New York City Metro Area Population 1950-2020

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the New York City metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of New York City in 2020 is 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.
  • The metro area population of New York City in 2018 was 18,819,000, a 0.3% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of New York City in 2017 was 18,762,000, a 0.3% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Other Cities in United States
City Name Population
New York City 18,804,000
Los Angeles 12,447,000
Chicago 8,865,000
Houston 6,371,000
Dallas-Fort Worth 6,301,000
Miami 6,122,000
Atlanta 5,803,000
Philadelphia 5,717,000
Washington DC 5,322,000
Phoenix 4,511,000
Boston 4,309,000
Detroit 3,548,000
Seattle 3,433,000
San Francisco 3,314,000
San Diego 3,251,000
Minneapolis 2,926,000
Tampa 2,877,000
Denver 2,827,000
Las Vegas 2,699,000
Riverside-San Bernardino 2,469,000
Baltimore 2,325,000
San Antonio 2,320,000
St. Louis 2,213,000
Portland 2,151,000
Sacramento 2,123,000
Charlotte 2,054,000
Austin 2,053,000
Orlando 1,964,000
Indianapolis 1,807,000
San Jose 1,791,000
Cleveland 1,763,000
Cincinnati 1,746,000
Pittsburgh 1,704,000
Kansas City 1,686,000
Columbus 1,644,000
Virginia Beach 1,477,000
Raleigh 1,444,000
Milwaukee 1,439,000
Jacksonville 1,280,000
Nashville 1,249,000
Providence 1,200,000
Salt Lake City 1,169,000
Memphis 1,150,000
Richmond 1,105,000
Louisville 1,089,000
McAllen 1,012,000
Hartford 999,000
New Orleans 992,000
Oklahoma City 989,000
Tucson 982,000
Bridgeport-Stamford 953,000
El Paso 951,000
Albuquerque 915,000
Honolulu 892,000
Buffalo 891,000
Cape Coral 851,000
Temecula-Murrieta 848,000
Birmingham 842,000
Omaha 835,000
Fresno 769,000
Provo-Orem 766,000
Tulsa 766,000
Allentown 763,000
Rochester 743,000
Dayton 741,000
Knoxville 741,000
Sarasota-Bradenton 736,000
Baton Rouge 734,000
Columbia, South Carolina 716,000
Ogden-Layton 711,000
Charleston-North Charleston 708,000
Bakersfield 691,000
Concord 683,000
Springfield 669,000
Colorado Springs 668,000
Mission Viejo 636,000
Albany 630,000
Grand Rapids 599,000
New Haven 593,000
The Woodlands 570,000
Akron 565,000
Worcester 548,000
Des Moines 544,000
Harrisburg 542,000
Victorville-Hesperia-Apple Valley 537,000
Greenville 529,000
Kissimmee 528,000
Wichita 527,000
Port St. Lucie 521,000
Palm Bay-Melbourne 519,000
Little Rock 514,000
Toledo 509,000
Winston-Salem 509,000
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh 507,000
Fayetteville-Springdale 504,000
Reno 504,000
Lancaster 497,000
Lancaster-Palmdale 491,000
Madison 487,000
Daytona Beach-Port Orange 476,000
Indio-Cathedral City-Palm Springs 467,000
Boise City 447,000
Spokane 447,000
Denton-Lewisville 445,000
Augusta-Richmond County 444,000
Stockton 436,000
Bonita Springs-Naples 434,000
Chattanooga 421,000
Jackson, Mississippi 420,000
Syracuse 420,000
Durham 418,000
Modesto 411,000
Concord 401,000
Visalia 401,000
Oxnard 397,000
Santa Clarita 392,000
Huntsville 384,000
Myrtle Beach 377,000
Scranton 375,000
Round Lake Beach-McHenry-Grayslake 370,000
Greensboro 361,000
Lafayette 358,000
Youngstown 357,000
Pensacola 355,000
Asheville 354,000
Antioch 353,000
Montgomery 352,000
Corpus Christi 347,000
Fayetteville 347,000
Springfield, Missouri 347,000
Flint 345,000
Lakeland 344,000
Fort Wayne 340,000
Fort Collins 337,000
Lexington-Fayette 334,000
Mobile 333,000
Santa Rosa 331,000
Trenton 329,000
Ann Arbor 328,000
Lansing 326,000
Rockford 324,000
Savannah 324,000
Shreveport 322,000
Laredo 315,000
New York City - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
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%