RURAL NEW YORK'S POPULATION CONTINUES TO DECLINE. CITIES DID WELL BUT RURAL TOWNS & VILLAGES CONTINUE TO SUFFER.
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Taken from the Buffalo News article...
"Buffalo's population growth outperformed other upstate cities – and more census takeaways"
By Caitlin Dewey | Aug 14, 2021
(Updated Oct 9, 2021)
In Erie County, that rural population loss was starkest in Collins, Alden, Brant and Evans, which contracted by between 6% and 11%. The picture was much the same in Niagara County, which lost hundreds of residents in places like Hartland, Newfane and the Town of Niagara. And Allegany, Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties all shrunk by 4% to 5.4%, mirroring similar shrinkage not only across New York State, but much of rural America.
Nationally, 86% of Americans now live in urbanized areas with populations of more than 50,000 people, according to a New York Times analysis of census data. An additional 8% live in areas with populations between 10,000 and 50,000 people.
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