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 19,572,194 residents in New York, with a median age of 43. Of this, 48.54% are males and 51.46% are females. US-born citizens make up 74.85% of the resident pool in New York, while non-US-born citizens account for 15.52%. Additionally, 9.63% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 17,327,045 people in New York currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 19,572,194 -0.2%
Male Population 9,500,902 -0.2%
Female Population 10,071,292 -0.3%
Male Population 48.54 %
Female Population 51.46 %
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 43 -0.5%
Citizen US Born 14,649,121 -0.2%
Citizen not US Born 3,037,430 1.2%
Not Citizen 1,885,643 -2.7%
Citizen US Born 74.85 %
Citizen not US Born 15.52 %
Not Citizen 9.63 %
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 143,867 -3.0%
Moved from Same Country 1,142,966 -1.3%
Moved from Same State 482,216 1.0%
Moved from Different State 259,415 0.4%
Same House as Last Year 17,327,045 -0.2%
Moved from Abroad 0.74 %
Moved from Same Country 5.91 %
Moved from Same State 2.49 %
Moved from Different State 1.34 %
Same House as Last Year 89.52 %

What are the employment statistics in New York?

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White-collar workers make up 82.86% of the working population in New York, while blue-collar employees account for 17.14%. There are also 915,918 entrepreneurs in New York (9.64% of the workforce); 6,117,377 workers employed in private companies (64.4%); and 1,464,685 people working in governmental institutions (15.42%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 7,870,162 0.7%
Blue Collar 1,628,158 -0.3%
White Collar 82.86 %
Blue Collar 17.14 %
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 915,918 -0.3%
Private Companies 6,117,377 0.3%
Governmental Workers 1,464,685 1.3%
Not for Profit Companies 1,000,340 2.2%
Self Employees 9.64 %
Private Companies 64.4 %
Governmental Workers 15.42 %
Not for Profit Companies 10.53 %

How many households are there in New York?

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There are a total of 7,343,234 households in New York, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 63.08% of these New York households, while non-family units account for the remaining 36.92%. Additionally, 29.3% of households have children and 70.7% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 7,343,234 0.4%
Average People Per Household 3 -0.4%
Family Households 4,632,289 0.0%
Non-family Households 2,710,945 1.1%
Family Households 63.08 %
Non-family Households 36.92 %
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 2,151,245 -0.9%
Households without Children 5,191,989 0.9%
Households with Children 29.3 %
Households without Children 70.7 %

What are the median and average incomes in New York?

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The average annual household income in New York is $93,211, while the median household income sits at $63,806 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $72,829, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $77,813. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $39,610 and $47,083, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $93,211 4.1%
Median Household Income $63,806 3.5%
People below Poverty Level 2,639,098 -4.1%
People above Poverty Level 16,213,106 0.4%

How many homeowners and renters are there in New York?

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There are 8,322,673 housing units in New York, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1966. Of the 7,343,234 occupied housing units in New York, 53.9% are owner-occupied, while 46.1% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 60.81% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $185,500. In general, housing costs reach $980 per month in New York.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 8,322,673 0.4%
Median Year Built 1966 0.0%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 2,670,180 0.0%
Built between 1940 and 1949 678,200 -1.7%
Built between 1950 and 1959 1,221,568 0.5%
Built between 1960 and 1969 1,039,518 -0.1%
Built between 1970 and 1979 825,952 0.2%
Built between 1980 and 1989 628,015 -0.3%
Built between 1990 and 1999 514,763 0.3%
Built between 2000 and 2009 521,532 -1.2%
Built in 2010 or Later 222,945 26.5%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 7,343,234 0.4%
Owner Occupied 3,957,802 0.4%
Renter Occupied 3,385,432 0.4%
Owner Occupied 53.9 %
Renter Occupied 46.1 %
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 2,406,639 -0.5%
Without Mortgage 1,551,163 1.8%
Median Value with Mortgage $185,500 3.9%
Median Value without Mortgage $166,000 2.5%
Median Housing Costs per Month $980 0.2%
With Mortgage 60.81 %
Without Mortgage 39.19 %

What is the level of education in New York?

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Approximately 37.65% of the population in New York holds a high school degree (that's 5,167,169 residents), while 24.11% have attained a college certificate (3,308,262 locals) and 22.43% have a bachelor's degree (3,077,525 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 866,412 -2.3%
Some High School 5,167,169 -1.0%
Some College 3,308,262 -0.4%
Associate Degree 1,303,300 0.0%
Bachelor's Degree 3,077,525 1.9%
No High School 6.31 %
Some High School 37.65 %
Some College 24.11 %
Associate Degree 9.5 %
Bachelor's Degree 22.43 %
Graduate Degree 0 %

What is the marital status of New York residents?

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A total of 6,137,517 people in New York have never been married (which represents 37.09% of the total population), while 7,659,286 of them are wedded (46.28%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 382,779 (2.31%) and 1,417,305 (8.56%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 6,137,517 -0.2%
Married 7,659,286 -0.1%
Separated 382,779 -2.0%
Widowed 952,080 -0.9%
Divorced 1,417,305 0.7%
Never Married 37.09 %
Married 46.28 %
Separated 2.31 %
Widowed 5.75 %
Divorced 8.56 %

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 5,532,341 residents commute by car, 570,564 prefer going to work by walking and 526,007 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 5,532,341 0.3%
Bus or TrolleyBus 526,007 -1.4%
Railroad 8,903 -96.6%
Ferryboat 13,462 10.9%
Bicycle 65,888 4.1%
Motorcycle 6,857 -0.5%
TaxiCab 60,132 8.2%
Walk 570,564 0.2%

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2019 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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