East Harlem demographics profile

StatisticEast HarlemNew YorkNew York
Population density (sq mi)64,35928,173359
Median age34.235.938.2
Male/Female ratio0.9:10.9:10.9:1
Married (15yrs & older)n/a46%52%
Speak Englishn/a51%70%
Speak Spanishn/a24%15%

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  • The population density in East Harlem is 128% higher than New York.
  • The median age in East Harlem is 5% lower than New York.
  • In East Harlem 23.47% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In East Harlem 35.58% of the population is African American.
  • In East Harlem 6.46% of the population is Asian.

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East Harlem population breakdown by race

RaceEast HarlemNew YorkNew York
African American35.58%24.40%15.60%
American Indian0.61%0.39%0.38%
Native Hawaiian0.03%0.05%0.04%
Mixed race3.43%3.28%2.93%
Other race30.42%15.09%8.62%
In East Harlem, 29.0% 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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East Harlem age breakdown

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Age of children in married couples

Source: The East Harlem, New York, NY demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).