Census: New York lost more residents than any other state in 2018

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New census results show New York lost thousands of residents over the last year.

According to the census, between July 2017 and 2018, New York had a net loss of 48,510 residents, the most of any state. New York remained the fourth most populous state in the country, however.

Illinois lost the second-most residents with more than 45,000 people leaving that state; by percentage that was worse than New York. In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, Puerto also saw its population drop by 129,848, a whopping 3.9 percent decrease.

Since 2010, Rochester has lost 2,647 residents, which is about a 1.3 percent decrease.

Nevada and Idaho were among the fastest growing states, according to the census.

More info from U.S. Census Bureau

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