New York County, NY

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Population

1.66M

1.28% growth

Median Age

37.3


Median Household Income

$85,071

9.69% growth

Poverty Rate

17.3%


Number of Employees

924,218

2.33% growth

Median Property Value

$976,100

2.72% decline

About

In 2017, New York County, NY had a population of 1.66M people with a median age of 37.3 and a median household income of $85,071. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of New York County, NY grew from 1.64M to 1.66M, a 1.28% increase and its median household income grew from $77,559 to $85,071, a 9.69% increase.

The population of New York County, NY is 46.5% White Alone, 26.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.3% Black or African American Alone. 39.9% of the people in New York County, NY speak a non-English language, and 85.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in New York County, NY are New York University (16,758 degrees awarded in 2016), Columbia University in the City of New York (12,707 degrees), and CUNY Hunter College (5,465 degrees).

The median property value in New York County, NY is $976,100, and the homeownership rate is 24.7%. Most people in New York County, NY commute by Public Transit, and the average commute time is 30.2 minutes. The average car ownership in New York County, NY is 0 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of New York County, NY employs 924k people. The largest industries in New York County, NY are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (158,603 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (128,164 people), and Finance & Insurance (106,202 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($145,565), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($123,476), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($115,791).

Median household income in New York County, NY is $85,071. Males in New York County, NY have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $60,672. The income inequality in New York County, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.497, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$85,071

2017 value

± $3,520

9.69%

1 Year Growth

± 4.76%

Households in New York County, NY have a median annual income of $85,071, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $77,559 in 2016, which represents a 9.69% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$78,550

Average Male Salary

± $1,168

$60,672

Average Female Salary

± $854

In 2017, full-time male employees in New York County, NY made 1.29 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in New York County, NY 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

    $67,169 ± $870

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $62,618 ± $15,800

  3. Asian

    $62,444 ± $2,225

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New York County, NY workers was White. These workers were paid 1.07 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 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 County, NY by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

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

0.497

2017 Wage GINI

0.499

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New York was 0.497 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.375% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 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 21

  2. Census Tract 33

  3. Census Tract 130

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in New York County, NY was Census Tract 21 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 33 and Census Tract 130, with respective values of $250,001 and $244,375.

The following map shows all of the tracts in New York County, 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

17.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in New York County, NY (277k out of 1.61M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

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

    116,134 ± 2,895

  2. White

    89,554 ± 2,738

  3. Black

    76,389 ± 2,401

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in New York County, 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

924k

2017 Value

± 20,167

2.33%

1 Year growth

± 3.05%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in New York County, NY grew at a rate of 2.33%, from 903k employees to 924k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in New York County, NY, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (72,828 people), Other Business Operations Specialists (41,147 people), and Media & Communication Equipment Workers (35,483 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of New York County, NY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of New York County, NY, by number of employees, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (72,828 people), Other Business Operations Specialists (41,147 people), and Media & Communication Equipment Workers (35,483 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, New York County, NY has an unusually high number of residents working as Lawyers & Judicial Law Clerks (4.8 times higher than expected), Media & Communication Equipment Workers (4.47 times), and Baggage Porters & Concierges, & Tour & Travel Guides (3.75 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of New York County, NY, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($157,652), Management Occupations ($102,481), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($102,187).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

924k

2017 Value

± 20,167

2.33%

1 Year growth

± 3.05%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in New York County, NY grew at a rate of 2.33%, from 903k employees to 924k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in New York County, NY, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (158,603 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (128,164 people), and Finance & Insurance (106,202 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of New York County, NY, though some of these residents may live in New York County, 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 County, NY, by number of employees, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (158,603 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (128,164 people), and Finance & Insurance (106,202 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, New York County, NY has an unusually high number of Information (3.01 times higher than expected), Finance & Insurance (2.42 times), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2.3 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in New York County, NY, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($145,565), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($123,476), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($115,791).

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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. $67.6B

  2. $47.2B

  3. $45.3B

In 2015, the top outbound New York product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $67.6B, followed by Electronics with $47.2B and Misc. mfg. prods. and $45.3B.

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$570B

2015 Value

$854B

Projected 2045 Value

49.9% growth

In 2015, total outbound New York trade was $570B. This is expected to increase 49.9% 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. $34.6B

  2. $29.6B

  3. $18.8B

In 2015, the top outbound New York domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Jersey with $34.6B, followed by Pennsylvania with $29.6B and Connecticut and $18.8B.

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

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Health

95% of the population of New York County, NY has health coverage, with 50.6% on employee plans, 21.7% on Medicaid, 9.7% on Medicare, 12.7% on non-group plans, and 0.307% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in New York County, NY see 732 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.24% increase from the previous year (723 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 567 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 131 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

732 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in New York County, NY see an average of 732 patients per year. This represents a 1.24% increase from the previous year (723 patients).

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

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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

5.04%

Uninsured

50.6%

Employer Coverage

21.7%

Medicaid

9.7%

Medicare

12.7%

Non-Group

0.307%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in New York County, NY declined by 1.73% from 5.13% to 5.04%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in New York County, 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 County, NY is home to a population of 1.66M people, from which 85.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 28.7% of New York County, NY residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of New York County, NY is composed of 774k White Alone residents (46.5%), 435k Hispanic or Latino residents (26.1%), 206k Black or African American Alone residents (12.3%), 205k Asian Alone residents (12.3%), 35.6k Two or More Races residents (2.14%), 6.97k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.419%), 1.92k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.115%), and 372 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0223%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in New York County, NY are Spanish or Spanish Creole (340,566 speakers), Chinese (91,599 speakers), and French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (36,896 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

46

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in New York County, NY was 37.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in New York County, NY are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all New York County, NY residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

28.7%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

28.7%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 28.7% of New York County, NY residents 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 County, NY was 28.7%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Dominican Republic

    527,485 ± 17,593 people

  2. China

    441,157 ± 16,125 people

  3. Jamaica

    239,203 ± 11,935 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New York County, NY was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 527,485 New York County, NY residents, followed by China with 441,157 and Jamaica with 239,203.

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Citizenship

85.7%

2017 Citizenship

84.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 85.7% of New York County, NY residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in New York County, NY was 84.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    774k ± 1.75k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    435k ± 21.6k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    206k ± 3.24k

In 2017, there were 1.78 times more White Alone residents (774k people) in New York County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 435k Hispanic or Latino and 206k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in New York County, NY as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    340,566 speakers (21.8%)

  2. Chinese

    91,599 speakers (5.87%)

  3. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    36,896 speakers (2.37%)

39.9% of New York County, NY citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in New York County, NY was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 21.8% of the overall population of New York County, NY are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 5.87% speak Chinese and 2.37% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    7,976 ± 1,346

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    5,864 ± 1,872

  3. World War II

    4,511 ± 1,725

New York County, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.36 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in New York County, NY awarded 89,212 degrees. The student population of New York County, NY is skewed towards women, with 114,101 male students and 175,830 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in New York County, NY are White (31,041 and 42.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (14,271 and 19.5%), Black or African American (10,500 and 14.3%), and Asian (10,427 and 14.2%).

The largest universities in New York County, NY by number of degrees awarded are New York University (16,758 and 18.8%), Columbia University in the City of New York (12,707 and 14.2%), and CUNY Hunter College (5,465 and 6.13%).

The most popular majors in New York County, NY are General Business Administration & Management (4,615 and 5.17%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (2,969 and 3.33%), and General Psychology (2,480 and 2.78%).

The median tuition costs in New York County, NY are $37,335 for private four year colleges, and $6,330 and $13,440 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 2,205 degrees awarded

  2. 1,453 degrees awarded

  3. 1,308 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in New York County, NY was General Psychology with 2,205 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 16,758 degrees awarded

  2. 12,707 degrees awarded

  3. 5,465 degrees awarded

$6,330

Median In-State Public

$37,335

Median Private

In 2016, the New York County, NY institution with the largest number of graduating students was New York University with 16,758 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

32,859

Degrees Awarded to Men

56,353

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 32,859 men were awarded degrees from institutions in New York County, NY, which is 0.583 times less than the 56,353 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    31,041 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    14,271 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    10,500 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in New York County, NY were to White students. These 31,041 degrees mean that there were 2.18 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 14,271 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in New York County, NY was $976,100 in 2017, which is 4.49 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $1M to $976,100, a 2.72% decrease. The homeownership rate in New York County, NY is 24.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in New York County, NY have an average commute time of 30.2 minutes, and they commute by Public Transit. Car ownership in New York County, NY is lower than the national average, with an average of 0 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$85,071

Median Household Income

± $3,520

764k

Number of Households

± 17,260

In 2017, the median household income of the 764k households in New York County, NY grew to $85,071 from the previous year's value of $77,559.

The following chart displays the households in New York County, 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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Housing

Property Value

$976,100

2017 Median

± $35,100

$1M

2016 Median

± $44,819

In 2017, the median property value in New York County, NY declined from to $976,100 from the previous year's value of $1M.

The following charts display, first, the property values in New York County, 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 County, NY the largest share of households have a property value in the $2M+ range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

24.7%

2017 Homeownership

23%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 24.7% of the housing units in New York County, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 23%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

0 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in New York County, 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 County, NY have 0 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

30.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in New York County, NY have a longer commute time (30.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 2.7% of the workforce in New York County, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Public Transit

    58.7%

  2. Walked

    20.1%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.98%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in New York County, NY was Public Transit, followed by those who Walked and those who Worked At Home.

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