Population

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The enumerated population of New York City’s was 8,804,190 as of April 1, 2020, a record high population. This is an increase of 629,057 people since the 2010 Census.

To understand our city’s population, Department of City Planning (DCP) demographers and geographers compile, analyze and disseminate data, inclusive of the U.S. Census Bureau’s decennial census and its annual American Community Survey (ACS).

We use these data daily to improve the lives of every New Yorker, from planning for an aging population to determining how and where to offer language services. In this dynamic city, our data and analyses are essential for government officials, community organizers, businesses, and many others to make decisions and plan for the future.

What’s New on Our Website - 2020 Census

 

A note about new 2020 Census geographies:

2020 Census operations include the revision of statistical geographies, such as census tracts and blocks. DCP has also updated Neighborhood Tabulation Areas (NTAs), and has created a new geography called Community District Tabulation Areas (CDTAs). Click here to access an interactive guide to the 2020 Census geographic reconfiguration.