But New York City's population fell by more than 336,000 people in the first year of the pandemic, according to Cornell University's Program on Applied Demographics. Migrants gravitated to resort communities along the Atlantic coast, upstate, and Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains.
The new geography of work in the New York region was shaped by the migrations in spring and summer 2020.
Mobile phone data reveals elevated activity levels in suburban communities where workers stayed home.
THE PULL OF PANDEMIC-ERA MIGRATIONS WAS STRONG.
Surges in activity
Increase in total unique visitors (2019 to 2020)