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New York still losing residents

Apr 19, 2019 1:00 pm
Ben Axelson is reporting for NYup [dot] com the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2018 population estimates are out, and for New York, the trend of population decline is spreading. Previously, it was residents of upstate fleeing New York, but according an analysis by the Press & Sun Bulletin, Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Nassau and Westchester counties lost population between 2017 and 2018, as well. From 2010 through 2018, 46 of the state's 62 counties reported fewer residents. A total of 48,500 people left New York, which was one of just nine states to lose population over the previous year. Despite this being the third year in a row of population loss in New York, the state still maintains growth at the rate of [point] 85 percent since 2010. The areas of New York reporting the sharpest decline in population: Hamilton County, the Watertown-Fort Drum metropolitan area and Westchester County. Areas of small population growth include Saratoga and Orange counties. If the population continues, New York could lose up to two congressional seats in 2022. Read the full story at New York Update [dot] com.