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The City of New York is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in New York County at latitude 40.6636 and longitude -73.9386. New York County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 33 feet.
The formal official name is the City of New York, but most people and references simply refer to it as New York, New York.
The P1 Census Class Code for New York indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
The formal boundaries for the City of New York (see map below) encompass a land area of 301.49 sq. miles and a water area of 166.71 sq. miles.
Alternate Unofficial Names for New York: City of New York, Ga-no-no, Kanón:no, Kanono, Neu Amsterdam, Neu Jorck, New Amsterdam, New Orange, New Yorc, New York City, New Yorke, New Yorku, Njujork, Nouvelle Yorck, Nova Amsterda, Nova York, The Big Apple.
|Population in Households||8,191,756|
|Population in Familes||6,249,396|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||183,584|
|Average Household Size||2.57|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||3,459,639 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||972,498 (28.1%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||2,216,095 (64.1%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||271,046 ( 7.8%)|
|Median Home Value||$529,738|
|Average Home Value||$611,582|
|Median Household Income||$50,173|
|Average Household Income||$77,831|
|Per Capita Income||$29,902|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||2.87%|
|Per Capita Income||3.31%|
The table below compares New York to the other 1,189 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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.
|Total Population||# 1||100th|
|Population Density1||# 2||100th|
|Diversity Index2||# 16||99th|
|Median Household Income||# 821||31st|
|Per Capita Income||# 554||53rd|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New York Census Data Comparison Tool.