Americans are in constant flux. Often times they follow the jobs. If more jobs open in a particular state, citizens will follow these jobs. There are other factors in play, including weather and state taxes, but for the most part, it is almost always about jobs. So what causes jobs to develop in certain regions?
Often times it is state or city governments offering tax incentives to large companies to move the businesses in. Other times there are manufacturing and production infrastructures already present within the given area. Whatever the cause though, with the ever-changing movement of Americans around the country it is important to understand where people are currently moving. This way, you will know what to expect from the in-country migration. Plus, if you’re in one of the hot spots you can begin reaching out and developing connections for possible referrals. When it comes to where are Americans moving, here are several of the top destinations.
Texas: The Lonestar State
When considering where are Americans moving you probably won’t think immediately of Round Rock, Texas. In fact, you may not know where it is on the map. However, this north Austin suburb saw a 14.5% population change from 2014 to 2018. Families and young professionals are moving in, taking advantage of the strong job market in the Texas state capitol.
Denton is another smaller community in Texas, although this particular city is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metro foothold. With its close proximity to these major cities, it is a popular destination for first-time homebuyers who want to be close to Dallas but don’t necessarily want to spend the same kind of money living in the city itself. Between 2014 and 2018 Denton saw a population change of eight percent, but it’s the household income growth of over 36 percent that is attracting new residents.
In terms of population growth, no city on this list has seen a larger population growth than New Braunfels. New Braunfels is technically part of the San Antonio metro area but it almost splits the difference between Austin and San Antonio. It is this location that has helped the city’s population explode by over 30% between 2014 and 2018.
South Carolina: The Palmetto State
While there will always be a debate between whether Charleston, South Carolina or Savannah, Georgia is the true king of southern beauty, there is no debate between which is growing at a faster rate. Both Charleston and the suburb of North Charleston are on this list.
North Charleston, which is away from the tourist area of the city and very much has its own identity, saw a population increase of 10.4%. During the same time, the city of Charleston saw a population increase of nearly 8%. It also saw the average household income grow by over 25% as well, which marks one of the larger percentage growths in the country.
Mount Pleasant is the third South Carolina city that made the list. It is actually off to the northeast of Charleston (while North Charleston is more northwest). This Charleston suburb saw an increase in its population by nearly 15% while the household income grew by an average of nearly 24%.
As you can tell, if you’re looking for a hot real estate market in South Carolina, Charleston is the epicenter of it all.
Colorado: The Centennial State
Colorado is one of the few states on this list that isn’t a warm-weather climate. In fact, there is a slightly different migration moving to Colorado than South Carolina and Texas. When considering where are Americans moving, it isn’t always about jobs. It is also about the cost of living. That is why the majority of transplants moving to Colorado originally hailed from California.
Denver is one of the largest cities on this list and it saw a boost in population by nearly 8 percent. It also saw the average household income increase by just over 24%. Greeley is another Colorado city that made it. While closer to Fort Collins, Greeley is due north of Denver as well. In the years between 2014 and 2018, it experienced a near 9% population increase and a nearly 19% household income growth as well.
The third city in Colorado to make the list is Longmont. This city is north of Denver, making it another Denver suburb (or just outside of the Denver metro area) to make the list. While it saw a population increase of just over 6% between 2014 and 2018, it saw an average household income growth by over 29%. This shows greater Denver is one of the top destinations for where Americans are moving.
Begin Developing Your Leads Today
Do you work in an area that is experiencing a shift in migration? The vast majority of these new residents are coming from outside the region. They are moving into the area for jobs and for the other perks offered. Because they are new to the area most of them don’t have any family members or friends to ask about real estate agents. This leaves them searching for agents online. Well, you can do better than wait and hope an incoming resident finds your listing online. With the help of RealProcity, you can connect with potential home buyers through their selling agents. All before they ever make the trip to your city.
When taking advantage of this online network, you have access to an ever-growing list of potential referrals all at your fingertips. Best of all, you never pay for the service until you close on a deal. So, while you should strive to improve your internet presence and do what you can to establish a strong search engine footprint, you need to take advantage of RealProcity. The services here alone will become a powerful tool in your ability to generate referrals.