Where people in Rockford are moving to most

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Stacker compiled a list of where people in Rockford 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 Rockford between 2014 and 2018. Ties were broken by gross migration.
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#25. Fort Collins, CO Metro Area

– Migration to Fort Collins in 2014-2018: 85
– Migration from Fort Collins to Rockford: 8 (#151 most common destination from Fort Collins)
– Net migration: 77 to Fort Collins
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#24. Green Bay, WI Metro Area

– Migration to Green Bay in 2014-2018: 85
– Migration from Green Bay to Rockford: 36 (#45 most common destination from Green Bay)
– Net migration: 49 to Green Bay
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#23. Austin-Round Rock, TX Metro Area

– Migration to Austin in 2014-2018: 86
– Migration from Austin to Rockford: 12 (#239 most common destination from Austin)
– Net migration: 74 to Austin
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#22. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area

– Migration to Los Angeles in 2014-2018: 98
– Migration from Los Angeles to Rockford: 64 (#241 most common destination from Los Angeles)
– Net migration: 34 to Los Angeles
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#21. Carbondale-Marion, IL Metro Area

– Migration to Carbondale in 2014-2018: 111
– Migration from Carbondale to Rockford: 146 (#9 most common destination from Carbondale)
– Net migration: 35 to Rockford
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#20. North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL Metro Area

– Migration to North Port in 2014-2018: 116
– Migration from North Port to Rockford: 0
– Net migration: 116 to North Port
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#19. Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA Metro Area

– Migration to Sacramento in 2014-2018: 122
– Migration from Sacramento to Rockford: 25 (#176 most common destination from Sacramento)
– Net migration: 97 to Sacramento
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#18. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area

– Migration to Tampa in 2014-2018: 125
– Migration from Tampa to Rockford: 20 (#255 most common destination from Tampa)
– Net migration: 105 to Tampa
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#17. Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL Metro Area

– Migration to Davenport in 2014-2018: 126
– Migration from Davenport to Rockford: 91 (#29 most common destination from Davenport)
– Net migration: 35 to Davenport
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#16. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metro Area

– Migration to Portland in 2014-2018: 142
– Migration from Portland to Rockford: 0
– Net migration: 142 to Portland
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#15. Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN Metro Area

– Migration to Nashville in 2014-2018: 149
– Migration from Nashville to Rockford: 127 (#84 most common destination from Nashville)
– Net migration: 22 to Nashville
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#14. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area

– Migration to Dallas in 2014-2018: 156
– Migration from Dallas to Rockford: 121 (#164 most common destination from Dallas)
– Net migration: 35 to Dallas
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#13. St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area

– Migration to St. Louis in 2014-2018: 169
– Migration from St. Louis to Rockford: 201 (#81 most common destination from St. Louis)
– Net migration: 32 to Rockford
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#12. Springfield, IL Metro Area

– Migration to Springfield in 2014-2018: 171
– Migration from Springfield to Rockford: 16 (#68 most common destination from Springfield)
– Net migration: 155 to Springfield
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#11. Punta Gorda, FL Metro Area

– Migration to Punta Gorda in 2014-2018: 186
– Migration from Punta Gorda to Rockford: 0
– Net migration: 186 to Punta Gorda
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#10. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metro Area

– Migration to Minneapolis in 2014-2018: 203
– Migration from Minneapolis to Rockford: 34 (#211 most common destination from Minneapolis)
– Net migration: 169 to Minneapolis
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#9. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area

– Migration to Orlando in 2014-2018: 214
– Migration from Orlando to Rockford: 67 (#138 most common destination from Orlando)
– Net migration: 147 to Orlando
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#8. Madison, WI Metro Area

– Migration to Madison in 2014-2018: 225
– Migration from Madison to Rockford: 0
– Net migration: 225 to Madison
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#7. Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metro Area

– Migration to Milwaukee in 2014-2018: 267
– Migration from Milwaukee to Rockford: 428 (#25 most common destination from Milwaukee)
– Net migration: 161 to Rockford
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#6. Champaign-Urbana, IL Metro Area

– Migration to Champaign in 2014-2018: 281
– Migration from Champaign to Rockford: 103 (#31 most common destination from Champaign)
– Net migration: 178 to Champaign
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#5. Bloomington, IL Metro Area

– Migration to Bloomington in 2014-2018: 323
– Migration from Bloomington to Rockford: 131 (#18 most common destination from Bloomington)
– Net migration: 192 to Bloomington
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#4. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area

– Migration to Seattle in 2014-2018: 424
– Migration from Seattle to Rockford: 88 (#170 most common destination from Seattle)
– Net migration: 336 to Seattle
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#3. Janesville-Beloit, WI Metro Area

– Migration to Janesville in 2014-2018: 502
– Migration from Janesville to Rockford: 609 (#2 most common destination from Janesville)
– Net migration: 107 to Rockford
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#2. Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metro Area

– Migration to Phoenix in 2014-2018: 646
– Migration from Phoenix to Rockford: 60 (#225 most common destination from Phoenix)
– Net migration: 586 to Phoenix
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#1. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area

– Migration to Chicago in 2014-2018: 2,554
– Migration from Chicago to Rockford: 5,983 (#8 most common destination from Chicago)
– Net migration: 3,429 to Rockford

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