According to census data released yesterday, New York City's population is at an all-time high. Last summer, the population was 8,336,697—an increase of 161,564 since 2010. This means that NYC accounts for 42.6 percent of the state's population. 

Brooklyn, which holds the distinction of being the city's most populated borough, expanded by 2.4 percent. Now, some  2,565,635 call BK home. The only borough that regressed was Staten Island, which lost .4 percent of its population.

The biggest surprise is the development of the Bronx, which experienced the most rapid growth of new businesses between 1991 and 2011. A 305 percent increase is nothing to sneer at, folks. To make matters even better, the borough's crime rate is dropping. 

Hello uncharted goldmine. 

[via Gothamist]