New York City Metro Area Population 1950-2022

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the New York City metro area from 1950 to 2022. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of New York City in 2022 is 18,867,000, a 0.23% increase from 2021.
  • The metro area population of New York City in 2021 was 18,823,000, a 0.1% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of New York City in 2020 was 18,804,000, a 0.01% decline from 2019.
  • The metro area population of New York City in 2019 was 18,805,000, a 0.07% decline from 2018.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in United States
City Name Population
New York City 18,867,000
Los Angeles 12,488,000
Chicago 8,901,000
Houston 6,603,000
Dallas-Fort Worth 6,488,000
Miami 6,215,000
Atlanta 6,013,000
Philadelphia 5,756,000
Washington DC 5,434,000
Phoenix 4,652,000
Boston 4,327,000
Detroit 3,521,000
Seattle 3,489,000
San Francisco 3,318,000
San Diego 3,295,000
Minneapolis 2,967,000
Tampa 2,945,000
Denver 2,897,000
Las Vegas 2,839,000
Riverside-San Bernardino 2,556,000
San Antonio 2,413,000
Baltimore 2,343,000
St. Louis 2,221,000
Charlotte 2,204,000
Portland 2,197,000
Sacramento 2,186,000
Austin 2,176,000
Orlando 2,038,000
Indianapolis 1,858,000
San Jose 1,809,000
Cincinnati 1,764,000
Cleveland 1,761,000
Kansas City 1,711,000
Pittsburgh 1,699,000
Columbus 1,687,000
Raleigh 1,547,000
Virginia Beach 1,482,000
Milwaukee 1,448,000
Jacksonville 1,314,000
Nashville 1,294,000
Providence 1,201,000
Salt Lake City 1,192,000
Memphis 1,163,000
Richmond 1,128,000
Louisville 1,107,000
McAllen 1,060,000
Hartford 1,010,000
Oklahoma City 1,008,000
New Orleans 1,005,000
Tucson 1,003,000
El Paso 974,000
Bridgeport-Stamford 957,000
Albuquerque 942,000
Temecula-Murrieta 931,000
Cape Coral 910,000
Honolulu 905,000
Buffalo 884,000
Birmingham 856,000
Omaha 851,000
Provo-Orem 818,000
Fresno 786,000
Tulsa 783,000
Allentown 777,000
Knoxville 771,000
Baton Rouge 756,000
Sarasota-Bradenton 750,000
Rochester 746,000
Columbia, South Carolina 743,000
Dayton 743,000
Ogden-Layton 738,000
Charleston-North Charleston 734,000
Bakersfield 718,000
Concord 693,000
Colorado Springs 685,000
Springfield 676,000
The Woodlands 644,000
Mission Viejo 643,000
Albany 635,000
Grand Rapids 603,000
New Haven 597,000
Victorville-Hesperia-Apple Valley 576,000
Kissimmee 568,000
Akron 564,000
Des Moines 559,000
Harrisburg 558,000
Worcester 557,000
Greenville 550,000
Port St. Lucie 545,000
Fayetteville-Springdale 544,000
Wichita 535,000
Palm Bay-Melbourne 529,000
Winston-Salem 528,000
Little Rock 527,000
Reno 523,000
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh 520,000
Lancaster-Palmdale 517,000
Lancaster 513,000
Toledo 509,000
Madison 501,000
Daytona Beach-Port Orange 497,000
Indio-Cathedral City-Palm Springs 487,000
Boise City 462,000
Denton-Lewisville 458,000
Spokane 456,000
Bonita Springs-Naples 455,000
Augusta-Richmond County 452,000
Stockton 446,000
Concord 438,000
Visalia 437,000
Jackson, Mississippi 431,000
Durham 429,000
Chattanooga 426,000
Syracuse 421,000
Modesto 418,000
Santa Clarita 415,000
Myrtle Beach 408,000
Oxnard 402,000
Huntsville 400,000
Round Lake Beach-McHenry-Grayslake 383,000
Lafayette 376,000
Scranton 374,000
Greensboro 369,000
Montgomery 367,000
Asheville 366,000
Antioch 365,000
Springfield, Missouri 359,000
Lakeland 358,000
Pensacola 357,000
Youngstown 353,000
Fayetteville 352,000
Corpus Christi 350,000
Fort Collins 349,000
Flint 344,000
Fort Wayne 343,000
Lexington-Fayette 341,000
Mobile 334,000
Santa Rosa 334,000
Savannah 334,000
Trenton 333,000
Ann Arbor 331,000
Laredo 329,000
Rockford 328,000
Lansing 327,000
Shreveport 325,000
New York City - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2022 18,867,000 0.23%
2021 18,823,000 0.10%
2020 18,804,000 -0.01%
2019 18,805,000 -0.07%
2018 18,819,000 0.30%
2017 18,762,000 0.30%
2016 18,705,000 0.31%
2015 18,648,000 0.31%
2014 18,591,000 0.31%
2013 18,534,000 0.30%
2012 18,478,000 0.31%
2011 18,421,000 0.30%
2010 18,365,000 0.31%
2009 18,309,000 0.30%
2008 18,254,000 0.31%
2007 18,198,000 0.31%
2006 18,142,000 0.30%
2005 18,087,000 0.31%
2004 18,032,000 0.31%
2003 17,977,000 0.31%
2002 17,922,000 0.30%
2001 17,868,000 0.31%
2000 17,813,000 0.86%
1999 17,661,000 1.04%
1998 17,479,000 1.05%
1997 17,298,000 1.04%
1996 17,120,000 1.04%
1995 16,943,000 1.04%
1994 16,768,000 1.04%
1993 16,595,000 1.05%
1992 16,423,000 1.05%
1991 16,253,000 1.04%
1990 16,086,000 0.48%
1989 16,009,000 0.28%
1988 15,964,000 0.29%
1987 15,918,000 0.29%
1986 15,872,000 0.28%
1985 15,827,000 0.29%
1984 15,782,000 0.29%
1983 15,736,000 0.29%
1982 15,691,000 0.29%
1981 15,646,000 0.29%
1980 15,601,000 -0.22%
1979 15,636,000 -0.39%
1978 15,697,000 -0.39%
1977 15,758,000 -0.39%
1976 15,819,000 -0.38%
1975 15,880,000 -0.39%
1974 15,942,000 -0.39%
1973 16,004,000 -0.39%
1972 16,066,000 -0.39%
1971 16,129,000 -0.38%
1970 16,191,000 0.94%
1969 16,040,000 1.39%
1968 15,820,000 1.40%
1967 15,602,000 1.39%
1966 15,388,000 1.39%
1965 15,177,000 1.39%
1964 14,969,000 1.40%
1963 14,763,000 1.39%
1962 14,560,000 1.39%
1961 14,360,000 1.38%
1960 14,164,000 1.40%
1959 13,969,000 1.39%
1958 13,778,000 1.39%
1957 13,589,000 1.39%
1956 13,403,000 1.39%
1955 13,219,000 1.39%
1954 13,038,000 1.38%
1953 12,860,000 1.39%
1952 12,684,000 1.39%
1951 12,510,000 1.39%
1950 12,338,000 0.00%