For the second year in a row (and fifth since 2016), Texas is the number 1 growth state according to U-Haul. The numbers are based on the amount of one-way rentals heading into the Lone Star State. Overall, the moving in the country slowed in 2022 vs. 2021, but places like Killeen-Temple continued to see more arriving than departing. Arriving Californians aren't the reason you're upset in Texas.

Where Are Texans Moving?

The top 3 states Texans are moving to are Oklahoma, Colorado, and California. Texas is the number 1 destination for residents of all 3 of those states. In fact, Texas ranks in the top 3 destinations for other states more often than anyone.

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Jobs Are Drawing People to Texas, But...

Lots of people are arriving every day, and it certainly isn't to "Mess With Texas." The most common reason is clearly all the jobs. No surprise, but according to The Texas Tribune, Texas led all states in job growth, and ended 2022 with an unemployment rate below 4%.

Believe It Or Not, Our Politics Are A Draw Too

The politics are drawing people here. Many want to complain the problems of California are following their emigrants, but that's not likely the case.

People are leaving blue states to escape what they perceive to be the biggest issue of living there. The same is true for blue residents leaving red states. Red residents entering red states are making their new state more red. Look no further than this NPR article on why Florida is more red now than ever.

Hey, The Weather's Nice (Mostly)

The weather is also playing a role for new residents. It's difficult to beat our mild winters, and although we have nearly endless summers, at least they're drier than others, right? (Wait, what humidity?)

Texas Promises A Better Life (And Great Food)

There are many reasons why people are coming to Texas. A better life for my family is why we're here. So, if ya see a new face, say, "Hello," welcome them to the neighborhood, and share with them our great Texas BBQ.

Why Do You Call Texas Home?

Whether you're a Texas native or a new arrival, what do you love most about life in our fine state?

Tap the Chat button in our free app to let me know what makes life here so much better.

Check out where people in all 50 states are moving...

Stacker analyzed the Census Bureau's 2019 American Community Survey data to determine the three most popular destinations for people moving out of each state.

LOOK: Here's where people in every state are moving to most

Stacker analyzed the Census Bureau's 2019 American Community Survey data to determine the three most popular destinations for people moving out of each state.

LOOK: Here are the 25 best places to live in Texas

Stacker compiled a list of the best places to live in Texas using data from Niche. Niche ranks places to live based on a variety of factors including cost of living, schools, health care, recreation, and weather. Cities, suburbs, and towns were included. Listings and images are from

On the list, there's a robust mix of offerings from great schools and nightlife to high walkability and public parks. Some areas have enjoyed rapid growth thanks to new businesses moving to the area, while others offer glimpses into area history with well-preserved architecture and museums. Keep reading to see if your hometown made the list.

LOOK: The most extreme temperatures in the history of every state

Stacker consulted 2021 data from the NOAA's State Climate Extremes Committee (SCEC) to illustrate the hottest and coldest temperatures ever recorded in each state. Each slide also reveals the all-time highest 24-hour precipitation record and all-time highest 24-hour snowfall.

Keep reading to find out individual state records in alphabetical order.

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