Data is showing a mass exodus from the state of New York. In fact, New York was actually ranked as the fifth state most Americans want to move out of earlier this year. So let’s examine how many people really are leaving and why that might be…
How many people left New York in 2022?
According to the U.S. Census, 545,498 people fled from New York to move to other states last year.
How many people moved to New York in 2022?
Around 300,000 people moved to New York in the same year. This totals New York’s population loss for the year of 2022 to about 200,000 people.
What states are New Yorkers moving to?
Census data shows that those leaving New York are moving to states like Florida (the most popular destination out of the bunch with 91,000 people total), New Jersey (75,000), Connecticut (50,670), Pennsylvania (44,000), California (31,000) and Texas (30,000).
Why are people leaving?
Unfortunately, Census data does not provide reasoning to the numbers, however, we can make a few assumptions ourselves. One could deal with the fact the New York City was most recently crowned the most expensive city in the country. We are also a little too familiar with the rising rents. But to expand the scope out to the state, New York tax policies have been unfavorably high to many of its residents.
According to a New York Post composite, around 60% of residents think New York is too expensive. Moreover, 27% of New Yorkers say they will leave in the next five years.