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How Many Californians Have Moved to Texas? Find Out the Truth!

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According to research recently done by STORAGECafé, a web hub for all things storage and moving, 564,000 people moved to the Lone Star State from other states in 2018. Of that, 15 percent were from California! These numbers have made Texas the second most popular interstate move in America, and one of the fastest growing states in the U.S.

Based on the data collected by STORAGECafé, 9.8 percent of Americans move across or throughout the country on an annual basis. To study their moving details further, United Van Lines partnered on this research with respect to pricing information and U.S. Census data in order to effectively analyze these interstate migration patterns.

How Many Californians Have Moved to Texas? Find Out the Truth!

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On average, 1,545 people per day moved to Texas in 2018. Compared to any other region in the Lone Star State, Harris County saw the greatest influx from out-of-state. As noted previously, the primary origin of such newcomers was the state of California. Moving costs for these individuals started at $3.7K, making it one of the most expensive interstate move routes in America. Even though a little over 462K people moved away from Texas in the same study time frame, we still saw an increase in population from net migration.

How Many Californians Have Moved to Texas? Find Out the Truth!

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As it turns out, not only is California the single largest source state for those coming into Texas, but it’s also the largest outbound destination for those leaving Texas, with 37,810 people moving there in the past year. Following Harris County (which saw over 81K in new arrivals), Dallas County, Tarrant County, and Bexar Counties all saw an influx in the 40,000s. Details from the full STORAGECafé report on interstate moves in America can be found at the link available here.