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Old 03-24-2016, 12:56 PM
 
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Rochester was second and the Ithaca and Glens Falls metros also showed an increase in population: Capital Region attracts more newcomers - Times Union
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Old 03-29-2016, 08:16 AM
 
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Based on my visit there, I certainly didn't see it. I was astonished at how many empty storefronts and run-down residential buildings there were in the downtown area. Then again, I don't live there so I won't challenge that article too much.
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Old 03-29-2016, 09:36 AM
 
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Based on my visit there, I certainly didn't see it. I was astonished at how many empty storefronts and run-down residential buildings there were in the downtown area. Then again, I don't live there so I won't challenge that article too much.
Keep in mind that it is for the metro area, not just the city of Albany or its (real or perceived) Downtown. The Albany-Schenectady-Troy metropolitan area consists of Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer and Saratoga counties. So, seeing that population increase within that area is going to be spread out.

Also, estimates before the previous census were off for many Upstate areas before the 2010 census. So, 2020 will be interesting.
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Old 03-29-2016, 05:13 PM
 
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I live in Saratoga County ( Saratoga Springs) and below is current census data. You can see that Saratoga County population has increased 2.4% from 2010 to 2014. Here in Saratoga Springs, there is building everywhere...


Saratoga County New York QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau
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Old 03-30-2016, 09:54 AM
 
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I believe the latest census said all of NY outside of NYC added 18 people since 2010. Or maybe it was north of Westchester.
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Old 03-30-2016, 04:09 PM
 
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I believe the latest census said all of NY outside of NYC added 18 people since 2010. Or maybe it was north of Westchester.

Not understanding this given the Census data just for Saratoga County . see my link in prior post and below copied from the Census data

Population estimates, July 1, 2015, (V2015)
226,249
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Population estimates, July 1, 2014, (V2014)
224,921
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Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2015)
219,613
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Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2014)
219,613
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Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2015, (V2015)
3.0%
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Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2014, (V2014)
2.4%
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Old 03-31-2016, 03:14 PM
 
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We get it, Saratoga County has more people than 5 years ago. But what is to not understand about Troyfan's point that "all of NY outside of NYC added 18 people since 2010"? Just because Saratoga has more people, if everywhere else 'outside of NYC' besides Saratoga county has less people, the sum total could be 18 or negative 2000.

In fact, we don't have to guess, just read the article which indicates that only five upstate counties increased population and "every other upstate county lost population." That's only five out of ~55 counties growing, certainly possible that adds up to +18, but I'd be surprised.

As far as the subject of this thread, "Albany metro is the fastest growing upstate metro"....looking at the five-year statistics that's not hard to do when every place else shrunk. That's like saying I found the cleanest shirt in the dirty laundry. Albany's growth rate less than 0.2% / year is nothing to brag about.

In any case, people just keep on leaving new York and no one wants to address that.
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Old 04-01-2016, 06:08 PM
 
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We get it, Saratoga County has more people than 5 years ago. But what is to not understand about Troyfan's point that "all of NY outside of NYC added 18 people since 2010"? Just because Saratoga has more people, if everywhere else 'outside of NYC' besides Saratoga county has less people, the sum total could be 18 or negative 2000.

In fact, we don't have to guess, just read the article which indicates that only five upstate counties increased population and "every other upstate county lost population." That's only five out of ~55 counties growing, certainly possible that adds up to +18, but I'd be surprised.

As far as the subject of this thread, "Albany metro is the fastest growing upstate metro"....looking at the five-year statistics that's not hard to do when every place else shrunk. That's like saying I found the cleanest shirt in the dirty laundry. Albany's growth rate less than 0.2% / year is nothing to brag about.

In any case, people just keep on leaving new York and no one wants to address that.
A lot of that is to neighboring states or retirees to Southern states, along with some young and Middle Ages folks.

Keep in mind that these are estimates, which were way off during the last decade. So, it will be interesting to see what happens in 2020.
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Old 04-07-2016, 06:29 AM
 
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At some point population losses will stop. There was a school district in Hamilton County that had 1 kid in its senior class a few years ago. Must have been a fun prom. When he leaves, one way or the other, they won't have to worry about losing population anymore.
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Old 04-07-2016, 08:01 AM
 
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At some point population losses will stop. There was a school district in Hamilton County that had 1 kid in its senior class a few years ago. Must have been a fun prom. When he leaves, one way or the other, they won't have to worry about losing population anymore.
I think that is why this happened 4 years ago: Piseco school district in Hamilton County will cease operations « The In Box

I believe kids in Hamilton County can go to either Wells, Indian Lake, Long Lake and maybe Old Forge for high school. I know that Indian Lake and Long Lake combine for sports.

More info here: HAMILTON COUNTY | NYSED Data Site

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