More people are moving to New York City than are moving out for the first time since before 1950, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau estimates released today. The estimates show New York City’s population has hit an all-time record high of 8,336,697.
The city’s population increased by 161,564 since 2010 – about two percent in two years. This increase is among the largest two-year increases in recent decades. The increase is fueled by a continuing increase in people moving to the city and a decline in the number of people leaving the city, as well as the continued growth in the surplus of births over deaths due to life expectancy in the city reaching new record highs.
Each of the five boroughs registered gains in population. The largest percentage change occurred in Brooklyn, where the population grew by 2.4 percent or 60,900 people; followed by Manhattan (2.1 percent or 33,200 people); Queens (1.9 percent or 42,000 people); the Bronx (1.7 percent or 23,400 people); and Staten Island (0.4 percent or 2,000 people).
|Change in Population, Census Bureau Estimates|
|April 2010 to July 2012|
|New York State||19,378,102||19,570,261||192,159||1.0|
|New York City||8,175,133||8,336,697||161,564||2.0|
|NYC as % of NYS||42.2||42.6||84.1|
Source: 2010 Census; Census Bureau Current Estimates Program
The all-time high population and net influx of residents for the first time in more than 60 years is one of a number of recent measures that show quality of life in New York City is better than ever:
Record LowsMurders: 419 in 2012
Shootings: 1,353 in 2012
Incarceration rates: 474 inmates per 100,000 residents in New York City in 2011
Teen pregnancy: 72.6 pregnancies per 1,000 girls in 2010
Emergency response times: Six minutes and 30 seconds in 2012
Fire fatalities: 58 in 2012
Private-sector jobs: 3.2 million
Life expectancy: Average of 80.9 years
Tourists: 52 million in 2012
High school graduation rate: 65 percent
Percentage of New Yorkers who live within a 10-minute walk of a park: 76 percent
More information and analysis on the Census Estimates is available at www.nyc.gov.