Moving to Texas?
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Moving to Texas?

March 25, 2021 | INSIDER

If it feels like more and more people are moving to Texas, that’s because, well, they are. From 2010 to 2019, the population of Texas swelled by around 3.8 million inhabitants. That leads to a total of about 29 million residents — more than the entire population of Australia. Texas has had a growing population over the past decade as more people are moving in than out in some metro areas. Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk shared at The Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council annual summit that he has moved from California to Texas. And he’s not the only one…California also saw the most residents move out in 2019, meaning about double the number of Californians moved to Texas.

Here are the top 12 metro areas in Texas by total net migration, as provided by INSIDER.

 

12. Waco had net migration of 8,384 between 2010 and 2019 — 3.3% of the metro’s 2010 population of 252,772.

waco texas suspension bridge

11. San Angelo had net migration of 4,081 between 2010 and 2019 — 3.6% of the metro’s 2010 population of 111,823.

San Angelo, Texas

10. Lubbock had net migration of 15,616 between 2010 and 2018 — 5.4% of the metro’s 2010 population of 290,805.

Lubbock texas

9. Tyler had net migration of 13,822 between 2010 and 2019 — 6.6% of the metro’s 2010 population of 209,714.

Tyler Texas

8. College Station-Bryan had net migration of 19,989 between 2010 and 2018 — 8.7% of the metro’s 2010 population of 228,660.

College Station, Texas Texas A&M University

7. Odessa had net migration of 13,561 between 2010 and 2019 — 9.9% of the metro’s 2010 population of 137,130.

Odessa Texas

6. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land had net migration of 602,610 between 2010 and 2019 — 10.2% of the metro’s 2010 population of 5,920,416.

Houston Texas

5. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington had net migration of 686,884 between 2010 and 2019 — 10.7% of the metro’s 2010 population of 6,426,214.

dallas texas

4. Sherman-Denison had net migration of 14,009 between 2010 and 2019 — 11.6% of the metro’s 2010 population of 120,877.

Denison, Texas city hall

3. San Antonio-New Braunfels had net migration of 259,857 between 2010 and 2019 — 12.1% of the metro’s 2010 population of 2,142,508.

San Antonio

2. Midland had net migration of 24,557 between 2010 and 2019 — 17.3% of the metro’s 2010 population of 141,671.

Midland, Texas

1. Austin-Round Rock had net migration of 355,902 between 2010 and 2019 — 20.7% of the metro’s 2010 population of 1,716,289.

Austin, Texas