Lower East Side demographics profile

StatisticLower East SideNew YorkNew York
Population density (sq mi)65,39528,173359
Median age41.435.938.2
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 Lower East Side is 132% higher than New York.
  • The median age in Lower East Side is 15% higher than New York.
  • In Lower East Side 32.33% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Lower East Side 9.87% of the population is African American.
  • In Lower East Side 40.61% of the population is Asian.

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Lower East Side population breakdown by race

RaceLower East SideNew YorkNew York
African American9.87%24.40%15.60%
American Indian0.26%0.39%0.38%
Native Hawaiian0.02%0.05%0.04%
Mixed race3.83%3.28%2.93%
Other race13.07%15.09%8.62%
In Lower East Side, 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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Lower East Side age breakdown

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Age of children in married couples

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