WNY Loses Population In Recent Census

March 25, 2011 Updated Nov 11, 2013 at 4:07 PM EDT

By WKBW Programming

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March 25, 2011 Updated Nov 11, 2013 at 4:07 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY ( WKBW ) The Census numbers are out, and they are not good for Western New York.

Our area has lost tens of thousands of people over the past ten years.

Here is a county by county breakdown.

Erie County is down 3.1%.

Niagara County is down 1.5%

Chautauqua County is down 3.5%

Cattauraugus County is down 4.3%

The City Of Buffalo lost more people than any other city in New York State. More than 31,000 residents moved out of town.

The City of Niagara Falls also took a hit, and is down nearly 10%.

Suburbs like Cheektowaga and the Tonawandas saw smaller declines, while towns like Amherst, Orchard Park, and Clarence saw small increases in population.

STATEMENT FROM GOVERNOR ANDREW M. CUOMO

"The Census figures released offer stark evidence of the lack of growth in certain regions as well as ongoing stagnation. We must correct the trajectory of the state by changing the financial and operational paradigm of our government. My budget and the agenda I have put forward charts that new course and it is important, now more than ever, that we follow through on it."

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