Mass Exodus: Nearly 50,000 leave New York City for Hudson Valley – Hudson Valley Post | Gmx Pharm

For the first time in over a decade, the Hudson Valley’s population increased.

The Hudson Valley Pattern For Progress recently published its Moving In, Moving Out report, which contained some interesting insights.

Hudson Valley is seeing population growth for the first time in over a decade

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The Hudson Valley Pattern For Progress examined data released by the federal government that showed more people have moved to the Hudson Valley than have moved out for the first time in a decade.

“A body of data shows that thousands of people moved to the Hudson Valley at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. In fact, pandemic-driven migration across the United States caused the Hudson Valley to gain more people than it lost for the first time in more than a decade,” says Hudson Valley Pattern For Progress.

Hudson Valley Pattern For Progress analyzed nine counties in the region, Dutchess, Orange, Ulster, Putnam, Sullivan, Rockland, Westchester, Greene and Columbia counties, by examining the home address changes on tax returns in 2019 and 2020.

The nine Hudson Valley counties gained 105,716 people, while 105,087 moved from the region.

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“The Hudson Valley added 629 people, its first net gain in more than a decade,” wrote Hudson Valley Pattern For Progress in its Moving In, Moving Out report.

While it’s a small increase, it’s a “notable reversal” as the region lost about 5,000 more residents each year from 2016 to 2019 than it added.

The Hudson Valley’s population decreased by 7,255 people from 2015 to 2016.

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Thousands moved from New York City to the Hudson Valley

Hudson Valley Pattern For Progress confirmed what many Hudson Valley residents had assumed, thousands relocated from New York City to the Hudson Valley during the height of the COVID pandemic.

In fact, almost 50,000 moved from New York City to the Hudson Valley, while 15,000 moved from the Hudson Valley to New York City.

“Migration in and out of the Hudson Valley affects many aspects of life across the region, including schools, businesses, taxes, and the number of congressional seats allocated to New York,” writes Hudson Valley Pattern For Progress.

Below is the number of New York City residents who have relocated to each borough in the Hudson Valley:

  • Columbia County: 1,091

  • Dutchess County: 5,906

  • Greene County: 566

  • Orange County: 5,849

  • Putnam County: 1,372

  • Rockland County: 4,751

  • County of Sullivan: 1,665

  • County of Ulster: 2,421

  • Westchester County: 25,021

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