New York State Migration Statistics


To determine state-to-state migration flows and overseas migration flow to the state of New York in 2018.

Early Findings

  • This spreadsheet provides the data provided by the Census Bureau in 2018 on state-to-state migration flows.
  • From the above spreadsheet, only the migration flows to New York were regarded and this data was provided on this spreadsheet. In column A, the state from where people migrated in were listed. In column B, the number of people that migrated from the state listed in column A was provided.
  • In column C, the margin of error, which informs the extent to which the values provided in column B differ from the actual values. The margin of error, according to the footnotes, is based on a 90% confidence interval. Thus the value will be within the interval given in the margin of error column (column C) 90% of the time (if the experiment were to be repeated).

Proposed next steps:

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Wonder can continue the research. To compare the migration statistics of 2018 to previous years, we can determine the number of persons that have migrated to New York State from other states and abroad in 2017, 2016, and 2015. The data provided would be similar to what was provided for 2018 and would be provided on the same spreadsheet. We could note any increases or decreases in the migration numbers.
We can also provide statistics on how many people have migrated out of New York State to other states in 2018 and 2017. We would provide a breakdown of this figure by state.