New York’s Population Declines Again

2019 is the fourth year in a row that New York lost more people than it gained. It has lost more people than any other state in the nation for the second year in a row in 2019 By Payne Horning In what has become a grim annual tradition, new data from the U.S. Census Bureau again finds that the number of people who call New York home continues its slide downward. Between 2018 and 2019, the state’s population dropped by 76,790 residents, or about 0.4%. This marks the fourth year in a row that New York lost more people than it gained. According to the Census Bureau, New York was in the minority for the decline. Forty states and the District of Columbia increased their numbers. And although other states lost a larger share of their total population, New York experienced the largest numeric drop. One of the few highlights from the annual report is that New York has more residents today than it did at the start of the decade. In 2010, there were 19,378,102 people living in the state. Today, there are 19,453,561. That’s a gain of 75,417 people, or about 4%. That said, most of New

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