My dad’s job brought our family to Dallas from Port Arthur, Texas — oh, thank the mercies — when I was 12, and I’ve lived here ever since.
Dallas’ population has continued to grow from that time, and it’s not all attributable to procreation. A goodly percentage of new residents moved here from elsewhere, and a Forbes map published recently shows from whence they came during 2008. It also shows to where former Dallas residents — sorry, Dallasite just sounds too much like parasite — relocated.
According to the interactive map — incoming rendered in black and outgoing in read — most of the folks moving here came from Southern California, (and why) Detroit and the Rust Belt, (OK, sure) Chicago, the Mid-Atlantic states, and Florida.
People who left Dallas, again according to the lines on the map, took off for the same Austin Hill Country — to quote the immortal Curly Bill Brocius, “Well, bye” — the Pacific Northwest, and Houston.
Great galloping guano, Houston? The only reason I could think of to leave Dallas and go to Houston would be that they were sentenced to do time there.