New York, NY

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Population

8.4M

2.6% decline

Poverty Rate

19.6%


Median Age

36.9


Median Household Income

$63,799

4.8% growth

Number of Employees

4.09M

2.21% decline

Median Property Value

$645,100

5.84% growth

About

In 2018, New York, NY had a population of 8.4M people with a median age of 36.9 and a median household income of $63,799. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of New York, NY declined from 8.62M to 8.4M, a -2.6% decrease and its median household income grew from $60,879 to $63,799, a 4.8% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in New York, NY are White (Non-Hispanic) (31.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (21.7%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (14.1%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (14%), and White (Hispanic) (10.4%). 48.6% of the people in New York, NY speak a non-English language, and 84.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in New York, NY are New York University (16,773 degrees awarded in 2017), Columbia University in the City of New York (12,772 degrees), and CUNY Hunter College (5,386 degrees).

The median property value in New York, NY is $645,100, and the homeownership rate is 32.8%. Most people in New York, NY commute by Public Transit, and the average commute time is 40.1 minutes. The average car ownership in New York, NY is 0 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

Showing data at the state level for New York. Hospitalization data for some states may be delayed or not reported.

This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in New York, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Impact on Employment

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in New York (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of New York across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

The economy of New York, NY employs 4.09M people. The largest industries in New York, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (704,864 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (415,067 people), and Educational Services (384,715 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($99,976), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($77,015), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($76,345).

Median household income in New York, NY is $63,799. Males in New York, NY have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $63,914. The income inequality in New York, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.493, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$63,799

2018 value

± $1,118

4.8%

1 Year Growth

± 1.85%

Households in New York, NY have a median annual income of $63,799, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $60,879 in 2017, which represents a 4.8% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in New York, NY compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$81,735

Average Male Salary

± $1,216

$63,914

Average Female Salary

± $886

In 2018, full-time male employees in New York made 1.28 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in New York by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $69,391 ± $897

  2. Asian

    $66,385 ± $2,329

  3. Two or More Races

    $56,062 ± $4,048

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New York workers was White. These workers were paid 1.05 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in New York by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for New York, NY is from New York.

0.493

2018 Wage GINI

0.497

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in New York was 0.493 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.874% decline from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2018 the GINI for New York was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New York in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in New York across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 160.01

  2. Census Tract 21

  3. Census Tract 317.03

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in New York, NY was Census Tract 160.01 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 21 and Census Tract 317.03, with respective values of $250,001 and $250,001.

The following map shows all of the places in New York, NY colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in New York, NY (1.65M out of 8.42M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Hispanic

    670,016 ± 5,919

  2. White

    516,242 ± 5,260

  3. Black

    456,091 ± 5,012

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in New York, NY is Hispanic, followed by White and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

4.09M

2018 Value

± 35,151

-2.21%

1 Year decline

± 1.26%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in New York, NY declined at a rate of -2.21%, from 4.19M employees to 4.09M employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in New York, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (443,985 people), Management Occupations (410,283 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (367,917 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of New York, NY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of New York, NY, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (443,985 people), Management Occupations (410,283 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (367,917 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, New York, NY has an unusually high number of residents working as Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (2.33 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.82 times), and Legal Occupations (1.73 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of New York, NY, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($112,000), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($90,341), and Management Occupations ($81,975).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.09M

2018 Value

± 35,151

-2.21%

1 Year decline

± 1.26%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in New York, NY declined at a rate of -2.21%, from 4.19M employees to 4.09M employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in New York, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (704,864 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (415,067 people), and Educational Services (384,715 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of New York, NY, though some of these residents may live in New York, NY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in New York, NY, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (704,864 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (415,067 people), and Educational Services (384,715 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, New York, NY has an unusually high number of Information (1.83 times higher than expected), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.58 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.39 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in New York, NY, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($99,976), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($77,015), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($76,345).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New York to other states, or from other states to New York.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $72.7B

  2. $54.2B

  3. $50B

In 2015, the top outbound New York product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $72.7B, followed by Electronics ($54.2B) and Misc. mfg. prods. ($50B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New York products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

Showing data for New York state.

$615B

2020 Value

$854B

Projected 2045 Value

38.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound New York trade was $615B. This is expected to increase 38.9% to $854B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New York trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New York to other states, or from other states to New York.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $37.7B

  2. $32.1B

  3. $20.7B

In 2015, the top outbound New York domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Jersey with $37.7B, followed by Pennsylvania with $32.1B and Connecticut and $20.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New York shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

92.8% of the population of New York, NY has health coverage, with 42.2% on employee plans, 29.5% on Medicaid, 8.79% on Medicare, 12% on non-group plans, and 0.334% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of New York, NY was $9,778 in 2014. This is a 4.57% increase from the previous year ($9,351).

Primary care physicians in New York, NY see 1553 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.84% increase from the previous year (1525 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1387 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 713 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Oswego County and Bronx County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.2%). Additionally, Chemung County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,553 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Queens County, NY see an average of 1,553 patients per year. This represents a 1.84% increase from the previous year (1,525 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Queens County, NY in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$9,778

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,338

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,803

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,179

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New York (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.57%, from $9,351 to $9,778.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

7.19%

Uninsured

42.2%

Employer Coverage

29.5%

Medicaid

8.79%

Medicare

12%

Non-Group

0.334%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in New York, NY declined by 8.22% from 7.83% to 7.19%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in New York, NY changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.2% prevalence

  2. 12.2% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

Oswego County and Bronx County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in New York, at 12.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in New York by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

New York, NY is home to a population of 8.4M people, from which 84.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 36.9% of New York, NY residents were born outside of the country (3.18M people).

In 2018, there were 1.47 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.68M people) in New York, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.82M Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.18M Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in New York, NY are Spanish (1,879,960 speakers), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (492,945 speakers), and Russian (184,451 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

30

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.1

48

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.3

In 2018, the median age of all people in New York, NY was 36.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 30, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in New York, NY are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all New York, NY residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

36.9%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.18M people

36.8%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

3.15M people

As of 2017, 36.9% of New York, NY residents (3.18M people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in New York, NY was 36.8%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in New York, NY compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Dominican Republic

    505,970 ± 17,236 people

  2. China

    407,280 ± 15,504 people

  3. Mexico

    222,031 ± 11,503 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New York was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 505,970 New York residents, followed by China with 407,280 and Mexico with 222,031.

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Citizenship

84.3%

2018 Citizenship

83.7%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 84.3% of New York, NY residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in New York, NY was 83.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

The following chart shows US citizenship percentages in New York, NY compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in New York, NY

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    2.68M ± 3.55k

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    1.82M ± 7.99k

  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

    1.18M ± 9.46k

In 2018, there were 1.47 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.68M people) in New York, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.82M Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.18M Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in New York, NY as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    1,879,960 speakers (23.9%)

  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)

    492,945 speakers (6.27%)

  3. Russian

    184,451 speakers (2.35%)

48.6% of New York, NY citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.9%. In 2018, the most common non-English language spoken in New York, NY was Spanish. 23.9% of the overall population of New York, NY are native Spanish speakers. 6.27% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) and 2.35% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    45,739 ± 3,604

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    25,768 ± 2,838

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    13,805 ± 2,187

New York, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.78 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in New York, NY awarded 147,053 degrees. The student population of New York, NY is skewed towards women, with 226,240 male students and 324,250 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in New York, NY are White (47,412 and 37.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (29,439 and 23.3%), Black or African American (22,064 and 17.5%), and Asian (17,858 and 14.2%).

The largest universities in New York, NY by number of degrees awarded are New York University (16,773 and 11.4%), Columbia University in the City of New York (12,772 and 8.69%), and CUNY Hunter College (5,386 and 3.66%).

The most popular majors in New York, NY are General Business Administration & Management (8,842 and 6.01%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (7,281 and 4.95%), and General Psychology (5,109 and 3.47%).

The median tuition costs in New York, NY are $12,450 for private four year colleges, and $6,530 and $13,920 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 4,591 degrees awarded

  2. 2,555 degrees awarded

  3. 2,447 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in New York, NY was General Psychology with 4,591 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in New York, NY according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 16,773 degrees awarded

  2. 12,772 degrees awarded

  3. 5,386 degrees awarded

$6,530

Median In-State Public

$12,450

Median Private

In 2017, the New York, NY institution with the largest number of graduating students was New York University with 16,773 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

55,623

Degrees Awarded to Men

91,430

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 55,623 men were awarded degrees from institutions in New York, NY, which is 0.608 times less than the 91,430 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in New York, NY by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    47,412 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    29,439 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    22,064 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in New York, NY were to White students. These 47,412 degrees mean that there were 1.61 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 29,439 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in New York, NY was $645,100 in 2018, which is 2.81 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $609,500 to $645,100, a 5.84% increase. The homeownership rate in New York, NY is 32.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in New York, NY have an average commute time of 40.1 minutes, and they commute by Public Transit. Car ownership in New York, NY is lower than the national average, with an average of 0 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$645,100

2018 Median

± $5,125

$609,500

2017 Median

± $6,085

In 2018, the median property value in New York, NY grew to to $645,100 from the previous year's value of $609,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in New York, NY compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In New York, NY the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$63,799

Median Household Income

± $1,118

3.18M

Number of Households

± 31,194

In 2018, the median household income of the 3.18M households in New York, NY grew to $63,799 from the previous year's value of $60,879.

The following chart displays the households in New York, NY distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in New York, NY distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In New York, NY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

32.8%

2018 Homeownership

32.7%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 32.8% of the housing units in New York, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 32.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in New York, NY compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

40.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in New York, NY have a longer commute time (40.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 7.95% of the workforce in New York, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Public Transit

    55.9%

  2. Drove Alone

    22.5%

  3. Walked

    9.6%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in New York, NY was Public Transit (55.9%), followed by those who Drove Alone (22.5%) and those who Walked (9.6%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

0 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in New York, NY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in New York, NY have 0 cars, followed by 1 car.

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