Lower East Side Demographics

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

What is the population of Lower East Side?

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There are 74,479 residents in Lower East Side, with a median age of 44. Of this, 46.98% are males and 53.02% are females. US-born citizens make up 51.71% of the resident pool in Lower East Side, while non-US-born citizens account for 32.59%. Additionally, 15.7% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 68,103 people in Lower East Side currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 74,479 -0.7%
Male Population 34,989 -3.4%
Female Population 39,490 1.9%
Male Population 46.98 %
Female Population 53.02 %
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 44.3 1.6%
Citizen US Born 38,510 -0.5%
Citizen not US Born 24,274 1.7%
Not Citizen 11,695 -5.7%
Citizen US Born 51.71 %
Citizen not US Born 32.59 %
Not Citizen 15.7 %
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 801 27.6%
Moved from Same Country 2,653 2.3%
Moved from Same State 1,313 -21.8%
Moved from Different State 1,047 10.1%
Same House as Last Year 68,103 -0.7%
Moved from Abroad 1.08 %
Moved from Same Country 3.59 %
Moved from Same State 1.78 %
Moved from Different State 1.42 %
Same House as Last Year 92.13 %

What are the employment statistics in Lower East Side?

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White-collar workers make up 89.9% of the working population in Lower East Side, while blue-collar employees account for 10.1%. There are also 4,122 entrepreneurs in Lower East Side (12.33% of the workforce); 23,082 workers employed in private companies (69.05%); and 3,484 people working in governmental institutions (10.42%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 30,054 -0.5%
Blue Collar 3,376 1.5%
White Collar 89.9 %
Blue Collar 10.1 %
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 4,122 -1.0%
Private Companies 23,082 -0.5%
Governmental Workers 3,484 3.4%
Not for Profit Companies 2,742 -2.4%
Self Employees 12.33 %
Private Companies 69.05 %
Governmental Workers 10.42 %
Not for Profit Companies 8.2 %

How many households are there in Lower East Side?

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There are a total of 33,459 households in Lower East Side, each made up of around 2 members. Family establishments represent 49.98% of these Lower East Side households, while non-family units account for the remaining 50.02%. Additionally, 16.76% of households have children and 83.24% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 33,459 -0.2%
Average People Per Household 2 0.0%
Family Households 16,723 1.0%
Non-family Households 16,736 -1.4%
Family Households 49.98 %
Non-family Households 50.02 %
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 5,608 -5.8%
Households without Children 27,851 1.0%
Households with Children 16.76 %
Households without Children 83.24 %

What are the median and average incomes in Lower East Side?

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The average annual household income in Lower East Side is $69,324, while the median household income sits at $36,982 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $69,496, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $39,957. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $31,441 and $17,139, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $69,324 1.5%
Median Household Income $36,982 3.1%
People below Poverty Level 20,021 -2.0%
People above Poverty Level 53,239 -0.2%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Lower East Side?

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There are 35,921 housing units in Lower East Side, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1952. Of the 33,459 occupied housing units in Lower East Side, 13.53% are owner-occupied, while 86.47% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 41.52% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $820,000. In general, housing costs reach $993 per month in Lower East Side.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 35,921 0.6%
Median Year Built 1952 0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 14,053 1.2%
Built between 1940 and 1949 3,071 -9.8%
Built between 1950 and 1959 5,208 7.6%
Built between 1960 and 1969 5,536 3.9%
Built between 1970 and 1979 3,987 -2.4%
Built between 1980 and 1989 1,393 -3.9%
Built between 1990 and 1999 974 2.3%
Built between 2000 and 2009 1,176 -12.5%
Built in 2010 or Later 523 20.5%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 33,459 -0.2%
Owner Occupied 4,526 1.3%
Renter Occupied 28,933 -0.5%
Owner Occupied 13.53 %
Renter Occupied 86.47 %
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 1,879 -3.4%
Without Mortgage 2,647 4.9%
Median Value with Mortgage $820,000 1.5%
Median Value without Mortgage $613,800 7.0%
Median Housing Costs per Month $993 1.3%
With Mortgage 41.52 %
Without Mortgage 58.48 %

What is the level of education in Lower East Side?

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Approximately 32.54% of the population in Lower East Side holds a high school degree (that's 21,149 residents), while 12.12% have attained a college certificate (8,188 locals) and 22.41% have a bachelor's degree (14,569 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 11,868 -5.1%
Some High School 21,149 0.9%
Some College 8,188 11.6%
Associate Degree 2,839 8.4%
Bachelor's Degree 14,569 1.0%
No High School 18.26 %
Some High School 32.54 %
Some College 12.12 %
Associate Degree 4.37 %
Bachelor's Degree 22.41 %
Graduate Degree %

What is the marital status of Lower East Side residents?

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A total of 29,077 people in Lower East Side have never been married (which represents 43.73% of the total population), while 26,515 of them are wedded (39.87%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 1,946 (2.93%) and 5,177 (7.79%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 29,077 -2.5%
Married 26,515 0.8%
Separated 1,946 3.4%
Widowed 5,730 3.5%
Divorced 5,177 -1.2%
Never Married 43.73 %
Married 39.87 %
Separated 2.93 %
Widowed 8.62 %
Divorced 7.79 %

What are the most common means of transportation in Lower East Side?

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The top three means of transportation people in Lower East Side use to get to work are: walking, car and bus or trolley bus. A total of 8,218 residents commute by walking, 2,929 prefer going to work by car and 1,960 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 2,929 3.3%
Bus or TrolleyBus 1,960 -1.1%
Subway or Elevated 348 N/A
Railroad 12 -96.2%
Ferryboat 95 11.8%
Bicycle 1,612 -0.6%
Motorcycle 17 -5.6%
TaxiCab 405 9.2%
Walk 8,218 -2.0%

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.
Zip codes included in this demographic data: 10002

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