Texans are flocking to … Alaska? Yes, Alaska. U.S. Census data shows more people move to Alaska from Texas than from any other state. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that about 3,172 new Alaskans per year came from Texas between 2009 and 2013.
Texas, Washington and California trade off the top spot on the list for Alaska migrants, State Demographer Eddie Hunsinger says. Is it the intense Texas summer heat? Hunsinger says Texas’ large population plays a factor in its top spot. The state also has a significant military population and a large petroleum industry.