This Density Map Shows How We Crowd 8.5 Million People in New York City

New York City Population Density, 2015
New York City Population Density, 2015

There are 8.5 million people currently living within the five boroughs of New York City. Created by data visualization site Very Small Array, this map uses numbers from the 2015 U.S. Census to create a density map, showing which parts of the City we crowd into, and which parts are sparse… by NYC standards anyway.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their dog. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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