Suburbs gain, Buffalo loses in latest census figures

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The city of Buffalo continues to see more people moving out than moving in, according to the latest figures from the U.S. Census Bureau.

The city lost 2,351 people from April 2010 to July 2013, dropping its population to 258,959.

The city of Niagara Falls lost 725 people during that same time, seeing its population dip below 50,000 to 49,468.

But while both cities lost people, several large suburbs gained population. Buffalo’s largest suburb, Amherst, led the way, adding 1,397 people. Its population in April 2010 was 122,366. By July 2013, it had grown to 123,763.

Several suburbs in the Southtowns also experienced gains. The town of Hamburg grew by 682 people to 57,618. Orchard Park added 363 people, growing to 29,417.

North of Buffalo, Grand Island added 303 people since April 2010. As of July 2013, its population stood at 20,677.

Nationwide, three of the nation’s five fastest-growing cities are in Texas. San Marcos, Frisco and Cedar Park were among the leaders in population growth over the past year.

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