Staten Island Population 2024

492,925

Staten Island is one of 5 boroughs in New York City and located in the southwest area of the city. Staten Island is separated from New York by the New York Bay and New Jersey by the Kill Van Kull and Arthur Kill (tidal straits).

Staten Island has an estimated population of 475,000, which makes it the least populated of the five boroughs, despite being the third-largest with 59 square miles of land. In fact, it is sometimes referred to as "the forgotten borough" by residents who feel neglected. Staten Island has a population density of 8,112 people per square mile, or 3,132 per square kilometer.

The most urban part of the island is the North Shore, with the neighborhoods of Stapleton, Clifton, Tompkinsville and St. George. The East Shore, meanwhile, has the FDR Boardwalk, which is the 4th longest boardwalk in the world at 2.5 miles. The West Shore is the least populated and mostly industrial while the South Shore is primarily suburbs.

Staten Island Demographics

According to the 2010 census, the racial and ethnic breakdown of Staten Island was:

  • White: 75.7% (Non-Hispanic: 65%)
  • Black or African American: 10.6%
  • Asian: 7.5%
  • 0.4% American Indian and Alaska Native
  • Other race (non-Hispanic): 0.2%
  • Two or more races: 2.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino of any race: 17.3%

Staten Island is the only New York City borough with a non-Hispanic white majority. About 20% of the population is foreign born, but 78% were born were the United States.

Common European ancestry groups in Staten Island:

  • Italian: 34.7%
  • Irish: 14.2%
  • German: 5.7%
  • Russian: 3.8%
  • Polish: 3.4%
  • English: 1.6%
  • Ukrainian: 1.3%
  • Norwegian: 1.0%
  • Greek: 1.0%

There is a large Russian population on Staten Island in South Beach, Great Kills and Rossville, as well as a large Polish community in Midland Beach and South Beach. On the northeastern tip of the island and around Victory Boulevard there is a sizable Sri Lankan population. Little Sri Lanka of Staten Island is one of the largest Sri Lankan communities outside of Sri Lanka. There is also a community of Chinanteco-speaking Mexican Americans. Most of the Hispanic and African American people in Staten Island live north of the Staten Island Expressway.

Staten Island Facts

  • Before it was closed in 2001, Staten Island had the world's largest landfill. It was temporarily reopened to receive debris from the September 11th terrorist attacks. It will be turned into the second largest public park of New York City.
  • The Staten Island Ferry connects Staten Island to Manhattan and offers views of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.
  • Staten Island is the only borough with a non-Hispanic white majority.
  • Scheduled to be completed in 2016, the New York Wheel may become the world's tallest Ferris wheel once it's constructed in the St. George neighborhood of Staten Island.
  • Movies filmed in Staten Island include The Godfather, GoodFellas, Analyze This, Big Daddy and a Beautiful Mind.
  • Once it is completed, Freshkills Park in Staten Island will be 3x larger than Central Park.
  • The towns of Staten Island were dissolved in 1898 and consolidated into the City of Greater New York. The jail system was not transferred until 1942, however, unlike the other boroughs. A 1993 referendum to secede from NYC had a 65% vote to secede, but it was blocked.
  • The area was named Statten Eylandt by Henry Hudson in 1609.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White326,33466.2%
Asian56,51611.47%
Black or African American48,6709.87%
Two or more races35,7997.26%
Other race23,6364.8%
Native American1,7870.36%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1830.04%

White

Asian

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Staten Island Population by Race

Staten Island Population Pyramid 2024

Staten Island Median Age

40.3

Total

38.7

Male

42

Female

Staten Island Adults

There are 386,178 adults, (81,753 of whom are seniors) in Staten Island.

Staten Island Age Dependency

61.9

Age Dependency Ratio

26.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Staten Island Sex Ratio

Female251,14250.95%
Male241,78349.05%

Staten Island Population by Age

Staten Island Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All170,0002.8668.631.4
Married90,4923.5782.317.7
Non Family46,3291.1749.650.4
Female24,4293.3255.144.9
Male8,7503.166.133.9

3.41

Average Family Size

2.86

Average Household Size

68.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Staten Island Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade21,0626.11%
Associates Degree25,4147.37%
Bachelors Degree72,84821.14%
Graduate Degree48,92714.2%
High School Graduate102,40929.71%
Less Than 9th Grade17,9695.21%
Some College56,01016.25%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Staten Island Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Staten Island Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White212,252197,49382,177
Hispanic55,52644,78113,002
Asian40,82231,68915,737
Black31,25827,2398,691
2+ Races19,67316,3704,989
Other Race15,24912,1973,690
Native American1,112860206
Islander137827

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.05%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 38.72%.

Staten Island Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$72,884$82,964$62,714
Graduate Degree$90,577$97,961$87,962
High School Graduate$46,212$55,823$36,108
Less Than 9th Grade$30,476$37,176$20,555
Overall$59,838$67,908$52,466
Some College$53,926$67,859$43,675

$59,838

Average Earnings

$67,908

Average Male

$52,466

Average Female

Staten Island Earnings by Educational Attainment

Staten Island Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Staten Island Language

65.18% of Staten Island residents speak only English, while 34.82% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 12.89% of the population.

Staten Island Language

Staten Island Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White283,02319,9067.03%
Hispanic91,62613,73114.99%
Black47,67510,91822.9%
Asian56,1626,11410.89%
Multiple35,4624,78813.5%
Other23,4663,80816.23%
Native1,747774.41%

10.36%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.28%

Male Poverty Rate

11.41%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Staten Island

The race most likely to be in poverty in Staten Island is Black, with 22.9% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Staten Island is Native, with 4.41% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.35%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.28%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.4%.

Staten Island Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.82%
High School11.23%
Some College7.59%
Bachelors or Greater4.1%

Staten Island Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed18.4%
Male Unemployed17.55%
Female Employed3.9%
Male Employed2.91%

Staten Island Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Staten Island Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$116,052$139,867
Households$96,185$122,431
Married Families$130,994$154,250
Non Families$50,260$66,481

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Staten Island Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

49.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.7%

Male Marriage Rate

47.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Staten Island Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Staten Island Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Staten Island Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Staten Island Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

11,522

Number of Veterans

10,760

Male Veterans

762

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam4,525
First Gulf War1,833
Second Gulf War1,622
Korea1,294
World War II289

Staten Island Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
75+3,965
65 to 743,471
35 to 541,829
55 to 641,628
18 to 34629

Staten Island Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White9,4373.6%
Hispanic1,4972.28%
Black8912.46%
Asian4180.93%
2+ Races3851.63%
Other Race2961.7%
Native American956.57%

Staten Island Veterans by Race

Staten Island Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.74%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.86%

Veteran Disability Rate

Staten Island Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

60%

Labor Force Participation

56.6%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Staten Island Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Staten Island Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Staten Island Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

68.63%

Born in Staten Island

75.16%

Native Born

24.84%

Foreign Born

7.72%

Non Citizen

17.12%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

75.16% of Staten Island residents were born in the United States, with 68.63% having been born in NY. 7.72% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Staten Island Place of Birth