AZ Business Journal – Arizona attracts residents

Wondering who might fill all of the new homes that keep coming on line? Could be someone from California.

According to the Arizona Motor Vehicle Department, nearly 36,000 Californians moved to Arizona in the first four months of 2007 based on drivers’ license applications.

Former Texas residents, some 7,800, accounted for the second-largest influx of migrants. Following closely was Illinois, with about 7,500 folks surrendering their licenses for Arizona versions. Colorado and Michigan followed with 5,900 and 5,400 applicants, respectively. From January through April, the MVD reports 144,215 people surrendered their out-of-state drivers’ licenses for Arizona licenses.