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:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2021.

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

 

Total Population
1,628,706

Age

Under 5 Years:
4.8%
5 - 17:
9.6%
18 - 24:
9.0%
25 - 34:
22.4%
35 - 54:
26.7%
55 - 64:
11.3%
Over 65 Years:
16.2%

Educational Attainment of Adults

 
Attending College
5.5%
5.5%
High School Graduates
87.3%
87.3%
College Graduated
61.3%
61.3%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

 

Per capita Income

New York
$76,592
$76,592
USA
$34,103
$34,103

Median household income

New York
$86,553
$86,553
USA
$62,843
$62,843

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
15.8%

Employment Industries in New York

 
Professional, scientific, and technical services
17.2%
17.2%
Healthcare
13.0%
13.0%
Finance
12.4%
12.4%
Education
10.0%
10.0%
Retail
6.9%
6.9%
Information Technology
6.2%
6.2%
Accommodation
6.1%
6.1%
Arts
4.6%
4.6%
Other
4.3%
4.3%
Real estate
3.9%
3.9%
Administration
3.0%
3.0%
Manufacturing
3.0%
3.0%
Transportation
2.5%
2.5%
Public Service
2.5%
2.5%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 
White
46.9%
46.9%
Black Or African American
12.5%
12.5%
American Indian And Alaska Native
0.1%
0.1%
Asian
12.1%
12.1%
Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islanders
0.0%
0.0%
Other Race / Two or More Races
2.6%
2.6%
Hispanic Or Latino (Of Any Race)
25.8%
25.8%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 

Ancestry (Top 20)

Irish
6.9%
6.9%
Italian
6.1%
6.1%
German
5.9%
5.9%
English
4.2%
4.2%
Russian
3.7%
3.7%
Polish
3.6%
3.6%
Eastern European
1.9%
1.9%
French
1.9%
1.9%
European
1.8%
1.8%
Scottish
1.2%
1.2%
British
0.8%
0.8%
Greek
0.8%
0.8%
African
0.8%
0.8%
Hungarian
0.7%
0.7%
Austrian
0.7%
0.7%
Ukrainian
0.6%
0.6%
Swedish
0.6%
0.6%
Jamaican
0.6%
0.6%
Dutch
0.6%
0.6%
Norwegian
0.5%
0.5%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
60.6%
60.6%
Spanish
21.5%
21.5%
Chinese
5.7%
5.7%
French
2.4%
2.4%
African languages
1.2%
1.2%
Langs. of India
1.2%
1.2%
Korean
0.9%
0.9%
German/Yiddish
0.7%
0.7%
Slavic languages
0.6%
0.6%
Russian
0.5%
0.5%
Italian
0.5%
0.5%
Portuguese
0.4%
0.4%
Japanese
0.4%
0.4%
Arabic
0.4%
0.4%
Other Asian languages
0.3%
0.3%
Native American languages
0.3%
0.3%
Other Indo-European
0.3%
0.3%
Polish
0.3%
0.3%
Tagalog
0.3%
0.3%
French Creole
0.2%
0.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born New York Residents:
28.7%