The inflow was dominated by people arriving from other Texas counties (51.3%), followed by California (8.7%), Florida (3.1%), New York (3.1%) and Illinois (2.4%). Each state that contributed at least 1.0% of incoming migrants to the Austin MSA is indicated in the following pie chart. However, it's true that California is the main source of people moving to Austin from out of state. Behind California are Florida and New York, with 3.6% and 3% respectively.
Enjoy the best experience and stay connected to your community with our Spectrum News app. Learn more Get hyperlocal forecasts, weather and radar alerts. In the end, Hester said that they moved because of their son, Chance. Californians moving to Texas isn't something new and many of those who are already here are quick to say that it's not good for the state either.
The phrase “Don't rate my Texas” is so popular that even Governor Greg Abbott has assured his constituents that he will “stay with Texas, Texas.” But Hester said that she likes Texas the way it is. Traffic on bridges, whether it's the Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay Bridge, or any other, can be filled with cars that move at a snail's pace during peak travel times. The Hesters spent hours in the car every day driving their son to school and that worried them. As the business owner of a similar manufacturing and manufacturing company in California, Hester said there was always a permit, a license, a fee or a line to get things done and, as you can imagine, that goes out of style.
He called Texas a more “business-friendly” state. He and his wife admit that they miss being closer to family, mountains and beaches, but not enough to live there full time. Hester said she'll be in Texas for the long term, at least until her son graduates from high school. Of that number, more than half of the people (53.2%) who moved to Austin were simply from another part of Texas.