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New York, New York - Basic Facts

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, KanĂ³n: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.

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New York, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 8,375,340
Population in Households 8,191,756
Population in Familes 6,249,396
Population in Group Qrtrs 183,584
Population Density1 27,674
Diversity Index2 84


Total Households 3,188,593
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 1,878,990
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)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.57% 0.73%
Households 0.59% 0.76%
Families 0.36% 0.64%
Median Household Income   2.87%
Per Capita Income   3.31%
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, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
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.