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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

Population Change for NY’s Largest Municipalities, 2010 vs 1970

This interactive chart shows the change of population for 50 largest municipalities in New York State as of 2010, comparing the 2010 US Census Population to the 1970 US Census population. About half of the large municipalities have lost population, while half have gained population. Most of the municipalities who have lost population are upstate cities, while large suburban town, especially downstate, have gained population. Data Source: US Census Total Population County, 2010 vs 1970.

Education Attainment by County

This interactive graph shows the educational attainment of each county in New York State. Generally rural counties have lower educational attainment then more urban counties. The highest level of education attainment in our state is in Westchester County, followed by Manhattan.

S1501 EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT, Age 25+
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Western NY County Population – 1830 through 2010

Population trends for Western NY - Cattaraugus County, Chautaqua County, Erie County, Genesee County, Niagara County, Orleans County and Wyoming County from 1830 to present.

Most of the seven Western New York counties have seen slow growth of their population over recent decades, with the notable exception of the region's two largest counties -- Erie and Niagara County which have seen significant drops in population since the 1970s.

Data Source: US Census, 1830-present