New York - Census Village of Kiryas Joel One of the State's Fastest Growing Places
New York - Census estimates show upstate New York’s largest cities continue to have flat or declining populations, The highest growth rate, 78 percent, was in Kiryas Joel.
Buffalo had an estimated population of 270,000 last year, a loss of almost 1,000 people from the previous year for the struggling Rust Belt city.
Census officials say about 207,000 people lived in Rochester and that Syracuse had just more than 138,000. Rochester and Syracuse lost a few dozen people each over the year.
Albany’s population was up about 370 to almost 94,000.
Census officials have reported that the state’s population was up slightly to 19.5 million. Most of that growth was in New York City, with 8.4 million people.
The highest growth rate, 78 percent, was in Kiryas Joel, the Orange County enclave where Hasidic Jews predominate, with about 23,000.
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