The population of New York was 19,378,102 according to the 2010 census of the United States Census Bureau. The city's estimated population for 2014 is 19,746,227.
New York is the fourth most populous state in the United States, after California, Texas and Florida. Its population is comparable to the West African country of Niger. New York ranks 30th on the list of U.S. states by population growth rate, with a 1.90 percent increase reported for the time period beginning April 1, 2010 and ending July 1, 2014. The 2014 population estimate reported by the Census Bureau falls short of the Bureau's 2020 population forecast by just under 60,000 people.