Metros sending the most people to Charleston, West Virginia

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April 23, 2022
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Metros sending the most people to Charleston, West Virginia

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

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#50. Athens-Clarke County, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Athens in 2015-2019: 20 (#72 most common destination from Athens)
- Migration from Charleston to Athens: 0 (#125 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 20 to Charleston
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#49. Salisbury, MD-DE Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Salisbury in 2015-2019: 20 (#79 most common destination from Salisbury)
- Migration from Charleston to Salisbury: 28 (#49 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 8 to Salisbury
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#48. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Riverside in 2015-2019: 22 (#238 most common destination from Riverside)
- Migration from Charleston to Riverside: 4 (#103 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 18 to Charleston
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#47. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Portland in 2015-2019: 22 (#211 most common destination from Portland)
- Migration from Charleston to Portland: 7 (#95 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 15 to Charleston
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#46. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Baltimore in 2015-2019: 23 (#222 most common destination from Baltimore)
- Migration from Charleston to Baltimore: 3 (#106 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 20 to Charleston

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#45. Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Deltona in 2015-2019: 24 (#113 most common destination from Deltona)
- Migration from Charleston to Deltona: 0 (#125 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 24 to Charleston
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#44. Port St. Lucie, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Port St. Lucie in 2015-2019: 24 (#86 most common destination from Port St. Lucie)
- Migration from Charleston to Port St. Lucie: 0 (#125 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 24 to Charleston
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#43. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from San Francisco in 2015-2019: 25 (#211 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Migration from Charleston to San Francisco: 26 (#52 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 1 to San Francisco
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#42. Winchester, VA-WV Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Winchester in 2015-2019: 26 (#35 most common destination from Winchester)
- Migration from Charleston to Winchester: 9 (#91 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 17 to Charleston
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#41. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Austin in 2015-2019: 26 (#204 most common destination from Austin)
- Migration from Charleston to Austin: 116 (#13 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 90 to Austin

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#40. Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Des Moines in 2015-2019: 27 (#94 most common destination from Des Moines)
- Migration from Charleston to Des Moines: 0 (#125 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 27 to Charleston
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#39. Lancaster, PA Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Lancaster in 2015-2019: 27 (#85 most common destination from Lancaster)
- Migration from Charleston to Lancaster: 0 (#125 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 27 to Charleston
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#38. Ocala, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Ocala in 2015-2019: 28 (#72 most common destination from Ocala)
- Migration from Charleston to Ocala: 0 (#125 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 28 to Charleston
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#37. Provo-Orem, UT Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Provo in 2015-2019: 28 (#102 most common destination from Provo)
- Migration from Charleston to Provo: 51 (#33 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 23 to Provo
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#36. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Tampa in 2015-2019: 28 (#237 most common destination from Tampa)
- Migration from Charleston to Tampa: 55 (#31 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 27 to Tampa

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#35. Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Sacramento in 2015-2019: 28 (#169 most common destination from Sacramento)
- Migration from Charleston to Sacramento: 67 (#28 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 39 to Sacramento
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#34. Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Lexington in 2015-2019: 29 (#86 most common destination from Lexington)
- Migration from Charleston to Lexington: 235 (#7 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 206 to Lexington
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#33. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Denver in 2015-2019: 30 (#239 most common destination from Denver)
- Migration from Charleston to Denver: 104 (#17 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 74 to Denver
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#32. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Los Angeles in 2015-2019: 32 (#288 most common destination from Los Angeles)
- Migration from Charleston to Los Angeles: 0 (#125 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 32 to Charleston
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#31. Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Allentown in 2015-2019: 32 (#99 most common destination from Allentown)
- Migration from Charleston to Allentown: 5 (#100 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 27 to Charleston

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

- Migration to Charleston from Indianapolis in 2015-2019: 33 (#175 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Migration from Charleston to Indianapolis: 0 (#125 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 33 to Charleston
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#29. Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Cleveland in 2015-2019: 33 (#152 most common destination from Cleveland)
- Migration from Charleston to Cleveland: 76 (#25 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 43 to Cleveland
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#28. Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Buffalo in 2015-2019: 34 (#104 most common destination from Buffalo)
- Migration from Charleston to Buffalo: 0 (#125 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 34 to Charleston
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#27. Dover, DE Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Dover in 2015-2019: 35 (#25 most common destination from Dover)
- Migration from Charleston to Dover: 15 (#77 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 20 to Charleston
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#26. Morristown, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Morristown in 2015-2019: 38 (#21 most common destination from Morristown)
- Migration from Charleston to Morristown: 0 (#125 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 38 to Charleston

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#25. St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from St. Louis in 2015-2019: 38 (#191 most common destination from St. Louis)
- Migration from Charleston to St. Louis: 0 (#125 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 38 to Charleston
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#24. Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Cape Coral in 2015-2019: 44 (#93 most common destination from Cape Coral)
- Migration from Charleston to Cape Coral: 0 (#125 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 44 to Charleston
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#23. Gulfport-Biloxi, MS Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Gulfport in 2015-2019: 46 (#74 most common destination from Gulfport)
- Migration from Charleston to Gulfport: 14 (#80 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 32 to Charleston
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#22. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Phoenix in 2015-2019: 47 (#242 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Migration from Charleston to Phoenix: 81 (#23 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 34 to Phoenix
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#21. Roanoke, VA Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Roanoke in 2015-2019: 48 (#51 most common destination from Roanoke)
- Migration from Charleston to Roanoke: 11 (#87 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 37 to Charleston

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#20. Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Weirton in 2015-2019: 51 (#16 most common destination from Weirton)
- Migration from Charleston to Weirton: 86 (#20 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 35 to Weirton
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#19. Fayetteville, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Fayetteville in 2015-2019: 52 (#102 most common destination from Fayetteville)
- Migration from Charleston to Fayetteville: 54 (#32 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 2 to Fayetteville
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#18. Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Hagerstown in 2015-2019: 62 (#33 most common destination from Hagerstown)
- Migration from Charleston to Hagerstown: 39 (#39 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 23 to Charleston
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#17. Wheeling, WV-OH Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Wheeling in 2015-2019: 65 (#14 most common destination from Wheeling)
- Migration from Charleston to Wheeling: 102 (#18 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 37 to Wheeling
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#16. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Chicago in 2015-2019: 67 (#250 most common destination from Chicago)
- Migration from Charleston to Chicago: 11 (#87 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 56 to Charleston

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#15. Jacksonville, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Jacksonville in 2015-2019: 81 (#117 most common destination from Jacksonville)
- Migration from Charleston to Jacksonville: 25 (#55 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 56 to Charleston
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#14. Lubbock, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Lubbock in 2015-2019: 84 (#34 most common destination from Lubbock)
- Migration from Charleston to Lubbock: 0 (#125 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 84 to Charleston
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#13. Canton-Massillon, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Canton in 2015-2019: 85 (#25 most common destination from Canton)
- Migration from Charleston to Canton: 6 (#98 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 79 to Charleston
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#12. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Nashville in 2015-2019: 92 (#100 most common destination from Nashville)
- Migration from Charleston to Nashville: 9 (#91 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 83 to Charleston
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#11. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from New York in 2015-2019: 98 (#221 most common destination from New York)
- Migration from Charleston to New York: 106 (#16 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 8 to New York

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#10. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Charlotte in 2015-2019: 105 (#118 most common destination from Charlotte)
- Migration from Charleston to Charlotte: 84 (#22 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 21 to Charleston
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#9. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Philadelphia in 2015-2019: 117 (#149 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Migration from Charleston to Philadelphia: 26 (#52 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 91 to Charleston
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#8. New Bern, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from New Bern in 2015-2019: 118 (#23 most common destination from New Bern)
- Migration from Charleston to New Bern: 0 (#125 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 118 to Charleston
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#7. Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Pittsburgh in 2015-2019: 155 (#79 most common destination from Pittsburgh)
- Migration from Charleston to Pittsburgh: 109 (#15 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 46 to Charleston
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#6. Columbus, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Columbus in 2015-2019: 197 (#55 most common destination from Columbus)
- Migration from Charleston to Columbus: 352 (#4 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 155 to Columbus

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#5. Parkersburg-Vienna, WV Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Parkersburg in 2015-2019: 238 (#3 most common destination from Parkersburg)
- Migration from Charleston to Parkersburg: 252 (#6 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 14 to Parkersburg
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#4. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Washington in 2015-2019: 282 (#134 most common destination from Washington)
- Migration from Charleston to Washington: 274 (#5 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 8 to Charleston
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#3. Morgantown, WV Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Morgantown in 2015-2019: 307 (#4 most common destination from Morgantown)
- Migration from Charleston to Morgantown: 400 (#3 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 93 to Morgantown
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#2. Beckley, WV Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Beckley in 2015-2019: 600 (#1 most common destination from Beckley)
- Migration from Charleston to Beckley: 568 (#2 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 32 to Charleston
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#1. Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH Metro Area

- Migration to Charleston from Huntington in 2015-2019: 1,509 (#1 most common destination from Huntington)
- Migration from Charleston to Huntington: 1,789 (#1 most common destination from Charleston)
- Net migration: 280 to Huntington

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