The 12 Texas cities everyone in the country is moving to

A big factor in the Lone Star State’s growth is the millions of people who have moved there from around the country and the rest of the world over the last decade. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington had net migration of 641,751 between 2010 and 2018 — 10% of the metro’s 2010 population of 6,426,214.

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Using data from the US Census Bureau, we ranked the metropolitan statistical areas in Texas by total net migration between 2010 and 2018 — the number of people who moved into the metro area during that period from another part of the US or another country, minus people who moved out of the metro area — adjusted by the metro area’s 2010 population.

Texas’ biggest cities appear at the top of the list, a contrast to the fates of some other large metro areas in the US. Also near the top was Midland, a major hub of the oil and gas boom of the last decade.

Click here to see the top 12 metro areas in Texas by that metric.




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