Since the tech boom in 2001, we’ve had a habit of blaming our population boom on Californians. However, if you’ve ever asked me about it, I’ve had a very different story to tell you. It turns out, we tend to swap residents with California resulting in a much smaller number.
If you think you’ve been spotting a lot of California license plates on I-35 and MoPac in recent years, your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you. A CultureMap review of data released by the U.S. Census Bureau in September shows that from 2010 to 2014, the Austin metro area attracted an estimated 7,317 new residents each year from California’s 26 metro areas.
What’s not covered in this article? Where most new Austinites are actually coming from. It’s actually another Texas city. Any guesses?