For the first time in 19 years, Nevada is NOT the fastest growing state in the country. That distinction now belongs to Arizona.
The Census Bureau released numbers today showing Arizona had the fastest population increase rate during the one year period ending July 1, growing at a rate of 3.6 percent. Arizona was closely followed by Nevada, Idaho, Georgia and Texas.
According to the Census Bureau, 213,000 people moved into Arizona. It seems like roughly 212,997 of them were from California. The vast majority appear to have moved into my immediate neighborhood.
What motivates people to move to Arizona? Some probably think it's affordable housing, jobs, nice weather, stuff like that. But personally, I think they do it solely to work with a particular amazing real estate agent. And really, what more reason is needed?
Links to the news abound. Here are just a few:
In honor of Arizona's new distinction, Rich Jacobson has been named the #2 agent in Arizona. Happy Birthday Rich!