The City of New York is the most populous city in the United States. It has an estimated 2017 population of 8,622,698 distributed over a land area of about 302.6 square miles. New York is the most densely populated major city in the United States. As many as 800 languages are spoken in New York, making it the most linguistically diverse city in the world. New York City is home to more than 3.2 million residents born outside the United States, the largest foreign-born population of any city in the world. New York is home to the highest number of billionaires of any city in the world.