Monroe County’s population is stagnant. That’s according to U.S. Census figures out today.
- 2010: 744,647
- 2011: 747,225
- 2012: 748,582
- 2013: 750,071
- 2014: 749,857
Monroe County posted a negligible loss in 2014, but it’s still reason for concern. It shows we’re not growing.
When you look at the number of people who moved out last year, it’s amazing we managed to stay relatively flat. In 2014, 8,347 babies were born in Monroe County. A total of 6,435 people died. That means we had natural increase in population. Then, if you add the 2,642 net number of people who moved to Rochester from other countries and Puerto Rico, we’re really ahead of the game. But we experienced a net loss of 4,526 people who moved out of the county…in one year. That’s .6 percent of people – about 3 in 500 people – who live in Monroe County who said adios.
Going back to 2010, we’ve lost a net of more than 13,000 people to other communities. That’s the equivalent of almost everyone in the Town of Sweden packing up and saying goodbye.
Once again, we can thank babies and immigrants for mitigating population loss.
The Rochester metro had 1,083,393 in 2014, an insignificant decrease from the year before.
Links of the Day:
– If there was ever a time for the city to ask the University of Rochester for a payment in lieu of taxes, now is the time.
– The gun used in a cop-shootout in Orleans County was stolen from a home. Lock up you guns, people.
– The state won’t release documents related to the Buffalo Billion.
– Only in the state assembly is it awkward to be a former federal prosecutor.
– A Park Ave. apartment building owner is accused of racial bias.
Henrietta…Wants to be Walkable?
— SRF & Associates (@SRFASSOCIATES) March 25, 2015