Originally published at Broad + Liberty
When it comes to zip codes, Americans are dating around. The rise in remote work has changed how people choose their hometowns, allowing them to prioritize other things, such as taxes, weather, schools, and personal freedom over proximity to the office.
And workers aren’t the only ones who are playing the field. With fewer local staff, several major companies have moved their headquarters to states, such as Florida and Texas, with smaller regulatory burdens and more affordable living.
Pennsylvania residents are leaving in droves. According to U.S. Census data, Pennsylvania lost about 40,000 residents between July 2021 and July 2022.
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