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New York State mapped and discussed, using Census data. Lots of interesting infographics can be found here.

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Population for MTA Region and Upstate, 2010-2016

One way to divide the state up is by MTA Region versus other parts of the state. The metropolitan region of the state continues to grow while upstate loses population. Back in 2010, 67.3% of the state's population was estimated to reside in MTA Region, while in 2016 it was estimated that 68.1% of the state's population resides in the MTA Region.

New York City is the fastest growing part of the state, while the Quarter Pounders (Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland), Long Island (Nassau, Suffolk), and Westchester have seen a slight growth in population. Upstate has seen a small decline each year in population, although it's decline is small compared to the growth in New York City.

Data Source: County and Metro Area Population Estimates. https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-kits/2017/20170323_popestimates.html

Google Maps: High School Drop Outs Over Age 25

This interactive map shows the percentage of the population over age 25 which lacks a High School Diploma in New York State. Cooler colors mean a lower percentage of adults without high school diplomas, a warmer color means more adults without high school diplomas.

Data Source: US Census, Educational Attainment by Census Tract. http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/searchresults.xhtml?refresh=t

Growth of Capital Region Population, 1790-2010

This map shows the growth of Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady County's population from the forming of our nation to now. Major sections were broken off of Albany County between 1790 and 1810, which is why the county shows a population dip. Saratoga saw a big jump in population after the Adirondack Northway was built.

Data: US Census Total Population Counts, 1790-2010

Google Maps: Population Over Age 65 Per NY Census Tract

Due to the limited number of jobs, and nice relaxing atmosphere, the Catskills and Adirondacks are popular places for seniors to retire to in their final years. Overall, rural parts of the state tend to be older and have more senior citizens. Some census tracts also have a lot of senior housing and retirement homes, which is why they appear a dark red. Blue and greens have smaller percentage of the population as seniors, while reds and oranges have more seniors.

Data Source: 2015 American Community Survey, 5 Year Average, DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES. http://factfinder.census.gov

Google Maps: Percentage Of Individuals Recieving Medicaid Per NY Census Tract

Medicaid provides health coverage to 6.4 million of New Yorkers, including eligible low-income adults, children, pregnant women, elderly adults and people with disabilities. Regions of state with more local income New Yorkers have a higher Medicaid enrollment, especially New York City and Upstate cities, along with some rural areas. Medicaid is administered by counties, according to state and federal requirements. The program is funded jointly by the state government, county governments, and the federal government.

Data Source: PUBLIC HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS BY SEX BY AGE, 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates. https://factfinder.census.gov/