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Census population: Yates up, Schuyler down

TRI-COUNTY AREA—The New York 2010 census numbers were released, Thursday, March 24. Overall, the state of New York recorded increased population numbers by 2.1 percent to 19,378,102.
Even though 17 New York counties showed population losses, there are several area counties that showed gains. Comparing 2010 vs. 2000, the population in Yates County increased by 727 residents, or 2.9 percent. The current population is 25,348 vs. 24,621 in 2000.
The Schuyler County population numbers decreased by 4.5 percent. The 2010 number is 18,343 vs. 19,222 from 2000. Schuyler wasn’t the only county in the state to experience a decrease. Overall there were 17 counties with declining population comparing 2010 vs. 2000.
Steuben County increased by 262 residents, or .2 percent. The 2010 population is 98,990 and in 2000 it was 98,728.
In comparison to other counties in the region, Chemung County’s population dropped to 88,830 from 91,070. Tioga County is now 51,125, down from 51,784. Ontario County saw an increase of 7.7 percent: 107,931 in 2010 from 100,224 in 2000.
The number of occupied houses in Yates and Steuben also increased between 2000 and 2010. Even with population declining in Schuyler, the county still experienced a modest 2.1 percent growth in occupied housing.
In Yates, the number of occupied houses increased to 9,517 currently from 9,029 in 2000. Schuyler’s number increased to 7,530 from 7,374. In Steuben, occupied houses increased to 40,344 from 39,071.
Currently, in Yates, Schuyler, and Steuben, Caucasian residents make up the great majority of the population. Yates is 97.2 percent, Schuyler is 97.1 and the percentage is 95.3 in Steuben.
For additional census information, the online database of 2010 and 2000 information is available at
 The census form that people answered last year was the shortest one in U.S. history. The one page form asked for the number of people in the household, age, sex, ethnicity, and whether the house was owned or rented.





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