Income/capita NAT. AVG.
Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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IndexNew YorkNew YorkNational
Income per capita$41,625$34,212$29,829
Median household income$67,046$60,741$55,322
Median income owner occupied$104,217$83,277$70,586
Median income renter occupied$52,724$38,983$35,192
Median earnings male$45,932$40,464$36,919
Median earnings female$38,728$30,906$26,250
Unemployment rate4.2%4.8%4.7%
Poverty level17.3%15.5%15.1%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in New York is 40% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in New York is 21% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in New York is 10% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in New York is 14% higher than the national average

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      $44,692 $67,046 $134,092
      $40,489 $60,741 $121,482
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      New York median earnings by income bracket

      New York employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry9.1%9.1%
      Manufacturing sector3.6%3.6%
      Financial & insurance services7.0%7.0%
      Wholesale & retail services11.7%11.7%
      Public administration4.1%4.1%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities10.2%10.2%
      Education, health & social services14.6%14.6%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Essex Fells, NJ2,037$215,104288.8%
      Upper Montclair, NJ11,439$214,726288.1%
      Glen Ridge, NJ7,583$211,091281.6%
      Larchmont, NY6,159$194,859252.2%
      Pelham Manor, NY5,535$190,427244.2%
      New York, NY8,379,552$67,04621.2%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Los Angeles, CA3,973,278$65,29018.0%
      Toronto, ON3,013,752n/a 
      Chicago, IL2,699,347$62,09712.2%
      New York, NY8,379,552$67,04621.2%
      Source: The New York, NY employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).