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Where are New Mexicans moving to, and where are new residents coming from?

KOB.com Web Staff
May 17, 2018 06:27 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Every day people are coming to and leaving New Mexico, but which state are New Mexicans moving to and which are they coming from?

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It turns out a regional neighbor is dominating the picture. According to a study by United Van Lines, along with data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Texas is the primary state where new New Mexicans come from. 17,000 Texans moved to the Land of Enchantment in 2016.

Meanwhile, Texas is also the destination for most leaving New Mexicans. In 2016, 13,000 moved to the Lone Star State.

As for why people are moving, the reasons are similar. Thirty-seven percent of new residents came to New Mexico for jobs. Meanwhile, just over a quarter of new residents chose New Mexico as a place to spend their retirement.

Jobs were also the biggest reason New Mexicans would leave, with 42 percent leaving for employment elsewhere. The second biggest reason was moving closer to family, with 26 percent of outgoing residents leaving for that reason.

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