Where people in Milwaukee are moving to most

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

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

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#50. Rockford, IL Metro Area

- Migration to Rockford in 2015-2019: 196
- Migration from Rockford to Milwaukee: 237 (#8 most common destination from Rockford)
- Net migration: 41 to Milwaukee
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#49. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area

- Migration to Las Vegas in 2015-2019: 209
- Migration from Las Vegas to Milwaukee: 131 (#89 most common destination from Las Vegas)
- Net migration: 78 to Las Vegas
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#48. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area

- Migration to Boston in 2015-2019: 214
- Migration from Boston to Milwaukee: 169 (#102 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 45 to Boston
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#47. Lancaster, PA Metro Area

- Migration to Lancaster in 2015-2019: 224
- Migration from Lancaster to Milwaukee: 20 (#94 most common destination from Lancaster)
- Net migration: 204 to Lancaster
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#46. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Jose in 2015-2019: 230
- Migration from San Jose to Milwaukee: 108 (#81 most common destination from San Jose)
- Net migration: 122 to San Jose

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#45. Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Colorado Springs in 2015-2019: 230
- Migration from Colorado Springs to Milwaukee: 135 (#77 most common destination from Colorado Springs)
- Net migration: 95 to Colorado Springs
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#44. Decatur, IL Metro Area

- Migration to Decatur in 2015-2019: 242
- Migration from Decatur to Milwaukee: 6 (#52 most common destination from Decatur)
- Net migration: 236 to Decatur
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#43. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Riverside in 2015-2019: 242
- Migration from Riverside to Milwaukee: 79 (#159 most common destination from Riverside)
- Net migration: 163 to Riverside
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#42. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Miami in 2015-2019: 245
- Migration from Miami to Milwaukee: 169 (#122 most common destination from Miami)
- Net migration: 76 to Miami
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#41. Tucson, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Tucson in 2015-2019: 246
- Migration from Tucson to Milwaukee: 35 (#145 most common destination from Tucson)
- Net migration: 211 to Tucson

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

- Migration to Des Moines in 2015-2019: 249
- Migration from Des Moines to Milwaukee: 113 (#33 most common destination from Des Moines)
- Net migration: 136 to Des Moines
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#39. Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Cleveland in 2015-2019: 251
- Migration from Cleveland to Milwaukee: 193 (#53 most common destination from Cleveland)
- Net migration: 58 to Cleveland
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#38. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Diego in 2015-2019: 283
- Migration from San Diego to Milwaukee: 180 (#117 most common destination from San Diego)
- Net migration: 103 to San Diego
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#37. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area

- Migration to Seattle in 2015-2019: 294
- Migration from Seattle to Milwaukee: 295 (#83 most common destination from Seattle)
- Net migration: 1 to Milwaukee
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#36. Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metro Area

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

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

- Migration to Cincinnati in 2015-2019: 329
- Migration from Cincinnati to Milwaukee: 208 (#62 most common destination from Cincinnati)
- Net migration: 121 to Cincinnati
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#34. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Houston in 2015-2019: 334
- Migration from Houston to Milwaukee: 331 (#80 most common destination from Houston)
- Net migration: 3 to Houston
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#33. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia in 2015-2019: 354
- Migration from Philadelphia to Milwaukee: 199 (#119 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 155 to Philadelphia
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#32. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area

- Migration to Charlotte in 2015-2019: 373
- Migration from Charlotte to Milwaukee: 195 (#79 most common destination from Charlotte)
- Net migration: 178 to Charlotte
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#31. Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Cape Coral in 2015-2019: 374
- Migration from Cape Coral to Milwaukee: 43 (#96 most common destination from Cape Coral)
- Net migration: 331 to Cape Coral

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#30. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Orlando in 2015-2019: 378
- Migration from Orlando to Milwaukee: 394 (#45 most common destination from Orlando)
- Net migration: 16 to Milwaukee
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#29. Wausau-Weston, WI Metro Area

- Migration to Wausau in 2015-2019: 384
- Migration from Wausau to Milwaukee: 426 (#2 most common destination from Wausau)
- Net migration: 42 to Milwaukee
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#28. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area

- Migration to Los Angeles in 2015-2019: 385
- Migration from Los Angeles to Milwaukee: 466 (#86 most common destination from Los Angeles)
- Net migration: 81 to Milwaukee
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#27. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Detroit in 2015-2019: 386
- Migration from Detroit to Milwaukee: 287 (#60 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 99 to Detroit
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#26. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area

- Migration to New York in 2015-2019: 391
- Migration from New York to Milwaukee: 654 (#111 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 263 to Milwaukee

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#25. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metro Area

- Migration to Baltimore in 2015-2019: 397
- Migration from Baltimore to Milwaukee: 62 (#155 most common destination from Baltimore)
- Net migration: 335 to Baltimore
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#24. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA Metro Area

- Migration to San Francisco in 2015-2019: 408
- Migration from San Francisco to Milwaukee: 227 (#84 most common destination from San Francisco)
- Net migration: 181 to San Francisco
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#23. North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL Metro Area

- Migration to North Port in 2015-2019: 422
- Migration from North Port to Milwaukee: 104 (#54 most common destination from North Port)
- Net migration: 318 to North Port
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#22. Kansas City, MO-KS Metro Area

- Migration to Kansas City in 2015-2019: 426
- Migration from Kansas City to Milwaukee: 156 (#79 most common destination from Kansas City)
- Net migration: 270 to Kansas City
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#21. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Denver in 2015-2019: 429
- Migration from Denver to Milwaukee: 408 (#55 most common destination from Denver)
- Net migration: 21 to Denver

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#20. Eau Claire, WI Metro Area

- Migration to Eau Claire in 2015-2019: 461
- Migration from Eau Claire to Milwaukee: 365 (#3 most common destination from Eau Claire)
- Net migration: 96 to Eau Claire
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#19. Janesville-Beloit, WI Metro Area

- Migration to Janesville in 2015-2019: 519
- Migration from Janesville to Milwaukee: 271 (#4 most common destination from Janesville)
- Net migration: 248 to Janesville
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#18. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area

- Migration to Washington in 2015-2019: 524
- Migration from Washington to Milwaukee: 510 (#88 most common destination from Washington)
- Net migration: 14 to Washington
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#17. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Austin in 2015-2019: 534
- Migration from Austin to Milwaukee: 110 (#101 most common destination from Austin)
- Net migration: 424 to Austin
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#16. St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area

- Migration to St. Louis in 2015-2019: 588
- Migration from St. Louis to Milwaukee: 444 (#42 most common destination from St. Louis)
- Net migration: 144 to St. Louis

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#15. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Atlanta in 2015-2019: 590
- Migration from Atlanta to Milwaukee: 341 (#102 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 249 to Atlanta
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#14. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Dallas in 2015-2019: 593
- Migration from Dallas to Milwaukee: 357 (#87 most common destination from Dallas)
- Net migration: 236 to Dallas
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#13. Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metro Area

- Migration to Indianapolis in 2015-2019: 639
- Migration from Indianapolis to Milwaukee: 251 (#55 most common destination from Indianapolis)
- Net migration: 388 to Indianapolis
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#12. Appleton, WI Metro Area

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

- Migration to Sheboygan in 2015-2019: 682
- Migration from Sheboygan to Milwaukee: 1,667 (#1 most common destination from Sheboygan)
- Net migration: 985 to Milwaukee

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

- Migration to Tampa in 2015-2019: 686
- Migration from Tampa to Milwaukee: 217 (#88 most common destination from Tampa)
- Net migration: 469 to Tampa
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#9. Fond du Lac, WI Metro Area

- Migration to Fond du Lac in 2015-2019: 698
- Migration from Fond du Lac to Milwaukee: 819 (#2 most common destination from Fond du Lac)
- Net migration: 121 to Milwaukee
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#8. La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN Metro Area

- Migration to La Crosse in 2015-2019: 889
- Migration from La Crosse to Milwaukee: 417 (#3 most common destination from La Crosse)
- Net migration: 472 to La Crosse
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#7. Green Bay, WI Metro Area

- Migration to Green Bay in 2015-2019: 1,253
- Migration from Green Bay to Milwaukee: 957 (#2 most common destination from Green Bay)
- Net migration: 296 to Green Bay
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#6. Oshkosh-Neenah, WI Metro Area

- Migration to Oshkosh in 2015-2019: 1,354
- Migration from Oshkosh to Milwaukee: 626 (#3 most common destination from Oshkosh)
- Net migration: 728 to Oshkosh

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

- Migration to Phoenix in 2015-2019: 1,773
- Migration from Phoenix to Milwaukee: 519 (#48 most common destination from Phoenix)
- Net migration: 1,254 to Phoenix
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#4. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metro Area

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

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

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

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

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