– 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.
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