Andrew Corruptocrat Cuomo sold out the Southern Tier of New York for the sake of appeasing the NRDC gang. It’s caused a dreadful Southern Tier exodus.
New York’s Southern Tier is experiencing an exodus, Andrew Corruptocrat Cuomo having denied the region any hope of economic revival with his fracking ban and war on pipelines; all to please a handful of malcontents and feather his bed with the all-powerful NRDC gang. The Albany Business Review offers up the data in this article.
The article doesn’t offer up much in the way of explanations, softening the impact of the numbers by noticing out-migration isn’t that unusual and that Upstate New York numbers in that regard aren’t that bad. If you read the story carefully, though, you learn this:
Out-migration — people who move from one state to another — is actually higher both downstate and in fast-growing Florida, the state that officially surpassed New York in population four years ago. Those areas, though, have far higher rates of in-migration from other states.
Only seven upstate counties have grown in population since 2010, according to Census estimates.
The story also presents a slideshow allowing readers to “see the 20 upstate counties that lost the largest share of their population to other states between 2011 and 2015.” Here are some that caught my attention:
Tompkins County, for you readers from Manhattan, is where Planet Ithaca is located. It’s the pulsating heart of fractivism; the headquarters of the Park Foundation, home to Tony the Tiger Ingraffea and the headquarters of Walter Hang’s Rockefeller outpost where he spends the millions they’ve given him to make mischief.
People are leaving the place in droves, continuing a pattern I noticed several years ago in an EID post titled “Williamsport Explorers beat Ithaca Winers with Walk-Off Home Run.” Tompkins County saw 5.1% of its population exit between 2011 and 2015. That’s over 1% per year. Will Planet Ithaca become a ghost planet before we know it? Well, no, the population is maintained with students and, therein, is the problem, of course. Who needs more mush for brains students?
There was also this county:
Otsego County, for you readers from Manhattan, is home to Cooperstown and “Lake Glimmerglass” of Leatherstocking Tales fame, the Baseball Hall of Fame and some very snobby folks who generally oppose anything they might, under the most remote of circumstances, see or hear. Some wealthy fractivists call it home for this reason. It’s only exporting population at half the rate of Ithaca and environs, but everything Dick Downey has been telling us about school enrollments is obviously true and Corruptocrat’s delay of the Constitution Pipeline is no small part of the equation.
Then, there are these Southern Tier counties:
And, here are where these counties from which people are escaping are located; in the Southern Tier where opportunity is just across the border, Andrew Cuomo’s line of demarcation between economic freedom and a corrupt world of special interests, favors and graft:
Subsequent to the original posting of this article here, Vera Scroggins, decided to try her hand at demographics (see her comment below) but she quickly fell into a trap by confusing migration and population change were the same thing. They are not. Population change is influenced not only by migration but also natural changes and Susquehanna County (which she cites as having worse statistics than the Southern Tier) is an older county bearing few children. One hopes that will change with time.
Meanwhile, we can discern which counties are more appealing at the moment by looking in more detail at the migration patterns of Broome County using the Census Flows Mapper. Here’s what it shows:
Notice Broome County sent more people (net) to Susquehanna County than any of its neighboring counties. Likewise, Susquehanna County pulled in more people from Broome County than any its neighbors:
Sorry, Vera, you’re in way over your head. Thanks for the help, though! And, by the way, yes, most students still have mush for brains. They may learn how to think in college but they don’t smart until they had to apply their skills in the real world. Take it from me; I no longer subscribe to a lot of things I thought when I was in college. That’s what happens when people mature. Oh, why bother….