New York demographics profile

StatisticNew YorkNew YorkNational
Population8,461,96119,697,457318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)28,17335991
Median age35.938.237.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)46%52%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1844%43%43%
Speak English51%70%79%
Speak Spanish24%15%13%
New York, NY has a population of 8,461,961 and is the largest city in the United States. The population density is 28,173 per sq mi which is 7753% higher than the New York average and 30995% higher than the national average. The median age in New York is 36 which is approximately 6% lower than the New York average of 38. In New York, 46% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 51% speak English and 24% speak Spanish. 48% of New York residents were born in New York, 11% were born out of state, 4% were born outside of the United States and 37% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in New York is 7753% higher than New York.
  • The median age in New York is 6% lower than New York.
  • In New York 43.07% of the population is White.
  • In New York 24.40% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In New York 13.71% of the population is Asian.

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New York population breakdown by race

RaceNew YorkNew YorkNational
White43.07%64.31%73.35%
Black or African American24.40%15.60%12.63%
Asian13.71%8.12%5.22%
American Indian0.39%0.38%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.05%0.04%0.18%
Mixed race3.28%2.93%3.06%
Other race15.09%8.62%4.75%
In New York, 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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Source: The New York, NY demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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