Population drops 3 percent in five years, says report Olean Times Herald

Cattaraugus County’s population continued to drop in the first half of this decade, losing 3.03 percent of its residents and leaving it in 55th place among 62 counties in terms of population growth.

The 2010 census showed Cattaraugus County with 80,317 residents. As of Dec. 31, 2015, it had dropped to 77,885, a loss of 2,432.

From 2010 to 2015, 2,789 people left the county, or 3.47 percent of the population, a report by the Empire Center for Public Policy in Albany shows. At the same time, there was a natural increase in the population of 524, or 0.65 percent.

More retirees leaving NY for Florida WRGB (CBS Albany)

As the cold weather moves in, more and more New York residents move out.

They used to call them snowbirds, but each year tens of thousands now stay long after the snow flies. There are two big reasons, weather and taxes, and one government watchdog group says its costing New York State.

More residents left New York than any other state in 2013 New York Post

We’re No. 1 — but not in a good way, according to a report that shows New York has lost more tax-paying residents than any other state in the nation.

IRS data from 2013 shows 114,929 taxpayers moved out of the state, far more than the 68,943 who left Illinois, which ranked second for most residents lost.