New York Only Non-Sun Belt City Amid Nation's Fastest-Growing

New York was the only city outside of the southern United States to make the Census Bureau’s annual estimate of

New York was the only city outside of the southern United States to make the Census Bureau’s annual estimate of the nation’s top 10 fastest-growing cities. New York ranked sixth amid a top 10 speckled with familiar Sun Belt names like Phoenix, Atlanta and (somewhat surprisingly) New Orleans.

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New York also continued to be the nation’s most populous city, gaining an estimated 23,960 people between July 1, 2006 and July 1, 2007, bringing the city’s population to 8,274,527 million–more than twice the population of the next biggest city, Los Angeles, and roughly three times the population of Chicago, the nation’s third-largest. From 2000 to 2007, New York added about 265,000 residents, more than any other U.S. city.

A couple of weeks ago, I sat down with demographer Andrew Beveridge of Queens College, an expert on New York population trends. We talked about what population growth means for the city and its government.

More on the census estimates, out Wednesday, here.

 

New York Only Non-Sun Belt City Amid Nation's Fastest-Growing