New Yorkers and other Easterners have been known to be the largest groups of Florida migrants over the years. What have been less known is that there are two groups of westerners that have also been among these largest groups that have migrated to Florida — Texans and Californians.
In the 2014 Census Bureau’s State-to-State Migration survey, Texas was No. 7 in a ranking of the top sources of Florida migrants, with 25,175 of its residents moving to Florida in 2014. California was No. 11, with 23,239 of its residents moving to Florida in the same year.
Top 11 States of Origin of Florida Migrants
|RANK||State of Origin||Number of|
12th to 25th Top States of Origin of Florida Migrants
How About the Other States? How Many Residents Came from These States?
|42||District of Columbia||1,897|
% of migrants who left California and relocated to Florida
Of the 593,308 Californians who left the state in 2014, nearly 4 percent moved to Florida, making Florida one of 7 states where the largest groups of Californians moved to.
% of migrants who left Texas and moved to Florida
Of the 435,107 Texans who left the state in 2014, nearly 6 percent relocated to Florida, making Florida the third top destination of Texans in 2014, behind California and Oklahoma.
Net migration for 4 Most Populated States: Florida, California, Texas and New York
|Rank||State||Population||% of US Population|
|Rank||State||Inward Migration||Outward Migration||Net Migration|
Florida had the biggest gain in net migration and Texas was second.
New York had the biggest loss in net migration and California was 4th, behind biggest loser New York, 2nd biggest loser Illinois and and 3rd biggest loser New Jersey.