Increase in city housing units outpaces growth in population

July 06, 2011 06:09PM


While New York City has grown in the past decade, some areas have grown more than others. Staten Island posted the greatest increase in population among the five boroughs from 2000 to 2009, while Queens showed the slowest growth. In the suburbs, Long Island’s Nassau County took the lead in a number of categories — including the oldest population and the greatest percentage of homeowners — as well as finishing second highest in household income. But perhaps the most notable change is that while the city’s population grew by 3.2 percent, its total number of housing units jumped 4.6 percent. See the complete demographic breakdown of the city and its suburbs below, and click here or on the link at the top of the page to purchase a copy of The Real Deal’s 2011 Data Book.

Data Book 2011 Housing and Demographic Overview