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Americans Voting With Their Feet.

Trivia Tidbit of the Day: Part 947 -- Domestic Migration-

Let's compare domestic migration patterns from some major counties in America, courtesy of a really, really cool interactive tool from Forbes.

First, your big blue cities.

Los Angeles, California:


Massive out-migration from sunny Southern California, especially to states like Utah, Arizona, and Texas.

Detroit, Michigan:


Same story. Outward migration, mostly to Florida, Texas, and Arizona.

Chicago, Illinois:


Barack Obama's Chicago. Sending people outward, particularly to Texas.

Then there's Texas cities. Let's just take Fort Worth, America's largest Republican city. Plus Austin. And San Antonio.

Fort Worth, Texas:


Massive gains from all over, including Chicago, Los Angeles, Florida, and elsewhere. People moving to Texas for jobs, prosperity, opportunity, and freedom.

Austin, Texas:


Again, massive gains from all over the nation.

San Antonio, Texas:


San Antonio is an interesting situation, with a large military population. Once people leave the military, they generally tend to go home, as indicated by the reddish-orange lines, but San Antonio is also a magnet for Americans from all over the country. While you weren't looking, San Antonio passed Dallas to become the second largest city in Texas.

The result of all of this domestic migration?

Texas is adding four new Congressional seats:


Michigan and Illinois are losing one seat each. New York is losing two seats. California is not gaining a seat for the first time since it became a state.

Texas for the win.


Previous Trivia Tidbit: Compared to the rest of the U.S., Texas is a jobs juggernaut.

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Posted by Will Franklin · 21 November 2011 11:33 AM


Its not all good news. People tend to move in and bring their leftist ideas with them.
The Western coasts have seen an influx of Californians and with that has come a leftist turn of ideas, New hampshire ince a bastion of libertarianism gas been sorely infected with leftist Massholes, that now want the New Hampshire to give away the same level of freebies as their socialist neighbors.
Our Texas culture may be under more of a threat from the legal leftist state immigaration than it is from the illegal Mexican immigration.

Posted by: Liberty at November 21, 2011 12:45 PM

Then again, there are plenty of us who think that Texas' ever more ultra-right wing "we want to tell you what you can do with your body" state could use a little leavening from the left.

Point of order: Austin is NOT showing 'massive gains'. Your line chart makes it look that way, but if you look at the bars representing the actual number of people arriving/departing, the difference is quite small. Yes, there is a net influx, unlike the mega-cities mentioned earlier, but 3,000-6,000/year seems 'significant,' not 'massive.'

Posted by: Bob at November 23, 2011 01:34 PM

Austin population in 2000: 656,562.
Austin population in 2010: 790,390.

Travis County population in 2000: 812,280
Travis County population in 2010: 1,024,266

Then you add in Hays and Williamson Counties. It's massive, dude.

Posted by: Will Franklin at November 23, 2011 01:42 PM