New York Census Data


New York Census Data

The tables below provide updated data and demographic estimates for New York as of July 1, 2016. Our New York Census Data Comparison Tool allows you to compare and rank NY cities, towns, ZIP Codes and Counties.

New York Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 19,934,506
Population in Households 19,353,787
Population in Familes 15,245,990
Population in Group Qrtrs 580,719
Population Density1 423
Diversity Index2 70


Total Households 7,508,958
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 4,719,468
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,370,802 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,902,495 (46.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,606,463 (43.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 861,844 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $297,347
Average Home Value $391,253


Median Household Income $58,196
Average Household Income $87,598
Per Capita Income $33,617
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.45% 0.51%
Households 0.41% 0.48%
Families 0.24% 0.36%
Median Household Income   2.37%
Per Capita Income   1.58%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.