How many Californians are moving to Austin? The numbers will surprise you.

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.

How many Californians are moving to Austin? The numbers will surprise you.

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?

Aria
Aria is a native Austinite, second generation Austin Real Estate Expert, and owner of locally operated Aria Realty, Inc. As the daughter of a Residential Developer & Engineer father and Custom Home Builder mother, Aria brings a unique background to her clients. She values family and strives to meet the needs of each client’s household.

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