It's Getting Hot In Here!

May 14, 2024
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Northwest Arkansas (NWA) is continuing to experience a surge in population growth as residents from major cities across the United States are choosing to make it their new home. It’s likely that we all know this, but where are they coming from?

A recent heat map analysis of population migration patterns reveals that Little Rock, Arkansas is the #1 area for inbound migration to NWA. Other major cities that have seen a significant number of residents move to NWA include Dallas, Texas, Fort Smith, Arkansas, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Kansas City, Missouri, Los Angeles, California, Houston, Texas, Austin, Texas, St. Louis, Missouri, Chicago, Illinois, and Denver, Colorado.

It’s exciting to see how NWA is attracting residents from all over the country, and it’s a positive sign for the region’s economy and community. The diversity in population will bring new ideas, cultures and will make the region more dynamic. The migration patterns can be influenced by various factors such as job opportunities, cost of living, and quality of life, and NWA seems to be ticking all the right boxes. A few local organizations are running solicitation campaigns in such as Austin, TX and Seattle, WA.

This influx of new residents is a testament to the many opportunities and high quality of life that NWA has to offer. The heat map illustrates the migration patterns of residents from various cities across the US to NWA and serves as a visual representation of the region’s growing popularity. This data was collected by the U.S. Census Bureau and

Hot in NWA

  1. Little Rock, AR – 2,049
  2. Dallas, TX – 1,673
  3. Fort Smith, AR – 1,397
  4. Tulsa, OK – 935
  5. Kansas City, MO – 650
  6. Los Angeles, CA – 570
  7. Houston, TX – 555
  8. Austin, TX – 523
  9. St. Louis, MO – 456
  10. Chicago, IL – 448

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