HOUSTON (United Van Lines) – Houston and Dallas were two of the most popular destinations for families on the move this summer, according to United Van Lines’ moving data.

The Bayou City was the third most moved-to city in the country, and Big D was the sixth.

To capture the city-to-city migration patterns, United analyzed domestic moves during the peak moving season — between May 1 and Aug. 31 — when approximately 35 percent of all domestic household goods moves take place. This included nearly 45,000 interstate household moves managed by United.

On the flip side, Dallas ranked eight on the company’s list of most moved-from cities, while Houston ranked 13th.

Washington, D.C., had the distinction of topping both lists.

For specifics about projected population growth in Texas and how the composition of the state’s population will change over the coming decades, read Dr. Jim Gaines’ latest Tierra Grande article, “The Amazing Rate.” And look for his followup article in next month’s issue.