Where people in Charleston, West Virginia are moving to most

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May 17, 2022
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Where people in Charleston, West Virginia are moving to most

Stacker compiled a list of where people in Charleston, WV 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 Charleston, West Virginia between 2015 and 2019. Ties were broken by gross migration.

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#50. Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area

- Migration to Baton Rouge in 2015-2019: 27
- Migration from Baton Rouge to Charleston: 0
- Net migration: 27 to Baton Rouge

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#49. Salisbury, MD-DE Metro Area

- Migration to Salisbury in 2015-2019: 28
- Migration from Salisbury to Charleston: 20 (#79 most common destination from Salisbury)
- Net migration: 8 to Salisbury

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#48. Gainesville, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Gainesville in 2015-2019: 29
- Migration from Gainesville to Charleston: 0
- Net migration: 29 to Gainesville

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

- Migration to Miami in 2015-2019: 29
- Migration from Miami to Charleston: 6 (#306 most common destination from Miami)
- Net migration: 23 to Miami

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#46. Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area

- Migration to Cincinnati in 2015-2019: 30
- Migration from Cincinnati to Charleston: 2 (#252 most common destination from Cincinnati)
- Net migration: 28 to Cincinnati

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#45. Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Hickory in 2015-2019: 32
- Migration from Hickory to Charleston: 0
- Net migration: 32 to Hickory

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#44. Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Pensacola in 2015-2019: 33
- Migration from Pensacola to Charleston: 0
- Net migration: 33 to Pensacola

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#43. Killeen-Temple, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Killeen in 2015-2019: 35
- Migration from Killeen to Charleston: 0
- Net migration: 35 to Killeen

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#42. St. Cloud, MN Metro Area

- Migration to St. Cloud in 2015-2019: 35
- Migration from St. Cloud to Charleston: 0
- Net migration: 35 to St. Cloud

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#41. Cumberland, MD-WV Metro Area

- Migration to Cumberland in 2015-2019: 36
- Migration from Cumberland to Charleston: 0
- Net migration: 36 to Cumberland

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#40. Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metro Area

- Migration to Hagerstown in 2015-2019: 39
- Migration from Hagerstown to Charleston: 62 (#33 most common destination from Hagerstown)
- Net migration: 23 to Charleston

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#39. Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metro Area

- Migration to Memphis in 2015-2019: 39
- Migration from Memphis to Charleston: 8 (#214 most common destination from Memphis)
- Net migration: 31 to Memphis

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#38. Winston-Salem, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Winston in 2015-2019: 39
- Migration from Winston to Charleston: 9 (#123 most common destination from Winston)
- Net migration: 30 to Winston

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#37. Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA Metro Area

- Migration to Youngstown in 2015-2019: 40
- Migration from Youngstown to Charleston: 0
- Net migration: 40 to Youngstown

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#36. Chattanooga, TN-GA Metro Area

- Migration to Chattanooga in 2015-2019: 42
- Migration from Chattanooga to Charleston: 0
- Net migration: 42 to Chattanooga

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#35. Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Lakeland in 2015-2019: 43
- Migration from Lakeland to Charleston: 0
- Net migration: 43 to Lakeland

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#34. Raleigh-Cary, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Raleigh in 2015-2019: 48
- Migration from Raleigh to Charleston: 0
- Net migration: 48 to Raleigh

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#33. Provo-Orem, UT Metro Area

- Migration to Provo in 2015-2019: 51
- Migration from Provo to Charleston: 28 (#102 most common destination from Provo)
- Net migration: 23 to Provo

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#32. Fayetteville, NC Metro Area

- Migration to Fayetteville in 2015-2019: 54
- Migration from Fayetteville to Charleston: 52 (#102 most common destination from Fayetteville)
- Net migration: 2 to Fayetteville

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#31. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area

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

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#30. Columbia, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Columbia in 2015-2019: 63
- Migration from Columbia to Charleston: 0
- Net migration: 63 to Columbia

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#29. Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metro Area

- Migration to Louisville/Jefferson County in 2015-2019: 64
- Migration from Louisville/Jefferson County to Charleston: 0
- Net migration: 64 to Louisville/Jefferson County

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

- Migration to Sacramento in 2015-2019: 67
- Migration from Sacramento to Charleston: 28 (#169 most common destination from Sacramento)
- Net migration: 39 to Sacramento

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#27. Tyler, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Tyler in 2015-2019: 71
- Migration from Tyler to Charleston: 0
- Net migration: 71 to Tyler

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#26. Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Cleveland in 2015-2019: 76
- Migration from Cleveland to Charleston: 33 (#152 most common destination from Cleveland)
- Net migration: 43 to Cleveland

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

- Migration to San Diego in 2015-2019: 76
- Migration from San Diego to Charleston: 7 (#298 most common destination from San Diego)
- Net migration: 69 to San Diego

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#24. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Phoenix in 2015-2019: 81
- Migration from Phoenix to Charleston: 47 (#242 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 34 to Phoenix

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

- Migration to Dallas in 2015-2019: 81
- Migration from Dallas to Charleston: 7 (#331 most common destination from Dallas)
- Net migration: 74 to Dallas

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

- Migration to Charlotte in 2015-2019: 84
- Migration from Charlotte to Charleston: 105 (#118 most common destination from Charlotte)
- Net migration: 21 to Charleston

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

- Migration to Weirton in 2015-2019: 86
- Migration from Weirton to Charleston: 51 (#16 most common destination from Weirton)
- Net migration: 35 to Weirton

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#20. Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metro Area

- Migration to Myrtle Beach in 2015-2019: 86
- Migration from Myrtle Beach to Charleston: 0
- Net migration: 86 to Myrtle Beach

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#19. Punta Gorda, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Punta Gorda in 2015-2019: 98
- Migration from Punta Gorda to Charleston: 15 (#73 most common destination from Punta Gorda)
- Net migration: 83 to Punta Gorda

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#18. Wheeling, WV-OH Metro Area

- Migration to Wheeling in 2015-2019: 102
- Migration from Wheeling to Charleston: 65 (#14 most common destination from Wheeling)
- Net migration: 37 to Wheeling

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#17. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Denver in 2015-2019: 104
- Migration from Denver to Charleston: 30 (#239 most common destination from Denver)
- Net migration: 74 to Denver

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#16. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area

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

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#15. Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area

- Migration to Pittsburgh in 2015-2019: 109
- Migration from Pittsburgh to Charleston: 155 (#79 most common destination from Pittsburgh)
- Net migration: 46 to Charleston

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#14. Richmond, VA Metro Area

- Migration to Richmond in 2015-2019: 111
- Migration from Richmond to Charleston: 12 (#176 most common destination from Richmond)
- Net migration: 99 to Richmond

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

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

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#12. Akron, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Akron in 2015-2019: 126
- Migration from Akron to Charleston: 12 (#129 most common destination from Akron)
- Net migration: 114 to Akron

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#11. Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metro Area

- Migration to Augusta in 2015-2019: 130
- Migration from Augusta to Charleston: 0
- Net migration: 130 to Augusta

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#10. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Houston in 2015-2019: 137
- Migration from Houston to Charleston: 0
- Net migration: 137 to Houston

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#9. North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL Metro Area

- Migration to North Port in 2015-2019: 141
- Migration from North Port to Charleston: 0
- Net migration: 141 to North Port

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#8. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle in 2015-2019: 230
- Migration from Seattle to Charleston: 0
- Net migration: 230 to Seattle

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#7. Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area

- Migration to Lexington in 2015-2019: 235
- Migration from Lexington to Charleston: 29 (#86 most common destination from Lexington)
- Net migration: 206 to Lexington

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#6. Parkersburg-Vienna, WV Metro Area

- Migration to Parkersburg in 2015-2019: 252
- Migration from Parkersburg to Charleston: 238 (#3 most common destination from Parkersburg)
- Net migration: 14 to Parkersburg

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

- Migration to Washington in 2015-2019: 274
- Migration from Washington to Charleston: 282 (#134 most common destination from Washington)
- Net migration: 8 to Charleston

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#4. Columbus, OH Metro Area

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

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#3. Morgantown, WV Metro Area

- Migration to Morgantown in 2015-2019: 400
- Migration from Morgantown to Charleston: 307 (#4 most common destination from Morgantown)
- Net migration: 93 to Morgantown

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#2. Beckley, WV Metro Area

- Migration to Beckley in 2015-2019: 568
- Migration from Beckley to Charleston: 600 (#1 most common destination from Beckley)
- Net migration: 32 to Charleston

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#1. Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH Metro Area

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

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