Thursday, May 10, 2012

Population Growth in the NYC Metropolitan Region


According to the Census, New York City’s population reached 8,175,133 in 2010, a modest increase of 2.1% since 2000. However, some neighborhoods had much a higher percent increase in population.  
In Manhattan, the community districts with the highest percent increases are:
Community District
Neighborhoods
# of additional residents
% Increase 2000-2010
1
Battery Park City, Tribeca
26,558
+77.2%
4
Chelsea, Clinton
15,766
+18.0%
5
Midtown
  7,645
+17.4%
10
Central Harlem
  8,614
+ 8.0%
 Some Brooklyn neighborhoods also saw strong growth:
Community District
Neighborhoods
# of additional residents
% Increase 2000-2010
1
Williamsburg, Greenpoint
12,745
+7.9%
3
Bedford Stuyvesant
  9,118
+6.3%
4
Bushwick
  8,276
+7.9%
5
East NY, Starrett City
  9,698
+5.6%
7
Sunset Park, Windsor Terr.
  6,167
+5.1%
11
Bensonhurst, Bath Beach
  9,852
+5.7%
 High population growth was also recorded for districts in the Bronx, Queens and Staten Island:
Borough
District
Neighborhoods
# of additional residents
% Increase 2000-2010
Bronx
1
Melrose, Mott Haven, Port Morris
  9,338
+11.4%
2
Hunts Point, Longwood
  5,422
+11.6%
3
Morrisania, Crotona Park East
11,188
+16.3%
6
East Tremont, Belmont
  7,580
+10.0%
Queens
14
The Rockaways, Broad Channel
  8,292
+  7.8%
Staten Is
1
North Shore
13,147
+  8.1%
The 2010 Census also revealed population growth throughout the 31-county metropolitan area.  This area includes New York City and surrounding counties in New York State, New Jersey and Connecticut and is home to over 22 million people.   The overall metro area saw a 3.4% increase in population between 2000 and 2010.
Several counties recorded more than 5% increase in population:  Staten Island (Richmond, NY), Rockland (NY), Dutchess (NY), Orange (NY), Suffolk (NY), Middlesex (NJ), Somerset (NJ), Hunterdon (NJ), Ocean (NJ) and Warren (NJ).

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