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.
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.
Upstate New York's largest cities saw slight population declines over the year ending July 1, 2014, while New York City and other downstate cities saw a slight bump, according to new estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau.
The population in upstate New York is shrinking.
After a small gain during the previous decade, upstate New York’s population dropped slightly between 2010 and 2014, according to Census Bureau data.
Florida is luring more than just New York’s residents. It’s also absorbing a growing pile of cash from the state’s largest pension.
The percentage of New Yorkers leaving the state is the highest it has been since 2007, according to a new analysis by the Empire Center.
We’re No. 4! We’re No. 4!
New York state, that is. And it’s nothing to cheer about.