Brooklyn Will Soon Surpass Chicago As Third Largest U.S. City

Brooklyn, Biggie’s birthplace and one of five New York City boroughs, will soon become the third largest city in the U.S. surpassing Chicago, which is an actual city.

According to estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, BK’s population swelled by 5.3 percent in 2010, an increase of about 130,000 new residents, which is on par with the nearly 8.6 million souls that call the Big Apple home in 2015, compared to the 8.2 million people six years ago.

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Chicago, with their great popcorn, Harold’s Chicken and deep-dish pizza however has about 2.72 million people currently, and has only grown one percent since 2010 and may fall to fourth place if Brooklyn continue to merit the attention of prospective homeowners and cool kids alike. As it stands now, about about 2.6 million folks call Brooklyn home.

In 1950, Brooklyn was definitely the place to be with more than 2.74 million people residing in the borough.  While it  hasn’t quite reached its population high, if the U.S. Census Bureau’s forecasts continue, by the end of the decade Brooklyn will exceed 2.75 million people, which is real cute and all until you try and find an apartment realize you’re going to have to pay $3300 a month to live in an apartment the size of an iPhone 6 case.

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But you know…spread love it’s the Brooklyn way.

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