Originally Posted by cosmo20002
Just a guess, but I bet it has A LOT more to do with lower housing costs in less-densely populated places than lower state taxes.
There's a lot less incentive to move somewhere with lower state taxes when your income is lower. Plus lower state taxes usually is made up for by higher sales tax, property and real estate taxes, etc.
In the case of Texas, how much of that population increase is due to an increase in [gasp!] the Hispanic population?
Soon they'll figure it out and move up to places where the good jobs are, like the rust belt cities.