From CBS News, “New York City’s growth rate slowed last year but still offset upstate losses as the state’s population nudged higher, according to census figures released Thursday.
The latest annual estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau show the cityadding 55,211 people in the year before July 2015, for a population of 8.55 million. The city-wide growth rate of 0.6 percent last year was the lowest this decade, according to an analysis of the estimates by Jan Vink of Cornell University’s Program on Applied Demographics.
In contrast, upstate New York lost 16,596 people over the year, a 0.24 percent decrease. Only six of 52 upstate counties added people over the year, all growing less than 1 percent.”