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New York, New York - Basic Facts

The City of New York is the largest city in New York with a population of 8,567,986 as of July 1, 2016. New York ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for New York is located at latitude 40.6636 and longitude -73.9386 in New York County. 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. New York County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 33 feet.

The City of New York (GNIS ID: ) has a P1 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of New York is located within Borough of Brooklyn, a minor civil division (MCD) of New York County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with New York population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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, 2016)


Total Population 8,567,986
Population in Households 8,385,398
Population in Familes 6,407,655
Population in Group Qrtrs 182,588
Population Density1 28,419
Diversity Index2 85


Total Households 3,236,455
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 1,903,967
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,526,750 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 977,192 (27.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,259,262 (64.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 290,295 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $541,968
Average Home Value $612,405


Median Household Income $52,861
Average Household Income $84,117
Per Capita Income $32,331
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.75% 0.87%
Households 0.64% 0.79%
Families 0.46% 0.69%
Median Household Income   2.16%
Per Capita Income   1.6%
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 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 14 99th
Median Household Income # 730 39th
Per Capita Income # 517 57th

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