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Texas ranked second in the nation for relocation activity in 2017, according to the Texas Relocation Report released by Texas REALTORS®, which analyzes the latest migration data from the U.S. Census Bureau and U-Haul. Texas remained a hotbed of relocation activity in 2017 due in part to our diverse job opportunities, the record-breaking housing market, and a booming economy. This is the fifth year in a row that Texas has gained more than 500,000 new residents from out of state and we anticipate that trend will continue in the coming years.
According to the report, Texas welcomed 524,511 new residents in 2017. This is less than the number of out-of-state residents who moved to Texas in 2016 (531,996). The net gain of out-of-state residents in Texas in 2017 fell from 87,656 in 2016 to 57,173 residents in 2017.
Residents moving to Texas from outside of the United States made up nearly half of the total inflow of residents.
Among U.S. states, the highest number of new Texans relocated from California (63,175), Florida (33,740), Louisiana (28,700), Illinois (26,214) and New York (20,644).
At the county level, Harris County (Houston) led the state with a net gain of 83,282 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).
The top 5 States for People Moving to Texas
- California – 63,1752.
- Florida – 33,7403.
- Louisiana – 28,7004.
- Illinois – 26,2145.
- New York –20,644
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