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Post by Maddog on Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:13 am

My roles as the Texas state demographer and as director of the Texas Demographic Center at the University of Texas at San Antonio give me incredible insight into how populations move in and out of the state. One trend that has remained unchanged for nearly a decade: Texas has led all states in net domestic migration, resulting in an estimated 1,019,434 new residents to our state between 2010 and 2017, or 385 per day, and the influx does not appear to be subsiding.

The question quickly becomes, who is moving to Texas and why?

The 2017 American Community Survey shows for most new arrivals, their last states of residence were California, Florida, Louisiana, Illinois and New York. In fact, more than 63,000 people moved from California to Texas alone in 2017.

The why question is a little trickier, but certain factors are undeniable. Texas' major cities provide a high quality of life and a lower cost-of-living than those in California and New York. And the influx of highly educated people have established influential hubs of industry in sectors as diverse as tech, telecommunications, health care, higher education and energy.

With tech companies such as AT&T, Dell, NEC and Texas Instruments based in Texas, combined with a thriving startup scene in Austin, the state is becoming an increasingly important innovation epicenter.

Innovation no longer exists only in coastal cities where rents, never mind mortgages, are skyrocketing far past what normal employed people can afford. Great ideas exist wherever great minds gather, and Texas is well positioned to fill that space.

https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2019/04/23/data-show-state-newcomers-texas-fueling-urbanization?fbclid=IwAR29RkpBhkWwZhWxGPjmUIGrm-UCJ9U5PZpeBSyKIWr3_P-j28id-bT7K_0


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Post by Cass on Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:01 am

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