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Over the next 30 years, Rochester’s metropolitan region will overtake Buffalo in population, according to a report from IHS Global Insight for the U.S. Conference of Mayors.


  • 2012 population: 1,056,600
  • 2042 population: 1,101,300
  • Growth rate: 4.2%


  • 2012 population: 1,133,100
  • 2042 population: 1,078,000
  • Growth rate: -4.9 percent

Rochester would become the second-largest metro region, if these figures hold true. It already has the second largest economy in the state.

What kind of impact would adding 50,000 people to the Rochester region have on roads, housing and schools? The growth seems relatively modest, especially if it occurs over time. Other areas of the country are expected to deal with much faster population growth.

Links of the Day:

– Kudos to the Democrat and Chronicle for updating the story of a Rochester police officer suspended and returned to work without an explanation from his bosses or the FBI, who ruined his reputation.

– This is a topic that has bothered me for a long time. A Democrat and Chronicle columnist reminds the media and the public about the role mental illness plays in many sensational crimes.

Vacant houses are a problem in Rochester’s suburbs, too.

The Buffalo News looks at the history and modern usage of the N-word.

 – Can we stop focusing on the dilemmas of super-rich working moms? 

Doughnuts are the new cupcake.

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