New federal Census figures assert that New York City's population grew by a total of 587 people between 2005 and 2006, a number the Bloomberg administration says substantially underestimates the city's tremendous growth.
Size of the City Is Challenged by the Census
Late last year, 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, with an increase of nearly 400,000 people expected between 2000 and 2010.
Mr. Bloomberg routinely cites the figures as justification for various large projects and infrastructure improvements, as the city needs to make room for an extra million people.
No, Bloomie, we need infrastructure inprovements for the people we have now...but with the number of illegal apartments and illegal immigrants that you have encouraged, no one has the foggiest notion of how many people actually live here. Now you can explain to the Feds why their numbers are off.
Chart from Gothamist