February 9, 2018
Texas ranked second in the nation when it came to incoming residents in 2016. The Texas Relocation Report, released by the Texas Association of Realtors, reported that 531,996 new residents came to the Lone Star State.
Nearly half of the gross inflow of residents to Texas originated outside the U.S. Among U.S. states, the highest number of new Texans relocated from:
- California (69,945)
- Florida (31,145)
- Oklahoma (30,532)
- Louisiana (27,998)
- Illinois (21,848)
At the county level, Harris County led the state with a net gain of 20,942 residents relocating from out of state. 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) while three of the counties were located in Central Texas (Travis, Williamson and Bell).
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