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Cincinnati Drawing New Residents From Ohio, But Also Chicago And New York

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Greater Cincinnati is a growing area, with people moving to the region from nearby cities like Dayton — but also Chicago, New York and Indianapolis. That is the conclusion of a new report on Cincinnati in-migration published by Austin-based LawnStarter, teaming with Bellhops, a moving services provider.

The companies crunched Census Bureau data to figure out where people were coming from during the 2010s to live in Cincinnati. Dayton topped the list, followed by Columbus and Cleveland. Louisville was next, followed by Chicago and Lexington, Kentucky. No. 7 on the list is greater New York, with Indianapolis coming next.

From 2010 to 2016, according to the Census Bureau, metro Cincinnati grew from a population of 2,117,889 to 2,165,139. That is an increase of 47,250 residents, and while some of that 2.2% growth comes from births among residents, a good portion were an influx of people from other areas.

During this decade, about 24% of new residents came from in-state, while 11.3% came from other countries.