North Texas and the Dallas-Fort Worth Area Are Popular Destinations For Transplants


North Texas counties, Dallas, Tarrant, Collin, and Denton, saw more than 138,000 new transplants who moved into the area in 2018.  That is 1,545 people per day.  Harris County continued to be the most popular singlecounty destination to attract new arrivals to Texas.  Bexar and Travis counties followed in fourth and fifth place respectively for popular single-county destinations.

California tops the list of states contributing to the most transplants moving to Texas.  Although, 462,140 people moved away from Texas in 2918, the state had large gains in net migration.  Companies are moving out of California to come to Texas too.  In the last two years, Dallas-Fort Worth has received many of the 765 facilities that have relocated from California. 

Some noteworthy companies that have moved into the area are: Toyota, Pizza Hut, Keurig Dr Pepper, Frito-Lay and JCPenney, among others. As diversified as these companies are, these companies are in agreement in moving their headquarter locations to the North Texas area.

Uber Technologies Inc., announced plans in August to open a major hub in the Deep Ellum area of Dallas, along with Charles Schwab Corp and Chip 1 Exchange.

These companies bring jobs to the area too in manufacturing, data centers, research hubs, software and engineering centers and warehouses. 

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