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New York City, NY

New York City is strongly liberal and has a Democratic representative in Congress
8,443,710
New York City Population7
$
52,918
Median Income6
7.0
%
Unemployment Rate18
 

City Score

 

Population

New York City's aged 15- to 19-years old saw the steapest decline since 2010, falling by 15%, whereas the average population in that segment only declined by 4%

Age

36.5
Median Age7
4.5
%
Population Growth Since 20107

Proportion of Population by Age Group vs. United States average7

 

Race and Ethnicity

New York City residents are largely white; however, the city is becoming more diverse as the white community has shrunk by 24.0% since 2010, while the Hispanic community, 2nd largest in the city, has grown by 7.7%

Race

55.9
%
New York Population, White7
61.1
%
United States population, White7

Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity7

 

Climate

New York City has strong winds and few hot days. The city sees 11 mph winds and only 17 days per year with temperatures that reach 90°F or above

Weather

33
%
Chance of Rain12
55
%
Chance of Sunshine3

Average Temperature39

 

Housing

The average home value in New York City increased by 47% since 2010 which is 4% higher than the national average and 23% higher than the state average

Rent

$
2,900
Monthly Average13
67
%
Renters40

Average Home Value5

 

Taxes

New York City is a very high tax location with income tax 104% higher than the national average, sales tax 29% higher than the national average, and property tax 53% higher than the national average.

Other

1.71
%
Property Tax21
8.88
%
Sales Tax11
0.0
%
Vehicle Tax21

Effective Income Tax Rate at Various Income Levels (Married, Filing Jointly)41

 

Employment

New York City has an average employment rate of 93% which is 1% lower than the national average. The largest employers are Deloitte and JPMorgan Chase

Income

16.3
%
<$25,0006
19.8
%
$100,000+6

Distribution by Industry18

 

Politics

New York City is strongly liberal and has a Democratic representative in Congress

2016 Presidential Election Results42

Representatives

Mayor28 Bill de Blasio
Democratic
House of Representative28 Jerrold Nadler
Democratic
 

Healthcare

The nearest 5-star hospital, New York University Langone Medical Center, is 4.4 miles from the center of New York City, the nearest Veterans Affairs medical center, VA NY Harbor Health Care System - Manhattan Campus, is 4.4 miles away, and the nearest top-rated hospital for cancer care, New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia and Cornell, is 1.0 miles away

Medicare-Rated Hospitals (<50 Miles)2

Is Marijuana Legal?

Medical29 Yes
Decriminalized29 Yes, but small fine for possession up to an ounce
 

Safety

In New York, 14.5% of adults live in a household with at least one gun, which is a significant decrease from 2000 when 19.7% of adults lived in households with guns

Gun Laws

Yes
Universal Background Checks30
Yes
Permit to Purchase Law30

Property Crimes and Violent Crimes per 100,000 Residents

 

Recognition

#72 2020 Best Cities to Live by Niche31
#41 2020 Best Cities to Retire by U.S. News & World Report32
#58 2020 Best Cities to Retire by Niche33
#47 2020 Best Cities for Families by Niche34
#90 2019 Best Cities to Live by U.S. News & World Report35
 

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