It seems like we're saying that people are leaving New York state every year. Well, the 2018 Census numbers are in, and once again the overall population of the state continues to decline. One county in the Hudson Valley, however, saw the state's biggest percentage increase.

The Times Herald is reporting that Orange County grew by 2,148 people (which is 0.6 percent), from July 1, 2017 to July 1, 2018. Orange County planning commissioner; David E Church said Orange's growth can be attributed to the continued growth in Hasidic Jewish and Latino communities.

NY Upstate says that the rest of New York saw 48,500 residents leave, which comes to a 0.25 percent decline. Press & Sun Bulletin reports that even New York City, plus Nassau and Westchester Counties saw population loss.

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