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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 8,627,852 as of July 1, 2019. 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 40.7143 and longitude -74.006 in New York County. The formal boundaries for the City of New York 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 Manhattan, a minor civil division (MCD) of New York County.

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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

New York, NY Housing Affordability Index is 50
State of New York Housing Affordability Index is 85
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

New York, NY Wealth Index is 87
State of New York Wealth Index is 109
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 8,627,852
Population in Households 8,446,977
Population in Familes 6,440,550
Population in Group Qrtrs 180,875
Population Density 28,724
Diversity Index1 85
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $62,062
Average Household Income $98,574
Per Capita Income $37,450
Wealth Index3 87

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,555,048 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,016,857 (28.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,249,878 (63.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 288,313 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $624,437
Housing Affordability Index2 50
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 3,266,735
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 1,915,194
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.58% 0.48%
Households 0.53% 0.45%
Families 0.37% 0.35%
Median Household Income   2.99%
Per Capita Income   2.73%

New York, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares New York to the other 1,195 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 Density # 2 100th
Diversity Index # 14 99th
Median Household Income # 599 50th
Per Capita Income # 450 63rd

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