More people are moving into New York City than leaving for the first time in 60 years, a two percent overall increase propelling the city’s population to a record-high 8.3 million people, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said this week.
Every borough is experiencing a population boom, with both Queens and Brooklyn outpacing Manhattan in sheer numbers and leading the city in a new resident explosion, according to Census data released on Thursday.
Census figures show that Queens grew by 1.9 percent to 2,272,771 residents between 2010 and 2012, compared to Manhattan's 2.1 percent growth to 1,619,090.
"For the first time since 1950, more people are coming to New York City than leaving," said Bloomberg. "There's no better indication in the strength of our city than a record high population and a net population influx. People are voting with their feet."
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