WESTCHESTER, N.Y. – More than 10,000 people have moved to Westchester from the Bronx and the New York metropolitan area in recent years and more than 3,500 have left to go to Fairfield County, Conn., according to Census data released this week.
Nearly 20 percent of all Westchester residents lived in a different house a year earlier or lived in a different county within the United States, according to information the U.S. Census Bureau released this week on migration. Across the country, 47.3 million people lived in a different house a year earlier and 17.3 million of them lived in a different county within the United States, according to a press release, translating to an average of about 130,000 people moving every day. The largest yearly county-to-county flows originated from Los Angeles County and San Bernardino County, Calif.
Westchester netted more than 3,400 people from the Bronx and lost a net of 2,600 residents to Fairfield County, according to the figures. Hispanics made up nearly half of the population moving from Bronx County to Westchester and whites made up more than 80 percent of those leaving Westchester to Fairfield, according to the data.
The findings were released in a series of county-to-county “Migration Flow Tables,” from data collected by the American Community Survey from 2006 to 2010, according to the Census statement. As part of the survey, “household members were asked where they lived a year ago and responses were combined into a weighted average for the period,” according to the statement.
Seven of the top 10 flows of movers were among counties in the Los Angeles and Riverside-San Bernardino, Calif., metropolitan areas. The rest of the top 10 flows of movers were people moving among counties in the Miami, Phoenix, Detroit and Chicago metro areas, according to the statement.