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%.READ MORE: Driver Wanted After Jeep Plowed Into Family On Bronx Sidewalk; 'Car Sped Up To Hit Us,' Witness Says
That was a greater number than 2019 when population fell by about 60,000.READ MORE: NYC Mayoral Candidates React As Kathryn Garcia, Andrew Yang Make Joint Campaign Stops
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The populations of Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco also declined.