Will the Native New Yorkers Please Stand Up?

Data Updates | October 2nd 2013

At times it may seem like transplants from the west coast or the “flyover states” are taking over the Big Apple. But according to data from the Furman Center’s State of New York City’s Housing and Neighborhoods report, in 2011, only 14% of New York City residents were migrants from a different U.S. state. The report notes that the city’s share of U.S. transplants has remained constant over the past decade. Foreign-born residents made up about 37 percent of New York City’s population and 48 percent of city residents are New York State natives.

Source: American Community Survey (2011)

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