States with the most people moving to Texas

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8 Oct 2019

By: Taylor Pettway - Houston Chronicle

Texas was ranked the second most populous state in the country by the 2018 U.S. Census, and the state has also seen a large influx of people moving to the Lone Star state.

With 28.7 million people recorded in the state in 2018, Texas saw a 1.3 percent increase in population between 2017 and 2018. And that growth could be attributed to the large populations of people moving to Texas from around the country.

In a study done by Esri, a mapping and data analytics company, most of Texas's newest residents came from California and Florida during that time period, according to IRS tax filings from 2015 to 2016. More than 62,000 people came from California and more than 35,000 people came from Florida during that time period.

Esri mapped out the states with the highest number of people moving to Texas:


California — 62,767
Florida — 35,188
Louisiana — 26,469
Illinois — 22,552
Oklahoma — 21,401
New York — 20,909
Colorado — 18,768
Virginia — 18,741
North Carolina — 15,803
Arizona — 15,294

Texas also had the most numeric growth of any state, gaining almost 380,000 new residents between 2017 and 2018. The state grew from having more births and deaths as well as having the most amount of movers from within and outside the country, according to the U.S. Census.

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