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Report: Upstate New York getting older faster than U.S.

August 16, 2012
The Associated Press

ALBANY (AP) - A new report finds upstate New York is growing old faster than the rest of the nation, but is becoming a bit better educated. Meanwhile, the young continued to flock to New York City - for a while.

The Empire Center for Public Policy of the Manhattan Institute think tank is releasing the report today. It analyzes Census data from 1990 to 2010.

As upstate and the suburbs lost young people, New York City attracted them. But many young urbanites left the city when they reached middle age.

The study concludes New York is losing educated young adults in search of better jobs, rather than retirees fleeing for warmer states.

The study also shows a surprising increase of 80,000 young adults upstate, which is attributed to increased college enrollments.



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