StatisticUpper West SideNew YorkNew York
Population density (sq mi)104,31928,173413
Median age43.635.938.2
Male/Female ratio0.8:10.9:10.9:1
Married (15yrs & older)n/a46%52%
Families w/ Kids under 1841%44%43%
Speak Englishn/a51%70%
Speak Spanishn/a24%15%

Key findings

  • The population density in Upper West Side is 270% higher than New York
  • The median age in Upper West Side is 21% higher than New York
  • In Upper West Side 74.64% of the population is White
  • In Upper West Side 7.79% of the population is Black
  • In Upper West Side 9.17% of the population is Asian

Compare New York, NY Demographics


      Upper West Side population breakdown by race

      RaceUpper West SideNew YorkNew York
      American Indian0.45%0.39%0.38%
      Native Hawaiian0.01%0.05%0.04%
      Mixed race3.22%3.28%2.93%
      Other race4.72%15.09%8.62%
      In Upper West 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

      Upper West Side age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

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