New York sees largest population loss in history

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Published: Dec. 22, 2021 at 3:09 PM EST
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ALBANY, New York (WWNY) - New York led the way this year in population loss.

The U.S. Census Bureau put that loss at more than 319,000 New Yorkers between July 2020 and July 2021 - the highest of any state in the nation.

Percentage-wise, it was 1.6 percent of the state’s population.

An Empire Center for Public Policy analysis of the numbers says the pandemic boosted New York’s already-high outflows of people moving to other states.

It also says it was the state’s largest, single-year loss of population ever.

Texas, Florida and Arizona saw the highest growth in population between 2020 and 2021.

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