January 27, 2020
Report: Texas ranked second in the nation for relocation activity in 2018, according to Texas Realtors’ 2020 edition of the Texas Relocation Report.
The information, based on analyses of the latest migration data from the U.S. Census Bureau and U-Haul, showed that 563,945 people migrated to the Lone Star state in 2018, an increase above the 524,511 who relocated to Texas in 2017. Florida took the top spot, with 566,576 relocations.
Among U.S. states, the highest number of new Texans relocated from:
- California (86,164)
- Florida (37,262)
- Louisiana (29,108)
- Oklahoma (24,590)
- New York (21,509)
At the county level, Harris County (Houston) led the state with a net gain of 80,572 residents relocating from out of state, but four of the top 10 counties with the highest net gain of out-of-state residents were in North Texas (Dallas, Tarrant, Collin and Denton counties). Three of the top 10 counties were located in Central Texas (Travis, Williamson and Bell).
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