Think the streets are more crowded on the Upper East Side these days than they were a few years ago? You wouldn’t be mistaken: the neighborhood has gained more than 12,000 residents since 2010, according to new census data.
Data from the 2020 Census, released this month, shows that the Upper East Side now has a population of 231,983: a 5.5 percent increase from 10 years prior, when it had 219,920 residents.
Those residents are also more racially diverse: the white population actually shrunk in the past decade, while thousands more Upper East Siders now identify as Asian, multiracial or Hispanic.
The city breaks each neighborhood’s data into subdivisions: on the Upper East Side, that includes Yorkville, Carnegie Hill Lenox Hill-Roosevelt Island. Among those three, Yorkville grew the most, adding 6,104 new residents from 2010 to 2020.
Though it may seem steep, the Upper East Side’s expansion puts it in the bottom half of all New York City community districts, in terms of growth rate. The neighborhoods seeing the most explosive growth include DUMBO and Downtown Brooklyn, which expanded by about 31 percent, and the Financial District/Tribeca area, which grew by 29 percent.
The city as a whole swelled by about 600,000 people, to 8.8 million. Only two areas got smaller: the Lower East Side and East Village, and Washington Heights and Inwood in Upper Manhattan. You can read more here.
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