WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y.— Florida will soon surpass New York as the third most populated state in the country, according to a story in the New York Times.
Census Bureau estimates will be released Monday. Florida and New York will be separated by a few thousand people, the report said. If Florida does not overtake New York this year, it will almost certainly occur in 2014.
California and Texas are 1-2 in population. New York residents are fleeing to Florida for weather, retirement and the economy, as New York has lost a significant number of manufacturing jobs. Buffalo has lost more than 10 percent of its population since 2000, according to the story, and population in Rochester and Syracuse is stagnant.
Read the complete story in The New York Times online.