In Past Decade: 3.4 Million Residents Flee New York – Illinois Lost 806,000 to Out-Migration

Liberal Policy in Action–
New York lost 3.4 million residents over the past 10 years.

Illinois lost 806,000 people to out-migration since 1995.

Nearly three and a half million residents fled New York over the past 10 years, the biggest migration exodus of any state in the nation.
CNS News reported:

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.

“Many of these New York and Pennsylvania residents no doubt moved to Florida for the warm weather,” says the foundation, a nonpartisan research group. “[B]ut many more may have moved there because the state does not have an individual income tax, an estate tax, nor an inheritance tax.”

Meanwhile, a stunning report by the Illinois Policy Institute revealed that Illinois lost one resident every 10 minutes during the past fifteen years. Between 1995 and 2009, the state lost on a net basis more than 806,000 people to out-migration. As Illinois lost residents to migration the state also lost out on a net of $26 billion in taxable income to out-migration from 1995 to 2010.

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  • Matches Malone

    Look up the numbers, in 2009 between 10 and 50 people from Illinois moved to the area around Wasilla, Alaska, were they smart or members of the press?

  • atticcellar

    They are all coming here to Wisconsin for the great welfare entitlements.

  • Rose

    If they come into new towns and cities trying to take over the local govts, and still voting Dim – EXPELL THEM toot sweet!!!

  • Lee__

    As Reagan once said…..people will vote with their feet…..I did…..moved from IL to NM. Don’t need a FOID card out here. Let the states decide whether to go socialist or not and let the people migrate to the freer states. Soon they will run out of other peoples money and will be forced to come to terms with reality.

  • Sorry to Live in Illinois

    Job, children in school, and family are, unfortunately, keeping me tied to this tax and spend welfare state.

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  • Fionnagh

    Recently heard that 200 people a day are moving from CA to TX. That’s just to TX. Wonder how many more are fleeing CA to the other 56 states…

  • Fionnagh

    …to the other 55 states (“57” minus CA and TX…)

  • Texas_Treeroach

    This puts a great hardship on the Democratic Party in Illinois. Because of the increasing exodus, some Party officials are projecting that there are not enough headstones in the State’s cemeteries to make up for their voter loses.

  • Badco

    Regarding the 200 people a day moving from CA to TX. Let them move somewhere else. We don’t need or want them. Leave Texas alone. As another poster said, Wisc. has great welfare programs. GO there!!! It’s bad enough we got illegals crossing the border and when they get here, they want to do is change it to be just like the toilet they ‘immigrated’ from. Leave us alone….

  • befuddled

    These Libbers aren’t fleeing.They are moving to other states to infest.Tax,spend, and destroy then move on to another city,town,and state to do the same.This is the plague of the Apocalypse.

  • bigkahuna

    Rats: Sinking ship….need I say more

    well I guess its possible they are good guys leaving and leaving the rats behind

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  • Chelie

    I can proudly say that I am one of those who left IL for TX. I hate the hot weather, but at least I can have a decent job and not feel like a weirdo for being conservative and for wanting to keep my money away from the Democrat goons. And, if I want to I can have a gun or four.

  • dnb

    Really, be warned. Democrats move to well-run republican strongholds to enjoy their prosperity, and then defeat it from within.

  • Old One

    The migrating Northeastern lefty locusts destroying a prosperous conservative state is what happened to California 1950-1980laying waste to the state where I lived for sixty ,. California was decimated by lefty losers from further east.

  • Old One

    The migrating Northeastern lefty locusts destroying a prosperous conservative state is what happened to California 1950-1980laying waste to the state where I lived for sixty ,. California was decimated by lefty losers from further east.

  • MamaGriz68

    Glad to say we left IL almost 3 years ago for IN, but unfortunately husband works in Chicago so we still have to pay income tax over there. I don’t understand how we have to pay taxes there when we have no representation, but it is what it is. Our property taxes are lower over here, our vehicle registration works out to less, sales tax is less. And we moved to the blue corner of the state. It was so exciting to vote to get Lugar out after a lifetime of votes that didn’t count in IL.

  • rumcrook

    This is old news to me and all my extended relatives who have fled ny for the south and west

  • Restless

    I work at a state university in Illinois, and we have seen major drops in enrollment in recent years. We have had several “urgent meetings” lately regarding the declining numbers of high school graduates in our state. It’s mostly because of the out-migration mentioned in this story. As a result, we are looking elsewhere for “customers” and are now offering in-state tuition to students from Missouri, Iowa, Indiana and Wisconsin! As soon as I retire, I plan to flee this Democrat-controlled, high-tax cesspool as fast as I can.

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  • Schmanz

    I moved to Iowa, though I still work in Illinois. I finally think my vote may get counted. Most of my siblings want out too, one is heading to Tn, another to NC. The pols in Illinois have no respect for the taxpayers.

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  • noway

    Chelie commented:

    I can proudly say that I am one of those who left IL for TX. I hate the hot weather, but at least I can have a decent job and not feel like a weirdo for being conservative and for wanting to keep my money away from the Democrat goons. And, if I want to I can have a gun or four.

    welcome chelie

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  • bear

    From the BILLIONS in actual wealth that “fled” in the pockets of those who have bailed from the lefty cesspools, one might surmise that the sailors (those whose skills have, heretofore, kept their respective ships afloat) are leaving the rats to continue to fail on their own.

    Justice is served.

  • Limousine Barry

    Clearly, my economic policies are working!

    Higher unemployment and higher gas prices are my crowning achievements! But, I will need four more years to bankrupt America. So please vote for me.

    Four more years!

    Four more years!

  • Lightwave

    Did it myself. Left upstate New York for Kentucky. Taxes here are a fraction of what they were up there and I don’t regret it for a second. I was proud to vote and campaign for Rand Paul in 2010 too.

    Now if we can just get rid of Steve Beshear and the Democrat party here, it’ll be paradise.

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  • Larkin

    “Many of these New York and Pennsylvania residents no doubt moved to Florida for the warm weather,”…

    Really.

    Why would anyone move clear across the country to an even hotter climate when their own home is warming due to GLOBAL WARMING, or CLIMATE CHANGE, or something.

    The left conveniently forgets its narrative when it suits them.

  • mg4us

    This is a small scale experiment in what happens when government grows too large, taxes too much and is no longer run by the electorate.

    If we stay on the road of Obama’s America, the whole country will be like NY, CA and IL.

    But there is good news. . .Every act that Obama does to disrespect our country and our traditions is another vote for Romney! Latest is insult to Poland. . . .

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/05/obama_will_not_win_re-election.html

    Keep up the bad work Obama! 2010 was just the beginning. . . like some TEA for your Party?

    November 2012 cannot come soon enough!

  • Earthmover

    Why can’t we have our social security numbers linked to our voter ID? Vote for a
    Democrat, PAY for their brilliant ideas. Vote Republican, enjoy YOUR money, cling
    to your bible and your AR15. This would fix the government in about 6 months.
    This would finally make it so voting had real consequences and wouldn’t matter
    if anyone cheated because it depended on how YOU voted.

  • Mike-n-Ike

    Add our family of three to the list. In August we’re leaving Chicago and heading to Texas.

  • havok

    It’s called Conservative/Capitalist Flight. One wonders why places like this (Especially San Fransisco) are perennially sending the dumbest most anti-prosperity people into congress… It’s because there are no Voters left in those areas that have common sense… only the Limp Wrist lunatics remain.. Anyone with half a brain has left..

  • 1RedBeard

    Not difficult to see what’s wrong with Illinois and New York. Michael Savage has long been telling us that liberalism is a mental disorder.

    Who else but a mental defective would think that adding debt is a solution to the debt problem? Liberals think that when the boat starts to sink, the best course of action is to drill a hole in the bottom.

  • Redneck Yankee

    I took my family and career to North Carolina to escape NY taxes! We have a much better standard of living. I couldn’t bring myself to get a $300,000.00 mortgage foe a home that needed $150,000.00 in repairs!

  • Hey_Ange

    Illinois cigarette taxes just raised $1 per pack, In 2011 income tax raised from 3% to 5%. Also corporate tax rate to 9.4%. We went from $6 billion to $9 billion in the hole. Yep we are screwed, but at least the teachers keep their 6 figure salaries and pensions!!! I sure hope Walker keeps his job in WI, I’ll move just over the border later this year. From now on I’ll drive to IN to buy my smokes and gasoline. I won’t buy a damn thing in Illinois.

  • Chelie

    (better late than never) Thanks, Noway!

    And Earthmover, initially a brilliant idea. But then the government would know how you voted, and my paranoid mind thinks they’ll come up with even more ways to hijack elections and negate certain votes if they know for certain how you vote.

  • http://none tommy mc donnell

    of the 2.1 million that moved to new york state, i’ll bet at least are illegal colonists.

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