The Rockaways demographics profile

StatisticThe RockawaysNew YorkNew York
Population119,5128,461,96119,697,457
Population density (sq mi)13,79528,173359
Median age38.435.938.2
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 The Rockaways is 51% lower than New York.
  • The median age in The Rockaways is 7% higher than New York.
  • In The Rockaways 46.80% of the population is White.
  • In The Rockaways 38.41% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In The Rockaways 3.99% of the population is Asian.

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The Rockaways population breakdown by race

RaceThe RockawaysNew YorkNew York
White46.80%43.07%64.31%
Black or African American38.41%24.40%15.60%
Asian3.99%13.71%8.12%
American Indian0.37%0.39%0.38%
Native Hawaiian0.05%0.05%0.04%
Mixed race2.33%3.28%2.93%
Other race8.05%15.09%8.62%
In The Rockaways, 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 The Rockaways, New York, NY demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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