You know those bumper stickers that say, “I’m not from Texas, but I got here as fast as I can?”
You may be seeing more of those soon.
According to a new report from the Texas Association of Realtors, people are moving to the Lone Star State like crazy. Texas saw a gain of more than half a million residents in 2015, making it one of the states with the highest amount of new residents, second behind Florida. (However, if you subtract the number of Texans who left the same year, the net gain is 107, 689 residents in 2015.)
While we’re talking about bumper stickers, the ones that say, “Don’t California my Texas” also may get more popular. The number one state these new Texans are arriving from? You guessed it: California.
There is some relief for Austinites, though: More out-of-state residents moved to the Dallas and Houston metro areas than the Austin area in 2015. However, out of all the people who decided to move to Austin in that time frame, most of the new residents came from Houston or Dallas, and the most out-of-state residents came from Los Angeles and New York City.