Lower Manhattan Is BOOMING, Says the U.S. Census

10/28/2021 in
Lower Manhattan Is BOOMING, Says the U.S. Census

Here are some nerdy numbers for you all: according to the 2020 U.S. Census (you filled that out, right?), Lower Manhattan is the fourth fastest-growing residential neighborhood in the city. We’re num-ber four! We’re num-ber four!

From 2010 to 2020, population growth in the Financial District and Battery Park City grew a whopping 34%. We came behind Williamsburg at 41% and Downtown Brooklyn-Dumbo-Boerum Hill at 67%.

Long Island City saw a massive 198% spike in population over the last 10 years, so they clocked in at number one on the list. Our neighbors in Tribeca saw a modest residential increase of 19% growth. They came in at a respectable number 16, though that’s no number four. Be sure to rub our dominance in all your Tribeca friends’ faces as much as possible. 

Here are the top 10 neighborhoods by population growth in the city:

  1. Long Island City-Hunters Point — 198%
  2. Downtown Brooklyn-Dumbo-Boerum Hill — 67%
  3. Williamsburg — 41%
  4. Financial District-Battery Park City — 34%
  5. Midtown South-Flatiron-Union Square — 30%
  6. Hell’s Kitchen — 30%
  7. Chelsea-Hudson Yards — 26%
  8. Fort Greene — 25%
  9. Spring Creek-Starrett City — 25%
  10. Queensbridge-Ravenswood-Dutch Kills — 22%

photo: Ann-Sophie Fjello-Jensen

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