It appears U.S. News & World Report's propaganda is working—new census records show folks are fleeing New York as fast as...well, not the subways, but something. A native New Yorker brushing past tourists in Times Square? Sure, that.

According to the NY Post, U.S. census records show that over 1 million people have abandoned the New York area since 2010, opting to forgo our high tax rates and rampant political corruption in favor of Florida's sinkholes and whatever's in Texas. This is the "highest negative net migration rate among the nation’s large population centers," the Post reports.

This trend isn't limited to this fair town—the census data includes parts of New Jersey, Connecticut, the lower Hudson Valley and Long Island. In 2016, 223,423 people left the area, as opposed to only 187,034 in 2015.

Public policy experts told the Post the phenomenon is related to the economy. "The historical trend is that out-migration grows when the economy is getting better," Empire Center for Public Policy research director E.J. McMahon told the outlet. "As the economy gets better, there are more jobs outside the region and by the same token . . . more people to buy your house if you’re a baby boomer looking to move to Boca Raton or Myrtle Beach."

Other cities of interest include Denver, Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth, and Portland, Oregon, a city famously known for being where millennials go to retire.

NYC is still full of human bodies—the population is up 2.7 percent from 2010 to 2016, and ticked up last year. But the speed of growth is slowing down. After all, it's so expensive to live here you can't blame folks for throwing in the towel in favor of, say, Philadelphia or Dallas—there might be a lot of jobs here, but you have to work harder to live, and as cheaper and warmer cities see a spike in their own job markets, they become far more appealing. Plus, there's less risk of drowning in slush puddles, even if you're more likely to become one of those terrible people who appreciates fresh air.