Agence France-PresseMarch 14, 2013 17:16
New York City is now home to a record 8.34 million people, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Thursday, emphasizing that more people are moving in than out for the first time in six decades.
There were 8,336,697 million New Yorkers in April 2012, compared to 8,175,133 two years earlier, the mayor said, making public the latest figures from the federal Census Bureau.
New York is, by far, the most heavily populated US city -- well ahead of Los Angeles (3.7 million residents in 2010) and Chicago (2.7 million). It houses more than 42 percent of the population of New York State.