Coldwell Banker Commercial - Lubbock ,Texas
Jan 5, 2017

Report: Over half a million U.S. residents relocated to Texas in 2015

Texas attracted more new residents than nearly every other state in the country in 2015, according to a report released yesterday by the Texas Association of REALTORS (TAR).


The 2017 Texas Relocation Report from TAR explores recent demographic trends and population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. More than half a million U.S. residents relocated to Texas in 2015, according to the report, which is more than any other state except Florida.

“Texas continues to be a high-demand destination for incoming residents across the United States,” the report states.

Of all states in the country, California supplied the most new Texas residents during 2015, with 65,546 Californians moving to the Lone Star State.

“Texas bested its 2014 net gain in out-of-state residents by 4% in 2015—growth of 107,689 individuals,” TAR said in a release.

People moving to Texas are usually attracted by the healthy economy and promising job prospects.

“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 Vicki Fullerton, 2017 chairman of TAR, in the release. “This is the third consecutive year that Texas has gained more than 500,000 new residents from out of state.”

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 Source: Texas Association of REALTORS