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The 2000 Census showed that Richmond County had a population of 443,728 people. This represented 2.34% of the total population of New York, making it the state's 11th most populous county (out of 62 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Richmond had a population of 491,730 people. This is an increase of 10.82% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010468,730+5.63%-4.68% since 2009
2009491,730+10.82%+0.9% since 2008
2008487,365+9.83%+0.93% since 2007
2007482,854+8.82%+0.83% since 2006
2006478,876+7.92%+0.81% since 2005
2005475,014+7.05%+0.79% since 2004
2004471,313+6.22%+0.97% since 2003
2003466,789+5.2%+1.39% since 2002
2002460,386+3.75%+1.58% since 2001
2001453,211+2.14%+2.14% since 2000
2000443,728The Last Census

Richmond County had 163,993 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Richmond County has a total area<3> of 102.5 square miles [265.5 km²]. Of this total, 58.5 square miles [151.5 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (42.95%) being water (44.02 square miles [114 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Richmond County had a population density of 7,587 people per square mile [2,929 people/km²], making it the state's 5th most densely populated county (out of 62 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Richmond County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Richmond and the state of New York.

Click here for the Richmond County QuickFact (QF-36085).

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Richmond. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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