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Old 10-25-2010, 06:00 PM
 
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Default Economically depressed towns upstate?

I always hear people talk about some towns upstate, that seem to have no economic activity and are slowly turning into ghost towns.Can anyone give me some examples of towns like these? I dont mean to demean any community, I'd just like to know what types of places people are talking abut when they say things like this.

I remember a trip I took many many years ago from Hartford, Ct to Cooperstown. No long after reaching the NY border I remember seeing a town that fit this description. Does anyone know what it possibly could be?
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Old 10-25-2010, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Orange County, NY
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Ellenville in Ulster County, Monticello in Sullivan County .... the majority of Sullivan County is run down....areas north of Syracuse
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Old 10-25-2010, 09:26 PM
 
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I always hear people talk about some towns upstate, that seem to have no economic activity and are slowly turning into ghost towns.Can anyone give me some examples of towns like these? I dont mean to demean any community, I'd just like to know what types of places people are talking abut when they say things like this.

I remember a trip I took many many years ago from Hartford, Ct to Cooperstown. No long after reaching the NY border I remember seeing a town that fit this description. Does anyone know what it possibly could be?
They are typically talking about Buffalo, Syracuse, Utica, Binghamton, Endicott, Johnson City, Elmira.
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Old 10-25-2010, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Plattsburgh NY
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They are typically talking about Buffalo, Syracuse, Utica, Binghamton, Endicott, Johnson City, Elmira.
Plattsburgh (Clinton County) isn't in great shape either. Along with most surrounding counties as well. Take your pick.
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Old 10-26-2010, 05:38 AM
 
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Ellenville in Ulster County, Monticello in Sullivan County .... the majority of Sullivan County is run down....areas north of Syracuse
Towns north of Syracuse vary. Jefferson County has actually gained people mainly due to the military presence. Oswego County has been growing slowly as well. Some old mill towns have lost a lot of people, but some have gained some people or are steady.
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Old 10-26-2010, 05:45 AM
 
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Syracuse isn't a town, it's a city... and it's anything but depressed. Actually, Syracuse is the only metropolitan area in the New York State, besides NYC, that has registered positive growth in the job market. And a fairly significant degree of growth as well... AND in the private sector, no less. In addition to that, there are billions of dollars being invested, through private funding, into our region's companies, new growth and real esate... apparently, these companies feel that Syracuse is a worthy-enough area to return a gain large enough to offset their sizeable investments into it. It's an exciting time to be here!
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Old 10-26-2010, 05:50 AM
 
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Plattsburgh (Clinton County) isn't in great shape either. Along with most surrounding counties as well. Take your pick.
Umm...Plattsburgh has gained people recently, as has some of the other cities listed previously. None of the cities are necessarily becoming "ghost towns", but have lost people due to multiple factors(declining industrialization, increased suburbanization and perception about cost of living, etc.).
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Old 10-26-2010, 09:44 AM
 
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Towns north of Syracuse vary. Jefferson County has actually gained people mainly due to the military presence. Oswego County has been growing slowly as well. Some old mill towns have lost a lot of people, but some have gained some people or are steady.

Oswego has not been growing. it's had a slight loss.http://http://www.ers.usda.gov/data/population/PopList.asp?st=NY&longname=New%20York (broken link)
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Old 10-26-2010, 10:35 AM
 
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Plattsburgh (Clinton County) isn't in great shape either. Along with most surrounding counties as well. Take your pick.
Unless something major has happened since I graduated, how is Plattsburgh depressed? Wasn't it gaining population? There are many beautiful streets and homes in the area.
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Old 10-26-2010, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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In Western New York, a town called Perry would be a good description of an economic ghost town
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