Metro migration

Here's a list of large U.S. metro areas ranked by the estimated annual net migration of people age 25-34. The 2008-10 numbers were released Thursday.

Rank Metro Area 2008-10 Since 2005-07
1 Denver 10,429 +5,749
2 Houston 9,366 -1,626
3 Dallas-Fort Worth 8,731 +2,374
4 Seattle 7,451 +1,193
5 Austin 7,099 +879
6 Washington 7,044 +14,987
7 Portland 6,656 -88
8 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 5,087 -18,060
9 San Antonio 5,031 +1,556
10 Charlotte 2,999 -6,274
11 Raleigh 2,998 -1,749
12 Nashville 2,476 +385
13 Louisville 2,194 -1,023
14 Sacramento 2,056 -1,615
15 Pittsburgh 2,008 +6,768
16 Columbus 1,862 +2,288
17 Phoenix 1,807 -12,413
18 New Orleans 1,695 +20,321
19 Kansas City 1,676 +1,601
20 Birmingham 1,418 +914
21 Richmond 1,298 -1,949
22 Salt Lake City 1,007 +3,597
23 Atlanta 942 -11,225
24 St. Louis 870 +3,219
25 Baltimore 619 +923
26 Boston 592 +8,793
27 Rochester 257 +835
28 Cincinnati 230 +506
29 Oklahoma City 16 -3,017
30 San Jose -65 +827
31 Hartford -111 +680
32 Memphis -201 -661
33 Indianapolis -220 -2,421
34 Tampa-St. Petersburg -300 -2,913
35 Las Vegas -462 -6,662
36 Buffalo -478 +1,732
37 Providence -589 +1,015
38 Jacksonville -651 -2,991
39 Minneapolis-St. Paul -663 +1,462
40 Milwaukee -1,014 +2,007
41 San Francisco -1,414 +4,837
42 Cleveland -1,835 +191
43 Philadelphia -2,345 -17
44 Orlando -2,938 -3,949
45 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News -3,855 -3,713
46 San Diego -5,364 +3,627
47 Miami-Fort Lauderdale -5,724 +9,484
48 Detroit -7,501 -1,524
49 Chicago -9,645 +4,214
50 New York -22,325 +24,702
51 Los Angeles -24,470 +29,325

SOURCE: CensusScope. The Washington Post. Published Oct. 26, 2011.

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