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09-16-2010, 02:16 PM
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Another BS article made by people who look at numbers without knowing the real picture.
This article makes the statement that Buffalo was the 8th largest city in America in 1900. The population of Erie county back then was 433,686.
It then goes on to mention the greatness of the 1950's. The population of Erie County in 1950 was 899,238.
Then the article tells you, since then, half the residents of Buffalo have left and it makes this area sound like a ghost town.
Except today, the population of Erie County is 909,247. We have more people living in WNY now than we did 60 years ago. They just don't live within the city limits anymore.
Yeah, I realize we did have a little over a million people in Erie County 30 years ago, and overall we're still a declining rate since then, but it's nowhere near as bad as they make it out to sound. They never make the note that the population shifted from city to suburbs. And I'll bet that they don't mention that other cities have artificially increased their "populations" simply by increasing the area of their city limits, as they merge with suburbs and just call it part of the 'metro area'.
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