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For Release — Friday, June 29, 2007

CENSUS DATA SHOW NEW YORK CONTINUES TO LOSE RESIDENTS TO OTHER STATES

ALBANY—New York State lost a net 225,000 residents in moves to and from other states during the year ending in July 2006, according to new Census data. The losses amount to 12 persons for every thousand New Yorkers, and the total exceeds the population of New York's third-largest city, Rochester.

Only California and Louisiana experienced higher net loss from internal migration, the Census Bureau data show. Texas gained 218,745 through internal migration during the same time period, the highest gain in the nation.

New York is still a popular destination for international immigrants. Nearly 125,000 immigrants made New York their home between July 2005 and July 2006 – the third highest number in the country and nearly 10 percent of all internationals who immigrated to the United States during that time period.

The Empire State remained the third most populous state in the nation during the period, despite a population drop of .05 percent, or 10,000 residents, the Census Bureau data show.

Only Michigan, Louisiana, and Rhode Island experienced a greater drop during the same time period. Other northern, industrial states such as Ohio and Pennsylvania grew slightly.

Florida's population increased 1.81 percent between July 2005 and July 2006 – nearly twice the national average of .98 percent. The Sunshine State, now the fourth most populous state in the U.S., gained 265,000 in net internal migration during the same period.

Arizona's population increased 3.58 percent between 2005 and 2006 – the largest increase in the country.

The Census Bureau projects that by 2030 Florida will have a population exceeding 28 million. The same projection puts New York's population at 19.4 million – only slightly larger than today's 19.3 million.

The Census Bureau data are available at www.census.gov/popest/datasets.html.

July 2005 - July 2006 Population Growth

Rank, population growth
State
Population Growth 2005-2006
July 2006 Population
Rank, Net International Migration
Rank, Net Internal Migration
Internal Migration Net Loss or Gain/1000 Residents
1
Arizona
3.58%
6,166,318
9
3
21
2
Nevada
3.45%
2,495,529
21
6
21
3
Idaho
2.60%
1,466,465
39
13
15
4
Georgia
2.53%
9,363,941
7
4
13
5
Texas
2.53%
23,507,783
2
1
9
6
Utah
2.40%
2,550,063
24
15
6
7
North Carolina
2.12%
8,856,505
8
5
12
8
Colorado
1.93%
4,753,377
14
12
6
9
Florida
1.81%
18,089,888
4
2
9
10
South Carolina
1.75%
4,321,249
27
8
11
11
Oregon
1.70%
3,700,758
19
10
9
12
Washington
1.65%
6,395,798
12
9
7
13
New Mexico
1.49%
1,954,599
33
19
4
14
Tennessee
1.39%
6,038,803
23
7
8
15
Delaware
1.39%
853,476
41
21
6
16
Arkansas
1.27%
2,810,872
37
14
7
17
Wyoming
1.22%
515,004
49
25
6
18
Alabama
1.11%
4,599,030
34
11
7
19
Montana
1.06%
944,632
50
20
7
20
Virginia
1.04%
7,642,884
11
23
1
21
Alaska
1.03%
670,053
43
32
-3
22
Oklahoma
1.01%
3,579,212
29
17
3
23
Hawaii
0.96%
1,285,498
30
35
-2
24
South Dakota
0.91%
781,919
46
27
2
25
California
0.84%
36,457,549
1
50
-8
26
Kentucky
0.80%
4,206,074
31
18
2
27
Minnesota
0.79%
5,167,101
20
36
-1
28
Missouri
0.78%
5,842,713
26
16
2
29
Indiana
0.76%
6,313,520
22
22
1
30
New Hampshire
0.62%
1,314,895
42
26
2
31
Kansas
0.58%
2,764,075
28
38
-3
32
Nebraska
0.58%
1,768,331
35
37
-3
33
Iowa
0.56%
2,982,085
32
29
0
34
Wisconsin
0.52%
5,556,506
25
34
-1
35
Illinois
0.52%
12,831,970
5
46
-5
36
Maryland
0.47%
5,615,727
15
42
-5
37
Pennsylvania
0.28%
12,440,621
16
30
0
38
Maine
0.25%
1,321,574
44
28
1
39
New Jersey
0.25%
8,724,560
6
47
-8
40
Vermont
0.24%
623,908
47
31
-1
41
West Virginia
0.24%
1,818,470
48
24
2
42
North Dakota
0.20%
635,867
45
33
-3
43
Connecticut
0.12%
3,504,809
17
41
-5
44
Mississippi
0.07%
2,910,540
40
40
-5
45
Ohio
0.06%
11,478,006
18
43
-4
46
Massachusetts
0.06%
6,437,193
10
44
-8
47
NEW YORK
-0.05%
19,306,183
3
48
-12
48
Michigan
-0.05%
10,095,643
13
45
-6
49
Rhode Island
-0.56%
1,067,610
38
39
-12
50
Louisiana
-4.87%
4,287,768
36
49
-56
United States
0.98%
299,398,484