Upper West Side demographics profile

StatisticUpper West SideNew YorkNew York
Population density (sq mi)104,31928,173359
Median age43.635.938.2
Male/Female ratio0.8:10.9:10.9:1
Married (15yrs & older)n/a46%52%
Speak Englishn/a51%70%
Speak Spanishn/a24%15%

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  • The population density in Upper West Side is 270% higher than New York.
  • The median age in Upper West Side is 21% higher than New York.
  • In Upper West Side 74.64% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Upper West Side 7.79% of the population is African American.
  • In Upper West Side 9.17% of the population is Asian.

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Upper West Side population breakdown by race

RaceUpper West SideNew YorkNew York
African American7.79%24.40%15.60%
American Indian0.45%0.39%0.38%
Native Hawaiian0.01%0.05%0.04%
Mixed race3.22%3.28%2.93%
Other race4.72%15.09%8.62%
In Upper West 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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Upper West Side age breakdown

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Age of children in married couples

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