New York City grew by 23,960 people in the 12 months ending July 2007 for a population of 8.27 million, according to the yearly estimates from the U.S. Census.
Census Data: NYC Grows, Upstate Cities Shrink
Third grade was a long time ago, so please check my work...
2030 - 2007 = 23 years
23 years x 23,960 people = 551,080 increase in population by 2030.
8,270,000 + 551,080 = 8,821,080 total population in the year 2030.
Previously: 9 million people by 2030, eh?
...the city released a report projecting that its population would grow by more than 1 million by 2030, bringing the city's total population to 9.1 million...
9,100,000 - 8,821,080 means that our mayor is overinflating projected population increase by 278,920. Why?
Mr. Bloomberg routinely cites the figures as justification for various large projects...