The number of people moving to Florida during the first few months of 2022 is even higher than it was during the same period in 2021, the New York Post is reporting.
The Miami area is a particularly big beneficiary of the migration, according to the newly released data on drivers license swaps.
New York’s Mayor had hoped the exodus to Florida would fizzle out now that pandemic restrictions had eased – but it instead seems to be accelerating, the paper wrote.
Here are the number of out-of state drivers licenses swapped for Florida licenses in the first four months of 2022:
- New York to Florida – 61,728 license swaps (up 12% over 2021 and 55% over 2019)
- New Jersey to Florida – 10,580 license swaps (up 9% over 2021)
- Connecticut to Florida – 4,119 license swaps (up 4% over 2021)
- California to Florida – 9,645 license swaps (up 18% over 2021)
- Pennsylvania to Florida – 8,412 license swaps
- Illinois to Florida – 8,149 license swaps
Of those relocating from New York, 2,935 have moved to Palm Beach County, 1,946 moved to Broward, and 1,777 moved to Miami-Dade.