How Many New Yorkers Moved From One Borough to Another?

Brooklyn getting too trendy for you? Manhattan too expensive? Staten Island just too “Staten Islandy” for you?

Turns out thousands of New Yorkers get the urge to relocate from one borough to another borough each year. We analyzed Census data that looked at county and county migration from 2009 to 2013 to see how New Yorkers moved around within the city’s five boroughs: Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island.

Over the five-year period, 132,885 New Yorkers hopped on a ferry, bridge or tunnel to find a new home in another borough.

Here is a breakdown of where they went and where they came from:

Perhaps it would help if those movers picked a borough suitable to their tastes in the first place.

We also took a looked at which out of state locations people were moving to each borough from. Interestingly each borough seemed to draw new residents from very different locals as you can see below:

Al Harris