New York State absolutely hemorrhaged residents this year. Guess which states saw giant gains?
· Dec 22, 2023 ·

If you live or recently lived in New York — either in the city or the rest of the state — then these numbers, alas, will probably not surprise you:

New York's population plunged more than any other state in the country over the past year, according to sobering new statistics - as fed-up lawmakers and ex-New Yorkers blame crime and the sky-high cost of living.

Almost 102,000 people fled the Empire State from July 2022 to July 2023, the United States Census Bureau revealed in a Tuesday report.

It's no shocker. New York City alone has been in an absolute free-fall over the last few years. Just a few recent examples:

Even the funny stories are, in the main, kind of horrifying:

So yeah, it's not surprising that people would be getting the heck out of that city and the rest of the state, insofar as the latter has many of the same problems as the former.

On the flip side, these numbers are equally unsurprising:

On the opposite end of the spectrum, Texas and Florida added 473,453 and 365,205 new residents, respectively.

North Carolina, Georgia and South Carolina rounded out the other states that saw the largest increase.

Hmmm. Trying to figure out what all those states have in common!

New York might be able to reverse its flooding exodus of citizens if it tried to address all of the chronic problems it's refusing to fix.

It's not out of your power, guys!

But I won't hold my breath. Clearly 100,000 other people aren't either.

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