New York State - In-migration

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New York State - In-migration

From 2013 to 2017, 263,313 people moved to New York state from all other US states and 154,640 people moved to New York state from Puerto Rico and other countries. The in-migration data for New York state is presented in the "NY State (all counties)" tab of the attached spreadsheet. A breakdown of migrants to New York state from other US states and overseas is presented in the "Total — NY State" tab of the spreadsheet.

New York State — Total In-Migration (2013-2017)

  • In total, 417,953 people moved to NY state from all other US states and abroad.

New York State — In-Migration from Other US States

  • In-migration to NY state from other US states was calculated by adding the number of migrants from all US states to each New York county. The total number of migrants from all US states to each New York county have been compiled in the "Total — NY State" tab of the spreadsheet.
  • The total number of migrants for each county were then added and it was found that 263,313 people moved to New York state from all other US states.

New York State — In-Migration from Other Countries

  • The number of people who moved to New York state from other US states was subtracted from the total number of in-migrants to New York state from other US states and abroad,
i.e., 417,953 - 263,313 = 154,640.
  • Hence, an estimated 154,640 people moved to New York state from other countries from 2013 to 2017.

Research Strategy

We started our research using the US Census Bureau's "In-, Out-, Net, and Gross Migration" dataset for "County-to-County Migration Flows (2013-2017)." Since this dataset included migration values for all US states and was too large and complex to handle, we extracted the New York tab in a separate spreadsheet.

From this tab, we used the migration estimates for "flow from Geography B to Geography A" to calculate in-migration to all counties in the New York state. Here, 'Geography' A represented each county in New York state and 'Geography B' represented all US counties, Puerto Rico, and overseas migrants from different continents. We removed all migration entries where people moved from one New York county to another to calculate the total number of people who moved to the New York state from other US states and abroad.

To further provide the breakdown of migrants to New York state from all other US states versus abroad, we first added the number of migrants to each New York county from all US states. We then subtracted this number from the total migrants to New York state to find the number of migrants from other countries.
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