More than 227,000 left N.J. last year for N.Y., Pa.

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - KICKOFF -

Cen­sus data show 227,000 res­i­dents put New Jersey in their rearview mir­rors last year and mostly headed to Penn­syl­va­nia or New York.

The state lost 17,000 more peo­ple than it gained, but the loss in pop­u­la­tion was tem­pered by a gain of more than 62,000 im­mi­grants, mainly from Asia.

NJ.com (http://bit. ly/2faVe1E ) re­ports the 2015 Amer­i­can Com­mu­nity Sur­vey found most of the New Jerseyans who left headed to Penn­syl­va­nia or New York.

Nearly 51,000 peo­ple liv­ing in New York moved to New Jersey.

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