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New York State Migration Increases



BUFFALO, NY (WBEN) Some new data showing that New Yorkers are voting with their feet when it comes to living in the state.  New York ranks 50th in domestic migration, with 328,538 more people leaving the state than moving in from other states from 2010 through 2013, according to an analysis of new census data by the Empire Center.

Older New Yorkers have moved to warmer climate for years, but the study concludes that New York’s higher cost of living — is a factor to the ongoing exodus.

But New York has a big bright spot — foreign immigration. The state attracted a net of 318,132 foreigners, ranking fourth-best in the country and nearly negating the flight of residents to other parts of the United States. A link to the full report is HERE.

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