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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 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.

Map: Median Household Rent

Map: Median Household Rent

MEDIAN MONTHLY HOUSING COSTS (RENTERS) (DOLLARS)
Universe: Occupied housing units with monthly housing costs
2013 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Sorry for the extra zero values on the ranges. This map was done with an older version of QGIS which made it difficult to remove the extra zeros on the ranges. If I were to remake the map today, I would do it differently.

Percentage of NY State Population in MTA Region, 1970-2010

The general rule of thumb is that two out of three New York State residents reside within the Metropolitan Region of the state -- however in recent years their has been a growth in population metropolitan region, while upstate population has stagnated. 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.