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Buffalo is now the nation's 70th largest city

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By Mark Scott

Buffalo, NY – Buffalo is now the 70th largest city in America.

The latest figures from the US Census placed Buffalo's population at just over 270,000 as of July 2009. That's down from 292,000 ten years ago.

The first results from the census conducted this year will be released in early 2011.

Mayor Byron Brown issued a statement saying "decades of economic decline have taken a toll on Buffalo's population." He pledged to continue efforts to make the city a place where people want to live and work.