Think of neighbors of yours which have recently moved into Richland County. Or consider those friends or family which have left the area for other parts.
From where have they come and where did they go?
That is the question which the website Stacker sought to answer as it specifically considered the most common metropolitan areas in the county from which people moved to metro Columbus, and then, in reverse, where Columbus residents have been moving.
As you might expect, the largest number of those transplanting themselves from one place to another come from or go to another metropolitan area in Ohio. It might come as a little surprise, however, that the Mansfield Metropolitan Area ranks in the top 25 in both of those categories.
Slacker describes itself this way — “With the overload of content across the web, it can be hard to wade through the fake, biased, or just plain boring stories. That’s why at Stacker we built a brand committed to combining objective expert analysis with rich editorial insights—delivering stories that help readers understand important topics in their neighborhood or around the world, in a format that’s enjoyable to consume.”
In the study, Stacker compiled a list of metros that are sending or receiving the most people to/from Columbus using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Metros are ranked by the estimated number of people who moved to or form Columbus from the metro between 2014 and 2018. Ties were broken by gross migration.
During that time period, 1,308 people moved from Mansfield to Columbus, representing the #1 destination for transplanting Richland Countians. Leading that list of metro areas providing new central Ohioans was the Cleveland-Elyria Metropolitan Area, from which 6,338 made the move.
In reverse, a number of people actually went north on I-71, with 621 individuals making the move from Columbus to Mansfield. This provided for a net out-migration from Richland County of 687 people.
Mansfield ranked 22nd among such metropolitan areas in terms of welcoming leaving Columbus area residents.
The most common relocation for central Ohioans was to the south. The Cincinnati Metropolitan Area received 6,742 transplants from 2014 to 2018.
Numbers, of course, tell only part of the story. If you have knowledge of anyone making the Columbus – Manfield move, in or out, drop us a line at [email protected] and we’ll share those insights.