"state divisions" New York State Favorite Tip by davecallahan
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Favorite thing: There are sixty-two counties in New York State and at least 50 of them are considered "Upstate" and the remainder are considered in with the 6 New York City counties.
This is a highly volatile division because it is viewed as having the majority of the area of the state being influenced by the minority area of the state (NYC).
The first county was created in the 1680s and the last in the 1890s.
The population density runs from 20000 to 2.5 million per county. Since finance and representation in the New York government is population dependent, not all counties have equal representation nor fiscal aid. The leaders in Albany are always fighting this apparent inequity when dealing with the individual counties.
the alphabetic list of the counties are as follows:
Albany | Allegany | Bronx | Broome | Cattaraugus | Cayuga | Chautauqua | Chemung | Chenango | Clinton | Columbia | Cortland | Delaware | Dutchess | Erie | Essex | Franklin | Fulton | Genesee | Greene | Hamilton | Herkimer | Jefferson | Kings (Brooklyn) | Lewis | Livingston | Madison | Monroe | Montgomery | Nassau | New York (Manhattan) | Niagara | Oneida | Onondaga | Ontario | Orange | Orleans | Oswego | Otsego | Putnam | Queens | Rensselaer | Richmond (Staten Island) | Rockland | Saint Lawrence | Saratoga | Schenectady | Schoharie | Schuyler | Seneca | Steuben | Suffolk | Sullivan | Tioga | Tompkins | Ulster | Warren | Washington | Wayne | Westchester | Wyoming | Yates
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