Texas ranked second in the nation for relocation activity in 2019, according to the 2021 edition of the Texas Relocation Report released by Texas REALTORS®, which analyzes the latest available migration data from the U.S. Census Bureau and U-Haul.
“Once again, Texas welcomed more than half a million new residents from other states,” said Marvin Jolly, 2021 chairman of Texas REALTORS®. “Some move here for a lower cost of living than where they’re from, a great quality of life, diverse job opportunities, good weather—there are many reasons people continue coming to Texas.”
According to the Census estimates, Texas welcomed 537,000 – 582,000 new residents in 2019. This is the seventh year in a row that Texas attracted more than 500,000 new residents from out of state. The Census also estimated 435,000 – 471,000 Texans moved to other states, yielding a net gain of approximately 100,000 people. The Lone Star State also welcomed approximately 192,000 – 222,000 new residents from outside the United States in 2019.