July 12 2023
Regional/County Profiles

Capital Region Has NY’s Fastest-Growing Hispanic Population, 2nd Fastest Black/African American

In 2022, the Capital Region had New York’s fastest-growing Hispanic population – and the state’s second fastest-growing black and African American population, according to a Center for Economic Growth (CEG) analysis of new U.S. Census Bureau estimates. And recently released statistics from the 2020 decennial census also reveal that the region ranked first in the state for black and Hispanic homeownership growth between 2010 and 2020.


In 2022, the eight-county Capital Region saw an annual 1.4 percent increase in blacks and African Americans – the second fastest annual growth rate in New York and trailing only the Mohawk Valley region at 3.2 percent. At 2.6 percent, the region’s Hispanic annual growth rate was the fastest in the state. The region ranked third for Asian population growth at 2.8 percent.

Saratoga County led the Capital Region for Hispanic population growth, increasing by 5.3 percent over the year. At 5.0 percent, Warren County had the region’s fastest black and African American annual growth rate.


Between 2010 and 2020, according to the decennial censuses, the Capital Region ranked first in the state for the growth of owner-occupied housing units with black or African American householders (10.5 percent) and for owner-occupied housing units Hispanic or Latino householders (61.9 percent). The region ranked second for owner-occupied housing units Asian householders (74.6 percent).


In April 2021, CEG launched a talent attraction campaign using the CapNY brand, along with a website – GoCapNY.com – and its associated social media channels. To help attract even more young professionals to the Capital Region, CEG launched a CapNY Connectors initiative. The Connectors are local residents who love living in the Capital Region and who have volunteered to share that love to help connect prospective new residents to our community. They work in diverse industries, pursue unique interests, and come from all walks of life. The CapNY Connectors are available to answer questions and discuss first-hand experience of what it’s like to work and live in CapNY.

Young professionals can find a connector who shares their interests and ambitions by checking out the profiles on the GoCapNY website. Website visitors who are unsure of whom they should connect with, can fill out the form to provide some additional details, and the CapNY networking team will make a connection for them.

Visit CapNY Connectors at https://gocapny.com/capny-connectors.

To further support growth among the Capital Region’s minority populations, CEG’s affiliate, the Capital Region Chamber has launched a $1.5 million initiative to support Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) business growth and DEI.


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