By TAR Editorial Staff
The 2017 Texas Relocation Report released on January 4 by the Texas Association of REALTORS® (TAR) shows that Texas continues to gain new residents from out of state. Analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data shows that Texas ranked second among states for inflow of U.S. residents in 2015, with 553,032 people moving to the state. Texas bested its 2014 net gain in out-of-state residents by four percent in 2015—growth of 107,689 individuals.
“The diverse job opportunities and high quality of life in Texas continue to drive in-state and out-of-state migration to Texas cities and counties, both big and small,” said TAR Chair (and former HAR Chair) Vicki Fullerton. “This is the third consecutive year that Texas has gained more than 500,000 new residents from out of state.”
The number of out-of-state residents moving to Texas in 2015 increased by 2.8 percent year-over-year, with the greatest number of new Texans coming from California, Florida, Louisiana, New York and Oklahoma, in descending order. Texas again ranked third in terms of U.S. resident outflows led by residents moving to California, Florida, Oklahoma, Colorado, and Louisiana.
The 2017 Texas Relocation Report is the first to include comparative relocation data by Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim and New York-Newark-Jersey City recorded the greatest number of resident migrations to Texas in 2015 while Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington settled the most incoming residents from out-of-state, followed by Houston-The Woodlands-Sugarland and Austin-Round Rock. The full report may be found on TexasRealEstate.com
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