Texas second most moved-to, moved-away-from stateTexas second most moved-to, moved-away-from statehttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=270712022-02-04T06:00:00Z2022-02-04T17:00:00Z

​​SALT LAKE CITY – ​According to a survey by Move.org, Texas experienced both a mass influx and exodus of residents in 2021.

The Lone Star State was the second most moved-to state last year, behind only Florida. Texas was also the second most moved-away-from state in 2021, trailing California. 

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 27.1 million Americans moved in 2021, about 8.4 percent, the lowest percentage of movers in decades. 

About 43 percent of movers relocated within the same city, with an additional 35 percent moving to a different city in the same state. One-fifth of movers left the state, and only 2 percent moved to a new country. 

The top reasons survey respondents​ cited for moving were family (34 percent), career (26 percent), and economic and lifestyle preferences (both 20 percent).

Other factors that contributed to American movers were lower cost of living (45 percent), to live somewhere with a better culture (43 percent), political reasons (39 percent), climate change (38 percent), and to lower taxes (37 percent). 

Move.org's survey also found that 73 percent of respondents remodeled their home last year, and 63 percent of movers said their move was unexpected. If Omicron worsens, 63 percent would consider moving this year. Sixty-two percent of respondents experienced shortages with moving trucks and services last year, and 31 percent of movers bought their home. 

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​Source: Move.​org
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