Dallas-Fort Worth ranks in the top 10 destinations for LinkedIn users new to the area who are actively building connections.
If you’re new to the DFW area and looking to expand your professional network, you’re in the right place, according to the LinkedIn economic graph data team.
When moving to a new area, building a network is important. This process is further enhanced when moving to an area known for its networking opportunities.
Analyzing over 3 million users who relocated to a new metropolitan area in 2021, the team studied the rate of new LinkedIn connections made by individuals who recently relocated to different metropolitan areas across the United States and compared it to the overall national average.
This research specifically excluded student migrations and focused solely on individuals who relocated for work purposes to obtain a more accurate understanding of workforce population dynamics in each metro.
The city of New York landed in the top spot with a newcomers’ connection rate of 11.1 times the national average, per LinkedIn News.
The Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex ranks 10th nationwide in connectivity, with a rate 7.8 times above the national average.
Houston also stood out among Texas metroplexes, claiming the eighth spot. New residents of Houston made 8.2 times more connections than the national average, fostering a supportive community.
While analyzing the data, LinkedIn News reported that men had a larger number of connections, with a difference of 30.5% compared to women. Additionally, the younger generation, Gen Z, showed the quickest connection rates.
Building meaningful professional connections can have a positive impact on your personal and social life, as well as your career, as reported by CultureMap Dallas.
These connections can open doors to new opportunities, such as participating in volunteer work that aligns with your interests, meeting like-minded entrepreneurs who share your passions and goals, or joining hobbyist clubs where you can pursue your passions and make new friends. By nurturing strong professional relationships, you can create a supportive network that enriches your life both inside and outside of work.
The top 10 U.S. metropolitan areas that are ideal for newcomers to network on LinkedIn are:
No.1 – New York City, New York
No.2 – San Francisco Bay Area, California
No.3 – Salt Lake City, Utah
No.4 – Los Angeles, California
No.5 – Boston, Massachusetts
No.6 – Chicago, Illinois
No.7 – Washington, D.C.
No.8 – Houston, Texas
No.9 – Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Florida
No.10 – Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas.