New York State accounted for the biggest population exit of any state in the nation between 2000 and 2010, with 3.4 million residents leaving over that period.

So the question is, why would anyone leave the "City Of Dreams?"

The number one reason for the mass exodus is money, and it comes in many forms.  Higher incomes in other places combined with lower taxes are making people move from the "Big Apple".

The report finds that most of the people are heading to Florida, where the tax burden is considerably less.  The Empire State was ranked highest for tax burden every year from 1977 until 2006, except in 1984 when it was ranked second.