Analysis by NYC Comptroller’s Office Reveals Gradual Uptick in Resident Returns

Findings of the comprehensive analysis completed by the New York City Comptroller’s office indicates a gradual return of residents to New York City after net residential out-migration tripled during 2020. Major findings of the analysis reveal permanent net out-migration from the city increased by an estimated 130,387 from March 2020 through June 2021, as compared to pre-pandemic trends. However, since July 2021, USPS data has shown an estimated net gain of 6,332 permanent movers, mainly in neighborhoods that experienced the greatest flight.