In the New York Times
article, "Population Growth in New York City Is Outpacing 2010 Census, 2011 Estimates Show," Sam Roberts examines recent demographic trends in the city. For New York, population growth levels almost match those from 20 years ago--the 1990s are back.
New York City gained nearly 70,000 residents in the 15 months ended July 1, 2011, almost matching the growth of the 1990s, when an influx of foreigners set annual records, according to census estimates released on Wednesday.
The apparent population rebound resulted from a combination of continued immigration and higher birthrates among the newcomers, along with fewer New Yorkers leaving the city.
The article cites Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge, “Based upon this new round of estimates, it appears that New York City has returned to quite robust growth...the demographic effects of the financial crisis may be starting to wane.”
According to the newly released 2011 Census estimates (based on growth between April 1, 2010 and July 1, 2011):
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- NYC grew by 69,777, to a total population 8,244,910
- Brooklyn and Queens had the most population growth (28,000 and 17,000 respectively)
- City growth accounted for 80 percent of the state's growth