New York and New Jersey lead the United States in population loss, with thousands fleeing the region over high-taxes, rising crime, and out-of-control housing costs.
“New York topped the list, losing 307,190 residents, and New Jersey came in second with 97,124 residents moving out,” reports CBS New York. “So where are these residents going? Some headed to neighboring states — New Yorkers moved to New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania, and New Jersey residents left for Pennsylvania and New York — while others left in search of warmer climates, like Florida and California.”
“The career website Zippia looked at the population data from the Census’ American Community Survey to determine the states with the largest population decrease from 2017 to 2018, which is the most recent data available,” adds the website.
According to the survey, the fastest growing states in the USA are Arizona, Idaho, and Utah.
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Source: CBS New York