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The demographics of New York City are evidence of a uniquely large and ethnically diverse metropolis. It is the largest city in the United States with a population defined by a long history of international immigration. New York City is home to more than 8 million people, accounting for about 40% of the population of New York State and a similar percentage of the New York metropolitan area, home to about 20 million. Over the last decade the city has been growing faster than the region. The New York region continues to be the leading metropolitan gateway for legal immigrants admitted into the United States.


Population Of NYC 2012: 8,175,133 (8.1 million)

New York’s Five Boroughs at a Glance
Jurisdiction Population Land Area
Borough of County of Census square
Manhattan New York 1,585,873 23 59
The Bronx Bronx 1,385,108 42 109
Brooklyn Kings 2,504,700 71 183
Queens Queens 2,230,722 109 283
Staten Island Richmond 468,730 58 151
8,175,133 303 786
19,378,102 47,214 122,284
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