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Is being in an area that's growing quickly a good thing or a bad thing?
But today we're going to put opinions aside and just look at the cold hard facts -- over the past five years, which cities in New York have the grown the fastest.
After getting knee deep in the Census's American Community Survey, we emerged with this set of cities in the Empire State that have people climbing over each other to get in.
These are the 10 fastest growing cities in New York for 2020 according to the most recent census data:
What's the fastest growing city in New York for 2020? Based on the most recent ACS data, New Square ranks as the fastest growing city in New York. If you happen to be a resident of New Square, you're probably not too surprised to find it on our list.
If you're surprised--and you're wondering why these places are kind of a big deal--keep reading. We'll tell you what makes each of these 10 places in New York are growing like weeds.
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The 10 Fastest Growing Cities In New York For 2020
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How We Measured The Fastest Growing Cities In the Empire State for 2020
To figure out which cities are growing the most, we simply had to look at the growth rates for cities sine the beginning of the decade, according to the American Community Survey put out by the census every year. Specifically:
- Current Population
- Population in 2010
- Growth rate from 2010 to Current (The latest available data which came out in Dec 2018)
We ranked all 167 New York cities with a population over 5,000 people from highest growth rate to lowest.
The city with the highest growth rate during this time was crowned the fastest growing city in the Empire State.
And for those of you who are a little rusty with their statistics, you can calculate the growth rate by the following formula:
[Current Population - Population 2010] / [Population 2010]
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So there you have it, the fastest growing cities in New York are led by New Square which has been growing at a blistering pace this decade relative to other cities and towns around the state.
It'll be interesting to see if these places can keep growing at the same rate over the next couple of years. We'll be here to let you know!
These places have been growing (or shrinking) the slowest (fastest):
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Detailed List Of Fastest Growing Places In New York For 2020
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