Friday, May 31, 2013

Origins and Destinations: People Moving Into, and Out of, Upstate NY

When people leave Upstate New York, where do they move to? And where do new migrants to the Upstate region come from? The New York Minute, an oline publication of Cornell University’s Community & Regional Development Institute (CaRDI), produced in collaboration with the Program on Applied Demographics, just released an interesting look at who moves into, and out of, upstate New York. Upstate New York for these purposes is defined as anything in New York north of Rockland and Westchester Counties.

Basically CaRDI looked at the County to County Migration flows in the 2010 American Communities Survey (ACS) Five Year Estimates and identified the top 5 origins and destinations for different age groups within the Upstate New York area. What they found was that “Upstate” receives a significant number of in-migrants from the downstate New York region, from Florida, and from countries in Asia. A significant number of movers out of “Upstate” head to Florida, to downstate New York, and to Pennsylvania, among other locations. And these origins and destinations do seem to vary by the age of mover.

The graphic below, taken from the New York Minute, shows these breakdowns by age groups nicely. 
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To see the full data, visit: Cornell's Program for Applied Dempgraphics.