East Harlem, Manhattan, NY Demographics

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

What is the population of East Harlem?

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There are 96,381 residents in East Harlem, with a median age of 38.4. Of this, 45.12% are males and 54.88% are females. US-born citizens make up 68.18% of the resident pool in East Harlem, while non-US-born citizens account for 20.38%. Additionally, 11.44% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 85,270 people in East Harlem currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 96,381 3.2%
Male Population 43,488 2.9%
Female Population 52,893 3.4%
Male population 45.12%
Female population 54.88%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 38.4 3.2%
Citizen US Born 65,713 2.1%
Citizen not US Born 19,638 8.8%
Not Citizen 11,030 0.6%
Citizen US Born 68.18%
Citizen not US Born 20.38%
Not Citizen 11.44%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 886 15.1%
Moved from Same County 5,102 12.3%
Moved from Same State 2,714 -4.3%
Moved from Different State 1,659 0.7%
Same House as Last Year 85,270 2.8%
Moved from Abroad 0.93%
Moved from Same County 5.34%
Moved from Same State 2.84%
Moved from Different State 1.73%
Same House as Last Year 89.17%

What are the employment statistics in East Harlem?

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White-collar workers make up 88.44% of the working population in East Harlem, while blue-collar employees account for 11.56%. There are also 2,525 entrepreneurs in East Harlem (6.5% of the workforce); 25,641 workers employed in private companies (66.04%); and 5,385 people working in governmental institutions (13.87%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 34,337 2.6%
Blue Collar 4,488 14.8%
White Collar 88.44%
Blue Collar 11.56%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 2,525 -0.2%
Private Companies 25,641 6.2%
Governmental Workers 5,385 0.6%
Not for Profit Companies 5,274 -1.6%
Self Employees 6.5%
Private Companies 66.04%
Governmental Workers 13.87%
Not for Profit Companies 13.58%

How many households are there in East Harlem?

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There are a total of 41,196 households in East Harlem, each made up of around 2 members. Family establishments represent 47.91% of these East Harlem households, while non-family units account for the remaining 52.09%. Additionally, 23.38% of households have children and 76.62% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 41,196 3.4%
Average People Per Household 2 0.9%
Family Households 19,739 0.1%
Non-family Households 21,457 6.7%
Family Households 47.91%
Non-family Households 52.09%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 9,630 -2.2%
Households without Children 31,566 5.2%
Households with Children 23.38%
Households without Children 76.62%

What are the median and average incomes in East Harlem?

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The average annual household income in East Harlem is $68,666, while the median household income sits at $33,901 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $55,634, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $39,350. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $46,083 and $17,740, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $68,666 5.0%
Median Household Income $33,901 0.3%
People below Poverty Level 28,596 2.9%
People above Poverty Level 64,123 3.7%

How many homeowners and renters are there in East Harlem?

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There are 45,803 housing units in East Harlem, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1962. Of the 41,196 occupied housing units in East Harlem, 7.38% are owner-occupied, while 92.61% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 47.63% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $622,700. In general, housing costs reach $1,073 per month in East Harlem.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 45,803 3.9%
Median Year Built 1962 -0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 8,701 11.0%
Built between 1940 and 1949 3,811 -12.7%
Built between 1950 and 1959 7,974 14.3%
Built between 1960 and 1969 9,869 0.6%
Built between 1970 and 1979 6,007 5.2%
Built between 1980 and 1989 1,539 -3.1%
Built between 1990 and 1999 2,039 -3.7%
Built between 2000 and 2009 3,386 3.7%
Built between 2010 and 2019 2,473 N/A
Built in 2020 or Later 4 N/A
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 41,196 3.4%
Owner Occupied 3,042 12.0%
Renter Occupied 38,153 2.8%
Owner Occupied 7.38%
Renter Occupied 92.61%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 1,449 12.2%
Without Mortgage 1,593 11.9%
Median Value with Mortgage $622,700 -9.8%
Median Value without Mortgage $458,700 -20.3%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,073 6.5%
With Mortgage 47.63%
Without Mortgage 52.37%

What is the level of education in East Harlem?

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Approximately 35.31% of the population in East Harlem holds a high school degree (that's 27,770 residents), while 17.42% have attained a college certificate (13,698 locals) and 18.67% have a bachelor's degree (14,688 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 8,731 13.4%
Some High School 27,770 1.4%
Some College 13,698 6.7%
Associate Degree 3,976 0.9%
Bachelor's Degree 14,688 6.3%
Graduate Degree 9,788 -0.8%
No High School 11.1%
Some High School 35.31%
Some College 17.42%
Associate Degree 5.06%
Bachelor's Degree 18.67%
Graduate Degree 12.44%

What is the marital status of East Harlem residents?

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A total of 45,051 people in East Harlem have never been married (which represents 52.67% of the total population), while 23,856 of them are wedded (27.89%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 4,072 (4.76%) and 7,442 (8.7%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 45,051 2.8%
Married 23,856 0.7%
Separated 4,072 10.3%
Widowed 5,106 7.7%
Divorced 7,442 17.1%
Never Married 52.67%
Married 27.89%
Separated 4.76%
Widowed 5.97%
Divorced 8.7%

What are the most common means of transportation in East Harlem?

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The top three means of transportation people in East Harlem use to get to work are: walking, bus or trolley bus and car. A total of 3,988 residents commute by walking, 3,542 prefer going to work by bus or trolley bus and 3,148 by car.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 3,148 9.5%
Bus or TrolleyBus 3,542 -4.5%
Railroad 10 -73.0%
Ferryboat 41 -12.8%
Bicycle 725 15.8%
Motorcycle 97 76.4%
TaxiCab 385 17.4%
Walk 3,988 -13.3%

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2021 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.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 10029 10035 10037