We’re all aware of New York City's influx in population lately, particularly in certain boroughs. However, we weren’t aware of just how much growth.
All in all, NYC's boroughs have been experiencing some serious increase in numbers and are slated to break some records. Don't believe the hype? Here are the facts, according to none other than the folks over at the U.S. Census Bureau.
Just today, Gothamist stated that Brooklyn’s growing at such a rate that it’ll overtake Chicago for the third largest city in the United States.
It hasn’t yet, but it will... very, very soon. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that since the borough’s grown by 5.3 percent since 2010 (which is about 130,000 people), Brooklyn can anticipate to outgrow The Windy City-- by the end of this decade!
The Bronx will break its previous record of 1.47 million people around the same time. While Staten Island, much to anyone's surprise, has only about 500,000 inhabitants. (It’s only grown 1.2 percent since the last census, but who's really counting, right?)
Manhattan’s at a puny 1.6 million people, which is super-weird, because it always feels super congested (thanks, commuters!). At the turn of the 20th Century, however, there were 2.3 million people living in Manhattan. We suppose in comparison, we’ve got it pretty good nowadays, amiright?
And last but definitely not least, Queens currently stacks up at 2.3 million. It's a record-high for the borough, which means it's literally right behind Brooklyn in the rankings.
In one word... we can summarize all of the aforementioned population stats for this ever-growing city in one word: YIKES.[via Gothamist] [Feature Image Courtesy New York Daily News]