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Population is Dropping Faster in Upstate New York Counties
According to the Empire Center: Upstate New York’s population began to decline at a faster rate between mid-2014 and 2015, according to updated Census Bureau estimates. As of last July 1, the 50 counties north of the mid-Hudson Valley had a combined population of 6,307,573—down 17,623 from the Census Bureau estimate of a year earlier. The drop in 2014-15 alone exceeded the population decrease in the previous four years, bringing the total population decline since the 2010 census to 31,740 people, or 0.5 percent. By contrast, upstate New York’s population increased by 52,074, or 0.8 percent, between 2000 and 2010. Forty-one of the 50 upstate counties lost population between 2010 and 2015—also in contrast to 2000-2010, when only 18 upstate counties lost residents. Nonetheless, growth in New York City was strong enough to push up the state’s total population by 417,704 people, or 2.2 percent, during the latest five-year period. Migration explains much of the difference between upstate and downstate trends. All regions have lost population due to domestic migration—the movement of residents to other states (and across county lines)—and the rate of migration to other states is higher for New York City than for most upstate counties. But “natural increase” from childbirths and an influx of foreign immigrants more than offset the downstate loss.
April 01, 2016

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