10/28/2021

Their exes live in Texas: California tops states feeding our population growth

Texas leaders have been open about their efforts to woo business and investment from the coasts.

And experts have pointed to the influx of major corporate relocations to the Lone Star State from California as evidence that it’s been working.

Now a recently released report from the state demographer charts how the steady stream of new business may be prodding along major demographic shifts, as the state’s population skyrockets — largely the result of record-breaking migration from elsewhere in the United States.

“Just how much Texas is growing from migration from other states, I think people kind of get that,” Texas state demographer Lloyd Potter said. “But when you start looking at that in terms of numbers, we have been growing very dramatically.”

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