The out-migration from New York state to warmer states with lower taxes has been an ongoing bugaboo for budget hawks here.

And the Tax Foundation has some data today to back that up.

One chart below shows just how many tax returns have moved from New York to Florida and vice versa between 1993 and 2010.

The Sunshine State benefits, with 545,263 returns moving from New York to Florida. By contrast, 244,032 went in the opposite direction for a net loss of 301,231.

Between 2000 and 2010, Florida and New York have been a tale of two different states, according to a new data set the Tax Foundation released today.

The numbers don’t date back to the precise time when this migration from New York began, but it goes back far enough to show starkly how much the state has lost.

New York lost the most net income of the 50 states through out migration — $45.6 billion during that decade.

Florida, meanwhile, gained the most of any state, receiving $67.3 billion in total income frmo in-migration.

Still, the numbers don’t tell the entire story of New York versus Florida, including by some metrics a better weathering of the economic collapse of almost five years ago.

The other side of this, of course, is that thanks to a deregulated housing market Florida was hit especially hard by the 2008 financial crisis (notice the gap in migration narrowed starting 2007-08).

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