New York County NY Information


New York County Subdivisions

New York County NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 1,631,855
Population in Households 1,564,569
Population in Familes 929,935
Population in Group Qrtrs 67,286
Population Density1 71,483
Diversity Index2 78


Total Households 788,620
Average Household Size 1.98
Family Households 316,040
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 877,636 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 181,069 (20.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 607,551 (69.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 89,016 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $791,780
Average Home Value $821,244


Median Household Income $70,910
Average Household Income $116,165
Per Capita Income $56,634
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.55% 0.63%
Households 0.61% 0.67%
Families 0.44% 0.57%
Median Household Income   3.73%
Per Capita Income   2.93%
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.


New York County NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares New York County to the other 62 counties and county equivalents in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 3 97th
Population Density1 # 1 100th
Diversity Index2 # 4 95th
Median Household Income # 10 85th
Per Capita Income # 1 100th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New York Census Data Comparison Tool.