New York City is more crowded than ever according to newly reported Census data. In "New York Led Country in Population Growth Since 2010 Census
," Sam Roberts details the big apple's dominance for the New York Times
An analysis of the latest reported population changes since the April 2010 census found that New York City grew at twice as fast a rate as the rest of the metropolitan area and faster than the city’s annual growth since 2000, because of higher birthrates among immigrants, a greater influx of newcomers and the recession...
The 15-month population increase in the city amounted to a third of the city’s entire growth from 2000 to 2010, according to the census.
He cites data and analysis from Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge:
“New York metro gained .6 percent, but, digging deeper, New York City’s gain of 0.9 means the city is now growing faster than its surrounding region,” said Andrew A. Beveridge, a sociologist at Queens College of the City University of New York who analyzed census data.
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