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Census estimate shows Rochester population dips

By VELVET SPICER - 5/23/2014

Rochester was one of several upstate cities to lose residents from 2012 to 2013, new population estimates from the Census Bureau show.

Some 210,358 people lived in the city of Rochester in July 2013, the Census Bureau estimates, down 157 from 210,515 in 2012. That compares with 2010 census data showing 210,565 residents in Rochester, and an estimated 210,578 in 2011.

Buffalo’s population fell from 261,310 in 2010 to 260,334 in 2011, 259,387 in 2012 and 258,959 last year. Syracuse’s population fell from 145,170, according to the 2010 census, to 144,416 in 2011, 144,212 in 2012 and 144,669 in the July 2013 estimate.

The Census Bureau notes the majority of the top-10 population gainers from 2012 to 2013 were in the South and West, with Austin, Texas, gaining nearly 21,000 residents.

With a population of nearly 8.41 million, New York City—which ranked first in numeric population growth—gained 61,440 residents from 2012 to 2013, the Census Bureau reported.

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