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0739, 06 Jul 23

Californians Move to Texas in Droves

They are like locusts. Let’s hope they leave their politics behind.

About 300 Californians moved to Texas each day in 2021 – a staggering 111,000 people, newly released data shows.

That is double the 63,000 that made the same move in 2012, according to a new report from Storage Café, which examined California-Texas migrations patterns over nearly a decade.

Of those that moved in 2021, nearly half were millennials, born between 1981 and 1996, and headed to counties around major cities such as Austin, Houston and Dallas.

The study found Californians were lured from their state by a number of factors, including cheaper housing, lower taxes and booming work opportunities thanks to Texas’ tech and energy industries.

Fueling that shift was the COVID pandemic which increased the number of people that could work from home, releasing them from traditional commitments that would tie them down.

Note that Wisconsin looks more and more like California every day – especially after this last state budget.


0739, 06 July 2023


  1. Mar

    I’m seeing it in Arizona.
    Our area has probably grown 20% in the past 3 years, mostly people from California.
    While our area is still pretty conservative, California liberals are trying to change our culture.

  2. Merlin

    >Let’s hope they leave their politics behind.

    Wishful thinking! Most of the rest of the country just offers them the opportunity to maintain their enlightened ignorance at a lower cost. Stupid travels.

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