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2021 County Population Snapshot

New York has been on a long losing streak in population growth compared to the rest of the nation over the last 60 years – moving from the most populous state in 1960 to 4th largest by 2020. The report highlights how the state compares to the rest of the nation on a variety of metrics and looks at county population and demographics changes over time including 2020 census data. Population loss has broad implications for your county, local businesses and New York’s broader economic and political clout. One example of the impact of slow population growth for New York state – a 40 percent loss in federal representation in D.C. Learn more about how these trends impact your county.

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