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0.25% growth
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3.35% growth
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0.88% growth
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5.16% growth


The economy of New York employs 8.99M people. The economy of New York is specialized in Taxi & limousine service; Bus service & urban transit; and Periodical, book, & directory publishers, which employ respectively 3.71; 2.9; and 2.59 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in New York are Elementary & secondary schools (646,758), Restaurants & Food Services (542,638), and Hospitals (499,781), and the highest paying industries are Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($172,028), Nondepository credit & related activities ($134,149), and Other information services, except libraries & archives, & internet publishing & broadcasting & web search portals ($125,897).

Median household income in New York is $60,850. Males in New York have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $56,881. The income inequality of New York (measured using the Gini index) is 0.503 which is higher than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for New York. In New York the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 83 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,906. Bronx County, NY has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in New York.


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New York is home to a population of 19.8M people, from which 89.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of New York is composed of 11.1M White residents (55.8%), 3.73M Hispanic residents (18.8%), 2.85M Black residents (14.4%), 1.66M Asian residents (8.38%), and 357,307 Two+ residents (1.8%). The most common foreign languages in New York are Spanish (2.77M speakers), Chinese (553,291 speakers), and Russian (227,836 speakers), but compared to other places, New York has a relative high number of Yiddish (135,836 speakers), Hebrew (67,067 speakers), and Italian (176,880 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in New York awarded 334,972 degrees. The student population of New York is skewed towards females, with 134,890 male students and 200,082 female students. Most students in New York are White (165,036 and 49.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (42,710 and 12.8%), Black or African American (40,179 and 12%), and Asian (27,043 and 8.07%). The largest universities in New York by number of graduates are New York University (16,286 and 4.86%), Columbia University in the City of New York (12,510 and 3.73%), and University at Buffalo (8,640 and 2.58%). The most popular majors in New York are General Psychology (10,329 and 3.08%), General Business Administration & Management (8,070 and 2.41%), and Registered Nursing (6,912 and 2.06%). The median tuition costs in New York are $38,300 for private four year colleges, and $6,470 and $16,320 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in New York is $293,500, which is 1.51 times larger than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $279,100 to $293,500, a 5.16% increase. The homeownership rate of New York is 53.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63%. People in New York have an average commute time of 31.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in New York is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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