By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau show a decline in New York’s population.

The New York City Metro Area lost about 108,000 residents or about 0.5%.

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That was a greater number than 2019 when population fell by about 60,000.

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The census department says nationwide fewer people moved for job-related reasons since the pandemic hit, but they saw a rise in people moving to be closer to family.

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The populations of Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco also declined.

CBSNewYork Team