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– Cities are hot again. The population growth of many of the nation’s cities is outpacing their suburbs, according to new data from the U.S. Census.

The data showed Rochester was the only large Upstate New York city to gain residents from July 2010 and July 2011. The city’s growth rate was the same as the growth rate of Monroe County – .13 percent. The county gained 990 residents between July 2010 and July 2011. More than a quarter of the growth was in the city.

We’re talking about very modest growth. But given years of population decline, this is encouraging news for the city. Rochester isn’t emptying out and the pace of sprawl could be slowing. This is good news for the entire community.

Here is a chart of the Census population data:











– Business Insider looked at 16 brands that have a cult following. Guess which Rochester company made the list?

– A Buffalo area orthopedic surgeon joined the Army Reserves – at the age of 64. He was motivated by his son’s war injury.

Finger Lakes winery Dr. Konstantin Frank is celebrating 50 years.

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4 Responses to The City is Growing

  1. June 29, 2012 at 2:29 pm lynn e responds:

    Yeah Wegmans! It seems every town grew that small amount. Must be people are having babies.

  2. June 29, 2012 at 10:19 pm Mittens responds:

    First growth since 1960, right?

  3. July 5, 2012 at 8:05 pm David responds:

    Thats not growth, it’s just a bad estimate. Its not even a census, its an estimation. If you want to believe in Santa and the Easter bunny then you should believe in these numbers. I work for USPS, I would know if there’s growth.

  4. July 7, 2012 at 3:00 pm Mittens responds:

    David, do you live in the city? Do you even step foot in the city? If you were here you would realize that things are changing. In the last 5 years or so, more young people (who grew up in the burbs) have been moving in. More projects are being pushed to encourage urban growth. You don’t have to look at a census estimate, all you have to do is be here to see the growth.

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