NYC sees record breaking borough population growth in Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx

NEW YORK — Three of New York City’s boroughs – Queens, Brooklyn and The Bronx, in that order ­– led the City and all New York State counties in numerical population growth over the last year, the U.S. Census Bureau announced.

As a result, the city’s population grew by 55,000, reaching a record high of 8,550,405, with the three boroughs accounting for 84 percent of this growth. The Bronx grew by nearly one percent, the highest rate of growth in the State of New York.

“The sustained population growth of our city is proof that New Yorkers not only want to remain at home, but that people are moving from all over to work and raise a family in the greatest city in the world,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “The long-term prosperity of New York City hinges on our ability to keep pace with the housing and infrastructure demands of an ever-growing population throughout the five boroughs. Our progressive affordable housing plan, coupled with key transportation investments like the Brooklyn Queens Connector and Citywide Ferry Service, will ensure that our city is affordable, equitable and efficient for decades to come.”

Source: Mayor de Blasio’s office

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