Monroe County was one of the few Upstate that gained population over the last two years, according to the U.S. Census. Its population grew .5 percent to 747,813, a gain of 3,469 people.
A closer look at the numbers reveals more people moved out of Monroe County than moved in. New births combined with immigrants and returning service members largely made up the population gain. Census figures show most immigrants settle around Rochester’s colleges. Syracuse is among many cities banking on immigrants to lift the economy.
Between 2010 and 2012, there were 19,087 births in Monroe County and 14,104 deaths. There were 4,392 people from other countries who moved in, a figure that includes armed forces. There were 5,738 people who moved out of Monroe County.
While it’s good news the population went up in Monroe County, it’s clear there’s more work to be done to stem the tide of people leaving.
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