LIPA survey finds Long Island population continues to grow

An annual survey given by the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) says population numbers on the Island continue to rise despite the high cost of living.

LIPA officials say 80,000 people have moved to the Island in the past five years, with nearly 20,000 coming in the last year. Officials say there are 2.83 million residents on Long Island, which is about the population size of Chicago.

Officials say the results of the survey speak volumes and serve as a predictor of what is to come. LIPA Chairman Richie Kessel says additional energy resources must be found that have not been utilized in the past.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."