Comptroller releases interactive map of New York Census results
ALBANY, NY (NEWS10) – The Office of State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli has released an interactive digital map that breaks down the population of New Yorkers by age, race, ethnicity and even housing trends. It is accompanied by a statewide local census results report that describes demographic changes.
“These changes may impact how revenues, such as local sales tax and federal assistance, are distributed,” the comptroller said in a statement. Take a look at the map below:
DiNapoli’s report provides an overview of 2020 Census data and statistics for New York cities, counties, towns and villages. Totaling over 20.2 million in 2020, the population grew by 4.1% over the previous decade.
Overall, the Capital Region’s population has increased by 2.5% since 2010. The cities of Albany, Schenectady and Troy have all experienced population increases, most dramatically in Troy, while that Hudson, Rensselaer, Johnstown, Mechanicville and Little Falls of Herkimer County all experienced declines.
The growth was mainly fueled by New York City, which experienced its fourth consecutive decade of population growth, with a 7.7% increase over the same period. To the south, the Mid-Hudson region grew 4.7% to nearly 2.4 million. This is the second highest increase outside the city. Western New York and Long Island also increased in population. But the North Country and Mohawk Valley, including some outlying areas of NEWS10, central New York, the Finger Lakes and the Southern Tier have all suffered population declines.
Generally speaking, white populations have declined as colored populations have increased. Statewide, white New Yorkers make up 51% of the population in 2021. Black, Hispanic, and Asian New Yorker populations have all increased in cities and towns. Even so, the group that grew the most over the past decade were individuals who identify as multiracial.
Take a look at the report here: