10 states gaining, losing the most high earners

High-earning households are increasingly staking claims in Florida and Texas, according to a recent analysis from SmartAsset

The financial tech company examined the inflow and outflow of tax filers making more than $200,000 between 2020 and 2021 to establish each state's net migration. 

Florida gained the most high earners by a landslide, with a net migration of 27,567. Texas followed far behind, with a net migration of 9,008. 

Meanwhile, California lost 27,341 high earners, and 19,795 left New York. 

These 10 states are gaining and losing the most workers, by SmartAsset's calculations: 


1. Florida 

2. Texas

3. North Carolina

4. Arizona

5. South Carolina

6. Tennessee

7. Nevada

8. Idaho

9. Colorado

10. Utah 


1. California

2. New York

3. Illinois

4. Massachusetts

5. New Jersey

6. Virginia

7. Maryland

8. Minnesota

9. Ohio

10. Pennsylvania

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