DCP’s Population FactFinder Relaunched with Updated 2020 Census Data

DCP’s Population FactFinder. Image Credit: NYC DCP

On November 4, 2021, the Department of City Planning announced the relaunch of its Population FactFinder, an interactive website that provides demographic data about New York City. The website has been updated with the data collected from the 2020 census. 

The Population FactFinder allows users to examine city demographics by census blocks, census tracks, Neighborhood Tabulation Areas, and with this new update, Community Districts. Information regarding the number, age and race of residents and number of residential vacancies is available from the 2020 Census data. Other socioeconomic data available on Population FactFinder is sourced from the American Community Survey, an ongoing survey from the Census Bureau. Through the Population FactFinder, users can compare Census data between 2010 and 2020 to see how populations have changed.

In the new update, each topic and map selections has a unique URL, which allows the data to easily be shared with others. To use the Population FactFinder, click here.

DCP Director Anita Laremont stated, ““The 2020 Census showed us that New York City is more populous and more diverse than ever, and DCP’s Population FactFinder makes the data, about who lives in our neighborhoods and the city as a whole, easily available to all of us as we plan for a more equitable city and a full recovery.”

By: Veronica Rose (Veronica is the CityLaw fellow and a New York Law School graduate, Class of 2018.)


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