Escape From New York: In Past Decade, 1.3 Million Net Loss of Residents


News update, it’s not just Snake Plissken who feels the need to ‘Escape from New York’ these days.

As reported at CNS News, there is a mass exodus out of New York. Between 2000 and 2010, 3.4 million departed New York while they gained 2.1 million resulting in a net loss of 1.3 million residents.  However, the sad fact is that Protein Wisdom gets it correct, many of the people who leave failed liberal states will simply settle into a new state and get to work on destroying it, too. We need to look no farther than Colorado.

New York State accounted for the biggest migration exodus of any state in the nation between 2000 and 2010, with 3.4 million residents leaving over that period, according to the Tax Foundation.

Over that decade the state gained 2.1 million, so net migration amounted to 1.3 million, representing a loss of $45.6 billion in income.

Where are they escaping to?  The Tax Foundation found that more than 600,000 New York residents moved to Florida over the decade – opting perhaps for the Sunshine State’s more lenient tax system – taking nearly $20 billion in adjusted growth income with them.

Over that same time period, 208,794 Pennsylvanians moved to Florida, taking $8 billion in income.

The Gateway Pundit adds that the liberal bastion of Illinois has lost 806,000 during the same period.

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  • Comments

    One Response to “Escape From New York: In Past Decade, 1.3 Million Net Loss of Residents”

    1. NGBoston on May 31st, 2012 6:53 pm

      Great place to visit or do business, but would NEVER live there in a million years.

      Make that 2 Million.

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