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Fewer people moving, but Texas leads in new arrivals

Only 11.6 percent of Americans changed residences between 2010 and 2011, the lowest recorded rate by the census in 63 years and more evidence of the lingering effects of the housing bust and a sagging economy.

Among Americans on the move to a new state, however, Texas was the top destination, the Census Bureau said Tuesday. 

In 2010, Texas led the nation in migration from other states with 486,558, and the largest outflow among all states was from California to Texas, with nearly 69,000 Californians moving here. (The flow worked in reverse, too; more than 36,000 Texans headed from the Lone Star State to the Golden State in 2010.)

Click to read full article: Fewer people moving, but Texas leads in new arrivals (Austin American-Statesman, 11-15-11)


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