Harlem demographics profile

StatisticHarlemNew YorkNew York
Population144,7058,461,96119,697,457
Population density (sq mi)79,50228,173359
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%
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  • 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 or African American.
  • In Harlem 3.27% of the population is Asian.

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Harlem population breakdown by race

RaceHarlemNew YorkNew York
White18.41%43.07%64.31%
Black or African American61.69%24.40%15.60%
Asian3.27%13.71%8.12%
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.

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