Demographics

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau

What does this measure?

The change in the share of each racial or ethnic group in selected age groups since 2000.

Why is this important?

Population measures such as the age distribution within each racial and ethnic group provide insight on the changing size and face of communities. Community leaders, planners and advocates can use this information to assess the strengths, needs and challenges of specific groups within the community.

How is our region performing?

While overall the population is declining in younger age groups, Asian and Hispanic residents under 25 and between 25 and 44 grew between 2000 and 2016-20. Fastest growing was the Hispanic population with increases of 57% in people under 25 and 64% in people 25 to 44. The comparable figures for Asian residents were 41% and 34%. By contrast, the comparable figures for white residents were -19% and - 22%, and for African Americans, -9% and -1%.

Why do these disparities exist?

The composition of the U.S. population is becoming more racially and ethnically diverse as people of color grow in representation and will be a majority within the next two decades. Latino, Asian and multiracial groups are experiencing the largest growth with Latino's rapid increase caused largely by immigration. Latino immigrants who enter the U.S. tend to be younger and of child-bearing age. Latinas in the U.S. have higher fertility rates than Black and white women. Black, Latino and multiracial populations are also experiencing higher rates of births relative to deaths, while whites are experiencing the opposite.

Notes about the data

The multi-year figures are from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey. The bureau combined five years of responses to the survey to provide estimates for smaller geographic areas and increase the precision of its estimates. However, because the information came from a survey, the samples responding to the survey were not always large enough to produce reliable results, especially in small geographic areas. CGR has noted on data tables the estimates with relatively large margins of error. Estimates with three asterisks have the largest margins, plus or minus 50% or more of the estimate. Two asterisks mean plus or minus 35%-50%, and one asterisk means plus or minus 20%-35%. For all estimates, the confidence level is 90%, meaning there is 90% probability the true value (if the whole population were surveyed) would be within the margin of error (or confidence interval).


Change in Population by Age and Race/Ethnicity
AsianBlack or African AmericanLatino or HispanicWhite
NYS35%-20%11%-15%
NYS (excluding NYC)65%-6%67%-18%
Region41%-9%57%-19%
Monroe42%-8%50%-19%
Surrounding Counties34%-28%86%-19%
Genesee-36%***-51%**101%-24%
Livingston-10%***7%*100%-18%
Ontario111%*-4%*126%-10%
Orleans-35%***-48%*31%-29%
Seneca5%***66%*59%*-13%
Wayne51%*-50%*80%-23%
Wyoming-47%***-47%**57%-25%
Yates281%***84%***111%*-10%
Monroe County Local Areas
Rochester35%-21%22%-18%
Honeoye Falls (V)-100%***-100%***-100%***21%*
Pittsford (V)1,600%***-100%***2,167%***-1%*
Scottsville (V)-100%***105%***124%***-36%*
Churchville (V)0%***300%***-25%***-14%*
Brockport (V)288%**76%**120%*-16%
Spencerport (V)-100%***-100%***-100%***-20%*
Fairport (V)-100%***-100%***133%***-36%*
Webster (V)-80%***-64%***-26%***-36%*
Hilton (V)-100%***367%**144%***-4%*
Webster28%**8%***72%**-10%
Parma-39%***166%**305%***-9%
Gates-15%**38%*115%*-32%
Wheatland-100%***-3%***41%***-34%*
Penfield19%**35%**190%*-3%
Greece55%*128%*106%-28%
Perinton3%*63%**255%*-23%
Hamlin-100%***-100%***-85%***-29%
Pittsford109%173%**185%*-6%
Henrietta88%30%*67%*-17%
Brighton21%156%*79%*-5%
Riga4%***417%***-88%***-12%
Irondequoit38%***120%*149%*-32%
Chili75%***33%*58%**-28%
Rush-53%***-51%***-45%***-25%*
Mendon-56%***144%***57%***-1%
Clarkson-100%***92%***387%***-24%
Sweden154%**49%*104%*-10%
Ogden21%***79%***415%**-9%
East Rochester-100%***664%***86%**-36%*
Regional Cities
Batavia-80%***-54%***70%*-32%
Canandaigua30%***-76%***611%**-20%
Geneva98%***-29%*56%-12%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Notes: Multiyear results are from rolling American Community Survey. * Margin of error between 20% & 35% of estimate; ** margin of error between 35% & 50%; *** margin of error greater than 50%.




Total Population by Age and Race/Ethnicity
AsianBlack or African AmericanLatino or HispanicWhite
NYS481,033968,2871,385,1663,348,353
NYS (excluding NYC)167,576355,644545,2772,456,389
Region12,36447,94840,193267,917
Monroe10,73344,45831,262148,467
Surrounding Counties1,6313,4908,931119,450
Genesee78***244**90514,258
Livingston285***493*1,23518,648
Ontario632*905*2,63927,965
Orleans39***505*8869,486
Seneca106***381*487*8,752
Wayne317*616*2,08322,733
Wyoming37***228**4779,842
Yates137***118***219*7,766
Monroe County Local Areas
Rochester3,03032,28618,56724,925
Honeoye Falls (V)0***0***0***884*
Pittsford (V)17***0***68***356*
Scottsville (V)0***88***83***401*
Churchville (V)12***12***3***523*
Brockport (V)194**437**365*3,681
Spencerport (V)0***0***0***892*
Fairport (V)0***0***91***1,091*
Webster (V)13***43***45***942*
Hilton (V)0***210**122***2,070*
Webster356**276***507**10,060
Parma20***231**377***4,526
Gates233**1,009*889*4,930
Wheatland0***88***96***1,034*
Penfield449**339**682*9,390
Greece816*2,730*2,57619,695
Perinton562*482**1,103*10,304
Hamlin0***0***13***2,469
Pittsford968488**545*8,083
Henrietta2,1591,633*1,205*11,719
Brighton1,2631,091*626*7,567
Riga28***31***3***1,581
Irondequoit305***1,737*1,876*8,569
Chili226***854*377**6,000
Rush7***79***31***751*
Mendon17***66***55***2,652
Clarkson0***125***365***1,499
Sweden206**468*522*5,585
Ogden88***193***685**5,811
East Rochester0***252***162**1,317*
Regional Cities
Batavia8***162***309*3,112
Canandaigua35***11***405**2,681
Geneva170***505*1,0263,768

Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Notes: Multiyear results are from rolling American Community Survey. * Margin of error between 20% & 35% of estimate; ** margin of error between 35% & 50%; *** margin of error greater than 50%.











Worse than NYS by 10% or more
Up to 10% worse than NYS
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INDICATORS - Grouped by Topic REGIONAL VALUE YEAR NYS COMPARISON TREND | REGION
*No or multiple regional values for this indicator


Worse than NYS by 10% or more
Up to 10% worse than NYS
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