New York City Metro Area Population 1950-2021

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the New York City metro area from 1950 to 2021. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of New York City in 2021 is 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.
  • The metro area population of New York City in 2018 was 18,819,000, a 0.3% increase from 2017.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in United States
City Name Population
New York City 18,823,000
Los Angeles 12,459,000
Chicago 8,877,000
Houston 6,491,000
Dallas-Fort Worth 6,397,000
Miami 6,167,000
Atlanta 5,911,000
Philadelphia 5,734,000
Washington DC 5,378,000
Phoenix 4,584,000
Boston 4,315,000
Detroit 3,530,000
Seattle 3,461,000
San Francisco 3,313,000
San Diego 3,272,000
Minneapolis 2,946,000
Tampa 2,911,000
Denver 2,862,000
Las Vegas 2,772,000
Riverside-San Bernardino 2,514,000
San Antonio 2,368,000
Baltimore 2,333,000
St. Louis 2,216,000
Portland 2,174,000
Sacramento 2,155,000
Charlotte 2,132,000
Austin 2,117,000
Orlando 2,002,000
Indianapolis 1,833,000
San Jose 1,799,000
Cleveland 1,760,000
Cincinnati 1,754,000
Pittsburgh 1,700,000
Kansas City 1,698,000
Columbus 1,666,000
Raleigh 1,498,000
Virginia Beach 1,479,000
Milwaukee 1,443,000
Jacksonville 1,297,000
Nashville 1,272,000
Providence 1,200,000
Salt Lake City 1,180,000
Memphis 1,156,000
Richmond 1,117,000
Louisville 1,098,000
McAllen 1,037,000
Hartford 1,004,000
New Orleans 998,000
Oklahoma City 998,000
Tucson 993,000
El Paso 963,000
Bridgeport-Stamford 955,000
Albuquerque 929,000
Honolulu 898,000
Temecula-Murrieta 892,000
Buffalo 886,000
Cape Coral 882,000
Birmingham 849,000
Omaha 843,000
Provo-Orem 793,000
Fresno 777,000
Tulsa 774,000
Allentown 770,000
Knoxville 756,000
Baton Rouge 746,000
Rochester 744,000
Sarasota-Bradenton 743,000
Dayton 741,000
Columbia, South Carolina 730,000
Ogden-Layton 725,000
Charleston-North Charleston 721,000
Bakersfield 705,000
Concord 688,000
Colorado Springs 677,000
Springfield 672,000
Mission Viejo 639,000
Albany 632,000
The Woodlands 609,000
Grand Rapids 601,000
New Haven 595,000
Akron 564,000
Victorville-Hesperia-Apple Valley 558,000
Des Moines 552,000
Worcester 552,000
Harrisburg 550,000
Kissimmee 549,000
Greenville 540,000
Port St. Lucie 533,000
Wichita 531,000
Fayetteville-Springdale 525,000
Palm Bay-Melbourne 524,000
Little Rock 521,000
Winston-Salem 519,000
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh 514,000
Reno 514,000
Toledo 509,000
Lancaster 505,000
Lancaster-Palmdale 504,000
Madison 494,000
Daytona Beach-Port Orange 487,000
Indio-Cathedral City-Palm Springs 478,000
Boise City 455,000
Denton-Lewisville 452,000
Spokane 452,000
Augusta-Richmond County 448,000
Bonita Springs-Naples 445,000
Stockton 441,000
Jackson, Mississippi 426,000
Durham 424,000
Chattanooga 423,000
Concord 421,000
Syracuse 420,000
Visalia 420,000
Modesto 414,000
Santa Clarita 404,000
Oxnard 399,000
Myrtle Beach 393,000
Huntsville 392,000
Round Lake Beach-McHenry-Grayslake 377,000
Scranton 375,000
Lafayette 367,000
Greensboro 365,000
Asheville 360,000
Montgomery 360,000
Antioch 359,000
Pensacola 356,000
Youngstown 355,000
Springfield, Missouri 353,000
Lakeland 351,000
Fayetteville 349,000
Corpus Christi 348,000
Flint 344,000
Fort Collins 343,000
Fort Wayne 341,000
Lexington-Fayette 337,000
Mobile 333,000
Santa Rosa 333,000
Trenton 331,000
Ann Arbor 329,000
Savannah 329,000
Lansing 326,000
Rockford 326,000
Shreveport 323,000
Laredo 322,000
New York City - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
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%