New York Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work

What is the population of New York?

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There are 19,514,849 residents in New York, with a median age of 39. Of this, 48.55% are males and 51.45% are females. US-born citizens make up 75.05% of the resident pool in New York, while non-US-born citizens account for 15.62%. Additionally, 9.33% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 17,291,847 people in New York currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 19,514,849 -0.3%
Male Population 9,474,184 -0.3%
Female Population 10,040,665 -0.3%
Male population 48.55%
Female population 51.45%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 39 0.5%
Citizen US Born 14,646,687 0.0%
Citizen not US Born 3,047,464 0.3%
Not Citizen 1,820,698 -3.4%
Citizen US Born 75.05%
Citizen not US Born 15.62%
Not Citizen 9.33%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 134,857 -6.3%
Moved from Same County 1,121,864 -1.9%
Moved from Same State 492,306 2.1%
Moved from Different State 258,667 -0.3%
Same House as Last Year 17,291,847 -0.2%
Moved from Abroad 0.7%
Moved from Same County 5.81%
Moved from Same State 2.55%
Moved from Different State 1.34%
Same House as Last Year 89.6%

What are the employment statistics in New York?

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White-collar workers make up 83.17% of the working population in New York, while blue-collar employees account for 16.83%. There are also 910,953 entrepreneurs in New York (9.65% of the workforce); 6,006,216 workers employed in private companies (63.63%); and 1,495,186 people working in governmental institutions (15.84%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 7,850,117 -0.3%
Blue Collar 1,588,522 -2.4%
White Collar 83.17%
Blue Collar 16.83%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 910,953 -0.5%
Private Companies 6,006,216 -1.8%
Governmental Workers 1,495,186 2.1%
Not for Profit Companies 1,026,284 2.6%
Self Employees 9.65%
Private Companies 63.63%
Governmental Workers 15.84%
Not for Profit Companies 10.87%

How many households are there in New York?

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There are a total of 7,417,224 households in New York, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 62.96% of these New York households, while non-family units account for the remaining 37.04%. Additionally, 28.95% of households have children and 71.05% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 7,417,224 1.0%
Average People Per Household 3 -1.5%
Family Households 4,670,153 0.8%
Non-family Households 2,747,071 1.3%
Family Households 62.96%
Non-family Households 37.04%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 2,147,352 -0.2%
Households without Children 5,269,872 1.5%
Households with Children 28.95%
Households without Children 71.05%

What are the median and average incomes in New York?

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The average annual household income in New York is $105,304, while the median household income sits at $71,117 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $81,159, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $84,446. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $36,514 and $48,539, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $105,304 3.3%
Median Household Income $71,117 3.8%
People below Poverty Level 2,542,831 -3.7%
People above Poverty Level 16,257,581 0.3%

How many homeowners and renters are there in New York?

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There are 8,362,971 housing units in New York, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1957. Of the 7,417,224 occupied housing units in New York, 54.12% are owner-occupied, while 45.88% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 59.91% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $343,700. In general, housing costs reach $1,376 per month in New York.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 8,362,971 0.5%
Median Year Built 1957 0.0%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 2,647,434 -0.9%
Built between 1940 and 1949 671,125 -1.0%
Built between 1950 and 1959 1,219,060 -0.2%
Built between 1960 and 1969 1,048,129 0.8%
Built between 1970 and 1979 825,460 -0.1%
Built between 1980 and 1989 637,053 1.4%
Built between 1990 and 1999 529,136 2.8%
Built between 2000 and 2009 513,300 -1.6%
Built in 2010 or Later 272,274 22.1%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 7,417,224 1.0%
Owner Occupied 4,014,516 1.4%
Renter Occupied 3,402,708 0.5%
Owner Occupied 54.12%
Renter Occupied 45.88%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 2,405,113 -0.1%
Without Mortgage 1,609,403 3.8%
Median Value with Mortgage $343,700 3.7%
Median Value without Mortgage $292,500 4.0%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,376 1.6%
With Mortgage 59.91%
Without Mortgage 40.09%

What is the level of education in New York?

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Approximately 32.69% of the population in New York holds a high school degree (that's 5,048,993 residents), while 18.09% have attained a college certificate (3,318,086 locals) and 20.34% have a bachelor's degree (3,140,630 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 848,425 -2.1%
Some High School 5,048,993 -2.3%
Some College 3,318,086 0.3%
Associate Degree 1,322,473 1.5%
Bachelor's Degree 3,140,630 2.1%
Graduate Degree 2,288,830 3.3%
No High School 5.49%
Some High School 32.69%
Some College 18.09%
Associate Degree 8.56%
Bachelor's Degree 20.34%
Graduate Degree 14.82%

What is the marital status of New York residents?

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A total of 6,109,995 people in New York have never been married (which represents 37.86% of the total population), while 7,663,491 of them are wedded (47.49%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 368,423 (2.28%) and 1,421,411 (8.81%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 6,109,995 -0.5%
Married 7,663,491 0.1%
Separated 368,423 -3.8%
Widowed 941,988 -1.1%
Divorced 1,421,411 0.3%
Never Married 37.86%
Married 47.49%
Separated 2.28%
Widowed 5.84%
Divorced 8.81%

What are the most common means of transportation in New York?

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The top three means of transportation people in New York use to get to work are: car, walking and bus or trolley bus. A total of 5,415,544 residents commute by car, 548,517 prefer going to work by walking and 495,096 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 5,415,544 -2.1%
Bus or TrolleyBus 495,096 -5.9%
Subway or Elevated 242,113 N/A
Railroad 7,846 -11.9%
Ferryboat 14,116 4.9%
Bicycle 66,582 1.1%
Motorcycle 7,062 3.0%
TaxiCab 63,021 4.8%
Walk 548,517 -3.9%

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2020 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

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