People are leaving these 10 states in the highest numbers
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- Census data for 2016 and 2017 shows which states have seen the most outbound migration.
- New York, Illinois, and California are seeing the most residents pack up and leave for other states.
- Among the issues are high taxes, real estate prices, and the cost of living.
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New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles are the largest cities in the country, but their respective states are actually seeing the most people packing up and leaving.
Business Insider analyzed Census data from 2016 and 2017 and compiled a list of the states that are seeing the most outbound migration. That means residents that are leaving a state for another state.
The top 10 include New York, Illinois, California, New Jersey, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Hawaii, Maryland, Connecticut, and Kansas.
While the reasons each state is dealing with an outbound migration crisis are different, there are several common themes, including high taxes, real estate prices and the cost of living.
Continue to read more about why each state is seeing an exodus.