StatisticWashington HeightsNew YorkNew York
Population density (sq mi)83,46528,173413
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%

Key findings

  • 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
  • In Washington Heights 3.05% of the population is Asian

Compare New York, NY Demographics


      Washington Heights population breakdown by race

      RaceWashington HeightsNew YorkNew York
      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.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Washington Heights age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

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