Moving to a new state can be a daunting experience. As they say, everything is bigger in Texas, and that includes personality! We’ve compiled a few “Musts” to not only help ease the transition for newcomers to the state, but to also assist in becoming a bonafide Texan.


We are all about #TexasHumor in these here parts. We hope you enjoy this little tribute to our great state. Welcome to Texas, Y’all – We’re glad you’re here!


A Growing Metroplex:

According to the state-to-state, county-to-county and city-to-city data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Texas ranked second in the nation for relocation activity in 2015. Texas experienced a net gain of out-of-state residents in 2015, with 107,689 more people moving to Texas than Texas residents moving out of state. This is a 4 percent increase in the net gain of Texas residents from 2014 (103,465 residents).

The total number of residents moving to Texas from out of state in 2015 increased 2.8 percent year-over-year to 553,032 incoming residents. The highest number of new Texans came from California (65,546), followed by Florida (33,670), Louisiana (31,044), New York (26,287) and Oklahoma (25,555).

Comparative relocation data by Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) showed that in 2015, Los Angeles Long Beach-Anaheim and New York-Newark-Jersey City recorded the highest number of resident migrations to Texas.

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington recorded the highest number of incoming residents from out-of-state (117,982), followed by the Houston The Woodlands-Sugar Land (101,604) and Austin-Round Rock (46,598).

While Harris County came in at #1 of the top 10 counties with the largest net gain of residents from out of state, North Texas took the cake with Dallas, Tarrant, Collin and Denton counties.

With many large companies moving to the Metroplex in 2017, we are going to be seeing a whole lot of new faces!


2015 American Community Survey and the 2010-2014 American Community Survey

5-Year Estimates U.S. Census Bureau

2015 U-Haul National Migration Trend Reports

Texas Relocation Report 2017 Edition Release date: Jan. 4, 2017 | Texas Association of Realtors