Record Number Of New Yorkers Moved To Florida In 2022

BOSTON - SEPTEMBER 1: Friends that are there to help, Nigel Durham, and Tom Costic, just seem to be in the way as Patrick Manian and Gray Dunla maneuver furniture to a U-Haul truck outside their Ashford students moving in and out of apartments on Sept 1. They all are BU graduates. (Photo by Joanne Rathe/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Nearly 65,000 New Yorkers traded in their state driver’s licenses for a Sunshine State equivalent in 2022, according to data from Florida’s Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.
  • The number of New York arrivals, first reported by the New York Post, breaks a record set the previous year, when roughly 62,000 New Yorkers took the trip down I-95.
  • New York has joined a host of predominantly blue states, including California, New Jersey, and Illinois, that have lost tens of thousands of residents to Florida since the start of the pandemic in March 2020.

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