seattle: 1,293 (#11 most common destination from Austin)
- Net migration: 73 to Austin
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#24. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Denver in 2015-2019: 1,438
- Migration from Denver to Seattle: 3,280 (#6 most common destination from Denver)
- Net migration: 1,842 to Seattle
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#23. Tucson, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Tucson in 2015-2019: 1,449
- Migration from Tucson to Seattle: 868 (#7 most common destination from Tucson)
- Net migration: 581 to Tucson
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#22. Urban Honolulu, HI Metro Area

- Migration to Urban Honolulu in 2015-2019: 1,499
- Migration from Urban Honolulu to Seattle: 1,987 (#5 most common destination from Urban Honolulu)
- Net migration: 488 to Seattle
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#21. Kennewick-Richland, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Kennewick in 2015-2019: 1,501
- Migration from Kennewick to Seattle: 1,225 (#2 most common destination from Kennewick)
- Net migration: 276 to Kennewick

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

- Migration to Riverside in 2015-2019: 1,554
- Migration from Riverside to Seattle: 2,240 (#8 most common destination from Riverside)
- Net migration: 686 to Seattle
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#19. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Chicago in 2015-2019: 1,679
- Migration from Chicago to Seattle: 3,699 (#19 most common destination from Chicago)
- Net migration: 2,020 to Seattle
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#18. Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area

- Migration to Salt Lake City in 2015-2019: 1,715
- Migration from Salt Lake City to Seattle: 1,607 (#4 most common destination from Salt Lake City)
- Net migration: 108 to Salt Lake City
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#17. Yakima, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Yakima in 2015-2019: 1,770
- Migration from Yakima to Seattle: 1,424 (#1 most common destination from Yakima)
- Net migration: 346 to Yakima
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#16. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Dallas in 2015-2019: 1,774
- Migration from Dallas to Seattle: 2,821 (#14 most common destination from Dallas)
- Net migration: 1,047 to Seattle

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#15. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area

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

- Migration to San Jose in 2015-2019: 1,915
- Migration from San Jose to Seattle: 3,065 (#6 most common destination from San Jose)
- Net migration: 1,150 to Seattle
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#13. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area

- Migration to Las Vegas in 2015-2019: 2,018
- Migration from Las Vegas to Seattle: 961 (#15 most common destination from Las Vegas)
- Net migration: 1,057 to Las Vegas
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#12. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Minneapolis in 2015-2019: 2,077
- Migration from Minneapolis to Seattle: 1,734 (#10 most common destination from Minneapolis)
- Net migration: 343 to Minneapolis
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#11. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Diego in 2015-2019: 2,407
- Migration from San Diego to Seattle: 3,105 (#6 most common destination from San Diego)
- Net migration: 698 to Seattle

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#10. Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Mount Vernon in 2015-2019: 2,928
- Migration from Mount Vernon to Seattle: 2,098 (#1 most common destination from Mount Vernon)
- Net migration: 830 to Mount Vernon
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#9. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area

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

- Migration to San Francisco in 2015-2019: 3,720
- Migration from San Francisco to Seattle: 5,394 (#9 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Net migration: 1,674 to Seattle
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#7. Bellingham, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Bellingham in 2015-2019: 3,916
- Migration from Bellingham to Seattle: 2,462 (#1 most common destination from Bellingham)
- Net migration: 1,454 to Bellingham
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#6. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

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

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

- Migration to Los Angeles in 2015-2019: 5,600
- Migration from Los Angeles to Seattle: 8,677 (#11 most common destination from Los Angeles)
- Net migration: 3,077 to Seattle
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#4. Bremerton-Silverdale-Port Orchard, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Bremerton in 2015-2019: 6,217
- Migration from Bremerton to Seattle: 4,535 (#1 most common destination from Bremerton)
- Net migration: 1,682 to Bremerton
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#3. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metro Area

- Migration to Portland in 2015-2019: 6,251
- Migration from Portland to Seattle: 8,054 (#1 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 1,803 to Seattle
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#2. Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA Metro Area

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

- Migration to Spokane in 2015-2019: 7,148
- Migration from Spokane to Seattle: 2,934 (#1 most common destination from Spokane)
- Net migration: 4,214 to Spokane

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