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People Are Moving In and Out Of Texas Heres Why

The U.S Census gathered, nearly 475,00 people left TX for a few common reasons. Although people have considered the Lone Star State affordable, Texas has changed dramatically over the last few years.


This article explains why people move from or to Texas and how states like California, and  Florida, play a role in this.

Before getting into details please note:

Interstate and Out of State Movers

If you're considering moving to or from Texas, you'll need to hire a reputable interstate or out-of-state moving company. There are much long distance movers to choose from, do your research, and choose the movers that are best for you. You should also get quotes from multiple companies before making a decision.

Here are some tips for choosing an interstate or out of state moving company:

  • Get quotes from multiple companies. This will help you to compare prices and services.

  • Read online reviews. This is a great way to learn about other customers' experiences with different moving companies.

  • Make sure the company is licensed and insured. This will protect you in case of any damage to your belongings during the move.

  • Ask about the company's experience moving to or from Texas. This will ensure that the company is familiar with the unique challenges of moving to or from the state.

Once you've chosen a moving company, be sure to communicate your needs. This includes providing the company with a list of your belongings, your moving dates, and your budget. The more information you can provide, the better the company will be able to serve you.

Now let's get into why relocating to or from The Lone Star State is so popular:


Why Are People Moving From Texas?

Texas, the Lone Star State used to be an affordable place for many. But ever since people have been relocating in more than moving out the cost of living has increased.

Because of the influx of migrants, especially from California to Texas, housing prices have increased substantially. This is problematic for everyday Texans with a limited budget.

Since everyone is moving to Texas, from states like New York, California, and Florida. The state is overpopulated and everyday Texans are relocating to Colorado, Tennessee, and Oklahoma. Perhaps the Lone Star State isn't as "lone" anymore.

Nevertheless, here are 5 of the main reasons Texans are moving from the Gulf Coast state:

1. Crime

Most people want to choose a state where they want to feel safer and secure. Texas is not the safest state, the FBI ranks Texas as the 11th most dangerous state in the U.S.

2. The Landscape

Texas's landscape is lacking compared to other states like California and Colorado. Few beaches and little to no scenery can make someone who moved from New York to California, want to go back.

3. Overcrowded

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, so many people have flocked to the great state of Texas because of their strong economy. As a result, traffic and everyday cost of living have gotten worse.

Data reports show that from July 2020 to July 2021, Texas has acquired new residents. Now when you go to the mall or gas station, there are crowds of people everywhere.

4. Climate And Weather

The summer heat is unbearable in Texas, and the Lone Star state is prone to natural disasters. This is another reason consumers who move to Texas choose to go back to California, Colorado, etc.

5. Real Estate Costs


Consumers moving from California and Florida contributed to the rising costs of living in Texas. Housing prices have increased dramatically. Over 5 years the cost of buying a home in Texas has increased by nearly 64%.

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Why Are People Moving To Texas?

Since COVID-19, people relocated from NY, CA, and Chicago to TX for cheaper living. The cost of living in States like New York and California is much higher than what Texas will ever be.

While the cost of living increased in Texas. People who moved to the Lone Star State, are coming from more expensive states like New York and California.

For example:

  • New York has an average cost of $4,150.00 for a 1 bedroom apartment. Less if you go to Queens or the Bronx, with the BX being unlikely for safety reasons.

  • California has an average cost of $2,000.00 for a 1 bedroom apartment. Sometimes more if you're living in metropolitan areas.

Here is Why People Are Moving To TX:

1. Cheaper

Living in Tx allows you to stretch your budget and allows you to live a more comfortable lifestyle.

While Texas's cost of living has increased substantially, it's relatively nothing compared to the cost of living in NY or California. Leaving it a cost-effective choice for people moving from expensive states.

2. Employment Opportunities

Because of the song economy and no corporate income tax, the Gulf Coats has been a magnet for corporate business.

The Lone Star State has many job opportunities with a strong economy making it an attractive choice for businusses and consumers.

3. Taxes

Texas taxes are substantially lower than states people are moving from such as New York and California. This allows Texans to keep 100% of their income with no state income tax and no corporate income tax.

4. Home Value

The average cost of a home in Texas is $335,900. This is way cheaper than CA and NY. That's why so many people are moving from Chicago, Washington, Florida, California, and New York.

For Example:

  • California's median home price is at $763,000.

  • New York's median home price is $789,000.


If you compare that to the rest of the country the median home price across the nation is around 408,000. So, every city in Texas other than Austin is lower than the national average.

5. Diversity

Because Texas is so massive it also has of diverse range of activities from breathtaking beaches to towering mountains. No matter what you're into, you're sure to find it in Texas.


Our Advice To You

Texas is a great state with a lot to offer, but weigh the pros and cons before making a decision.


  • Strong economy

  • Low taxes

  • Diverse job opportunities

  • Affordable housing (compared to some other states)



  • Hot climate

  • Prone to extreme weather events

  • High crime rate

  • Overcrowded

If you are considering moving to Texas, be sure to do your research and weigh the pros and cons carefully.

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