Census: More People Are Leaving New York


STAMFORD, CT - JANUARY 31:  An employer opens the back door of a U-Haul truck while picking up immigrants at a day labor site on January 31, 2017 in Stamford, Connecticut. The city of Stamford has an official zone for employers to pick up day laborers, although many prefer to stand by nearby businesses or under bridges for warmth. The site is a common place for undocumented immigrants to seek work.   (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

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It seems a lot more people are saying "I LEAVE New York" these days. 

The latest Census Bureau numbers indicate a net Upstate population loss of more than 23,000 from July 2015 to July 2016. 

For the first time, the population growth downstate and in New York City was not enough to overcome the upstate migration. 

There were a couple of counties with population growth; Albany and Saratoga. 

Rensselaer County also had a small uptick, but every other surrounding county showed a loss in population.


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