Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper New York | Did New York City’s Population Fall? Yes. And No. Advertisement Supported by BySam Roberts April 18, 2019 There are 8.4 million people in the Naked City. This is the story of 40,000 of them — the number of people the Census Bureau estimates that New York City lost last year. The loss suggests that New York’s robust post-recession expansion since 2010 has finally slowed, halting what the city’s leading demographer had called a “remarkable growth story.” But city officials disputed the Census Bureau’s findings, calling them “tenuous” at best. They said New York’s population may not have fallen, and suggested that the census numbers may be skewed, in part, because of a change in the survey’s methodology. “Our team is very much questioning those results and the methodology that was used,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said. “Every indicator we have seen in recent years is of steady growth.” At stake is more than simply bragging rights: Next year’s decennial census, which is supposed to count everyone in the country, will determine the size of the New York congressional delegation… Read full this story
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