Washington Heights demographics profile

StatisticWashington HeightsNew YorkNew York
Population174,7798,461,96119,697,457
Population density (sq mi)83,46528,173359
Median age36.335.938.2
Male/Female ratio1.0:10.9:10.9:1
Married (15yrs & older)n/a46%52%
Families w/ Kids under 1839%44%43%
Speak Englishn/a51%70%
Speak Spanishn/a24%15%
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  • The population density in Washington Heights is 196% higher than New York.
  • The median age in Washington Heights is 1% higher than New York.
  • In Washington Heights 35.37% of the population is White.
  • In Washington Heights 15.34% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Washington Heights 3.05% of the population is Asian.

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Washington Heights population breakdown by race

RaceWashington HeightsNew YorkNew York
White35.37%43.07%64.31%
Black or African American15.34%24.40%15.60%
Asian3.05%13.71%8.12%
American Indian1.09%0.39%0.38%
Native Hawaiian0.07%0.05%0.04%
Mixed race7.14%3.28%2.93%
Other race37.94%15.09%8.62%
In Washington Heights, 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 Washington Heights, New York, NY demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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