New Yorkers whose annual earnings top $250,000 are among the likeliest to stay in the city, while those who only earn from $40,000 to just under $60,000 are among the most likely to leave, a new study said on Wednesday.
Rich New Yorkers apt to stay, poorer to move: study
Those seeking schools or backyards also tend to move out: 43 percent of the New Yorkers who left had children.
That may partly explain why the average age of the heads of households who left the city was just 40 years old, according to City Comptroller William Thompson's study of 2005 data.
Study: More New Yorkers leave city every year than move in
The city is still growing - but because of a different kind of new arrival. Babies helped boost the 2005 population to 8.2 million as births far outnumbered deaths, Branconi said. Illegal immigrants also could be helping to fill the gap, but their numbers are hard to count.
Proof that the "9 million by 2030" mantra is pure horseshit.