Estimated population change 2010 to 2014

Just a reminder that these are estimates (Census Bureau methodology), so they're more like a very good guess than actual count.

We're #61

albany skyline hazy

But still #1 in your heart.

The Albany-Schenectady-Troy metropolitan area* had a population of 880,167 as of July 1, 2014, according to new estimates released by the Census Bureau this week. That ranks the Albany metro #61 for population among the nation's almost-400 Census-designated metro areas. (The same ranking as in 2013.)

The metro population is up 1.1 percent -- 9,447 people -- since 2010. But its ranking is down one spot since that year, because other parts of the country have gained population faster. (Population in metro areas was up 3.9 across the nation during that time.)

The Census Bureau also released new population estimates for cities, towns, and villages.

Can you guess which place in the Capital Region has gained the most people since 2010?

The answer is...

The town of Halfmoon, which gained an estimated 1,738 in population, an 8 percent increase.

A table with numbers for the Capital Region core is above is large format -- click or scroll all the way up.

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* The Census defines the Albany-Schenectady-Troy metro as Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, and Schoharie counties.

Comments

The number of cars on the roads seem to increased significantly.

It's interesting that Troy's population has declined in recent years even as city has become a magnet for young, hip urbanites.

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