Social Explorer’s Andrew Beveridge in the New York Times with the latest on New York State by Sydney Beveridge
The Census Bureau just released 2009 sub-county and place estimates and Social Explorer already crunched the numbers for the New York Times. In the article “City Growth May Affect Party Control in Albany,” Sam Roberts looks at the latest population numbers for New York. As of July, 2009, the city population now numbers 8,391,881. The article also details the population growth in the city and suburbs, and the declines upstate.
He explains the power of demographics on politics, “Because redistricting is done on the basis of population and the city is overwhelmingly Democratic, the balance of power in Albany is likely to remain the same or perhaps shift even further in favor of the Democrats.”
In the article, Beveridge states, “Whoever ends up in charge of redistricting will find it virtually impossible to ignore the fact that the population and power shift from upstate to downstate continued unabated.”