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U.S. Census Bureau: New York Lost Largest Population Over One Year

While the U.S. population grew between July 2022 and July 2023, New York State lost the most people over that same period, according to a report from the Tax Foundation, which cited a U.S. Census Bureau report.

While the country's population grew by 0.49%, New York State lost 1.1% of its population, the highest loss among all states, according to the data. California, Hawaii, Alaska, and Illinois rounded out the top five outmigrated states.

Conversely, South Carolina saw the greatest population growth, ahead of Delaware, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Florida.

"This population shift paints a clear picture: Americans are leaving high-tax, high-cost-of-living states in favor of lower-tax, lower-cost alternatives," the report states.

"Of the 32 states whose overall state and local tax burdens per capita were below the national average in 2022, 24 experienced net inbound migration in FY 2023. Meanwhile, of the 18 states and D.C. with tax burdens per capita at or above the national average, 14 of those jurisdictions experienced net outbound migration."


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