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Population of New York City

After falling sharply in the 1970s, the population of New York City has rebounded to reach an all-time high.
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Notes:
Population is for all five boroughs, even if they hadn't yet merged with New York
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level 84
Jul 5, 2018
What happened in the 1970's??
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level 49
Jul 5, 2018
There was a fluctuation in the size of the population.
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level 60
Jul 5, 2018
Near bankruptcy
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level 71
Jul 5, 2018
Crime. Rich people leaving. Economics, and other reasons. It happened to a lot of cities in the US between 1970-1980.
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level 36
Aug 22, 2018
WTF?! That doesn't make sense. I thought that New York was one of the most stable places in the U.S.A.
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level 59
Jan 20, 2019
Relative to the rest of the country, it is.
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level 46
Jul 5, 2018
Even in 2000 the population had gone passed the population in 1970