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On the Records: Mapping Migration to Texas

The U.S. Census Bureau released data this week showing how many people moved to and from Texas in the last year. California sent more people our way than any other state — and we lost the most Texans to Oklahoma.

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The U.S. Census Bureau this week released new data detailing how many people moved into and out of Texas between 2009 and 2010. In all, about 510,000 people moved to Texas, while about 380,000 moved away — a net gain of 130,000 residents, according to bureau estimates.

The map at left shows net migration to and from Texas by state, with darker shades of green representing higher numbers of residents who left their respective states for Texas. Darker reds represent states that received more Texans than they exported.

Of all the states, neighboring Oklahoma received more Texans than it lost, followed by Arkansas, Kentucky and Oregon. Conversely, more people moved from California to Texas than from any other state — about 12 percent of the total migration, according to the data.

This map shows migration from other states to Texas, with darker shades representing states that sent the most people from Texas:

This map shows migration away from Texas, with darker shades representing states that accepted the most people from Texas.

Get more details and data here. Let us know if you have feedback or ideas for other data-related content, and be sure to follow @TribData on Twitter for updates.

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