2010 census shows moderate growth in WC

A high cost of living and the highest property taxes in the nation haven't deterred people from moving to the Hudson Valley as new census information shows moderate growth in the population.

According to the 2010 census, the population in Westchester County has increased by 2.8 percent over the last 10 years, hitting more than 949,000 residents. In Putnam County, the population also rose by 4.1 percent to just short of 100,000 people.

The data shows that the growth is led by a rise in Hispanic immigrants. Suburban communities such as Sleepy Hollow, Port Chester and Brewster are now majority Hispanic, according to the census.

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