Bronx population grew by 4 percent in 2010 census statsPosted: Updated:
Data from the 2010 census shows the population in the Bronx has grown by about 4 percent in the last decade.
However, city leaders say the 2010 census could be inaccurate. Census figures released Thursday put the city's 2010 populationat 8,175,133, a 2.1 percent increase from 2000.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he believed the countoverlooked many recent immigrants to the city. City demographic data shows another 225,000 people in the region.
The census data also showed a growing Hispanic and Asian population. The data released Thursday show there were about 549,000 moreHispanic New Yorkers, an increase of 19 percent to about 3.4million. There were 375,000 more Asians, a 36 percent increase to1.4 million.
The largest increase in the Bronx was in the Mott Haven, West Farms, University Heights and East Tremont neighborhoods.
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