New data released by the Census Bureau reveals that 3 of our City boroughs — The Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn — are among the top-10 growth areas and counties in the country between 2013 and 2014. According to the data, Brooklyn grew by 19,000, Queens by 18,000, and The Bronx by nearly 11,000 residents, mostly at the expense of upstate counties.
New census data released Thursday show that 43 of New York’s counties saw population decline from 2013 to 2014, all of them upstate. Just 19 counties saw an increase. Three of them were among the top 50 nationwide in population gain, all of them New York City boroughs: Brooklyn, which grew by more than 19,000 people; Queens, which added more than 17,000; and The Bronx, nearly 11,000. Manhattan had the fourth-highest growth.
This video and accompanying article from NY1 highlight some of the reasons for the urban migrations in New York state, as well as some potential consequences for State politics.