Metros sending the most people to Milwaukee

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June 23, 2022
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Metros sending the most people to Milwaukee

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

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#50. Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area

- Migration to Milwaukee from Pittsburgh in 2015-2019: 137 (#88 most common destination from Pittsburgh)
- Migration from Milwaukee to Pittsburgh: 112 (#73 most common destination from Milwaukee)
- Net migration: 25 to Milwaukee
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#49. Anchorage, AK Metro Area

- Migration to Milwaukee from Anchorage in 2015-2019: 145 (#41 most common destination from Anchorage)
- Migration from Milwaukee to Anchorage: 0 (#252 most common destination from Milwaukee)
- Net migration: 145 to Milwaukee
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#48. Dayton-Kettering, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Milwaukee from Dayton in 2015-2019: 145 (#42 most common destination from Dayton)
- Migration from Milwaukee to Dayton: 121 (#68 most common destination from Milwaukee)
- Net migration: 24 to Milwaukee
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#47. Ann Arbor, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Milwaukee from Ann Arbor in 2015-2019: 150 (#26 most common destination from Ann Arbor)
- Migration from Milwaukee to Ann Arbor: 154 (#57 most common destination from Milwaukee)
- Net migration: 4 to Ann Arbor
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#46. Kansas City, MO-KS Metro Area

- Migration to Milwaukee from Kansas City in 2015-2019: 156 (#79 most common destination from Kansas City)
- Migration from Milwaukee to Kansas City: 426 (#22 most common destination from Milwaukee)
- Net migration: 270 to Kansas City

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#45. Redding, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Milwaukee from Redding in 2015-2019: 162 (#10 most common destination from Redding)
- Migration from Milwaukee to Redding: 0 (#252 most common destination from Milwaukee)
- Net migration: 162 to Milwaukee
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#44. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area

- Migration to Milwaukee from Boston in 2015-2019: 169 (#102 most common destination from Boston)
- Migration from Milwaukee to Boston: 214 (#48 most common destination from Milwaukee)
- Net migration: 45 to Boston
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#43. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Milwaukee from Miami in 2015-2019: 169 (#122 most common destination from Miami)
- Migration from Milwaukee to Miami: 245 (#42 most common destination from Milwaukee)
- Net migration: 76 to Miami
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#42. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Milwaukee from San Diego in 2015-2019: 180 (#117 most common destination from San Diego)
- Migration from Milwaukee to San Diego: 283 (#38 most common destination from Milwaukee)
- Net migration: 103 to San Diego
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#41. Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metro Area

- Migration to Milwaukee from Memphis in 2015-2019: 180 (#53 most common destination from Memphis)
- Migration from Milwaukee to Memphis: 323 (#36 most common destination from Milwaukee)
- Net migration: 143 to Memphis

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#40. Columbus, GA-AL Metro Area

- Migration to Milwaukee from Columbus in 2015-2019: 186 (#31 most common destination from Columbus)
- Migration from Milwaukee to Columbus: 16 (#169 most common destination from Milwaukee)
- Net migration: 170 to Milwaukee
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#39. Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Milwaukee from Cleveland in 2015-2019: 193 (#53 most common destination from Cleveland)
- Migration from Milwaukee to Cleveland: 251 (#39 most common destination from Milwaukee)
- Net migration: 58 to Cleveland
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#38. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area

- Migration to Milwaukee from Charlotte in 2015-2019: 195 (#79 most common destination from Charlotte)
- Migration from Milwaukee to Charlotte: 373 (#32 most common destination from Milwaukee)
- Net migration: 178 to Charlotte
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#37. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Milwaukee from San Antonio in 2015-2019: 196 (#78 most common destination from San Antonio)
- Migration from Milwaukee to San Antonio: 115 (#72 most common destination from Milwaukee)
- Net migration: 81 to Milwaukee
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#36. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area

- Migration to Milwaukee from Philadelphia in 2015-2019: 199 (#119 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Migration from Milwaukee to Philadelphia: 354 (#33 most common destination from Milwaukee)
- Net migration: 155 to Philadelphia

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

- Migration to Milwaukee from Cincinnati in 2015-2019: 208 (#62 most common destination from Cincinnati)
- Migration from Milwaukee to Cincinnati: 329 (#35 most common destination from Milwaukee)
- Net migration: 121 to Cincinnati
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#34. Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area

- Migration to Milwaukee from Salt Lake City in 2015-2019: 210 (#38 most common destination from Salt Lake City)
- Migration from Milwaukee to Salt Lake City: 142 (#62 most common destination from Milwaukee)
- Net migration: 68 to Milwaukee
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#33. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Milwaukee from Tampa in 2015-2019: 217 (#88 most common destination from Tampa)
- Migration from Milwaukee to Tampa: 686 (#10 most common destination from Milwaukee)
- Net migration: 469 to Tampa
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#32. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Milwaukee from San Francisco in 2015-2019: 227 (#84 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Migration from Milwaukee to San Francisco: 408 (#24 most common destination from Milwaukee)
- Net migration: 181 to San Francisco
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#31. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metro Area

- Migration to Milwaukee from Portland in 2015-2019: 230 (#60 most common destination from Portland)
- Migration from Milwaukee to Portland: 177 (#53 most common destination from Milwaukee)
- Net migration: 53 to Milwaukee

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#30. Fort Wayne, IN Metro Area

- Migration to Milwaukee from Fort Wayne in 2015-2019: 237 (#12 most common destination from Fort Wayne)
- Migration from Milwaukee to Fort Wayne: 55 (#105 most common destination from Milwaukee)
- Net migration: 182 to Milwaukee
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#29. Rockford, IL Metro Area

- Migration to Milwaukee from Rockford in 2015-2019: 237 (#8 most common destination from Rockford)
- Migration from Milwaukee to Rockford: 196 (#50 most common destination from Milwaukee)
- Net migration: 41 to Milwaukee
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#28. Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metro Area

- Migration to Milwaukee from Indianapolis in 2015-2019: 251 (#55 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Migration from Milwaukee to Indianapolis: 639 (#13 most common destination from Milwaukee)
- Net migration: 388 to Indianapolis
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#27. Richmond, VA Metro Area

- Migration to Milwaukee from Richmond in 2015-2019: 269 (#31 most common destination from Richmond)
- Migration from Milwaukee to Richmond: 9 (#193 most common destination from Milwaukee)
- Net migration: 260 to Milwaukee
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#26. Janesville-Beloit, WI Metro Area

- Migration to Milwaukee from Janesville in 2015-2019: 271 (#4 most common destination from Janesville)
- Migration from Milwaukee to Janesville: 519 (#19 most common destination from Milwaukee)
- Net migration: 248 to Janesville

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#25. Springfield, MO Metro Area

- Migration to Milwaukee from Springfield in 2015-2019: 283 (#8 most common destination from Springfield)
- Migration from Milwaukee to Springfield: 152 (#59 most common destination from Milwaukee)
- Net migration: 131 to Milwaukee
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#24. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Milwaukee from Detroit in 2015-2019: 287 (#60 most common destination from Detroit)
- Migration from Milwaukee to Detroit: 386 (#27 most common destination from Milwaukee)
- Net migration: 99 to Detroit
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#23. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Milwaukee from Seattle in 2015-2019: 295 (#83 most common destination from Seattle)
- Migration from Milwaukee to Seattle: 294 (#37 most common destination from Milwaukee)
- Net migration: 1 to Milwaukee
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#22. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Milwaukee from Houston in 2015-2019: 331 (#80 most common destination from Houston)
- Migration from Milwaukee to Houston: 334 (#34 most common destination from Milwaukee)
- Net migration: 3 to Houston
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#21. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Milwaukee from Atlanta in 2015-2019: 341 (#102 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Migration from Milwaukee to Atlanta: 590 (#15 most common destination from Milwaukee)
- Net migration: 249 to Atlanta

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

- Migration to Milwaukee from Dallas in 2015-2019: 357 (#87 most common destination from Dallas)
- Migration from Milwaukee to Dallas: 593 (#14 most common destination from Milwaukee)
- Net migration: 236 to Dallas
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#19. Eau Claire, WI Metro Area

- Migration to Milwaukee from Eau Claire in 2015-2019: 365 (#3 most common destination from Eau Claire)
- Migration from Milwaukee to Eau Claire: 461 (#20 most common destination from Milwaukee)
- Net migration: 96 to Eau Claire
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#18. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Milwaukee from Orlando in 2015-2019: 394 (#45 most common destination from Orlando)
- Migration from Milwaukee to Orlando: 378 (#30 most common destination from Milwaukee)
- Net migration: 16 to Milwaukee
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#17. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Milwaukee from Denver in 2015-2019: 408 (#55 most common destination from Denver)
- Migration from Milwaukee to Denver: 429 (#21 most common destination from Milwaukee)
- Net migration: 21 to Denver
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#16. La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN Metro Area

- Migration to Milwaukee from La Crosse in 2015-2019: 417 (#3 most common destination from La Crosse)
- Migration from Milwaukee to La Crosse: 889 (#8 most common destination from Milwaukee)
- Net migration: 472 to La Crosse

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#15. Wausau-Weston, WI Metro Area

- Migration to Milwaukee from Wausau in 2015-2019: 426 (#2 most common destination from Wausau)
- Migration from Milwaukee to Wausau: 384 (#29 most common destination from Milwaukee)
- Net migration: 42 to Milwaukee
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#14. St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area

- Migration to Milwaukee from St. Louis in 2015-2019: 444 (#42 most common destination from St. Louis)
- Migration from Milwaukee to St. Louis: 588 (#16 most common destination from Milwaukee)
- Net migration: 144 to St. Louis
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#13. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Milwaukee from Los Angeles in 2015-2019: 466 (#86 most common destination from Los Angeles)
- Migration from Milwaukee to Los Angeles: 385 (#28 most common destination from Milwaukee)
- Net migration: 81 to Milwaukee
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#12. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area

- Migration to Milwaukee from Washington in 2015-2019: 510 (#88 most common destination from Washington)
- Migration from Milwaukee to Washington: 524 (#18 most common destination from Milwaukee)
- Net migration: 14 to Washington
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#11. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Milwaukee from Phoenix in 2015-2019: 519 (#48 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Migration from Milwaukee to Phoenix: 1,773 (#5 most common destination from Milwaukee)
- Net migration: 1,254 to Phoenix

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#10. Appleton, WI Metro Area

- Migration to Milwaukee from Appleton in 2015-2019: 577 (#3 most common destination from Appleton)
- Migration from Milwaukee to Appleton: 657 (#12 most common destination from Milwaukee)
- Net migration: 80 to Appleton
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#9. Oshkosh-Neenah, WI Metro Area

- Migration to Milwaukee from Oshkosh in 2015-2019: 626 (#3 most common destination from Oshkosh)
- Migration from Milwaukee to Oshkosh: 1,354 (#6 most common destination from Milwaukee)
- Net migration: 728 to Oshkosh
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#8. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area

- Migration to Milwaukee from New York in 2015-2019: 654 (#111 most common destination from New York)
- Migration from Milwaukee to New York: 391 (#26 most common destination from Milwaukee)
- Net migration: 263 to Milwaukee
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#7. Fond du Lac, WI Metro Area

- Migration to Milwaukee from Fond du Lac in 2015-2019: 819 (#2 most common destination from Fond du Lac)
- Migration from Milwaukee to Fond du Lac: 698 (#9 most common destination from Milwaukee)
- Net migration: 121 to Milwaukee
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#6. Green Bay, WI Metro Area

- Migration to Milwaukee from Green Bay in 2015-2019: 957 (#2 most common destination from Green Bay)
- Migration from Milwaukee to Green Bay: 1,253 (#7 most common destination from Milwaukee)
- Net migration: 296 to Green Bay

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

- Migration to Milwaukee from Minneapolis in 2015-2019: 1,167 (#16 most common destination from Minneapolis)
- Migration from Milwaukee to Minneapolis: 2,504 (#4 most common destination from Milwaukee)
- Net migration: 1,337 to Minneapolis
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#4. Sheboygan, WI Metro Area

- Migration to Milwaukee from Sheboygan in 2015-2019: 1,667 (#1 most common destination from Sheboygan)
- Migration from Milwaukee to Sheboygan: 682 (#11 most common destination from Milwaukee)
- Net migration: 985 to Milwaukee
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#3. Racine, WI Metro Area

- Migration to Milwaukee from Racine in 2015-2019: 2,684 (#1 most common destination from Racine)
- Migration from Milwaukee to Racine: 3,051 (#3 most common destination from Milwaukee)
- Net migration: 367 to Racine
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#2. Madison, WI Metro Area

- Migration to Milwaukee from Madison in 2015-2019: 2,816 (#1 most common destination from Madison)
- Migration from Milwaukee to Madison: 3,916 (#2 most common destination from Milwaukee)
- Net migration: 1,100 to Madison
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#1. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Milwaukee from Chicago in 2015-2019: 7,166 (#4 most common destination from Chicago)
- Migration from Milwaukee to Chicago: 3,969 (#1 most common destination from Milwaukee)
- Net migration: 3,197 to Milwaukee

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