All My Exes Moved to Texas

The Free Exchange gang plays around with the Forbes interactive map that I wrote about this morning.  They note the impressive influx of people to Travis County, Texas, where state capital Austin is located.

Migration statistics reveal that people are moving in droves to Texas. Why? Jobs and no state income taxes. High earning New Yorkers and Californians can take home between 9% and 11% more of their income by moving to Texas. Every trip down I speak to at least one bitter New Yorker/Californian fed up with high taxes and cost of living.

They confirm their hypothesis (or, at least lend modest support) by pointing to Santa Clara County, California, home of Silicon Valley.

via Andrew Sullivan

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  1. George Strait must be smiling somewhere

  2. john personna says:

    That’s what the web is supposed to be all about.