Congressional District 7, NY

Congressional District

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2020 Population
721,505
1.27% 1-year decline
US Senator
Chuck Schumer
Democratic Party
US Senator
Kirsten Gillibrand
Democratic Party
US Representative
Nydia Velázquez
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
34
0.592% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
22.3%
3.8% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$63,974
7.46% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$768,800
3.98% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Congressional District 7, NY had a population of 722k people with a median age of 34 and a median household income of $63,974. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Congressional District 7, NY declined from 730,822 to 721,505, a −1.27% decrease and its median household income grew from $59,535 to $63,974, a 7.46% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Congressional District 7, NY are White (Non-Hispanic) (31.9%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (17.6%), Other (Hispanic) (17%), White (Hispanic) (15%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.97%).

59.2% of the households in Congressional District 7, NY reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

83.5% of the residents in Congressional District 7, NY are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Congressional District 7, NY was $768,800, and the homeownership rate was 23%. Most people in Congressional District 7, NY used public transit to get to work, and the average commute time was 39.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Congressional District 7, NY was 0 cars per household.

Diversity

Congressional District 7, NY is home to a population of 722k people, from which 83.5% are citizens. As of 2020, 34.2% of Congressional District 7, NY residents were born outside of the country (246k people).

In 2020, there were 1.81 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (230k people) in Congressional District 7, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 127k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 122k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Congressional District 7, NY are Spanish (217,785 households), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (83,135 households), and Yiddish, Pennsylvania Dutch or Other West Germanic Languages (36,949 households).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Congressional District 7, NY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    230k ± 4.63k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    127k ± 4.25k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    122k ± 4.66k
39.4%
Hispanic Population
284k people

In 2020, there were 1.81 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (230k people) in Congressional District 7, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 127k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 122k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

39.4% of the people in Congressional District 7, NY are hispanic (284k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Congressional District 7, NY as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    217,785 households (32.5%)
  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    83,135 households (12.4%)
  3. Yiddish, Pennsylvania Dutch or Other West Germanic Languages
    36,949 households (5.52%)

59.2% of the households in Congressional District 7, NY reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2020, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Congressional District 7, NY was Spanish. 32.5% of the households in Congressional District 7, NY reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

34.2%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
246k people
34.9%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
255k people

As of 2020, 34.2% of Congressional District 7, NY residents (246k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Congressional District 7, NY was 34.9%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

28
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.3
47
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 0.7

In 2020, the median age of all people in Congressional District 7, NY was 34. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 28, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 47. But people in Congressional District 7, NY are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all Congressional District 7, NY residents was 34.

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Citizenship

83.5%
2020 Citizenship
82.5%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 83.5% of Congressional District 7, NY residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Congressional District 7, NY was 82.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,241 ± 337
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,988 ± 327
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    884 ± 203

Congressional District 7, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.13 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Congressional District 7, NY is $63,974. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Congressional District 7, NY was Congressional District 3, NY with a value of $123,412, followed by Congressional District 12, NY and Congressional District 4, NY, with respective values of $114,058 and $113,902.

The economy of Congressional District 7, NY employs 346k people. The largest industries in Congressional District 7, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (47,019 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (43,083 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (35,406 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($103,718), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($81,083), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($80,333).

Wages

Median Household Income

$63,974
2020 value
± $1,477
7.46%
1 Year Growth
± 2.87%

Households in Congressional District 7, NY have a median annual income of $63,974, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $59,535 in 2019, which represents a 7.46% annual growth.

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

22.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Congressional District 7, NY (158k out of 712k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 6 - 11.

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
    66,782 ± 2,205
  2. White
    61,744 ± 2,081
  3. Other
    35,290 ± 1,700

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Congressional District 7, NY is Hispanic, followed by White and Other.

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

346k
2020 Value
± 4,770
−1.56%
1 Year decline
± 1.82%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Congressional District 7, NY declined at a rate of −1.56%, from 351k employees to 346k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Congressional District 7, NY, are Management Occupations (36,610 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (35,605 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (32,163 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Congressional District 7, NY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Congressional District 7, NY, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (36,610 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (35,605 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (32,163 people).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Congressional District 7, NY, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($122,273), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($99,034), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($88,432).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

346k
2020 Value
± 4,770
−1.56%
1 Year decline
± 1.82%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Congressional District 7, NY declined at a rate of −1.56%, from 351k employees to 346k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Congressional District 7, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (47,019 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (43,083 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (35,406 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Congressional District 7, NY, though some of these residents may live in Congressional District 7, 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 Congressional District 7, NY, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (47,019 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (43,083 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (35,406 people).

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Congressional District 7, NY, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($103,718), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($81,083), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($80,333).

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in New York went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 60.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (37.5%), followed by Other (0.813%). The most partisan county was New York County, NY with 86% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. running for the Democratic Party.

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing the state of New York. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Congressional District 7, NY is currently represented by Nydia Velázquez in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Joseph R Biden Jr.
Popular Vote for New York
60.4% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in New York
  1. 86% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)
  2. 82.2% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)
  3. 76.4% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in New York was New York County, NY with 86% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in New York colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from New York

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Chuck Schumer
Senator from New York3
Assumed office on January 3, 1999
Kirsten Gillibrand
Senator from New York1
Assumed office on January 26, 2009
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Hillary Clinton, who had become Secretary of State.

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing New York.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Congressional District 7, NY

Nydia Velázquez
District 7 Representative
Democratic Party

Congressional District 7, NY is currently represented by Nydia Velázquez (Democratic Party).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Congressional District 7, NY was $768,800 in 2020, which is 3.35 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $739,400 to $768,800, a 3.98% increase. The homeownership rate in Congressional District 7, NY is 23%, which is lower than the national average of 64.4%. People in Congressional District 7, NY have an average commute time of 39.4 minutes, and they used public transit to get to work. Car ownership in Congressional District 7, NY is lower than the national average, with an average of 0 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$768,800
2020 Median
± $19,210
$739,400
2019 Median
± $10,102

In 2020, the median property value in Congressional District 7, NY grew to to $768,800 from the previous year's value of $739,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Congressional District 7, 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 Congressional District 7, NY the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Household Income

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$63,974
Median Household Income
± $1,477
258k
Number of Households
± 3,945

In 2020, the median household income of the 258k households in Congressional District 7, NY grew to $63,974 from the previous year's value of $59,535.

The following chart displays the households in Congressional District 7, 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 Congressional District 7, NY distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Congressional District 7, NY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

23%
2020 Homeownership
23.1%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 23% of the housing units in Congressional District 7, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 23.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Congressional District 7, NY compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

39.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Congressional District 7, NY have a longer commute time (39.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 4.96% of the workforce in Congressional District 7, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Public Transit (58.7%)
  2. Drove Alone (12.6%)
  3. Walked (12.6%)

In 2020, 58.7% of workers in Congressional District 7, NY used public transit to get to work, followed by those who drove alone to work (12.6%) and those who walked to work (12.6%).

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 Congressional District 7, NY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Congressional District 7, NY have 0 cars, followed by false.

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Health

Health Care Coverage

8.27%
Uninsured
38.4%
Employer Coverage
36%
Medicaid
5.81%
Medicare
11.3%
Non-Group
0.262%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Congressional District 7, NY declined by 7.9% from 8.98% to 8.27%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Congressional District 7, NY changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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