StatisticLower East SideNew YorkNew York
Population density (sq mi)65,39528,173413
Median age41.435.938.2
Male/Female ratio0.9:10.9:10.9:1
Married (15yrs & older)n/a46%52%
Families w/ Kids under 1832%44%43%
Speak Englishn/a51%70%
Speak Spanishn/a24%15%

Key findings

  • The population density in Lower East Side is 132% higher than New York
  • The median age in Lower East Side is 15% higher than New York
  • In Lower East Side 32.33% of the population is White
  • In Lower East Side 9.87% of the population is Black
  • In Lower East Side 40.61% of the population is Asian

Compare New York, NY Demographics


      Lower East Side population breakdown by race

      RaceLower East SideNew YorkNew York
      American Indian0.26%0.39%0.38%
      Native Hawaiian0.02%0.05%0.04%
      Mixed race3.83%3.28%2.93%
      Other race13.07%15.09%8.62%
      In Lower East 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.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Lower East Side age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

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