Bloomberg: Census Figures on NYC Growth Way Too Low
Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 12:19 PM
New York City showed some growth but populations upstate took a hit, according to Census 2010 data released Thursday afternoon.
The population of the city grew by 167,000 to 8.2 million -- a figure Mayor Michael Bloomberg said was too low. He said census workers missed immigrants and undercounted in their total.
Elsewhere in the state, Buffalo shed 10.7 percent of its population and Rochester lost 4.2 percent.
The numbers serve as a guide to draw New York's congressional and legislative districts for the next decade. In December, the U.S. Census Bureau reported the state's population grew slightly in the past decade to 19.4 million.
With the Associated Press