Texas was the second most popular state for relocation activity in 2018; Californians moving to Texas increased 36.4%

  • January 27, 2020
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Texas ranked second in the nation for relocation activity in 2018, according to the 2020 edition of the Texas Relocation Report released today by Texas Realtors, which analyzes the latest migration data from the U.S. Census Bureau and U-Haul.

“For the sixth year in a row, more than half a million people chose Texas as their new home,” said Cindi Bulla, 2020 chairman of Texas Realtors. “And why not? In addition to its business-friendly environment with no state income tax and abundance of jobs, land and opportunity, Texas is known for its diverse, friendly spirit and culture.”

According to the report, Texas welcomed 563,945 new residents in 2018. This figure is more than the number of out-of-state residents who moved to Texas in 2017 (524,511). The net gain of out-of-state residents in Texas in 2018 increased 78.1% from 57,173 in 2017 to 101,805 residents in 2018.

Among U.S. states, the highest number of new Texans relocated from California (86,164), Florida(37,262), Louisiana (29,108), Oklahoma (24,590) and New York (21,509). The number of people who relocated from California to Texas increased by 36.4% compared to 2017. The Lone Star State also welcomed 201,559 new residents from outside the United States in 2018.

Texas ranked third in the United States for the number of residents moving out of state (462,140) in 2018. The most popular out-of-state relocation destinations for Texans were California (37,810), Oklahoma(31,551), Colorado (26,930), Florida (24,197) and Louisiana (23,588).

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