More people are moving into New York City than leaving for the first time in 60 years, a 2 percent overall increase propelling the city’s population to a record-high 8.3 million people, reported The Wall Street Journal.
Every borough is experiencing a population boom, with Brooklyn outpacing Manhattan and leading the city in a new resident explosion, according to Census data release on Thursday.
Census figures show that Brooklyn grew by 2.4 percent to 2,565,635 between 2010 and 2012, compared to Manhattan's 2.1 percent growth to 1,619,090. Queens came in third, adding 1.9 percent more residents, followed by The Bronx's 1.7 percent jump and then Staten Island's 0.4 percent increase.
"For the first time since 1950, more people are coming to New York City than leaving," said Mayor Michael 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."