The latest Census Burea estimates revealed that New York City is on the rise. Social Explorer’s Andrew Beveridge appeared on WPIX News with news anchor Kaity Tong to explain the phenomenon and causes.
Population in the city increased 2.8 percent over the past three years to 8,405,836--the largest it's ever been. All the boroughs have increased in size with Brooklyn and Queens in the lead (3.5 percent and 2.9 percent respectively).
Beveridge told Tong, “I think it means that New York is once again a very attractive place for lots of people and it also is that people aren’t leaving New York quite so fast as they had been.”
“I think it’s immigration," he explained, "This means that New York is growing again, and growing quite rapidly.”
Other drives behind the change that he cited include families having more babies, older New Yorkers living longer, and more people migrating to New York from other parts of the country.