The trickle of people leaving New York is beginning to look like a flood, particularly in parts of upstate.
New data released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau show an estimated 73,000 people moved out of New York state between July 2015 and July 2016. That is nearly twice the figure for the previous two years.
Largely because of this out-migration, New York shrank in population last year by nearly 1,900, the data show.
People moving from the state had a significant effect in some upstate counties and metro areas, where population losses have been recorded annually since 2010. In the Binghamton metropolitan area, an average of more than three people moved to other states every day for the past six years.