Texas second best in relocations last yearTexas second best in relocations last yearhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=107012015-10-02T05:00:00Z2015-10-02T17:00:00Z

​​​​AUSTIN – The state ranked second in the nation for relocation activity​ last year, according to the 2015 Texas Relocation Report released by the Texas Association of Realtors.

Based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the report shows that Texas continues to be a high-demand destination for residents moving out of state. 

Texas followed Florida as No. 2 in the country for population gains from out-of-state residents in 2014, with 538,572 people moving to Texas. Most moved from California (63,591), followed by Florida (40,930), Oklahoma (25,096), Louisiana (23,805) and Illinois (23,258).

The Lone Star State ranked third for number of residents moving out of state (435,107), coming in behind California (593,308) and Florida (437,516) and topping New York (424,074) and Illinois (323,468). Popular states for Texans to move to include California (38,990), Florida (29,191), Oklahoma (25,175), Colorado (24,431) and Louisiana (21,516).

Texas had a net gain of 103,465 out-of-state residents in 2014.

Harris and Dallas counties are the two most mobile counties in the state, ranking first and second in Texas, respectively, for both the largest inflow and largest outflow of people. Both counties posted the highest net losses of residents moving out of county, with Dallas County posting highest net loss of people (27,155) followed by Harris County (18,297). 

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