Here are some interesting facts about the New York City population:
· With a July 2015 population of 8,550,405, New York is the most populous city in the United States, more than twice the size of the second largest city, Los Angeles.
· About 1 in every 38 people living in the United States resides in New York City.
· New York has the highest population density of any major city in the United States, with over 27,000 people per square mile.
· Over 3 million of New York City’s residents are foreign-born; over one-quarter arrived in 2000 or later.
· Nearly 2 million New Yorkers are under the age of 18.
· New York City has more people than 40 of the 50 U.S. states.
· New York City comprises over two-fifths of New York State’s entire population.
· New York City has grown by over 1 million people since 1990.
· The 2014 median age in New York City was 35.8 years, almost two years lower than the national median of 37.7 years.
· Over one-third of the population 25 and over in New York City has a bachelor’s degree or higher, compared to 30 percent nationally.
· There are nearly 400,000 more women than men in New York.
· There is a birth in New York City every 4.4 minutes.
· There is a death in New York City every 9.1 minutes.
· The borough of Brooklyn on its own would be the 4th largest city in the United States; Queens would also rank 4th nationally.
· Approximately two-thirds of dwelling units in New York are renter-occupied, over twice the national average.
· The average commute for New Yorkers is just over 40 minutes, about 14 minutes longer than the national average.
· New York City has the largest Chinese population of any city outside of Asia.
· More persons of West Indian ancestry live in New York City than any city outside of the West Indies.
· New York has the largest Puerto Rican population of any city in the world.
· More Dominicans live in New York than any other city in the world, barring Santo Domingo.
· Over 2.4 million Hispanics reside in New York City, more than any other city in the United States.
· The Black nonhispanic population of New York City numbered 1.89 million in 2014, more than double the count in any other U.S. city.
· Half of all New Yorkers speak a language other than English at home.
· Over 200 languages are spoken in New York City.
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