Glenn Hegar says 650 people a day move into Texas

Glenn Hegar, the Texas state comptroller, has been saying 650 people a day move to Texas. That's an accurate, and conservative, estimate, we found (photo by Ralph Barrera, Austin American-Statesman).
Glenn Hegar, the Texas state comptroller, has been saying 650 people a day move to Texas. That's an accurate, and conservative, estimate, we found (photo by Ralph Barrera, Austin American-Statesman).

No mistake, Glenn Hegar is bullish on the Texas economy.

The Republican state comptroller has launched a 27-city "Good for Texas" tour of the state that got our attention after he told Georgetown residents Texas remains a magnet for people otherwise stuck elsewhere.

"We have 650 people who move to Texas every day who want to come here for that economic opportunity," Hegar said Sept. 10, 2015, according to Community Impact News. "...The population increase has been phenomenal."

Is Hegar right about 650 people a day moving to the state?

You betchum, Red Ryder, U.S. Census Bureau estimates confirm, and that’s after accounting for people who leave the state (it happens).

See our full check of his claim here.