Income/capita 281%
Household income 139%
Unemployment 42%
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IndexUpper East SideNew YorkNew York
Income per capita$113,514$34,099$34,212
Median household income$131,996$55,191$60,741
Median income owner occupied$0$88,737$83,277
Median income renter occupied$0$42,581$38,983
Median earnings male$115,195$39,282$40,464
Median earnings female$69,224$32,636$30,906
Unemployment rate2.7%5.5%4.8%
Poverty leveln/a20.3%15.5%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Upper East Side is 281% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Upper East Side is 139% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Upper East Side is 42% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Upper East Side is 100% lower than the national average

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      Upper East Side median earnings by income bracket

      Upper East Side employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry1.9%0.3%
      Manufacturing sector3.2%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services25.7%11.7%
      Wholesale & retail services7.9%11.1%
      Public administration2.7%2.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities1.7%1.1%
      Education, health & social services14.5%28.0%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Hewlett Bay Park, NY366$250,001351.9%
      Sands Point, NY2,859$231,667318.8%
      Plandome, NY1,228$228,409312.9%
      Munsey Park, NY2,719$222,083301.4%
      Hewlett Harbor, NY1,247$210,750281.0%
      New York, NY8,461,961$55,1910.2%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Los Angeles, CA3,918,872$51,5386.8%
      Toronto, ON3,013,752n/a 
      Chicago, IL2,714,017$50,4348.8%
      New York, NY8,461,961$55,1910.2%
      Source: The Upper East Side, New York, NY employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).