This will be no surprise to anyone in the Austin area but, thanks to recent data, we know that between 2018 and 2019 the state of Texas grew by close to 400,000 people and most of those new residents came from California.
That’s huge news considering the fact that the Dallas suburb of Arlington Texas has about 400,000 people alone and the odds grow increasingly likely her every single day that Texas will only continue to see more people migrating from California in the years to come.
Yes, More People Are Moving To Texas
Texas’ 2018-19 population growth eclipsed that of the country’s largest state, California.
The Golden State saw its population increase by just 50,635 during the one-year period, the Census Bureau says. What’s behind the meager growth? From 2018 to 2019, California’s net domestic migration plunged by 203,414. Net domestic migration represents the number of people moving to a state versus the number of people moving out of a state.
Here’s another eye-opener: Texas accounted for nearly one-fourth of the country’s population growth from 2018 to 2019 (1,552,022 people). In that time, 10 states lost population, including Illinois, New Jersey, and New York.
In July 2018, the Texas population stood at an estimated 28,628,666. By July 2019, that figure had climbed to 28,995,881, the Census Bureau says. On a percentage basis, Texas’ 2018-19 population growth (1.28 percent) ranked fifth among the states.
Perhaps more impressive is how much Texas expanded from April 2010 (when the last official U.S. headcount was conducted) to July 2019. During that period, Texas added 3,849,790 residents, according to the Census Bureau. To put that into perspective, nearly 4 million people live in the entire state of Oklahoma. Texas’ population jumped 15.3 percent from 2010 to 2019, the third-highest growth rate behind the District of Columbia and Utah.
Experts cite economic and job growth — along with a low cost of living, a low cost of doing business, and low taxes compared with many other states — as drivers of Texas’ population boom. Helping fuel the boom are substantial population spikes in the state’s four largest metro areas: Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio.
In 2030, the state’s population is projected to approach 34.9 million, according to a forecast from the Texas Demographic Center.
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