People in the liberal states of California and New York are voting with their feet by leaving. A rising number of them are headed to the far more conservative state of Texas.
The Washington Examiner reports:
New Yorkers and Californians can’t stop moving to Texas
According to a new U.S. Census Bureau report, of the 15 fastest-growing cities larger than 50,000 people, seven are in Texas including the top three: Frisco, New Braunfels, and Pflugerville. Frisco’s growth rate was 8.2 percent, some 11 times faster than the national rate of 0.7 percent.
Of the cities with the greatest population gain from July 1, 2016 to July 1, 2017, San Antonio, Texas, took the prize, adding some 66 people every day. Texas had the most cities in the top 15 of this category as well with five making the list and three of the top five overall in addition to San Antonio: Dallas, Fort Worth, Frisco, and Austin…
Population growth doesn’t happen in a vacuum. People move for many reasons, among them: work, opportunity, and affordable housing…
Here it is instructive to note that the census reports that, from April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2017, Texas added the most housing units in the nation, 955,000, while California added 497,000; Florida, 452,000; North Carolina, 295,000; and New York, 219,000. Looking at this from a per capita standpoint makes the housing construction situation clear.
Let’s hope that these folks don’t bring California and New York style voting with them.