Millennials, you know the ones: Generation Y, the Neo-Youth who disdain the idea of a 9-5 and then complain when they have to move back home with Moms because they can’t find a job. The ones those of us over 50 as supposed to be making room for. We may have no choice – a new survey has discovered that New York City’s population of those between 24-36 has exploded over the last decade.
Even while energetic young people are fleeing the rest of the state, the Big Apple continues to be a big draw, a new report shows.
New York City gained 300,000 new residents between the ages of 20 and 34 between 2000 and 2010, the report by the Empire Center for New York State Policy shows.
The influx includes new immigrants from other countries, those who move to the city from other parts of the state — and people who come here with a dream from cities and states around the country, said report co-author E.J. McMahon.
“This is where people still flock to,” he said. “It’s not the only place, but it’s seen as an exciting place to work and start one’s career.”
There are now 1.4 million people between the ages of 25 and 34 living in the city, the report shows.