The population of New York City was 8,008,278 people at the time of the 2000 United States census. Brooklyn was the most populated borough of the city with 2,465,299 residents, and Staten Island was the least populated with 442,588 residents. A decade later, the 2010 census said that the population of New York City was 8,175,133 people, which was a 2.1 percent increase.
The only borough that experienced a population decrease was Queens. In 2000, there were 2,240,510 people there, making up 27.8 percent of New York City’s total. Ten years later, Queens had 2,230,722 residents, only a 0.1 percent decrease. Queens still made up 27.3 percent of New York City’s population.
Staten Island, though the least populated borough, had the biggest increase in population from 2000 to 2010. In 2000, 442,588 people lived on Staten Island compared to the 468,730 who lived there in 2010. There was a 5.6 percent increase in population on Staten Island over the course of the decade.
Brooklyn remained the city’s most populated borough from one census to the next. With 2,465,299 residents in 2000, Brooklyn made up 30.8 percent of New York City’s population. Though Brooklyn only made up 30.6 percent of the whole population in 2010, the borough still experienced a 1.6 percent increase to 2,504,108 people.
Manhattan had the second biggest change in population percentage from 2000 to 2010. 48,678 new people moved to the island during the 2000s decade, bringing the total to 1,585,873 people at the most recent census. The 3.2 percent increase accounted for 19.4 percent of New York City’s total population.
While ranking in the middle for both percent change from 2000 to 2010 and percentage of total population, the Bronx had the most individual people increase in the decade. In 2000, the Bronx had 1,327,454 people living there. In 2010, there was 1,385,108, and addition of 52,458 people.
(Stats from nyc.gov)