More people fled NYC than any other city

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Thunderstorm clouds and golf bag 8-28-2016September 15, 2016- I am not alone. The Post reports, “Taxpaying New Yorkers are leaving in droves for other states.In 2014, 126,000 tax filers fled to other places in the US — more people than in any other state, according to a study posted on newgeography.com.

The Empire State also lost the most “high earners,” who reported making more than $200,000 a year.

While New York’s population is still growing, in part because of immigration, many residents are leaving for other states because of high property taxes, a lack of business opportunities and unaffordable homes.

“The property taxes are bad, but they are on top of an even worse situation in terms of affordability,” Cox said.”

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