StatisticHarlemNew YorkNew York
Population density (sq mi)79,50228,173413
Median age34.935.938.2
Male/Female ratio0.9:10.9:10.9:1
Married (15yrs & older)n/a46%52%
Families w/ Kids under 1847%44%43%
Speak Englishn/a51%70%
Speak Spanishn/a24%15%

Key findings

  • The population density in Harlem is 182% higher than New York
  • The median age in Harlem is 3% lower than New York
  • In Harlem 18.41% of the population is White
  • In Harlem 61.69% of the population is Black
  • In Harlem 3.27% of the population is Asian

Compare New York, NY Demographics


      Harlem population breakdown by race

      RaceHarlemNew YorkNew York
      American Indian0.38%0.39%0.38%
      Native Hawaiian0.09%0.05%0.04%
      Mixed race5.04%3.28%2.93%
      Other race11.13%15.09%8.62%
      In 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.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Harlem age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

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