Census bureau figures show that more people left New York (State) than moved in from other states during the 90s. The Post notes that 308,000 moved to Florida - mostly likely retirees. For Newsday, the big headline from the study is the number of New Yorkers going to North Carolina, as the Tar Heel State offers offered great economic growth in the 90s and a welcoming area for retirees. Census Bureau demographer Marc Perry says, "New York had out-migration to almost every other state except Nebraska and the District of Columbia. New York is really one of those gateway states that receives many, many immigrants from abroad and redistributes the population."