Jacksonville among most popular cities for people to move to

5-percent increase in migration over past 2 years


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – According to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Jacksonville is among the most popular cities for Americans to move to, seeing a 5-percent increase over the past two years.

The largest increases among major cities was Austin, Texas, which saw a 7.8 percent increase since 2015. Much of the population increase has come from people relocating from within the state. Individuals relocating from Houston (13.2 percent) and Dallas (13.18 percent) make up over a quarter of the new Austin residents.

As far as Jacksonville's new residents, 13 percent of new Jacksonville residents come from the Miami or Orlando metro areas.

According to Forbes.com, "Migrants to Jacksonville include younger professionals who find the available work and cost of living to be attractive."

Other cities seeing growth include Las Vegas, Nevada, Charlotte, North Carolina and Phoenix, Arizona.