Birth rates increase in most of the U.S., decline in Monroe:
<"At the same time, many couples in their child-bearing years have left the area, looking for jobs in other parts of the country, she said.
"We are truly shifting to becoming an older population."
The aging demographics, though, do not fully explain the trend in the Rochester area, said county Health Department spokesman John Ricci, pointing to fertility rates that have also declined. The rates, which account for changes in population, have dropped from nearly 70 births per 1,000 Monroe County women of child-bearing age in 1990, to 57 per 1,000 in 2007.">
Must be all the great socialism, in NY...