New York, New York Population 2024

8,097,282

New York is a city located in Bronx County, Kings County, Nassau County, New York County, Queens County, Richmond County, and Westchester County New York. New York has a 2024 population of 8,097,282. New York is currently declining at a rate of -1.95% annually and its population has decreased by -7.36% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,740,292 in 2020.

The average household income in New York is $122,667 with a poverty rate of 17.2%. The median age in New York is 37.5 years: 36.2 years for males, and 38.9 years for females.

New York Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of New York was:

  • White: 37.47%
  • Black or African American: 23.1%
  • Other race: 15.38%
  • Asian: 14.47%
  • Two or more races: 8.9%
  • Native American: 0.61%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.06%
Land Area (mi²)
300.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
26,950.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-7.36% (-643,010)
The current population of New York, New York is 8,097,282 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 8,740,292.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,230,64737.47%
Black or African American1,992,20023.1%
Other race1,325,86615.38%
Asian1,247,99414.47%
Two or more races767,5018.9%
Native American52,8280.61%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander5,4310.06%

White

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Two or more races

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

New York Population by Race

New York Population Pyramid 2024

New York Median Age

37.5

Total

36.2

Male

38.9

Female

New York Adults

There are 6,849,907 adults, (1,335,639 of whom are seniors) in New York.

New York Age Dependency

56.4

Age Dependency Ratio

24.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.1

Child Dependency Ratio

New York Sex Ratio

Female4,473,74851.88%
Male4,148,71948.12%

New York Population by Age

New York Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,282,8042.5632.967.1
Non Family1,351,8081.2923.476.6
Married1,189,7893.5148.251.8
Female558,2313.3824.275.8
Male182,9763.2730.469.6

3.33

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

32.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

New York Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade475,6557.76%
Associates Degree395,2466.45%
Bachelors Degree1,423,80123.24%
Graduate Degree1,039,87316.97%
High School Graduate1,430,44423.35%
Less Than 9th Grade546,1428.91%
Some College815,44913.31%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

New York Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

New York Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White2,036,2761,917,6801,265,182
Hispanic1,646,2831,172,300346,275
Black1,389,4611,178,399360,390
Asian929,579717,307416,147
Other Race870,494582,572143,719
2+ Races498,957406,382174,432
Native American33,64123,9967,088
Islander3,6623,010710

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.18%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 62.13%.

New York Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$72,657$80,558$67,110
Graduate Degree$94,519$108,048$86,945
High School Graduate$36,085$41,379$30,063
Less Than 9th Grade$27,586$31,804$22,659
Overall$53,224$57,141$49,177
Some College$45,027$50,365$40,106

$53,224

Average Earnings

$57,141

Average Male

$49,177

Average Female

New York Earnings by Educational Attainment

New York Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

New York Language

52.16% of New York residents speak only English, while 47.84% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 23.33% of the population.

New York Language

New York Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic2,469,825568,25123.01%
Black1,955,920409,40920.93%
Other1,312,759319,24724.32%
White2,639,205290,46711.01%
Asian1,230,996183,29814.89%
Multiple756,739132,61817.52%
Native52,02411,92622.92%
Islander5,1661,63931.73%

17.2%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.83%

Male Poverty Rate

18.47%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in New York

The race most likely to be in poverty in New York is Islander, with 31.73% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in New York is White, with 11.01% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.33%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.16%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.51%.

New York Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.79%
High School19.36%
Some College14.5%
Bachelors or Greater6.6%

New York Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed33.3%
Male Unemployed28.7%
Female Employed6.99%
Male Employed5.3%

New York Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

New York Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$86,984$138,569
Households$76,607$122,667
Married Families$114,917$175,237
Non Families$57,037$93,959

mean

median

Income by Household Type

New York Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

39.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.3%

Male Marriage Rate

36.7%

Female Marriage Rate

New York Married by Age and Sex

male

female

New York Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

New York Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

New York Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

135,138

Number of Veterans

122,205

Male Veterans

12,933

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam42,407
Second Gulf War27,534
First Gulf War21,565
Korea11,821
World War II3,625

New York Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+41,257
65 to 7430,329
35 to 5427,652
55 to 6424,108
18 to 3411,792

New York Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White64,4722.44%
Black39,7612.54%
Hispanic31,0851.64%
2+ Races11,5462.03%
Other Race11,0681.11%
Asian7,1870.7%
Native American1,0542.64%
Islander501.12%

New York Veterans by Race

New York Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

12.72%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.37%

Veteran Disability Rate

New York Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63.2%

Labor Force Participation

58.4%

Employment Rate

7.6%

Unemployment Rate

New York Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

New York Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

New York 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

48.63%

Born in New York

63.66%

Native Born

36.34%

Foreign Born

15%

Non Citizen

21.34%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

63.66% of New York residents were born in the United States, with 48.63% having been born in New York. 15% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

New York Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20297,293,521-160,752-2.16%
20287,454,273-160,752-2.11%
20277,615,025-160,753-2.07%
20267,775,778-160,752-2.03%
20257,936,530-160,752-1.99%
20248,097,282-160,753-1.95%
20238,258,035-77,763-0.93%
20228,335,798-126,418-1.49%
20218,462,216-278,076-3.18%
20208,740,292397,3674.76%
20198,342,925-53,689-0.64%
20188,396,614-41,081-0.49%
20178,437,695-31,259-0.37%
20168,468,9545,7970.07%
20158,463,15729,2900.35%
20148,433,86737,6600.45%
20138,396,20749,4920.59%
20128,346,71573,8510.89%
20118,272,86482,7591.01%
20108,190,10500%
20008,008,278685,7149.36%
19907,322,564250,9253.55%
19807,071,639-823,924-10.44%
19707,895,563113,5791.46%
19607,781,984-109,973-1.39%
19507,891,957436,9625.86%
19407,454,995524,5497.57%
19306,930,4461,310,39823.32%
19205,620,048853,16517.9%
19104,766,8831,329,68138.68%
19003,437,2021,921,901126.83%
18901,515,301309,00225.62%
18801,206,299264,00728.02%
1870942,292128,62315.81%
1860813,669298,12257.83%
1850515,547202,83764.86%
1840312,710110,12154.36%
1830202,58978,88363.77%
1820123,70627,33328.36%
181096,37335,85859.25%
180060,51527,38482.65%
179033,131-7,260,390-99.55%
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New York Population by Year