Who migrates to and from NYC? by DCP Population Division, NYC Planning

The dynamism of migration strengthens NYC and has contributed to the City’s growth in population to an all-time high of 8,537,673 in 2016. These charts show the number of people who moved to or left NYC during each time period, according to census survey data. While NYC has seen wide variations in the volume of migrants through the decades, certain groups are more inclined to come or go. The overall or net effect of migration flows in and out of the city is referred to as net migration. Keep in mind that groups with net migration losses can see their populations grow, as migration losses are often offset by “natural increase” – the number of births exceeding deaths.

Hover over the bars to see trendlines and details for each grouping.