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I was just wondering if there is a single word for the person who has recently moved to the new city or new in town.

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    “The new kid in town.” (SCNR) – mirabilos Aug 25 '17 at 16:12
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    The phrase "new in town" is extremely common in this scenario, even though it's not a single word. "Excuse me, I'm new in town and need to get to the train station" "Hi, are you new in town?" etc – barbecue Aug 25 '17 at 18:33
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I think what you're looking for is Newcomer.

(noun) 1. a person or thing that has recently arrived; new arrival:

She is a newcomer to our city.
The firm is a newcomer in the field of advertising.

Dictionary.com

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Newcomer was my first thought but, depending on the context, incomer may also be suitable.

incomer Noun British
A person who has come to live in an area in which they have not grown up, especially in a close-knit rural community.

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    While you can lose your newcomer status, in many rural places you'll never lose your incomer status. – Chris H Aug 25 '17 at 11:45
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    Quite so, @Chris H. Years ago I met an Englishwoman in the Swiss village of Blonay. She told me that she and her Silician husband had always been referred to as the new people in the village, even after having lived there for 35 years. – NMI Aug 25 '17 at 11:53
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    I can tell you that the word 'incomer' is not in common usage in Britain. – AJFaraday Aug 25 '17 at 15:32
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    Nor in Australia, @AJFaraday but just because it's not being used doesn't mean it shouldn't be used. Abid could bring incomer to new prominence—or not. – NMI Aug 25 '17 at 15:35
  • Sounds like a perfectly cromulent idea to me ;) – AJFaraday Aug 25 '17 at 15:36
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I've heard people out west say, greenhorn, though typically it means something equivalent to a rookie, it can also mean a newcomer usually to a rural area.

Greenhorn (MWD)

1 : an inexperienced or naive person

2 : a newcomer (as to a country) unacquainted with local manners and customs

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Johnny-come-lately (MWD)

This isn't nearly as common as the other answers in this thread, but it's a colorful, American phrase and deserves mention.

1: a late or recent arrival: newcomer

2: upstart

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