Harlem demographics profile

StatisticHarlemNew YorkNew York
Population132,9738,199,22119,398,125
Population density (sq mi)74,57227,098417
Median age35.335.538.0
Male/Female ratio0.9:10.9:10.9:1
Married (15yrs & older)n/a46%53%
Speak Englishn/a51%70%
Speak Spanishn/a25%15%

Did you know?

  • The population density in Harlem is 175% higher than New York.
  • The median age in Harlem is equal to New York.
  • In Harlem 15.60% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Harlem 66.01% of the population is African American.
  • In Harlem 3.02% of the population is Asian.
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Harlem population breakdown by race

RaceHarlemNew YorkNew York
Caucasian15.60%44.47%66.03%
African American66.01%25.12%15.66%
Asian3.02%12.85%7.45%
American Indian0.37%0.37%0.36%
Native Hawaiian0.17%0.05%0.03%
Mixed race5.26%2.88%2.44%
Other race9.57%14.26%8.03%
In Harlem, 28.6% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Harlem age breakdown

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Source: The Harlem, New York, NY demographics data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.