That’s the number from the new 2010 to 2020 US Census count….
The idea that the New York City is losing people to down South seems to be mistaken….
As old time resident’s leave?
New ones arrive and settle down….
Who says New York is dead?
The city’s population swelled by more than 600,000 people over the last decade to a record 8.8 million — as the Big Apple gained more residents than any other major city in the country, new data from the U.S. Census Bureau revealed Thursday.
All told, 629,057 moved to the five boroughs between 2010 and 2020, which is more people than moved to Houston, Dallas, Phoenix and Los Angeles combined.
The massive figures come even though officials and experts feared the Census — conducted in the midst of the devastating first wave of the coronavirus pandemic last spring — would undercount the city’s population, costing the Big Apple billions in federal aid.
“Substantial and surprising,” said Steven Romalewski, an expert in city demographics at the CUNY’s Graduate Center. “It’s really impressive to see this kind of growth against the backdrop of the pandemic — and not only the claims that everyone was making about people leaving the city leaving the droves, but also collecting all the data during the pandemic.”
It equates to a massive 7.7% jump in population — and will help counter fears that the coronavirus pandemic may have cast a permanent pall on the city’s appeal.
“I’m surprised — very surprised by that. I thought the flow of population was heading out,” said Mike C., an actor who lives in Brooklyn, who was referring to the apparently temporary exodus of wealthier New Yorkers to more spacious digs in New Jersey, the Hudson Valley and on Long Island during the early days of the pandemic…..
Other major cities around the country gained population also….
image…A flood of tourists gather in Times Square on June 16, 2021….Stephan Yang