Population of New York City 2014

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When measuring the population of a city, there are three main statistical areas considered: the city proper, the metropolitan area, and the combined statistical area (CSA), which includes both the metropolitan area and micropolitan areas surrounding the city. The following population estimates for all three areas are based on previous population data and population growth rates. The population of New York City (proper) for 2014 is estimated at 8,475,500. Since the 2010 Census, the city proper population is estimated to have grown by about 300,367 or by an average annual growth rate of 0.92%. New York City (proper) is the largest city proper in the United States. Its population density for 2014 is estimated at 27,806.8 people per square mile or 10,742.1 people per square kilometer, which is the densest city in the country. The population of New York City Metropolitan Area for 2014 is estimated at 19,999,127, which is one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world. Since the 2010 Census, the metropolitan area population is estimated to have grown by about 431,717 or by an average annual growth rate of 0.55%. Its population density for 2014 is estimated at 1,501.7 people per square mile or 579.9 people per square kilometer. Lastly, the population of the New York City Combined Statistical Area, which includes cities in New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, for 2014, is estimated at 23,606,990. Since the 2010 Census, the CSA of New York is estimated to have grown by about 530,326 or by an average annual growth rate of 0.57%.

Boroughs of New York City 2014

New York City proper is made up of five distinct boroughs, coextensive with a county of the state: Manhattan (New York County), the Bronx (Bronx County), Brooklyn (Kings County), Queens (Queens County), and Staten Island (Richmond County). Manhattan happens to be the city’s most densely population borough and is the financial center of the city. The remaining four boroughs are often referred to as the outer boroughs due to the central nature of Manhattan in the city’s operations. The Bronx is the only borough that is a part of the country’s mainland. It is also home to the largest cooperatively owned housing complex in the country. While Manhattan is the most densely populated borough, Brooklyn is the most populated borough. Queens is the geographically largest borough and the most ethnically diverse borough. Queens County is the only county in the country where the median income of African Americans is higher than the median income of Caucasians. Lastly, Staten Island is considered the most suburban area of the city and it contains Staten Island Ferry, which is one of the most popular tourist attractions of the city.

Government of New York City 2014

New York City has assumed the mayor-council form of government since the consolidation of the city in 1898. Both the mayor and the councilors serve four-year terms. There is also a limit of three consecutive terms for both types of office. However, one can run again after a four-year break. As of January 1, 2014, the current mayor is Bill de Blasio, a member of the Democratic Party. The New York City Council is a unicameral body, made up of 51 councilors. Each councilor comes from a district defined geographically by population. There are currently 48 Democrats and 3 Republicans in the city council. As of January 1, 2014, the Speaker of the Council is Melissa Mark-Viverito, a member of the Democratic Party. Each of the five boroughs of New York City (Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island) also represents a judicial district of the New York Supreme Court. Lastly, a Republican in a statewide or presidential election has not carried the city since Calvin Coolidge in the presidential election of 1924.

Crime in New York City 2014

While the New York City Police Department is the largest police force in the country, the crime rates of the city have been some of the lowest in the country. In 2013, there were only 334 homicides, which dropped from 419 homicides in 2012. However, after a violent start to the year, some predicted that the homicide level could increase by 75%. The Police Department has enacted a program entitled Operation Crew Cut, which intends to cut down the rate of youth homicides by tackling neighborhood gangs. The Police Commissioner estimates that the program has cut the rate of such homicides by more than half. As of May 14, 2014, there are 2,786 registered sex offenders living in New York City. Lastly, the police force has adopted a controversial policy in 2012 that gives the police the right to stop anyone and frisk him or her to see if he or she has any dangerous items on his or her person. The policy is known as the stop-and-frisk program.

Poverty in New York City 2014

According to the New York City government’s Center for Economic Opportunity, 21.4% of the city lives in poverty. 22.3% of females live in poverty, while 20.5% of males live in poverty. Slightly more than 25% of those under the age of 18 live in poverty, while 21.4% of those over the age of 65 live in poverty. The Bronx is the poorest borough with 26.6% of its population living in poverty, while only 14.5% of those living in Staten Island live in poverty. The white population has the lowest poverty rate among the various races with 14.0% living in poverty, while 29% of non-Hispanic Asians lives in poverty and 25.7% of Hispanics live in poverty. Throughout the city, the lowest fifth of the population has a mean income of $8,993, while the highest fifth had a mean income of about $222,871. However, the top 5% of the population made an average of $436,931. When looking at one of the least poor boroughs, Manhattan, the lowest fifth had a mean income of $9,635, while the top fifth had a mean income of $389,007. However, the top 5% had a mean income of $799,969. Thus, Manhattan has the largest income gap among the biggest counties in the country. Lastly, while the poverty rate was only about 21.4%, almost 50% of the population lives near the poverty line and thus struggles to get by.

population-of-new-york-city-2014-mtaTransportation in New York City 2014

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority provides transportation to all of those living in the metropolitan area of New York City. Through the utilization of subways, buses, and railways, the MTA provides about 2.62 billion trips every year to citizens of New York City. About 80% of those that commute to New York City for work use the mass transit system, which is considered to be the most widely used system in the country. Over the past four years, the MTA has focused on rebuilding and improvement efforts to the public transportation systems. The total budget for 2014 is estimated at $13.6 billion, employing around 65,000 people. As of December 31, 2012, there were 345 rail lines, subway lines, and bus routes, 8778 rail and subway cars, 5,701 buses, and 736 rail and subway stations. In 2014, the MTA is expected to have completed the Fulton Center, which is a new rail station that connects many more parts of the city together, and the 7 Line Extension, which extends the subway from Times Square to the Javits Center. Due to the high population density and transit usage, there is a high level of concentrated pollution in the city, which can lead to many respiratory issues among the city’s population. In an attempt to reducing its environmental impact, the city has worked to implement the usage of hybrid taxes and diesel-hybrid and compressed natural gas buses. Lastly, only 52% of households own a car and 22% of those living in Manhattan own a car.

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Sao Paulo Population 2013

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The most recent estimate for the population of the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil is about 11,822,000, which is an increase of about 4.5% from the last record of the population. The city is not only the capital of the most populous state in Brazil, but is also the most populous city in all of Brazil and the largest city proper in the entire southern hemisphere. Lastly, the city is the sixth most populous city in the entire world. Based on the total land area and the total population of the city, the population density of Sao Paulo is about 20,105 people per square mile.

Demographics of Sao Paulo

During the 19th and 20th centuries, immigration to the city of Sao Paulo was very popular, which has led to the diverse population of the city today. There are Europeans, Arabs, Latin Americans, North Americans, Africans, and Asians. These diverse populations have affected the entire culture and have made it what it is today. A resident of the city is known as a Paulistano.

The largest ethnic group in the city, however, is the Italian group. In fact, it is said that more people of Italian descent live in Sao Paulo than in Rome. The neighborhood of Bras is very much associated with the immigration of Italians and where they worked and lived in the 19th century. Because of this, this is where the Immigrant Memorial is located.

Because of the large influence of Italians in the city, the main language spoken in the city is Portuguese due to the population in Italy that spoke Portuguese. However, the city has specific dialects, again as a result of the Italian population, developed in Mooca. The largest Japanese population outside of Japan is located in the Liberdade neighborhood. Japanese is, therefore, another prominently spoken language in the city. There are some other immigrant communities that still speak their native languages, however.

The literacy rate of the city is higher than the country’s average. About 97% of the city, ages 10 and older, is considered literate, compared to 91% of the entire country. About 17% of the population has a college degree. Also, 66% of the population is considered to be of a working age, 27% are children, and 7% are seniors.

Religion in Sao Paulo

The largest religious organization in the city of Sao Paulo is the Roman Catholic Church. About 58% of the population identifies as Catholic. The next largest religion is the Protestant faith, making up about 22% of the population. Those who identify with no religion makes up about 9.4% of the population, which is considered the third largest category of religion in the city. There are populations of Spiritists, Buddhists, and Jews.

Economy of Sao Paulo

About 55% of the population of Sao Paulo is employed, which is an increase of about 0.9% from the last record of employed people. The city accounts for about 12.3% of the entire country’s Gross Domestic Product. It used to be a city heavily focused on its strong industrialization, but is now moving towards service and technology-based activities. Manpower is slowly being replaced by technology. Also, the entertainment, construction, and tourism sectors are growing rapidly throughout the city. Another major business in the city is the production of motor vehicles. Lastly, the official stock and bond exchange of Brazil, the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange, is located in the city of Sao Paulo.

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One of the most popular sports in the city, if not the most popular, is football (American soccer). Some of the major teams include Sao Paulo, Corinthians, and Palmeiras. Sao Paulo plays at Morumbi Stadium, which is the largest and most popular stadium in the city. The Corinthians represents the work class of the population, while Sao Paulo is the elitist club. Lastly, the Palmeiras represent the Italian community.

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Jacksonville Population 2013

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The current population of the city of Jacksonville, Florida is estimated to be about 836,507, which is an increase of about 1% from the last record of the population. The city is the most populous city in the entire state of Florida and is the largest city by area in the entire country. Also, the city is the twelfth-most populous city in the United States of America. Based on the total land area and the total population of the city, the population density of Jacksonville is about 1,100 people per square mile.

Demographics of Jacksonville

About 7% of the population is under the age of 5 years, while about 11% of the population is 65 years and older. Also, about 51.5% of the population is female, while the other 48.5% of the population is male.

The largest racial demographic in the city is the white alone group, which makes up about 55% of the population. The next largest group is those that identify as Black or African American, making up about 31% of the population. The Hispanic or Latino group makes up about 8%, while the Asian population makes up only 4%.

About 87% of the population, ages 25 years and older, have at least a high school diploma. However, about 24% of the population, ages 25 years and older, have at least their bachelor’s degree from some college or university.

Religion in Jacksonville

About 56% of the population of Jacksonville identify with a religious affiliation, compared to the national average of 49%. The largest religious affiliation in the city is the Baptist Church, which makes up about 21% of the population. The next largest affiliation is the Roman Catholic Church, which makes up about 9% of the population. Also, the Methodist population makes up about 6% of the population. Due to the more than average Asian population, there are a slightly larger percentage of people that practice Eastern religions. About 0.7% of the population practices some Eastern religion, compared to the national average of 0.5%.

Sports in Jacksonville

The only professional sports team based out of Jacksonville is the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jacksonville Jaguars participates in the National Football League in the American Football Conference – South. The home venue for games is called EverBank Field. However, the city is home to a team that participates in the USA Rugby League. The Jacksonville Axemen play their home games in Hodges Stadium. Lastly, a college football showdown is hosted every year in the city. The Gator Bowl, the matchup between the University of Georgia Bulldogs and the University of Florida Gators.

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Historical Population of Jacksonville

Over the course of the last few decades, the population of Jacksonville has increased every year at a fairly steady rate.  Its population has consistently been greater than the population of two other major cities in Florida, Miami and Orlando.

Year Population
1900 28,429
1910 57,699
1920 91,558
1930 129,549
1940 173,065
1950 204,275
1960 201,030
1970 528,865
1980 540,920
1990 635,230
2000 736,583
2001 747,592
2002 759,131
2003 768,626
2004 778,078
2005 786,938
2006 798,494
2007 805,325
2008 809,891
2009 813,518
2010 822,883
2011 827,908

Jakarta Population 2013

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The most recent estimate for the population of the city of Jakarta, Indonesia is about 10,188,000, which is an increase of about 6.3% from the last record of the population. Not only is Jakarta the capital city of Indonesia, but it is also the largest city in the entire country. It is also the thirteenth largest city in the entire world, right behind Shenzen, China. Based on the total land area and the total population of the city, the population density of Jakarta is about 39,740 people per square mile.

Demographics of Jakarta

The original ethnicity of the inhabitants of Jakarta was those that identify as Betawi. Betawi developed in the beginning from a mixed ethnic culture of the Sudanese, Balinese, Malayan, Maluku, Chinese, and some others also inhabited the city. Malay with an influence of Portuguese was the main language spoken. Eventually, the main cultures began to assimilate into one culture, which became the Betawi culture. The Situ Babakan is the cultural preserve intended to preserve the culture of the Betawi people. The main language spoken in the city is Indonesian. However, in the workplace, English is commonly used. Also, some of the inhabitants of the city study and know Dutch, French, German, Mandarin, Arabic, and Japanese.

Religion in Jakarta

The main religion in not only the city of Jakarta, but also the country of Indonesia is Islam. However, there are many controversies surrounding religion in Jakarta right now. There is a growing sense of intolerance towards non-Islamic religions, especially towards the opening of new churches in the city. Those persecuted specifically include Christians and even the non-believers or atheists. However, not all of the Muslims in the city are radicals that participate in this behavior; many of the moderate Muslims condemns this religious intolerance and persecution.

Economy of Jakarta

The city of Jakarta is known as the economic center of Indonesia. The major industries of the city include electronics, automotive, chemical mechanical engineering, and the biomedical sector. There is also a lot of natural resource (e.g. oil, gas, coal, and gold) mining that takes place in the city. The Jakarta Central Business District is also a major component of the economy, made up of insurance and financial companies. An interesting fact is that private foreign insurance companies are not allowed to operate in Indonesia, which means not in Jakarta.

Sports in Jakarta

The city of Jakarta has three major sports teams: Persija, Persitara, and the Indonesian National Basketball team. Persija plays football in the Bung Karno Stadium, which is the biggest stadium in all of Jakarta, hosting about 88,000 fans. Persitara also plays football in Kamal Muara Stadium. Lastly, the Indonesian National Basketball team plays in the Kelapa Gading Sport Mall in North Jakarta.

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Historical Population of Jakarta

The population of Jakarta has consistently increased every decade since the beginning of the 20th century.  While some population growths from decade to decade were steeper than others, the total population count still increased over the course of those decades, except during the years 2006 and 2007.

Year Population
1901 115,900
1905 138,600
1918 234,700
1920 253,800
1925 290,400
1928 311,000
1930 435,184
1940 533,000
1945 600,000
1950 1,733,600
1959 2,814,000
1961 2,906,533
1971 4,546,492
1980 6,503,449
1990 8,259,639
2000 8,384,853
2005 8,540,306
2006 7,512,323
2007 7,552,444
2010 9,588,198

Karachi Population 2013

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The current estimate of the population of the city of Karachi, Pakistan is about 13 million, which is an increase of about 39% from the end of the 20th century.  The city is the largest city in Pakistan and the third largest city in the entire world behind Istanbul, Turkey and Shanghai, China. Karachi was the capital of Pakistan until the city of Islamabad was constructed as the capital.  Based on the total land area and the total population of the city, the population density of Karachi is about 9,545 people per square mile.

Demographics of Karachi

The diverse population of Karachi is largely due to long-distance immigration. Muslim refugees from South Asia, Urdu speaking people from India, Persians from Iran, and other Arabs from Middle Eastern nations have all flocked to the city, diversifying the city. Some of the main ethnic groups include Sindhis, Muhajirs, which are the refugees from India, Punjabis, Pashtun, and Kashmiris. The city is really home to many minority communities from all over the world.

The most recent census that gathered linguistic data estimated that the most commonly spoken language is Urdu (about 49% of the population). The second most commonly spoken language, making up about 14% of the population, is Punjabi. About 11.4% of the population speaks Pastho. Lastly, about 7.2% of the population speaks Sindhi.
The city has more males than females; the last census that recorded the gender breakdown recorded about 46% of the population is female and the other 54% of the population is male. Also, about 38% of the population is under the age of 15 years. 67% of the population, ages 10 years and older, is considered literate. 71% of the male population is literate, compared to 63% of the female population as literate.

Religion in Karachi

The largest religious organization throughout the city of Karachi is Islam, making up about 96.5% of the population. The next largest religious organization is Christianity, which makes up about 2.4% of the population. Hinduism only makes up 0.9% of the population.

Sports in Karachi

The city of Karachi has four professional sports teams. Two of the teams play cricket and two of the teams play football (American soccer). The Karachi Dolphins play cricket in the Faysal Bank T20 Cup in the Pakistan Super League T20. The home stadium for the Dolphins is National Stadium. The Karachi Zebras play cricket and they participate in the Pakistan Super League. Founded in 2006, their home stadium is National Stadium. The Karachi Energy (Bazigar) play football in the Geo Super Football League. Their home stadium is People’s Football Stadium. Lastly, the Karachi HBL FC play football in the Pakistan Premier League.

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Historical Population of Karachi

The city of Karachi has experienced large population growth over the years, especially in mid-20th century.  The population did not even reach 1 million until the late 1940s.  Since then, the population has grown to exceed 13 million and is still increasing today.

Year Population
1881 73,560
1891 105,199
1901 136,297
1911 186,771
1921 244,162
1931 300,799
1941 435,887
1951 1,137,667
1961 2,044,044
1972 3,606,746
1981 5,437,984
1998 9,802,134