Bloomberg: Census Figures on NYC Growth Way Too Low

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Census 2010 (Census 2010)

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.

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Comments [6]

NYC is a prohibitive place to live. How many families can afford to pay $3000 or more for a tiny apartment? NYC is strictly for the rich, rich, rich.

Apr. 23 2011 09:33 AM
Paul J. Bosco from Manhattan

I would sooner believe 10-11 million people in the 5 boroughs, than a mere 8.2 million. This undercounting is nothing new and keeps NYC, taken as an entity, paying more in federal tax than it gets back.

If NYC spent $100 million every 10 years, attempting to make the census behave, we would probably get it back many times over.

Upstate is another matter. 12 years of Pataki neglect and mediocrity, on top of the inherent challenges, have really taken a toll. Maybe Governor Andy will do better.

Apr. 21 2011 03:41 PM

re NY modest population growth: besides housing costs, add to that food and taxes. the only reason to put yourself in the NY metro area is to engage in the orgy of cultural choice, events, and affinity groups. If you're commuting to some job and watching tv, or have primarily an inner-directed life (family and relationships), why put up with the $ nonsense?

Apr. 13 2011 10:54 AM
bob h from nj

Given the preposterous costs of housing in NYC, why should anyone be surprised that the numbers of people willing or able to pay is not rising?

Apr. 08 2011 01:43 PM
itmakessense from Brooklyn

I am surprised that NYC's population grew at all. There are too many people in the city/country/world as it is. Most of our troubles can be traced back to over-population. While the Chinese one-only doctrine is extreme, it is the right idea. We could start easily by not giving dependent exemptions on income tax for more than two children and adding tax for more than three. Focussing on NYC, just think how nice it would be to lose a million or so of present New Yorkers. I could go on, but all you open-minded people get the idea.

Mar. 31 2011 06:37 PM
Graham Frye from Teaneck, NJ

On March 30 the local IRS office in Paramus did not have any form 1040 Instruction books. Ms. Harris 100020971 assured they would have them in a week. I found out that yet another form, 6251, with another set of instructions, is needed to compute the Alternative Minimum Tax when using form 1040.
I am furious that the tax laws are so complicated and getting more complicated. My attorney says I am stupid for filling out my own tax forms.

Mar. 30 2011 03:58 PM

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