Skip to comments.Most cities in New York continue losing population, Census Bureau reports
Posted on 07/03/2006 7:22:51 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
Most cities in New York State have lost population in the last five years, with especially large declines in major Upstate cities, the U.S. Census Bureau reported.
Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse lost population, around 4 percent in each city, during the year ending July 1, 2005. All three cities have lost population each year since the last nationwide census in 2000, according to the bureau.
The new data appear in the Census Bureau's Annual Estimates of the Population for Incorporated Places. Among 61 cities in New York, 42 lost population from 2000 to 2005.
Twenty-six counties in New York have lost residents so far this decade, according to the new report. In Erie and Broome counties, the number of residents dropped both in the central cities of Buffalo and Binghamton, and in surrounding municipalities within the county.
Nationwide, nearly three-quarters of municipalities with more than 100,000 residents saw at least modest population growth from 2000 to 2005. Buffalo ranked 244th among those 254 localities in population change during the first half of the decade, while Rochester and Syracuse were 241st and 239th, respectively.
Some older, Northeastern cities are adding population. Worcester, Mass., and Providence, R.I., each added more than 3,000 residents in the last five years. New Haven and Allentown, Pa., showed smaller gains.
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Nahh... it's global warming, just like everything else.
Same thing is happening in New Jersey, the current crisis over high taxes.
Haha, how much you want to bet that you won't find this on front page of the
In 1950, Buffalo New York had a population of 580,132. And in 2000, it is down to 292,648.
NY is a left-wing "workers paradise."
The wonderful thing about America is that when a state is a failure, all people have to do is to leave for greener pastures.
taxation, no economic development, industrial jobs being sent overseas, bad weather, people moving to the Sun Belt.
I expect New York to lose three electoral votes after the next Census.
Anyone have the PA numbers? I can't help but wonder if people are moving just across the state line. Taxes in PA are *low* compared to NJ and NY (though they are *really* low in DE).
The Times will tout how Hillary is using tax money to bribe a chip maker to put a plant upstate, giving her credit for jobs created by confiscated money.
Property or income taxes? If so, how high are they? I had a buddy at work talking about how bad things were in parts of the state. He used Elmira, NY (I've never been there) as an example and pulled up listings on a popular real estate website for the place. It looked as if the whole darn town was for sale, and for cheap. I'm not from that part of the country and have never seen anything like it.
>>Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse lost population, around 4 percent in each city, during the year ending July 1, 2005. All three cities have lost population each year since the last nationwide census in 2000, according to the bureau.<<
My beloved wife (who is from NY city) responded "I guess people are coming to their senses."
Now that will be exciting. However, the Democrats will gerrymander the districts in New York so there'll be no Republicans left. But we will get increased representation in states like Utah, North Carolina, and Texas who are more conservative than RINOs found in New York State anyway.
I am proposing that we convert it to a wilderness preserve, so New Yorkers can have their own pristine area and can stop worrying about Alaska.
If I remember correctly, NY lost two House seats after the last census. Under a deal struck with Joseph Bruno - the Republican Majority Leader of the state senate - one Democrat lost his seat as did one Republican. What sort of deal will be struck after the 2010 census is unknown, but Bruno is a shrewd man and he'll extract every concession available.
Are you serious? Buffalo's population has dropped almost 300,000?