New York County, NY

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Population

1.63M

2.16% decline

Poverty Rate

17.3%


Median Age

37.6


Median Household Income

$85,066

0.00588% decline

Number of Employees

901,880

2.42% decline

Median Property Value

$1.01M

3.82% growth

About

In 2018, New York County, NY had a population of 1.63M people with a median age of 37.6 and a median household income of $85,066. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of New York County, NY declined from 1.66M to 1.63M, a -2.16% decrease and its median household income declined from $85,071 to $85,066, a -0.00588% decrease.

The population of New York County, NY is 46.8% White Alone, 25.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American Alone. 39.8% of the people in New York County, NY speak a non-English language, and 85.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in New York County, NY are New York University (16,773 degrees awarded in 2017), Columbia University in the City of New York (12,772 degrees), and CUNY Hunter College (5,386 degrees).

The median property value in New York County, NY is $1.01M, and the homeownership rate is 24%. Most people in New York County, NY commute by Public Transit, and the average commute time is 30 minutes. The average car ownership in New York County, NY is 0 cars per household.

About the photo: Manhattan Island across the Hudson River

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for New York.

This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in New York (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Economy

The economy of New York County, NY employs 902k people. The largest industries in New York County, NY are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (161,003 people), Finance & Insurance (110,038 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (109,726 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($150,559), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($121,268), and Information ($100,608).

Median household income in New York County, NY is $85,066. Males in New York County, NY have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $63,914. The income inequality in New York County, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.493, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$85,066

2018 value

± $3,480

-0.00588%

1 Year Growth

± 5.82%

Households in New York County, NY have a median annual income of $85,066, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $85,071 in 2017, which represents a -0.00588% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$81,735

Average Male Salary

± $1,216

$63,914

Average Female Salary

± $886

In 2018, full-time male employees in New York made 1.28 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in New York by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $69,391 ± $897

  2. Asian

    $66,385 ± $2,329

  3. Two or More Races

    $56,062 ± $4,048

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New York workers was White. These workers were paid 1.05 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in New York by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for New York County, NY is from New York.

0.493

2018 Wage GINI

0.497

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in New York was 0.493 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.874% decline from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2018 the GINI for New York was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New York in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in New York across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 21

  2. Census Tract 317.03

  3. Census Tract 160.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in New York County, NY was Census Tract 21 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 317.03 and Census Tract 160.01, with respective values of $250,001 and $250,001.

The following map shows all of the tracts in New York County, NY colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in New York County, NY (277k out of 1.61M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Hispanic

    116,134 ± 2,895

  2. White

    89,554 ± 2,738

  3. Black

    76,389 ± 2,401

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in New York County, NY is Hispanic, followed by White and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

902k

2018 Value

± 19,264

-2.42%

1 Year decline

± 3.2%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in New York County, NY declined at a rate of -2.42%, from 924k employees to 902k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in New York County, NY, are Management Occupations (151,963 people), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (92,974 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (87,170 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of New York County, NY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of New York County, NY, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (151,963 people), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (92,974 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (87,170 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, New York County, NY has an unusually high number of residents working as Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (3.66 times higher than expected), Legal Occupations (3.44 times), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.05 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of New York County, NY, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($189,633), Management Occupations ($108,423), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($102,273).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

902k

2018 Value

± 19,264

-2.42%

1 Year decline

± 3.2%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in New York County, NY declined at a rate of -2.42%, from 924k employees to 902k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in New York County, NY, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (161,003 people), Finance & Insurance (110,038 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (109,726 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of New York County, NY, though some of these residents may live in New York County, NY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in New York County, NY, by number of employees, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (161,003 people), Finance & Insurance (110,038 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (109,726 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, New York County, NY has an unusually high number of Information (3.04 times higher than expected), Finance & Insurance (2.63 times), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2.37 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in New York County, NY, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($150,559), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($121,268), and Information ($100,608).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New York to other states, or from other states to New York.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $72.7B

  2. $54.2B

  3. $50B

In 2015, the top outbound New York product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $72.7B, followed by Electronics ($54.2B) and Misc. mfg. prods. ($50B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New York products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

Showing data for New York state.

$615B

2020 Value

$854B

Projected 2045 Value

38.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound New York trade was $615B. This is expected to increase 38.9% to $854B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New York trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New York to other states, or from other states to New York.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $37.7B

  2. $32.1B

  3. $20.7B

In 2015, the top outbound New York domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Jersey with $37.7B, followed by Pennsylvania with $32.1B and Connecticut and $20.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New York shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

95% of the population of New York County, NY has health coverage, with 50.6% on employee plans, 21.7% on Medicaid, 9.7% on Medicare, 12.7% on non-group plans, and 0.307% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of New York County, NY was $9,778 in 2014. This is a 4.57% increase from the previous year ($9,351).

Primary care physicians in New York County, NY see 732 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.24% increase from the previous year (723 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 567 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 131 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Oswego County and Bronx County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.2%). Additionally, Chemung County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

732 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in New York County, NY see an average of 732 patients per year. This represents a 1.24% increase from the previous year (723 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in New York County, NY in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$9,778

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,338

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,803

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,179

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New York (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.57%, from $9,351 to $9,778.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

5.04%

Uninsured

50.6%

Employer Coverage

21.7%

Medicaid

9.7%

Medicare

12.7%

Non-Group

0.307%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in New York County, NY declined by 1.73% from 5.13% to 5.04%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in New York County, NY changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.2% prevalence

  2. 12.2% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

Oswego County and Bronx County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in New York, at 12.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in New York by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

New York County, NY is home to a population of 1.63M people, from which 85.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 28.7% of New York County, NY residents were born outside of the country (477k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of New York County, NY is composed of 763k White Alone residents (46.8%), 421k Hispanic or Latino residents (25.9%), 203k Black or African American Alone residents (12.5%), 198k Asian Alone residents (12.2%), 35.6k Two or More Races residents (2.18%), 5.69k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.349%), 2.63k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.162%), and 407 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.025%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in New York County, NY are Spanish (331,662 speakers), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (90,281 speakers), and French (Incl. Cajun) (38,784 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

33

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

46

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.7

In 2018, the median age of all people in New York County, NY was 37.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 33, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in New York County, NY are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all New York County, NY residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

28.7%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

477k people

28.7%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

472k people

As of 2017, 28.7% of New York County, NY residents (477k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in New York County, NY was 28.7%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in New York County, NY compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Dominican Republic

    505,970 ± 17,236 people

  2. China

    407,280 ± 15,504 people

  3. Mexico

    222,031 ± 11,503 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New York was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 505,970 New York residents, followed by China with 407,280 and Mexico with 222,031.

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Citizenship

85.7%

2018 Citizenship

85.7%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 85.7% of New York County, NY residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in New York County, NY was 85.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    763k ± 1.17k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    421k ± 19.7k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    203k ± 3.67k

In 2018, there were 1.81 times more White Alone residents (763k people) in New York County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 421k Hispanic or Latino and 203k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in New York County, NY as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    331,662 speakers (21.4%)

  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)

    90,281 speakers (5.82%)

  3. French (Incl. Cajun)

    38,784 speakers (2.5%)

39.8% of New York County, NY citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.9%. In 2018, the most common non-English language spoken in New York County, NY was Spanish. 21.4% of the overall population of New York County, NY are native Spanish speakers. 5.82% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) and 2.5% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    9,721 ± 2,152

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    7,098 ± 1,754

  3. Korea

    4,151 ± 1,226

New York County, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.37 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in New York County, NY awarded 88,716 degrees. The student population of New York County, NY is skewed towards women, with 112,593 male students and 175,329 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in New York County, NY are White (30,075 and 41.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (14,770 and 20.5%), Asian (10,760 and 14.9%), and Black or African American (10,094 and 14%).

The largest universities in New York County, NY by number of degrees awarded are New York University (16,773 and 18.9%), Columbia University in the City of New York (12,772 and 14.4%), and CUNY Hunter College (5,386 and 6.07%).

The most popular majors in New York County, NY are General Business Administration & Management (4,453 and 5.02%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (2,874 and 3.24%), and General Psychology (2,502 and 2.82%).

The median tuition costs in New York County, NY are $38,535 for private four year colleges, and $6,530 and $13,920 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 2,239 degrees awarded

  2. 1,454 degrees awarded

  3. 1,095 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in New York County, NY was General Psychology with 2,239 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in New York County, NY according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 16,773 degrees awarded

  2. 12,772 degrees awarded

  3. 5,386 degrees awarded

$6,530

Median In-State Public

$38,535

Median Private

In 2017, the New York County, NY institution with the largest number of graduating students was New York University with 16,773 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

32,839

Degrees Awarded to Men

55,877

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 32,839 men were awarded degrees from institutions in New York County, NY, which is 0.588 times less than the 55,877 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in New York County, NY by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    30,075 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    14,770 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    10,760 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in New York County, NY were to White students. These 30,075 degrees mean that there were 2.04 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 14,770 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in New York County, NY was $1.01M in 2018, which is 4.41 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $976,100 to $1.01M, a 3.82% increase. The homeownership rate in New York County, NY is 24%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in New York County, NY have an average commute time of 30 minutes, and they commute by Public Transit. Car ownership in New York County, NY is lower than the national average, with an average of 0 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$1.01M

2018 Median

± $57,841

$976,100

2017 Median

± $35,100

In 2018, the median property value in New York County, NY grew to to $1.01M from the previous year's value of $976,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in New York County, NY compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In New York County, NY the largest share of households have a property value in the $2M+ range.

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Household Income

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$85,066

Median Household Income

± $3,480

752k

Number of Households

± 17,050

In 2018, the median household income of the 752k households in New York County, NY declined from $85,066 from the previous year's value of $85,071.

The following chart displays the households in New York County, NY distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in New York County, NY distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In New York County, NY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

24%

2018 Homeownership

24.7%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 24% of the housing units in New York County, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 24.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in New York County, NY compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

30 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in New York County, NY have a longer commute time (30 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.01% of the workforce in New York County, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Public Transit

    59.9%

  2. Walked

    19.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    7.41%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in New York County, NY was Public Transit (59.9%), followed by those who Walked (19.3%) and those who Worked At Home (7.41%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

0 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in New York County, NY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in New York County, NY have 0 cars, followed by 1 car.

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