The 12 top cities in the US where everyone is moving

The 12 top cities in the US where everyone is moving
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The Villages, Florida
The Villages, Florida.

  • Eight Florida cities made the top 12 positive net domestic migration rates among metros.
  • Wildwood-The Villages in Florida had the highest rate per 1,000 people.
  • The Dallas metro area had the greatest total positive net domestic migration.

Florida’s cities are still irresistible to movers across the US.

Several Florida metro areas like Wildwood-The Villages are seeing big net domestic migration rates. Plus, Wildwood-The Villages led the way for overall population growth from July 1, 2022, to the following July for metros, with a 4.7% rise in its population from 144,767.

Business Insider looked at the US metros with the most positive net domestic migration, or the metros where more people in the US were moving there than people moving out for a different area in the US. The latest net domestic migration values from the Census Bureau were for the period of July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023.

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Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas, had the highest positive net domestic migration among metros, with a value of 60,457. A lot of people were also heading to Houston-Pasadena-The Woodlands in Texas and Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater in Florida. They had net domestic migration values of 39,644 and 35,830 respectively.

But when accounting for metro population sizes as of July 1, 2022, net domestic migration rates suggest that Wildwood-The Villages is thriving with movers. This Florida metro had a net domestic migration value of 8,684 but a rate per 1,000 of around 60, the highest among metros. Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, came next, with a rate per 1,000 people of around 39. That South Carolina metro area saw net domestic migration of 15,061.

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Below are the US metros with the highest positive net domestic migration rates per 1,000.

12. Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, Florida
Daytona Beach
Daytona Beach, Florida.

Net domestic migration rate per 1,000 people: 24.87

Net domestic migration: 17,570

11. Punta Gorda, Florida
Punta Gorda, Florida
Punta Gorda, Florida.

Net domestic migration rate per 1,000 people: 24.96

Net domestic migration: 5,057

10. Sebring, Florida
Sebring, Florida
Sebring, Florida.

Net domestic migration rate per 1,000 people: 25.56

Net domestic migration: 2,700

9. Spartanburg, South Carolina
Spartanburg, South Carolina
Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Net domestic migration rate per 1,000 people: 27.36

Net domestic migration: 10,195

8. Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, Alabama
Daphne, Alabama
Daphne, Alabama.

Net domestic migration rate per 1,000 people: 27.60

Net domestic migration: 6,804

6. Port St. Lucie, Florida
Port St. Lucie, Florida
Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Net domestic migration rate per 1,000 people: 30.43

Net domestic migration: 15,849

5. Lakeland-Winter Haven, Florida
Hollis Garden in Lakeland, Florida.
Hollis Garden in Lakeland, Florida.

Net domestic migration rate per 1,000 people: 33.02

Net domestic migration: 26,029

4. Homosassa Springs, Florida
Homosassa, Florida
Homosassa, Florida.

Net domestic migration rate per 1,000 people: 38.05

Net domestic migration: 6,183

3. Ocala, Florida
Ocala, Florida
Ocala, Florida.

Net domestic migration rate per 1,000 people: 38.26

Net domestic migration: 15,167

2. Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Net domestic migration rate per 1,000 people: 39.31

Net domestic migration: 15,061

1. Wildwood-The Villages, Florida
The Villages, Florida
The Villages, Florida.

Net domestic migration rate per 1,000 people: 59.99

Net domestic migration: 8,684

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