New census numbers for Upstate New York show more people are leaving central New York. More than 23,000 people have moved from upstate and central New York since 2010. 

Numbers published by empirecenter.org show the population of Oneida, Herkimer and Madison Counties have all shrunk between 2010 and 2016.

There are 231,190 people living In Oneida County, down by 3,699 in the past six years.   Herkimer County has seen a population loss of 1,855 between 2010 and 2016. The current population is 62,613.  And Madison County now has 71,329 people, a decline of 2,123 since the 2010 census.

As the population dwindles in upstate and central New York, the New York City area has seen an increase . Over 420,000 people have moved to the Big Apple.

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