The Population of Manhattan Mapped

In 2020, 1,694,251 people were living in Manhattan. The population density of this borough was about 72,918 people per square mile (28,154/km²). It is the highest population density of any county in the U.S. But this is not a record in the history of Manhattan. In 1910, at the height of European migration to New York, Manhattan’s population density peaked 101,548 people per square mile (39,208/km²).

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