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Number of NY Millionaires on the Rise

Written By: Cara Demers
Number of NY Millionaires on the Rise

     ALBANY (WENY) -- There seems to be quite a few more millionaires here in the Empire State these days.

     That's according to state data, obtained by USA Today Network's Albany Bureau, that says numbers soared following the national recession.
    
     The number of millionaires here in New York--who mainly reside in New York City and throughout Westchester county--has jumped from 63 percent since 2009. There was also a 15 percent hike between 2013 and 2014.
    
     This comes just as New York leaders are debating whether or not to retain a higher tax on those making over 1-million dollars a year.