Where people in Spokane are moving to most

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July 18, 2022
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Where people in Spokane are moving to most

Stacker compiled a list of where people in Spokane-Spokane Valley, 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 Spokane between 2015 and 2019. Ties were broken by gross migration.

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#50. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Miami in 2015-2019: 79
- Migration from Miami to Spokane: 84 (#179 most common destination from Miami)
- Net migration: 5 to Spokane
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#49. Yuba City, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Yuba City in 2015-2019: 80
- Migration from Yuba City to Spokane: 39 (#35 most common destination from Yuba City)
- Net migration: 41 to Yuba City
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#48. Oshkosh-Neenah, WI Metro Area

- Migration to Oshkosh in 2015-2019: 81
- Migration from Oshkosh to Spokane: 0
- Net migration: 81 to Oshkosh
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#47. Idaho Falls, ID Metro Area

- Migration to Idaho Falls in 2015-2019: 87
- Migration from Idaho Falls to Spokane: 0
- Net migration: 87 to Idaho Falls
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#46. Lewiston, ID-WA Metro Area

- Migration to Lewiston in 2015-2019: 88
- Migration from Lewiston to Spokane: 298 (#1 most common destination from Lewiston)
- Net migration: 210 to Spokane

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#45. Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Palm Bay in 2015-2019: 88
- Migration from Palm Bay to Spokane: 2 (#195 most common destination from Palm Bay)
- Net migration: 86 to Palm Bay
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#44. Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Mount Vernon in 2015-2019: 89
- Migration from Mount Vernon to Spokane: 240 (#3 most common destination from Mount Vernon)
- Net migration: 151 to Spokane
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#43. Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY Metro Area

- Migration to Elizabethtown in 2015-2019: 89
- Migration from Elizabethtown to Spokane: 0
- Net migration: 89 to Elizabethtown
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#42. Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Sacramento in 2015-2019: 93
- Migration from Sacramento to Spokane: 252 (#54 most common destination from Sacramento)
- Net migration: 159 to Spokane
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#41. Salem, OR Metro Area

- Migration to Salem in 2015-2019: 93
- Migration from Salem to Spokane: 285 (#7 most common destination from Salem)
- Net migration: 192 to Spokane

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#40. Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metro Area

- Migration to Milwaukee in 2015-2019: 95
- Migration from Milwaukee to Spokane: 92 (#83 most common destination from Milwaukee)
- Net migration: 3 to Milwaukee
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#39. Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metro Area

- Migration to Birmingham in 2015-2019: 97
- Migration from Birmingham to Spokane: 33 (#112 most common destination from Birmingham)
- Net migration: 64 to Birmingham
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#38. Anchorage, AK Metro Area

- Migration to Anchorage in 2015-2019: 117
- Migration from Anchorage to Spokane: 156 (#40 most common destination from Anchorage)
- Net migration: 39 to Spokane
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#37. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Chicago in 2015-2019: 122
- Migration from Chicago to Spokane: 221 (#157 most common destination from Chicago)
- Net migration: 99 to Spokane
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#36. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Denver in 2015-2019: 124
- Migration from Denver to Spokane: 288 (#69 most common destination from Denver)
- Net migration: 164 to Spokane

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

- Migration to Boston in 2015-2019: 127
- Migration from Boston to Spokane: 98 (#133 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 29 to Boston
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#34. St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area

- Migration to St. Louis in 2015-2019: 128
- Migration from St. Louis to Spokane: 119 (#115 most common destination from St. Louis)
- Net migration: 9 to St. Louis
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#33. Dayton-Kettering, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Dayton in 2015-2019: 130
- Migration from Dayton to Spokane: 19 (#136 most common destination from Dayton)
- Net migration: 111 to Dayton
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#32. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area

- Migration to Washington in 2015-2019: 132
- Migration from Washington to Spokane: 184 (#165 most common destination from Washington)
- Net migration: 52 to Spokane
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#31. Fayetteville, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Fayetteville in 2015-2019: 134
- Migration from Fayetteville to Spokane: 209 (#46 most common destination from Fayetteville)
- Net migration: 75 to Spokane

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#30. Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metro Area

- Migration to Indianapolis in 2015-2019: 135
- Migration from Indianapolis to Spokane: 53 (#148 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Net migration: 82 to Indianapolis
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#29. South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI Metro Area

- Migration to South Bend in 2015-2019: 137
- Migration from South Bend to Spokane: 8 (#123 most common destination from South Bend)
- Net migration: 129 to South Bend
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#28. Eugene-Springfield, OR Metro Area

- Migration to Eugene in 2015-2019: 140
- Migration from Eugene to Spokane: 130 (#18 most common destination from Eugene)
- Net migration: 10 to Eugene
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#27. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Dallas in 2015-2019: 140
- Migration from Dallas to Spokane: 257 (#107 most common destination from Dallas)
- Net migration: 117 to Spokane
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#26. Wenatchee, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Wenatchee in 2015-2019: 145
- Migration from Wenatchee to Spokane: 236 (#4 most common destination from Wenatchee)
- Net migration: 91 to Spokane

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#25. Provo-Orem, UT Metro Area

- Migration to Provo in 2015-2019: 146
- Migration from Provo to Spokane: 13 (#137 most common destination from Provo)
- Net migration: 133 to Provo
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#24. Missoula, MT Metro Area

- Migration to Missoula in 2015-2019: 149
- Migration from Missoula to Spokane: 240 (#3 most common destination from Missoula)
- Net migration: 91 to Spokane
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#23. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area

- Migration to Charlotte in 2015-2019: 158
- Migration from Charlotte to Spokane: 38 (#187 most common destination from Charlotte)
- Net migration: 120 to Charlotte
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#22. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Jose in 2015-2019: 165
- Migration from San Jose to Spokane: 95 (#91 most common destination from San Jose)
- Net migration: 70 to San Jose
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#21. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Francisco in 2015-2019: 166
- Migration from San Francisco to Spokane: 243 (#81 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Net migration: 77 to Spokane

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

- Migration to Minneapolis in 2015-2019: 168
- Migration from Minneapolis to Spokane: 37 (#204 most common destination from Minneapolis)
- Net migration: 131 to Minneapolis
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#19. Bremerton-Silverdale-Port Orchard, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Bremerton in 2015-2019: 181
- Migration from Bremerton to Spokane: 304 (#9 most common destination from Bremerton)
- Net migration: 123 to Spokane
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#18. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metro Area

- Migration to Virginia Beach in 2015-2019: 194
- Migration from Virginia Beach to Spokane: 5 (#278 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 189 to Virginia Beach
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#17. Columbus, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus in 2015-2019: 197
- Migration from Columbus to Spokane: 91 (#98 most common destination from Columbus)
- Net migration: 106 to Columbus
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#16. Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area

- Migration to Salt Lake City in 2015-2019: 209
- Migration from Salt Lake City to Spokane: 151 (#51 most common destination from Salt Lake City)
- Net migration: 58 to Salt Lake City

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

- Migration to Riverside in 2015-2019: 222
- Migration from Riverside to Spokane: 718 (#30 most common destination from Riverside)
- Net migration: 496 to Spokane
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#14. Yakima, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Yakima in 2015-2019: 326
- Migration from Yakima to Spokane: 629 (#3 most common destination from Yakima)
- Net migration: 303 to Spokane
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#13. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area

- Migration to Las Vegas in 2015-2019: 333
- Migration from Las Vegas to Spokane: 96 (#113 most common destination from Las Vegas)
- Net migration: 237 to Las Vegas
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#12. Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Colorado Springs in 2015-2019: 355
- Migration from Colorado Springs to Spokane: 77 (#118 most common destination from Colorado Springs)
- Net migration: 278 to Colorado Springs
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#11. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Los Angeles in 2015-2019: 356
- Migration from Los Angeles to Spokane: 1,082 (#50 most common destination from Los Angeles)
- Net migration: 726 to Spokane

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#10. Boise City, ID Metro Area

- Migration to Boise City in 2015-2019: 358
- Migration from Boise City to Spokane: 332 (#13 most common destination from Boise City)
- Net migration: 26 to Boise City
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#9. Walla Walla, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Walla Walla in 2015-2019: 372
- Migration from Walla Walla to Spokane: 326 (#4 most common destination from Walla Walla)
- Net migration: 46 to Walla Walla
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#8. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Austin in 2015-2019: 397
- Migration from Austin to Spokane: 36 (#180 most common destination from Austin)
- Net migration: 361 to Austin
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#7. Kennewick-Richland, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Kennewick in 2015-2019: 597
- Migration from Kennewick to Spokane: 1,447 (#1 most common destination from Kennewick)
- Net migration: 850 to Spokane
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#6. Bellingham, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Bellingham in 2015-2019: 703
- Migration from Bellingham to Spokane: 444 (#4 most common destination from Bellingham)
- Net migration: 259 to Bellingham
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#5. Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Olympia in 2015-2019: 751
- Migration from Olympia to Spokane: 162 (#22 most common destination from Olympia)
- Net migration: 589 to Olympia
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#4. Coeur d'Alene, ID Metro Area

- Migration to Coeur d'Alene in 2015-2019: 762
- Migration from Coeur d'Alene to Spokane: 1,790 (#1 most common destination from Coeur d'Alene)
- Net migration: 1,028 to Spokane
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#3. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metro Area

- Migration to Portland in 2015-2019: 847
- Migration from Portland to Spokane: 1,857 (#9 most common destination from Portland)
- Net migration: 1,010 to Spokane
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#2. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix in 2015-2019: 1,035
- Migration from Phoenix to Spokane: 730 (#38 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 305 to Phoenix
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#1. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area

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

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