The Big Apple is STILL BIG….
Eight million plus….
But New York losing people could end up costing the state another US House seat as it falls behind California and Texas and probably Florida after the 2020’s adjustment’s from the census….
New York City admin don’t agree with numbers drop for the decade though….
The Big Apple isn’t as big as it used to be.
New York City is hemorrhaging residents, losing about 40,000 people last year, according to an annual Census Bureau report released Thursday.
The exodus brought the overall population of the five boroughs to about to 8.4 million, according to the federal estimate.
The 0.47% drop from a year earlier comes as the feds adjusted their previous numbers from 2017. Census officials previously estimated that New York’s population grew by about 7,000 that year. They have since revised those figures to show that the city lost about 38,000, a 0.45% decline from the prior year.
The adjustment is mostly due to the feds changing they way they analyze international migration. Census officials previously estimated that about 78,000 residents migrated to the city from abroad from 2010 to 2017. They now say that the number was likely closer to 54,000 annually.
City officials admitted that growth has waned in recent years following an influx of new residents around the 2010 census, but noted that numbers are still up since the last official Census count nearly a decade ago.
Overall, the city has population has increased by 224,000, or 2.7% since the 2010 Census, even taking the new methodology into account.
“New York City’s population growth as of July 2018 has already exceeded that of the entire last decade,” Department of City Planning spokeswoman Melissa Grace said. “The Census Bureau’s annual estimates show year-to-year fluctuations — and that underscores how critical it is to get a full and accurate 2020 Census count. The once-a-decade Census offers a direct count, rather than estimations of population.”