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    Where did New Yorkers who left the state move to? FL, NJ, CT, PA…even South Dakota

    ByEyewitness News

    Wednesday, October 25, 2023 2:40PM

    Here is where New Yorkers have migrated to

    NEW YORK (WABC) — Many New Yorkers set off for a fresh start in a new state last year, but now we’re getting a clearer picture of the most popular destinations across the country.

    According to migration data from the U.S. Census Bureau, more than half a million New York residents relocated to a different state in 2022.

    The most popular state among that sizeable group? Florida!

    More than 90,000 people continued the long-time tradition of trading frigid winters and rats, for year-round summers and gators.

    A closer look at the other top destinations also changes the perspective on the exodus.

    People might be leaving New York, but they’re not necessarily leaving the region.

    About 170,000 New Yorkers moved to New Jersey, Connecticut, or Pennsylvania.

    California and Texas were the next most popular destinations.

    Fifty-two New York residents decided South Dakota was a better fit.

    The Empire State welcomed about 301,000 new residents in 2022, the most New York has seen in a decade.

    New York Migration data 2022, per U.S. Census Bureau:

    Florida: 91,201

    New Jersey: 75,103

    Connecticut: 50,670

    Pennsylvania: 44,807

    California: 31,255

    Texas: 30,890

    North Carolina: 25,024

    Massachusetts: 21,186

    Virginia: 17,516

    Georgia: 16,535

    South Carolina: 15,537

    Illinois: 12,072

    Maryland: 9,453

    Colorado: 8,526

    Ohio: 8,431

    Michigan: 6,161

    Tennessee: 5,821

    District of Columbia: 5,647

    Arizona: 5,071

    Washington: 4,732

    Delaware: 4,603

    Indiana: 4,124

    Alabama: 3,827

    Nevada: 3,795

    Oregon: 3,712

    Minnesota: 3,196

    Vermont: 3,196

    Louisiana: 2,946

    Maine: 2,885

    Puerto Rico: 2,847

    Missouri: 2,742

    New Mexico: 2,467

    Alaska: 2,430

    Rhode Island: 2,324

    Utah: 2,236

    Kentucky: 2,200

    New Hampshire: 1,939

    Kansas: 1,865

    Oklahoma: 1,840

    Wisconsin: 1,626

    Hawaii: 982

    West Virginia: 949

    Idaho: 880

    Arkansas: 666

    Nebraska: 554

    North Dakota: 526

    Wyoming: 463

    Montana: 441

    Iowa: 381

    Mississippi: 113

    South Dakota: 52

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