Population of New York City

New York City has the highest population of any city in the United States and is one of the most populous cities in the world.

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The 2012 U.S. Census Bureau population estimate for New York City is:


Crowd at Times Square

The number above includes all five boroughs that make up the city of New York. The population estimates by borough are as follows:

Bronx – 1,408,473
Brooklyn – 2,565,635
Manhattan – 1,619,090
Queens – 2,272,771
Staten Island – 470,728

Interesting New York City Population Facts

  • The population of NYC is about 43% of the total population of the State of New York.

  • The city's population is expected to exceed 9.1 million people by 2030.

  • Approximately 37% of New York City’s population is foreign-born. The most highly represented groups are from the Dominican Republic, China, Jamaica, Guyana, and Mexico.

  • About 176 languages are spoken in New York City Public Schools.

  • Up to 800 languages are spoken city wide, making New York the world's "capital of language density" according to linguistics expert Daniel Kaufman. The top six foreign languages spoken are Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Korean, Italian, and French Creole.

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