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New Census Bureau Report Pinpoints Fastest-Growing Counties in New York

newyork-countymapThe U.S. Census Bureau has released a report on where the heaviest population growth in New York was concentrated last year.

The fastest-growing county in New York between July 1, 2013, and July 1, 2014, was Rockland County, whose population rose 0.9 percent over the period. Rockland County was followed by Queens County (0.8 percent), Bronx County (0.8 percent) Kings County (0.7 percent), and Saratoga County (.4 percent).

With respect to numerical growth, Kings County added 19,420 people over the period, more than any other county in the state. It was followed by Queens County, which grew by 17,587 people, Bronx County (10,842), New York County (4,263) and Nassau County (3,528).

Kings County is the most populous county in New York, with 2,621,793 residents, followed by Queens County and New York County.

This information is based on annual population estimates for each of the nation’s counties, county equivalents, metropolitan statistical areas, and micropolitan statistical areas since the 2010 Census and up to July 1, 2014. Internet tables are available showing rankings and components of population change (births, deaths, migration).

Throughout this year, on a flow basis, the Census Bureau is telling the economic side of this story through the release of statistics from its Economic Census Geographic Area Series. The economic census is conducted every five years and provides a comprehensive and detailed profile of the U.S. economy, covering millions of businesses representing more than 1,000 industries and providing unique portraits of American industries and local communities. Data on measures such as the number of establishments and employees, revenues and payroll are included. Statistics are being provided for states, counties and places, including for more than 5,000 communities not available from previous economic censuses.

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