CENSUS: Second Biggest

New York City, like almost every other U.S. town these days, proved to be not so big as it thought it was. The Census Bureau counted 7,841,610 New Yorkers. Since 1940 the city had gained only 5.1%, while one nearby commuters' county on Long Island—Nassau, which includes the assembly-line homes of Levittown—had grown 64%.

New York City thus remained only the world's second biggest. The biggest: London (pop. 8,349,940).

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