Although last week the OD reported a Census update: Rare population increase for Oneida County, it left us in the dark about the City of Utica's population estimate for 2009. Readers would assume that city estimates were not issued, however papers all around the state have been reporting their city estimates.
The estimates are here: http://www.census.gov/popest/cities/SUB-EST2009-4.html
Utica grew . . . by 70 people . . . from 57,970 in 2008 to 58,040 in 2009.
It could be a blip . . . or the start of a turn around.
Regardless, Utica fared better than Syracuse (down 69 to 138,560), Rochester (down 54 to 207,294), Binghamton (down 106 to 44,401), Niagara Falls (down 21 to 51,295) and Buffalo (down 980 to 270,240).
You gotta wonder why the OD never reported this.