Capital Region Census Growth

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The Times Union is reporting population growth for the Capital Region‘s core counties, and the city of Albany. Numbers were not yet available for the other cities in the region.

Region-wide census data shows that the combined population of Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga and Schenectady counties grew to 837,967 from 794,293. That’s a 5.5 percent gain.

All four counties grew, with Saratoga growing fastest with a gain of 9.5 percent to 219,607.

Albany County went from 294,565 to 304,204, a 3.3 percent jump.

Rensselaer County grew from 152,538 to 159,429, a 4.5 percent increase.

And Schenectady County went from 146,555 to 154,727, a 5.6 percent rise.

The increase in the city of Albany was the first since 1950.
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