Tag: Migration

New York, which trailed only California and Texas in population, is now trailing Florida, too, according to a new Census Bureau report. California boasts 38.8 million people, Texas ranks second with 26.96 million, but now Florida has 19.9 million, barely surpassing New York, with 19.7 million. Read More

About 1.2 million people left New York to other states between 2000 and 2009, the Empire Center for New York State Policy found a report in 2011. Immigration is the main reason New York has added population. Read More

Fifty-seven of New York’s 62 counties lost more residents to other parts of the state or the nation than they gained between 2010 and 2012, according to newly released U.S. Census estimates. Eleven of those counties might be described as demographically dying Read More

New York’s estate tax will hit a growing number of middle-class households, small business owners and farmers, and is needlessly hindering economic growth while giving the state’s wealthiest households an added incentive to migrate, according to a report released today by the Empire Center for Public Policy. Read More

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