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New York
Demographic Data






New York POPULATION STATISTICS

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2022.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

New York Population & Age Distribution

The Total Population of New York State is:
20,201,249

Age

Under 5 Years:
5.8%
5 - 17:
15.0%
18 - 24:
9.2%
25 - 34:
14.7%
35 - 54:
25.5%
55 - 64:
13.2%
Over 65 Years:
16.5%

Educational Attainment of Adults

High School Graduates
College Graduated
Attending College
87.2%
87.2%
37.5%
37.5%
5.7%
5.7%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

Per capita Income

New York
USA
$40,898
$40,898
$35,384
$35,384

Median household income

New York
USA
$71,117
$71,117
$64,994
$64,994

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
13.6%

Employment Industries in NY

Healthcare
Education
Retail
Professional, scientific, and technical services
Accommodation
Manufacturing
Finance
Construction
Transportation
Other
Public Service
Administration
Information Technology
Arts
Real Estate
Wholesale
Utilities
Agriculture
Management
Mining
17.1%
17.1%
11.3%
11.3%
9.9%
9.9%
8.4%
8.4%
6.6%
6.6%
6.0%
6.0%
5.7%
5.7%
5.7%
5.7%
4.9%
4.9%
4.8%
4.8%
4.8%
4.8%
3.7%
3.7%
2.8%
2.8%
2.5%
2.5%
2.3%
2.3%
2.2%
2.2%
0.6%
0.6%
0.5%
0.5%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

White
Hispanic Or Latino (Of Any Race)
Black Or African American
Asian
Other Race / Two or More Races
American Indian And Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islanders
55.2%
55.2%
19.1%
19.1%
14.0%
14.0%
8.5%
8.5%
3.0%
3.0%
0.2%
0.2%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

Ancestry (Top 20)

Unclassified
Italian
Irish
German
English
Polish
French
Russian
Jamaican
Dutch
European
Scottish
Haitian
African
Guyanese
Eastern European
Greek
Hungarian
Ukrainian
French Canadian
17.4%
17.4%
11.9%
11.9%
11.1%
11.1%
9.3%
9.3%
5.1%
5.1%
4.4%
4.4%
1.9%
1.9%
1.8%
1.8%
1.6%
1.6%
1.0%
1.0%
1.0%
1.0%
1.0%
1.0%
0.9%
0.9%
0.7%
0.7%
0.7%
0.7%
0.7%
0.7%
0.7%
0.7%
0.7%
0.7%
0.7%
0.7%
0.6%
0.6%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
Spanish
Chinese
French
German
Indic languages
African languages
Slavic languages
French Creole
Yiddish
Italian
Arabic
Russian
Polish
Korean
Other Asian languages
Other Indo-European
Tagalog
Urdu
Hebrew
69.7%
69.7%
14.7%
14.7%
3.2%
3.2%
1.5%
1.5%
1.2%
1.2%
1.1%
1.1%
0.9%
0.9%
0.9%
0.9%
0.8%
0.8%
0.7%
0.7%
0.6%
0.6%
0.6%
0.6%
0.6%
0.6%
0.5%
0.5%
0.5%
0.5%
0.5%
0.5%
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born NY Residents
22.4%