Email was full this morning with this story from the Buffalo News about Erie County's ever increasing population loss.
Erie County lost 5,001 residents last year, continuing a decade-long trend of annual population losses seen here and across upstate New York, according to new population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Since April 2000, Erie County’s population has fallen by 3.9 percent, from 950,265 to 913,338, and no county in New York State lost more people over those seven years than the 36,927 who left Erie County, according to Census figures. read the rest...
Do the simple math. During both periods, 2000 - 2007 and 2006 - 2007 Erie County continued to lose population at the rate of 15/day or approximately 100/week. Staggering!
Surprised? I'd like to know.
Meanwhile, UHaul this country's leading do it yourself moving company, closed up today. Wonder why?


I forgot about this post - Shuffling Away from Buffalo, from June 2006. A must read if you're still trying to get your arms around what's happening with Buffalo and Erie County population loss.
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