More than 200K left New Jersey last year

Census data show 227,000 residents put New Jersey in their rearview mirrors last year and mostly headed to Pennsylvania or New York.



The state lost 17,000 more people than it gained, but the loss in population was tempered by a gain of more than 62,000 immigrants, mainly from Asia.



The 2015 American Community Survey found most of the New Jerseyans who left headed to Pennsylvania or New York.



Nearly 51,000 people living in New York moved to New Jersey.



The Associated Press wire services helped contribute to this report


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