Escape from New York: Twenty Somethings Plan on Leaving the Empire State

According to a recent Marist College poll, a large percentage of persons under the age of thirty plan on leaving New York state within the next five years.

From the New York Daily News.

Escape from New York is not just a movie - it's also a state of mind.A new Marist College poll shows that 36% of New Yorkers under the age of 30 are planning to leave New York within the next five years - and more than a quarter of all adults are planning to bolt the Empire State.

The New York City suburbs, with their high property values and taxes, are leading the exodus, the poll found.

Of those preparing to leave, 62% cite economic reasons like cost of living, taxes - and a lack of jobs.

"A lot of people are questioning the affordability of the state," said Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion.

An additional 38% cite climate, quality of life, overcrowding, a desire to be closer to family, retirement or schools.

The latest census showed New York's overall population actually increased, though parts of upstate shed population and jobs.[...]
It's never good news for a region when young adults are making a mass exodus for greener pastures. This can affect your job market and even your housing market adversely. Obviously New York had better start looking for some solutions and realtively quick. Declines don't take as long as people think. Just ask Detroit.



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