What was the population of New York in 1776?

NYC had a population of just over 5,000. See: Historical Statistics of U.S.

Colonial Times to 1970. Compare to Philadelphia #1 populated city in U.S.

with 25,000.

Boston, NYC and Charleston had about 5,000 populations.

The largest state was Virginia, #2 was Massachusetts. and #3 Pennsylvania.

The U.S. population of the 13 colonies in 1776 was 2.5 million.

Google: Historical Statistics of U.S. Colonial Times to 1970.