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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.
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, 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||8,385,398|
|Population in Familes||6,407,655|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||182,588|
|Average Household Size||2.59|
|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)|
|Median Household Income||2.16%|
|Per Capita Income||1.6%|
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.
|Total Population||# 1||100th|
|Population Density1||# 2||100th|
|Diversity Index2||# 14||99th|
|Median Household Income||# 730||39th|
|Per Capita Income||# 517||57th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New York Census Data Comparison Tool.