The Census numbers show that the five boroughs gained 23,960 people between July 2006 and July 2007, a rise of 0.29%. The growth is consistent with the city's population trends in recent years: The city gained about 40,000 people during the same period between 2005 and 2006. New York City's population now stands at a record high, 8.275 million people, according to the Census numbers.
Staten Island and Manhattan grew the fastest last year, at 0.6% and 0.5%, respectively.
Census Shows City's Population Rising
(This is just an estimate of those here legally.)