New York by the Numbers Graphs

New York is known as the “City that Never Sleeps”. This could actually be true considering the fact that New York is such a huge place with a massive population, business hubs, clubs, bars, and so much more – all of which goes on all the time. Over the years, New York has become like a small country. This is because the city just keeps on growing. After checking out the graphs below, you will definitely be surprised to see how big New York is by the numbers

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New York City’s Population by 2020

New York City’s 2020 Population by Boroughs

The population of New York City’s Boroughs as of 2020 was more than 8.8 million most of which belongs to Brooklyn and Queens. The population of Brooklyn is 2.7 million while Queens is home to 2.4 million people. Medium-scale areas include The Bronx and Manhattan which account for 1.4 million people and 1.6 million people as of 2020. The area with the least population in New York is Staten Island which is home to less than 0.5 million people. If we account for slight errors, the population of New York City’s Boroughs could be exceeding 9 million people as of 2020. 

Total Population of New York From 1698 to 2020

New York City's Population

New York was once a deserted place where barely a few people were living every hundred square miles. However, this is about three centuries ago in about 1698 when New York City had less than 5,000 residents. The population had a very slow growth in the next 100 years as it reached 79,000 residents in 1800. After this period, there has been a constant and aggressive growth seen in the total population of New York. 100 years later, in 1900, the population of New York was more than 3.4 million people. In the upcoming times, due to modernization, residential construction, and commercial values, the population increased. By 2020, the population crossed 8.8 million residents. 

Total Area of New York City

New York City Total Area

New York City has a total area of 473.3 square miles. This includes both land and water which make up the entire city. Land accounts for the most area of New York City at about 300.46 square miles. On the other hand, the water bed of New York City is around 171.97 square miles. Settlements can be made on the watersides of New York. The city gives a beautiful view as the land and city are combined. 

New York City Racial Composition 2020

new york city -Racial Composition

As New York City is quite big and has major commercial hubs, it has become a home to several different ethnicities and races. However, the majority of the population of New York City includes Whites which are about 61.6% of the total population. African Americans are 12.4% of the population while Hispanics are 18.7% of the total population as of 2020. Other non-American ethnicities also reside in New York City which includes Asian, Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Island, and several other races as well. 

Religious Denominations in New York City

Religious Denominations in New York City

New York City Real GDP

New York City - Real GDP

One of the biggest indicators of economic success or failure for any country or state is the level of Real-GDP. Real GDP is the Gross Domestic Product of a state which is adjusted according to the level of inflation as well. Year-by-Year, New York City has seen a massive rise in the Real GDP. In 2010, it was $1416.2 billion which had a slight dip in the upcoming year where it reached $1415.6 billion. It has then shown a consistently positive trend and crossed the $1600 billion mark in 2016. As of 2019, the real GDP of New York City was $1722.2 billion.