East Coast Cities On Growth Spurt

August 9, 2012 Updated Aug 9, 2012 at 7:48 AM EDT

By WKBW News

August 9, 2012 Updated Aug 9, 2012 at 7:48 AM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - Thirteen Eastern cities are on growth spurts, adding more than 1,000 residents each. But Buffalo didn't make that list from On Numbers because Buffalo lost 285 residents between 2010 and 2011.

Researchers say New York City leads the East with a population increase of 69,777 between April 2010 and July 2011. Those are the latest figures available from the Census Bureau. On Numbers crunched them and says after NYC, Washington tops the list for growth with more than 16,000 people, then Philadelphia at more than 10,000, followed by Boston with about 7,500 new residents.

Baltimore had the biggest decline, losing about 1,500 residents.

Binghamton, NY is second for population loss in the East and tops the list for NYS communities. Binghamton lost 380 residents. Buffalo lost 285, Albany is next at about 200, followed by Jamestown and Utica with a decline of about 125 residents each.

You can get the full On Numbers report at www.bizjournals.com/bizjournals/on-numbers/scott-thomas/2012/08/strong-population-growth-registered-in.html.

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