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Another drop in Buffalo's population in past decade

By Bert Gambini & Eileen Buckley


Buffalo, NY – The U.S. Census Bureau has released 2010 data, but it shows more population declines all eight counties of Western New York.

There was a 2.9% drop in the population in region since April of 2000.

The Census numbers indicated there were 1,544,794 residents living in Western New York in April of 2010.

The biggest drop in population occurred in Erie County. According to the Census, the City lost 31,225 residents in ten years. In the largest city in the region, Buffalo once again took a population hit of 10.7% in a decade. In April of 2010, the Census counted 261,310 residents living in Buffalo.

Here is a rundown of all eight Western New York counties according to 2010 Census numbers:

Allegany County: 48,946 in 2010, down 981

Cattaraugus County: 80,317 in 2010, down 3,638

Chautauqua County: 134,905 in 2010, down 4,845

Erie County: 919,040 in 2010, down 31,225

Genesee County: 60,079 in 2010, down 291

Niagara County: 216,469 in 2010, down 3,377

Orleans County: 42,883 in 2010, down 1,288

Wyoming County: 42,155 in 2010, down 1,269