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1908 Between the years 1860 and 1914 New York's population increases from 850,000 to more than four million people. In 1910, the population of New York City is 4,766,9000; the population of Manhattan is reported as 2,331,000 people.

Today: According to the United States Census Bureau, the population of New York City is 7.3 million. The 1990 census reported a population for Manhattan of 1,487,500.

1910 Women comprise 21% of the workforce. Approximately 25% of working women are married.

Today: Women make up approximately 45% of the workforce; almost 60% of working women are married.

1910 Only 8% of households have electric service.

Today: Nearly all homes have electric service.

1900 Life expectancy for women is 48.3 years. For men, the figure is estimated at 46.3 years.

Today: Approximate average life expectancy for women is 78 years of age and men 74 years.

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