More people are leaving the Rochester area than moving in. But births and immigrants are offsetting the population loss.
U.S. Census numbers out today show 749,606 people lived in Monroe County in 2013. That’s up barely 1 percent from 2010. Here’s how the numbers break down:
Total population change: 5,262
Immigrants coming here: 7,100
Residents moving to other places in U.S.: 8,449
Net migration: -1,349
The metropolitan Rochester area also has seen anemic growth. The population is 1,083,278, up .3 percent from 2010.
Population figures for 2013 in cities and towns are not available yet.
Here’s a map of population changes across the U.S. from 2012-2013. (The numbers I use above compare 2010-2013.) You can see Upstate New York is struggling.
Links of the Day:
– Why didn’t Ralph Wilson sell the Bills while he was alive? Taxes.
– Could state lawmakers get their own dormitory? That would simply hilarious.
– New York schools are the most racially segregated – especially charter schools.
– A new data tool allows you to look up the percentage of students who attend college from each high school in New York.
– Rochester developer David Flaum has four Upstate casino sites in the works, not counting Henrietta.
– Rochester v. Miami. Who destroyed their downtown more in the name of parking?