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New York

  •   State: 
    New York
      Coordinates: 
    40°42′46″N 74°00′22″W
      Area total: 
    472.43 sq mi (1,223.59 km²) [34,915,039.360 acres]
      Area land: 
    300.46 sq mi (778.18 km²) [30,159,001.600 acres]
      Area water: 
    171.97 sq mi (445.41 km²) [4,756,037.760 acres]
      Elevation: 
    33 ft (10 m)
      Established: 
    settled 1624 / consolidated 1898
      Capital seat: 

    Albany

  • New York, United States

  •   Population: 
    8,804,190
      Population density: 
    29,302.66/sq mi (11,313.81/km²) - residents per square mile of area.
      Household income: 
    $54,512
      Households: 
    7,184,280
      Unemployment rate: 
    8.70%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    8.75%
      Income taxes: 
    6.85%
      GDP: 
    $2,053,180 (2022) nominal GDP at current prices 2022 (millions of U.S. dollars). This is equivalent to 8.11% of the U.S. national real gross domestic product (GDP) in 2022, or 8.31% from 2021.  7.5% change in GDP from 2022 to 2021 =  151,883. Real GDP growth rate (2021–2022) =  5.0%. Nominal GDP per capita 2022 = $104,344 respectively per capita 2023 = $108,380.
      Housing units: 
    8,586,228 units, July 1, 2022 estimate = a 1.2% increase compared to 2020, specifically 98,167 more housing units.

New York is a state in the Northeastern United States. New York was one of the original thirteen colonies that formed the United States. With an estimated 19.54 million residents in 2018, it is the fourth most populous state. To distinguish the state from the city with the same name, it is sometimes called New York State. The state's most populous city, New York City, makes up over 40% of the state's population. Two-thirds of the state's population lives in the New York metropolitan area, and nearly 40% lives on Long Island. The state and city were both named for the 17th century Duke of York, the future King James II of England. With an estimated population of 8.62 million in 2017, New York City is the most populous city in the United States and the premier gateway for legal immigration to the United States. The New York metropolitan area is one of the most populous in the world. New York City is a global city, home to the United Nations Headquarters and has been described as the cultural, financial, and media capital of the world as well as the world's most economically powerful city. The next four most populous cities in the state are Buffalo, Rochester, Yonkers, and Syracuse, while the state capital is Albany. The 27th largest U.S. state in land area, New York has a diverse geography. The state is bordered by New Jersey and Pennsylvania to the south and Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont to the east. The state has a maritime border with Rhode Island, east of Long Island, as well as an international border with the Canadian provinces of Quebec to the north and Ontario to the northwest. The southern part of the state is in the Atlantic coastal plain and includes Long Island and several smaller associated islands, as well as New York City and the lower Hudson River Valley.

As shown in the given New York location map that New York is located in the north-east part of the United States. New York map also shows that it shares its boundary with Vermont in the east, Massachusetts and Connecticut in the south-east and New Jersey and Pennsylvania in the south. Besides, New York has also the maritime border with Rhode Island and international border with Canada. The climate type of New York is humid continental climate.

In fact, New York is more often written and spoken as New York State in order to distinguish it between the New York State and New York City. Both the names i.e. city name and state name had been named for the 17th century Duke of York, James Stuart, future James II and VII of England and Scotland.

The capital city of state is Albany; however, the largest city of the state is New York City. Other important cities are: Buffalo, Rochester, Yonkers, and Syracuse. Interestingly, New York is recognized as the financial, cultural, transportation, and manufacturing center of the US. Furthermore, it is one of the states of the US that is visited by maximum foreigners.

Nothing beats a Broadway show in New York City! See 6 Broadway Shows for Kids for some of our favorites. The economy of the state depends upon agriculture, manufacturing, finance, and other industries. Important industries are printing and publishing, scientific instruments, electric equipment, chemical products, machinery, and tourism. And, the agriculture products are dairy products, cattle and other livestock, vegetables, nursery stock, and fruits.

The US State New York occupies 122,054 m², about 1,33 % of the total territory of the USA of 9,148,020 m². The total population of the US State New York with 19,849,399 inhabitants (in 2017) has already increased by 4,6 % in this millennium. Almost 40 years ago there were 2,291,327 fewer people. The capital Albany alone has 98,251 inhabitants.

Kingston was the first capital in New York, until the British burned it down in 1777. The title then passed over the Albany 20 years later in 1797. New York City, nicknamed “The Big Apple,” is home to more than 8.5 million residents and is the largest city in the United States.

The large Upstate New York region comprises several ranges of the wider Appalachian Mountains, and the Adirondack Mountains in the Northeastern lobe of the state. Two major river valleys – the north-south Hudson River Valley and the east-west Mohawk River Valley – bisect these more mountainous regions. Western New York is considered part of the Great Lakes region and borders Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, and Niagara Falls. The central part of the state is dominated by the Finger Lakes, a popular vacation and tourist destination. Many landmarks in New York are well known, including four of the world's ten most-visited tourist attractions in 2013: Times Square, Central Park, Niagara Falls, and Grand Central Terminal. New York's higher education network comprises approximately 200 colleges and universities, including Columbia University, Cornell University, New York University, the United States Military Academy, the United States Merchant Marine Academy, University of Rochester, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Rockefeller University, which have been ranked among the top 40 in the nation and world. In contrast with New York City's urban landscape, the vast majority of the state's geographic area is dominated by meadows, forests, rivers, farms, mountains, and lakes. Most of the southern part of the state rests on the Allegheny Plateau, which extends from the southeastern United States to the Catskill Mountains; the section in New York State is known as the Southern Tier. The rugged Adirondack Mountains, with vast tracts of wilderness, lie west of the Lake Champlain Valley. The Great Appalachian Valley dominates eastern New York and contains the Lake Champlain Valley as its northern half and the Hudson Valley as its southern half within the state. The Tug Hill region arises as a cuesta east of Lake Ontario.

New York is known under different nicknames; aka Empire State (used on license plates), or Excelsior State, or Evil Empire (used notably in Massachusetts, also by a reference to New York Yankees) and detailed official information about New York can be found on the homepage at www.ny.gov.

Poverty and median household income estimates for 2021 in New York, NY about 2,703,053 individuals poverty estimate - all ages, it's 0.14 estimated percent of the total resident population of all ages in poverty: U.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) Program Release date: December 2022. SNAP is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and was formerly known as the Food Stamp Program. Estimated SNAP benefits recipients in New York are about 2,775,943 individuals, for July of the reference year 2020. With a estimate of median household income = $74,230 by each individual family, with a 90% confidence interval lower bound of estimate of median household income = $73,620, with a 90% confidence interval upper bound of estimate of median household income = $74,840 in 2021.

The Air Quality index is in New York = 38.5. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 64. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 57. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in New York = 3.3 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

The annual rainfall in New York = 41.1 inches and the annual snowfall = 57.9 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 133. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 165. 81.8 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 16.6 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 53, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

The most recent state population of 8,804,190 individuals with a median age of 37.9 age the population grows by 2.01% in New York population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 29,302.66/sq mi (11,313.81/km²) - residents per square mile of area.. There are average 2.65 people per household in the 7,184,280 households with an average household income of $54,512 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 8.70% of the available work force and has dropped -3.41% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 24.48%. The number of physicians in New York per 100,000 population = 275.5.

The percentage of housing units in New York which are owned by the occupant = 48.31%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 51 years with median home cost = $275,620 and home appreciation of -6.19%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $19.15 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

The local school district spends $10,046 per student. There are 13 students for each teacher in the school, 425 students for each Librarian and 422 students for each Counselor. 7.14% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 15.60% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 11.74% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • New York's population of 4,382,759 residents in 1870 has increased 2,78-fold to 20,201,249 residents after 150 years, according to the official 2020 census. U.S. Bureau of the Census beginning in 1900. Data for 1870-1890 are on a de facto or unspecified basis; data for 1900 and later years are resident totals.

    Approximately 51.44% female residents and 48.56% male residents live in New York, USA.

    As of 2020, 53.73% in New York are married and the remaining 46.27% are single population.

  • 34.2 minutes is the average time that residents in New York require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    56.12% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 9.21% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 24.42% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 3.03% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in New York, 48.31% are owner-occupied homes, another 9.30% are rented apartments, and the remaining 42.39% are vacant.

  • 58.17% of the population in New York who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

    Since the 1860s, the two main parties have been the Republican Party (here in 2022 = 36.110%) and the Democratic Party (here in 2022 = 62.800%) of those eligible to vote in New York.

Skyline of New York

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