US Census figures indicate data from July 1, 2012 reveals NY remains the nation's most populous metropolitan area, with an estimated 19.8 million residents, followed by Los Angeles and Chicago.
Brooklyn: 2.4 percent (60,900 people)
Manhattan: 2.1 percent (33,200 people)
Queens: 1.9 percent (42,000 people)
The Bronx: 1.7 percent (23,400 people)
Staten Island: 0.4 percent (2,000 people)
New York City's population is at an all-time high, with an estimated 8,336,697 people living in THE BIG Apple, according to the most recent U.S. Census Data. For the first time since 1950, more people are coming to New York City than leaving NYC.