Bloomberg has analyzed 20017 Census data and found that the top 3 highest-taxing cities–New York City, Las Angeles and Chicago–EACH lose over 100 people each day who migrate to other states. High-tax Chicago loses nearly 156 people each day.
These economic refugees are fleeing to lower-tax, lower-regulation states such as Texas, Arizona, Florida and Nevada. Dallas, Texas leads all U.S. cities as the largest net gainer with 246 people arriving daily.
After Dallas, Sun Belt beacons Phoenix, Tampa, Atlanta and Orlando round out the top five. Seattle, at number six with a gain of 116 people daily, is the only cold-weather destination in the top 10.