NYS Census – Population

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Google Maps: Percentage Of Population 80 Years Or Older Per NY Census Tract

People when they reach 80 years old often require more medical services and assistance getting around. This map shows which Census Tracts have percentage of the population over age 80. Areas that are red and orange have a very high percentage that is over 80, while blues and greens have much fewer people over 80, as a percentage of the population.

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

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.

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.

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

Population Change in New York Counties, 2010-2016

Every rural county in New York State lost population between the 2010 and 2016, with the exception of Ontario County, as there is new suburban sprawl in Victor associated with Rochester.

The only counties which have gained population between 2010 and 2016 in New York State are the largest counties in New York: Rensselaer, Ontario, Erie, Monroe, Tompkins, Albany, Orange, Saratoga, Rockland, Nassau, Westchester Counties, along with Staten Island, Manhattan, Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn.

Data Source: County and Metro Area Population Estimates, 2016-2010. https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-kits/2017/20170323_popestimates.html

Google Maps: NYS Urban Population Density

This map shows the population density of every census tract in New York. Due to limit color choices, you can see that most of the state is very blue and unpopulated compared to some census tracts in New York City. For example, Census Tract 9702, Delaware County, New York (Meridith) has 24 residents per sq mile while Census Tract 138, New York County, New York (Upper East Side) has 187,211 residents per sq mile.

Google Maps: Population Change, 2015-2010

This map shows the difference between the 2010 and 2015 population estimates for each city, town, or borough in New York State. While most counties upstate overall are losing population, many upstate suburban municipalities are gaining population as people leave the cities. Downstate population continues to grow at a rapid pace, as people continue to move to the metropolitian region.

You can download the latest census population estimates here: http://www.census.gov/popest/data/cities/totals/2015/index.html