These Are The 10 Fastest Growing Cities In New York For 2018


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Is being in an area that’s growing quickly a good thing or a bad thing?

Depends on who you ask. Some want bigger, more exciting cities like New York and Buffalo, while others want peace and quiet like in Sea Cliff and Kaser, thank you very much.

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 2018 according to the most recent census data:

  1. New Square (Photos)
  2. Kaser
  3. Kiryas Joel (Photos)
  4. North Hills
  5. Wesley Hills
  6. Spring Valley (Photos)
  7. New Hempstead (Photos)
  8. Canton
  9. Woodbury
  10. Haverstraw (Photos)

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–but first, a bit about our methodology.

Or check out the Fastest Growing States In America.

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How We Measured The Fastest Growing Cities In Empire State

To figure out which cities are growing the most, we simply had to look at the growth rates for cities sine the begining of the decade, according to the American Community Survey put out by the census every year. Specifically:

  • Population in 2016
  • Population in 2010
  • Growth rate from 2010 to 2016 (The latest available data which came out in Dec 2017)

We ranked all 168 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:

[Population 2016 – Population 2010] / [Population 2010]

Here’s a graph of the cities in New York with the largest percent increase in population:
Fastest Growing Cities in new york

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1. New Square

New Square, New York

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,804
Population 2010: 6,458
Growth Rate: 20.84%
Absolute Growth: 1,346

2. Kaser


Population: 5,082
Population 2010: 4,436
Growth Rate: 14.56%
Absolute Growth: 646

3. Kiryas Joel

Kiryas Joel, New York

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 21,665
Population 2010: 19,089
Growth Rate: 13.49%
Absolute Growth: 2,576

4. North Hills


Population: 5,420
Population 2010: 4,940
Growth Rate: 9.72%
Absolute Growth: 480

5. Wesley Hills


Population: 5,860
Population 2010: 5,452
Growth Rate: 7.48%
Absolute Growth: 408

6. Spring Valley

Spring Valley, New York

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 32,415
Population 2010: 30,326
Growth Rate: 6.89%
Absolute Growth: 2,089

7. New Hempstead

New Hempstead, New York

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,311
Population 2010: 5,016
Growth Rate: 5.88%
Absolute Growth: 295

8. Canton


Population: 6,624
Population 2010: 6,277
Growth Rate: 5.53%
Absolute Growth: 347

9. Woodbury


Population: 11,015
Population 2010: 10,458
Growth Rate: 5.33%
Absolute Growth: 557

10. Haverstraw

Haverstraw, New York

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 12,120
Population 2010: 11,522
Growth Rate: 5.19%
Absolute Growth: 598

These Places Grew Up So Fast, You Know?

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!

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Detailed List Of Fastest Growing Places In New York

City Rank Pop 2016 Pop 2010 Growth % Growth
New Square 1 7,804 6,458 1,346 20.8%
Kaser 2 5,082 4,436 646 14.6%
Kiryas Joel 3 21,665 19,089 2,576 13.5%
North Hills 4 5,420 4,940 480 9.7%
Wesley Hills 5 5,860 5,452 408 7.5%
Spring Valley 6 32,415 30,326 2,089 6.9%
New Hempstead 7 5,311 5,016 295 5.9%
Canton 8 6,624 6,277 347 5.5%
Woodbury 9 11,015 10,458 557 5.3%
Haverstraw 10 12,120 11,522 598 5.2%
Harrison 11 28,082 26,780 1,302 4.9%
Airmont 12 8,833 8,426 407 4.8%
New York 13 8,461,961 8,078,471 383,490 4.7%
Great Neck Plaza 14 6,924 6,613 311 4.7%
New Rochelle 15 79,299 75,823 3,476 4.6%
Farmingdale 16 8,532 8,169 363 4.4%
Sleepy Hollow 17 10,117 9,701 416 4.3%
Albion 18 5,802 5,564 238 4.3%
New Paltz 19 7,034 6,749 285 4.2%
Croton-On-Hudson 20 8,209 7,896 313 4.0%
Rye Brook 21 9,513 9,151 362 4.0%
Hempstead 22 55,454 53,365 2,089 3.9%
Patchogue 23 12,293 11,836 457 3.9%
Mount Kisco 24 11,062 10,653 409 3.8%
White Plains 25 57,925 55,881 2,044 3.7%
Great Neck 26 10,183 9,842 341 3.5%
Scarsdale 27 17,684 17,109 575 3.4%
Kings Point 28 5,140 4,974 166 3.3%
Peekskill 29 23,977 23,220 757 3.3%
Pelham 30 6,996 6,776 220 3.2%
East Hills 31 7,072 6,853 219 3.2%
Chestnut Ridge 32 8,096 7,851 245 3.1%
Webster 33 5,532 5,366 166 3.1%
Rensselaer 34 9,435 9,162 273 3.0%
Tuckahoe 35 6,596 6,408 188 2.9%
Larchmont 36 6,031 5,860 171 2.9%
Rye 37 15,949 15,497 452 2.9%
Cedarhurst 38 6,652 6,466 186 2.9%
Saratoga Springs 39 27,447 26,683 764 2.9%
Ithaca 40 30,625 29,774 851 2.9%
Mamaroneck 41 19,263 18,728 535 2.9%
Port Chester 42 29,417 28,610 807 2.8%
Westbury 43 15,319 14,910 409 2.7%
Monroe 44 8,547 8,320 227 2.7%
Manorhaven 45 6,601 6,433 168 2.6%
Horseheads 46 6,608 6,442 166 2.6%
Dobbs Ferry 47 11,058 10,782 276 2.6%
West Haverstraw 48 10,334 10,079 255 2.5%
Geneseo 49 8,124 7,926 198 2.5%
Yonkers 50 199,725 194,880 4,845 2.5%
New Hyde Park 51 9,854 9,621 233 2.4%
Tarr 52 11,460 11,200 260 2.3%
Hastings-On-Hudson 53 7,959 7,782 177 2.3%
Irvington 54 6,559 6,419 140 2.2%
Potsdam 55 9,682 9,476 206 2.2%
Suffern 56 10,936 10,704 232 2.2%
Pelham Manor 57 5,564 5,449 115 2.1%
Baldwinsville 58 7,461 7,307 154 2.1%
Mineola 59 19,071 18,691 380 2.0%
Ossining 60 25,299 24,812 487 2.0%
Sea Cliff 61 5,069 4,972 97 2.0%
Glen Cove 62 27,246 26,728 518 1.9%
Garden City 63 22,531 22,120 411 1.9%
Cohoes 64 16,411 16,116 295 1.8%
Valley Stream 65 37,626 36,981 645 1.7%
Lake Grove 66 11,206 11,018 188 1.7%
Mount Vernon 67 68,217 67,073 1,144 1.7%
Pleasantville 68 7,134 7,015 119 1.7%
East Rochester 69 6,679 6,572 107 1.6%
Hilton 70 5,921 5,838 83 1.4%
Rockville Centre 71 24,262 23,941 321 1.3%
Lawrence 72 6,526 6,445 81 1.3%
Massapequa Park 73 17,176 16,965 211 1.2%
Freeport 74 43,217 42,702 515 1.2%
Floral Park 75 16,189 16,013 176 1.1%
Lynbrook 76 19,584 19,380 204 1.1%
Bronxville 77 6,395 6,329 66 1.0%
Watertown 78 26,997 26,753 244 0.9%
North Syracuse 79 6,679 6,619 60 0.9%
Warwick 80 6,777 6,729 48 0.7%
Long Beach 81 33,670 33,442 228 0.7%
Hamburg 82 9,576 9,513 63 0.7%
Bayville 83 6,745 6,701 44 0.7%
Colonie 84 7,888 7,839 49 0.6%
Williston Park 85 7,282 7,239 43 0.6%
Albany 86 98,425 97,951 474 0.5%
Scotia 87 7,732 7,698 34 0.4%
Brockport 88 8,444 8,407 37 0.4%
Malverne 89 8,556 8,520 36 0.4%
Schenectady 90 65,554 65,366 188 0.3%
East Rockaway 91 9,815 9,836 -21 -0.2%
Troy 92 49,881 50,011 -130 -0.3%
Syracuse 93 144,350 144,734 -384 -0.3%
Mechanicville 94 5,169 5,189 -20 -0.4%
Port Jefferson 95 7,795 7,827 -32 -0.4%
Fairport 96 5,372 5,395 -23 -0.4%
Hudson Falls 97 7,202 7,237 -35 -0.5%
Lindenhurst 98 27,234 27,386 -152 -0.6%
Amityville 99 9,484 9,537 -53 -0.6%
Northport 100 7,393 7,445 -52 -0.7%
Middletown 101 27,601 27,806 -205 -0.7%
Plattsburgh 102 19,820 19,974 -154 -0.8%
Rochester 103 210,291 211,977 -1,686 -0.8%
Utica 104 61,337 61,835 -498 -0.8%
Depew 105 15,325 15,454 -129 -0.8%
Wappingers Falls 106 5,429 5,475 -46 -0.8%
Williamsville 107 5,269 5,320 -51 -1.0%
Oneonta 108 13,863 14,006 -143 -1.0%
Watervliet 109 10,207 10,313 -106 -1.0%
Corning 110 10,978 11,097 -119 -1.1%
Babylon 111 12,130 12,264 -134 -1.1%
Cortland 112 19,018 19,257 -239 -1.2%
Newark 113 9,068 9,185 -117 -1.3%
East Aurora 114 6,209 6,291 -82 -1.3%
Oswego 115 17,880 18,121 -241 -1.3%
Oneida 116 11,186 11,339 -153 -1.3%
Lackawanna 117 17,992 18,239 -247 -1.4%
Geneva 118 13,136 13,326 -190 -1.4%
Kenmore 119 15,303 15,545 -242 -1.6%
Bath 120 5,674 5,766 -92 -1.6%
Ilion 121 7,986 8,117 -131 -1.6%
Tonawanda 122 14,991 15,249 -258 -1.7%
Endicott 123 13,073 13,320 -247 -1.9%
Kingston 124 23,506 23,975 -469 -2.0%
Canandaigua 125 10,460 10,678 -218 -2.0%
Newburgh 126 28,406 29,001 -595 -2.1%
Walden 127 6,769 6,917 -148 -2.1%
Lancaster 128 10,220 10,449 -229 -2.2%
Glens Falls 129 14,422 14,747 -325 -2.2%
Solvay 130 6,455 6,603 -148 -2.2%
Washingtonville 131 5,813 5,947 -134 -2.3%
Binghamton 132 46,277 47,391 -1,114 -2.4%
Fulton 133 11,622 11,902 -280 -2.4%
Massena 134 11,000 11,269 -269 -2.4%
Amsterdam 135 18,063 18,512 -449 -2.4%
North Tonawanda 136 30,935 31,716 -781 -2.5%
Nyack 137 6,788 6,964 -176 -2.5%
Monticello 138 6,577 6,753 -176 -2.6%
Elmira 139 28,583 29,354 -771 -2.6%
Buffalo 140 258,989 266,012 -7,023 -2.6%
Waterloo 141 5,184 5,327 -143 -2.7%
Lockport 142 20,722 21,295 -573 -2.7%
Johnson City 143 14,835 15,246 -411 -2.7%
Jamestown 144 30,345 31,186 -841 -2.7%
Auburn 145 27,101 27,863 -762 -2.7%
Hornell 146 8,400 8,646 -246 -2.8%
Port Jervis 147 8,650 8,906 -256 -2.9%
Fredonia 148 10,801 11,124 -323 -2.9%
Gloversville 149 15,158 15,620 -462 -3.0%
Goshen 150 5,378 5,551 -173 -3.1%
Niagara Falls 151 49,180 50,891 -1,711 -3.4%
Dunkirk 152 12,186 12,610 -424 -3.4%
Malone 153 5,768 5,976 -208 -3.5%
Johnstown 154 8,431 8,738 -307 -3.5%
Saranac Lake 155 5,569 5,773 -204 -3.5%
Briarcliff Manor 156 7,732 8,022 -290 -3.6%
Rome 157 32,673 33,900 -1,227 -3.6%
Batavia 158 15,012 15,586 -574 -3.7%
Salamanca 159 5,638 5,855 -217 -3.7%
Ogdensburg 160 10,937 11,367 -430 -3.8%
Olean 161 13,991 14,578 -587 -4.0%
Medina 162 5,885 6,132 -247 -4.0%
Norwich 163 6,979 7,303 -324 -4.4%
Hudson 164 6,549 6,878 -329 -4.8%
Poughkeepsie 165 30,511 32,441 -1,930 -5.9%
Beacon 166 14,289 15,494 -1,205 -7.8%
Herkimer 167 7,294 7,985 -691 -8.7%
Ballston Spa 168 5,134 5,696 -562 -9.9%

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