There are eight million stories in the Naked City — or 8,175,133, to be more precise, according to recently released U.S. Census Bureau figures. NYCity News Service reporters hit the streets to put faces to the numbers in a series of story packages that offer snapshots of who we are, how we live — and where. We found the only thing you can count on in the city is change.
Looking past the data into the faces of New Yorkers: Who was counted? Who wasn’t?

Between the Numbers

Natives are Newcomers in Sunset Park

A growing number of Latinos are identifying themselves as Indians.

Numbers Don’t Add Up in Astoria

Residents say their neighborhood is growing. But the 2010 Census shows that Astoria lost about 14,000 people over the last decade, meaning political and social implications for the area.

Journey to New York City

Fewer than half of New York City residents were born in New York State. Check out some interviews with New Yorkers who started life outside New York.

Communities Divided in Williamsburg

Fewer residents of Williamsburg responded to the census than just about any other neighborhood in the city, which may be one symptom of a split community.

Anatomy of an Undercount

The 2010 Census found this corner of Queens has one of the highest vacancy rates in the city. Residents contend the neighborhood is growing.

Counting People and Taking Names

With the final numbers in, census workers have stories to tell.

The Greening of a Housing Project

There’s more diversity these days at Ingersoll and Whitman houses in Fort Greene, census figures show. Other changes abound, as well.

A Family Under the Radar

Xiao Qiong Qu is living the American Dream – but you won’t find her or her family represented in the 2010 U.S. Census.