Situation & Outlook Demographic-Economic Narrative Profile
Geographic area: New York

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1. Population. The New York total population increased from 18,976,457 (2000) to 19,465,197 (2011) -- a change of 488,740 ( 2.58%). The median age increased from 35.9 (2000) to 38.1 (2011). The population ages 5-to-17 changed from 3,450,690 (2000) to 3,122,165 (2011) -- a change of -328,525 ( -9.52%).

  Population by Gender/AgeCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total Population 18,976,457 100.0 19,465,197 100.0 488,740 2.6
  Male 9,146,748 48.2 9,438,007 48.5 291,259 3.2
  Female 9,829,709 51.8 10,027,190 51.5 197,481 2.0
  Under 5 years 1,239,417 6.5 1,157,457 5.9 -81,960 -6.6
  5 to 9 years 1,351,857 7.1 1,157,267 5.9 -194,590 -14.4
  10 to 14 years 1,332,433 7.0 1,192,952 6.1 -139,481 -10.5
  15 to 19 years 1,287,544 6.8 1,335,714 6.9 48,170 3.7
  20 to 24 years 1,244,309 6.6 1,424,103 7.3 179,794 14.4
  25 to 34 years 2,757,324 14.5 2,708,911 13.9 -48,413 -1.8
  35 to 44 years 3,074,298 16.2 2,566,794 13.2 -507,504 -16.5
  45 to 54 years 2,552,936 13.5 2,867,178 14.7 314,242 12.3
  55 to 59 years 932,008 4.9 1,279,807 6.6 347,799 37.3
  60 to 64 years 755,979 4.0 1,110,094 5.7 354,115 46.8
  65 to 74 years 1,276,046 6.7 1,395,702 7.2 119,656 9.4
  75 to 84 years 860,818 4.5 867,299 4.5 6,481 0.8
  85 years and over 311,488 1.6 401,919 2.1 90,431 29.0
  Median age 35.9... 38.1... 2.2 6.1

Census 2010 Population by 5-Year Age Group & Gender with Population Pyramid [
ranking table ... population pyramids]
Age Male Male% Female Female%
  0- 4590,8793.0564,9432.9
  5- 9594,3623.1569,5932.9
  10-14619,2433.2592,2133.1
  15-19699,5483.6666,7303.4
  20-24712,0023.7698,9333.6
  25-29680,2033.5699,9743.6
  30-34629,7593.2649,4013.4
  35-39613,7753.2640,3493.3
  40-44663,3333.4692,5603.6
  45-49709,5233.7749,2403.9
  50-54687,7793.5732,1493.8
  55-59591,8473.1645,5613.3
  60-64500,3592.6565,9012.9
  65-69352,2551.8420,9562.2
  70-74258,6161.3328,7751.7
  75-79200,0491.0274,7581.4
  80-84150,9930.8240,6671.2
  85+ 122,6220.6268,2521.4

2. Race/Origin. Among major race groups, the Asian population increased from 1,044,976 (2000) to 1,447,760 (2011) -- a change of 402,784 ( 38.54%). Among 'race alone or in combination with other race(s),' the Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population changed from 28,612 (2000) to 22,789 (2011) -- a change of -5,823 ( -20.35%).

  Population by Race/OriginCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total Population 18,976,457 100.0 19,465,197 100.0 488,740 2.6
One Race 18,386,275 96.9 18,938,414 97.3 552,139 3.0
  White 12,893,689 67.9 12,710,382 65.3 -183,307 -1.4
  Black or African American 3,014,385 15.9 3,036,099 15.6 21,714 0.7
  American Indian and Alaska Native 82,461 0.4 67,731 0.3 -14,730 -17.9
  Asian 1,044,976 5.5 1,447,760 7.4 402,784 38.5
    Asian Indian 251,724 1.3 325,636 1.7 73,912 29.4
    Chinese 424,774 2.2 587,775 3.0 163,001 38.4
    Filipino 81,681 0.4 108,114 0.6 26,433 32.4
    Japanese 37,279 0.2 35,387 0.2 -1,892 -5.1
    Korean 119,846 0.6 138,706 0.7 18,860 15.7
    Vietnamese 23,818 0.1 29,708 0.2 5,890 24.7
    Other Asian 105,854 0.6 222,434 1.1 116,580 110.1
  Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 8,818 0.0 5,562 0.0 -3,256 -36.9
    Native Hawaiian 1,684 0.0 1,296 0.0 -388 -23.0
    Guamanian or Chamorro 1,931 0.0 1,872 0.0 -59 -3.1
    Samoan 1,475 0.0 124 0.0 -1,351 -91.6
    Other Pacific Islander 3,728 0.0 2,270 0.0 -1,458 -39.1
  Some other race 1,341,946 7.1 1,670,880 8.6 328,934 24.5
Two or more races 590,182 3.1 526,783 2.7 -63,399 -10.7
Race alone or in comb. with one or more other races      
  White 13,275,834 70.0 13,105,287 67.3 -170,547 -1.3
  Black or African American 3,234,165 17.0 3,290,177 16.9 56,012 1.7
  American Indian and Alaska Native 171,581 0.9 168,521 0.9 -3,060 -1.8
  Asian 1,169,200 6.2 1,595,953 8.2 426,753 36.5
  Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 28,612 0.2 22,789 0.1 -5,823 -20.4
  Some other race 1,721,699 9.1 1,843,190 9.5 121,491 7.1
Hispanic 2,867,583 15.1 3,496,401 18.0 628,818 21.9

3. Households and Families. The number of households (occupied housing units) increased from 7,056,860 (2000) to 7,187,938 (2011) -- a change of 131,078 ( 1.86%). The number of families decreased from 4,639,387 (2000) to 4,607,636 (2011) -- a change of -31,751 ( -0.68%).

  Households and FamiliesCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total households 7,056,860 100.0 7,187,938 100.0 131,078 1.9
  Family households (families) 4,639,387 65.7 4,607,636 64.1 -31,751 -0.7
    Married-couple family 3,289,514 46.6 3,166,722 44.1 -122,792 -3.7
  Nonfamily households 2,417,473 34.3 2,580,302 35.9 162,829 6.7
    Householder living alone 1,982,742 28.1 2,119,464 29.5 136,722 6.9
      Householder 65 years and over 715,550 10.1 760,765 10.6 45,215 6.3

4. Educational Attainment. The number of high school graduates increased from 3,480,768 (2000) to 3,635,549 (2011) -- a change of 154,781 ( 4.45%).

  Educational AttainmentCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 25 years and over 12,542,536 100.0 13,197,704 100.0 655,168 5.2
  Less than 9th grade 1,005,805 8.0 900,547 6.8 -105,258 -10.5
  9th to 12th grade, no diploma 1,620,519 12.9 1,073,719 8.1 -546,800 -33.7
  High school graduate (includes equivalency) 3,480,768 27.8 3,635,549 27.5 154,781 4.4
  Some college, no degree 2,103,404 16.8 2,150,291 16.3 46,887 2.2
  Associate's degree 898,828 7.2 1,091,931 8.3 193,103 21.5
  Bachelor's degree 1,954,242 15.6 2,467,536 18.7 513,294 26.3
  Graduate or professional degree 1,478,970 11.8 1,878,131 14.2 399,161 27.0
  Percent high school graduate or higher... 79.1... 85.0 5.9 7.5
  Percent bachelor's degree or higher... 27.4... 32.9 5.5 20.1

5. School Enrollment. Total school enrollment for population 3 years and over decreased from 5,217,030 (2000) to 5,020,940 (2011) -- a change of -196,090 ( -3.76%).

  School EnrollmentCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school 5,217,030 100.0 5,020,940 100.0 -196,090 -3.8
  Nursery school, preschool 331,376 6.4 291,114 5.8 -40,262 -12.1
  Kindergarten 272,504 5.2 246,261 4.9 -26,243 -9.6
  Elementary school (grades 1-8) 2,208,497 42.3 1,878,511 37.4 -329,986 -14.9
  High school (grades 9-12) 1,103,278 21.1 1,054,189 21.0 -49,089 -4.4
  College or graduate school 1,301,375 24.9 1,550,865 30.9 249,490 19.2

6. Language. The population 5 years and over who spoke a language other than English at home, but spoke English less than "very well," increased from 2,310,256 (2000) to 2,463,454 (2011) -- a change of 153,198 ( 6.63%).

  Language Spoken at HomeCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 5 years and over 17,749,110 100.0 18,307,740 100.0 558,630 3.1
  English only 12,786,189 72.0 12,800,748 69.9 14,559 0.1
  Language other than English 4,962,921 28.0 5,506,992 30.1 544,071 11.0
    Speak English less than "very well" 2,310,256 13.0 2,463,454 13.5 153,198 6.6
  Spanish 2,416,126 13.6 2,698,739 14.7 282,613 11.7
    Speak English less than "very well" 1,182,068 6.7 1,244,429 6.8 62,361 5.3
  Other Indo-European languages 1,654,540 9.3 1,662,464 9.1 7,924 0.5
    Speak English less than "very well" 663,874 3.7 633,607 3.5 -30,267 -4.6
  Asian and Pacific Islander languages 671,019 3.8 860,286 4.7 189,267 28.2
    Speak English less than "very well" 395,159 2.2 490,693 2.7 95,534 24.2

7. Employment. Total employment (civilian labor force) for population 16 years and over increased from 8,382,988 (2000) to 8,959,015 (2011) -- a change of 576,027 ( 6.87%).

  Labor Force StatusCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 16 years and over 14,805,912 100.0 15,705,551 100.0 899,639 6.1
  In labor force 9,046,805 61.1 9,932,093 63.2 885,288 9.8
    Civilian labor force 9,023,096 60.9 9,907,450 63.1 884,354 9.8
      Employed 8,382,988 56.6 8,959,015 57.0 576,027 6.9
      Unemployed 640,108 4.3 948,435 6.0 308,327 48.2
      Percent of civilian labor force... 7.1... 9.6 2.5 35.2
    Armed Forces 23,709 0.2 24,643 0.2 934 3.9
  Not in labor force 5,759,107 38.9 5,773,458 36.8 14,351 0.2

  Employment by IndustryCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Civilian employed population 16 years and over 8,382,988 100.0 8,959,015 100.0 576,027 6.9
  Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 54,372 0.6 53,868 0.6 -504 -0.9
  Construction 433,787 5.2 497,782 5.6 63,995 14.8
  Manufacturing 839,425 10.0 598,136 6.7 -241,289 -28.7
  Wholesale trade 283,375 3.4 225,373 2.5 -58,002 -20.5
  Retail trade 877,430 10.5 983,700 11.0 106,270 12.1
  Transportation and warehousing,and utilities 460,485 5.5 456,823 5.1 -3,662 -0.8
  Information 340,713 4.1 255,015 2.8 -85,698 -25.2
  Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 736,687 8.8 728,876 8.1 -7,811 -1.1
  Prof, scientific, mgmt, admin & waste mgmt services 849,124 10.1 988,778 11.0 139,654 16.4
  Educational, health and social services 2,039,182 24.3 2,460,620 27.5 421,438 20.7
  Arts, entertainment, recreation, accom & food services 611,280 7.3 824,296 9.2 213,016 34.8
  Other services (except public administration) 423,756 5.1 457,705 5.1 33,949 8.0
  Public administration 433,372 5.2 428,043 4.8 -5,329 -1.2

Monthly Labor Force Characteristics. The total employment (civilian labor force) for population 16 years and over increased from 9,567,203 (May 2012) to 9,586,296 (Oct 2012) -- a change of 19,093 ( 0.2%).

  Monthly Labor Force Characteristics
Item (seasonally adjusted)May 2012Jun 2012Jul 2012Aug 2012Sep 2012Oct 2012
Civilian Labor Force9,567,2039,586,6149,579,8859,545,4019,555,1389,586,296
  Employed8,741,3988,731,3438,710,4718,673,7608,707,0708,755,695
  Unemployed825,805855,271869,414871,641848,068830,601
  Unemployment rate 8.6 8.9 9.1 9.1 8.9 8.7

8. Commuting to Work. In 2000, the mean travel time to work was 31.7 minutes for workers 16 years and over ( 8,211,916). In 2011, the mean travel time to work was 31.5 minutes for workers 16 years and over ( 8,774,815).

9. Geographic Mobility. In 2000, 38.24% ( 6,787,617) of the population 5 years and over ( 17,749,110) lived in a different house than in 1995. In 2011, 11.40% ( 2,193,425) of the population 1 year and over ( 19,248,685) lived in a different house than in 2010. There are no 5 year earlier place of residence data for 2011.

10. Income. The median household income increased from $43,393 (2000) to $55,246 (2011) -- a change of $11,853 ( 27.32%). The per capita income increased from $23,389 (2000) to $30,679 (2011) -- a change of $7,290 ( 31.17%).

Household income recent change: 2010 to 2011. The median household income decreased from $55,712 (2010) to $55,246 (2011) -- a change of ($466) ( -0.84%). The Gini Index measure of income inequality changed from 0.499 (2010) to 0.503 (2011) -- a change of 0.004 ( 0.802%). See related details:
http://proximityone.com/statetrends_income.htm.

  Household IncomeCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total Households 7,060,595 100.0 7,187,938 100.0 127,343 1.8
  Less than $10,000 809,507 11.5 603,597 8.4 -205,910 -25.4
  $10,000 to $14,999 453,320 6.4 397,675 5.5 -55,645 -12.3
  $15,000 to $24,999 822,611 11.7 761,908 10.6 -60,703 -7.4
  $25,000 to $34,999 807,043 11.4 663,877 9.2 -143,166 -17.7
  $35,000 to $49,999 1,047,001 14.8 866,606 12.1 -180,395 -17.2
  $50,000 to $74,999 1,297,712 18.4 1,207,909 16.8 -89,803 -6.9
  $75,000 to $99,999 746,384 10.6 856,183 11.9 109,799 14.7
  $100,000 to $149,999 639,525 9.1 962,644 13.4 323,119 50.5
  $150,000 to $199,999 202,640 2.9 413,475 5.8 210,835 104.0
  $200,000 or more 234,852 3.3 454,064 6.3 219,212 93.3
  Median household income (dollars) 43,393... 55,246... 11,853 27.3
  Median family income (dollars) 51,691... 66,852... 15,161 29.3
  Per capita income (dollars) 23,389... 30,679... 7,290 31.2

Personal Income. Total personal income increased from $994,825M (2011Q2) to $1,015,341M (2012Q2) -- a change of $20,516M ( 2.1%). Per capita personal income increased from $51,300 (2011Q2) to $52,162 (2012Q2) -- a change of $1,250 ( 2.4%).

  Personal Income by Component
Item ($ millions; seasonally adjusted)2011Q12011Q22011Q32011Q42012Q12012Q2
Personal income 993,769994,825995,066997,0781,003,7961,015,341
  Nonfarm personal income 10.1/ 992,258993,241993,466995,5021,001,8781,013,631
  Farm income 10.2/ 1,5121,5841,6001,5771,9181,710
Derivation of personal income       
Earnings by place of work 770,303768,627769,109769,552772,766780,157
  Less: cont. for govt social insurance 10.3/ 70,47070,11269,81669,81870,32470,889
  Employee & self-empl. cont. for govt social insurance 31,82831,62931,52931,55031,39631,661
  Employer cont. for government social insurance 38,64238,48338,28738,26838,92839,228
  Plus: Adjustment for residence 10.4/ -48,484-47,869-48,136-48,214-47,699-48,410
  Equals: Net earnings by place of residence 651,349650,647651,158651,520654,742660,858
  Plus: Dividends, interest, and rent 10.5/ 160,117161,564161,276161,738163,819167,549
  Plus: Personal current transfer receipts 182,303182,615182,632183,821185,234186,933
Components of earnings by place of work       
Wage and salary disbursements 541,438538,641538,746538,911539,804545,304
Supplements to wages and salaries 122,758122,671122,778123,215123,296124,329
  Employer cont. for employee pensions & insurance 84,11684,18884,49184,94884,36885,101
  Employer cont. for government social insurance 38,64238,48338,28738,26838,92839,228
Proprietors' income 10.6/ 106,107107,315107,586107,425109,665110,523
  Farm proprietors' income 1,0281,0981,1121,0871,2961,165
  Nonfarm proprietors' income 105,078106,217106,474106,338108,369109,358
Per Capita Personal Income (dollars) 51,24651,30051,31251,41651,56952,162

11. Poverty. The percent families in poverty changed from 11.47 (2000) to 12.30 (2011). The percent individuals in poverty changed from 14.59 (2000) to 16.00 (2011).

12. Health Insurance. In 2011, the civilian noninstitutionalized population ( 19,208,419) with health insurance was 17,013,070. Of those with health insurance, 12,496,140 had private health insurance and 6,554,838 had public health insurance. Corresponding data for 2000 are not available.

13. Disability. In 2000, 20.65% ( 3,606,147) of the civilian noninstitutionalized population 5 years and over ( 17,464,264) had a disability. In 2011, 10.89% ( 2,091,270) of the civilian noninstitutionalized population ( 19,208,419) had a disability. Note that the tabulation universes vary between 2000 and 2011.

14. Housing Units & Tenure. The total number of housing units increased changed from 7,679,307 (2000) to 8,119,804 (2011) -- a change of 440,497 ( 5.74%).

  Housing Occupancy/Vacancy & TenureCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total housing units 7,679,307 100.0 8,119,804 100.0 440,497 5.7
  Occupied housing units 7,056,860 91.9 7,187,938 88.5 131,078 1.9
    Owner-occupied housing units 3,739,166 48.7 3,851,687 47.4 112,521 3.0
    Renter-occupied housing units 3,317,694 43.2 3,336,251 41.1 18,557 0.6
  Vacant housing units 622,447 8.1 931,866 11.5 309,419 49.7

15. Housing Value. The median housing value changed from $148,700 (2000) to $285,300 (2011) -- a change of $136,600 ( 91.86%).

  Housing ValueCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Owner-Occupied Housing Units by Value 3,739,166 100.0 3,851,687 100.0 112,521 3.0
  Less than $50,000 151,310 4.0 202,845 5.3 51,535 34.1
  $50,000 to $99,999 714,774 19.1 459,748 11.9 -255,026 -35.7
  $100,000 to $149,999 491,060 13.1 439,717 11.4 -51,343 -10.5
  $150,000 to $199,999 468,384 12.5 371,084 9.6 -97,300 -20.8
  $200,000 to $299,999 501,839 13.4 525,642 13.6 23,803 4.7
  $300,000 to $499,999 252,136 6.7 968,073 25.1 715,937 283.9
  $500,000 to $999,999 87,898 2.4 700,312 18.2 612,414 696.7
  $1,000,000 or more 22,327 0.6 184,266 4.8 161,939 725.3
Median value (dollars) 148,700... 285,300... 136,600 91.9

16. Housing Gross Rent. The median gross rent changed from $672 (2000) to $1,058 (2011) -- a change of $386 ( 57.44%).

17. Housing Costs. The median monthly housing costs for mortgaged owners changed from $1,357 (2000) to $1,977 (2011) -- a change of $620 ( 45.69%).

  Mortgage Status; Monthly Owner CostsCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Housing units with a mortgage 1,824,984 100.0 2,464,911 100.0 639,927 35.1
  Less than $300 2,307 0.1 4,851 0.2 2,544 110.3
  $300 to $499 35,291 1.9 25,231 1.0 -10,060 -28.5
  $500 to $699 127,393 7.0 78,490 3.2 -48,903 -38.4
  $700 to $999 347,548 19.0 253,388 10.3 -94,160 -27.1
  $1,000 to $1,499 544,980 29.9 483,629 19.6 -61,351 -11.3
  $1,500 to $1,999 390,485 21.4 403,936 16.4 13,451 3.4
  $2,000 or more 376,980 20.7 1,215,386 49.3 838,406 222.4
  Median monthly owner costs (dollars) 1,357... 1,977... 620 45.7
Housing units without a mortgage 864,744 47.4 1,386,776 100.0 522,032 60.4
  Median monthly owner costs (dollars) 457... 685... 228 49.9


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  • When "2000" is referenced, the data are from Census 2000.
  • When "2011" is referenced, the data are from ACS 2011.
  • Monthly employment data are from BLS Local Area Unemployment Statistics; Current Employment Statistics programs
  • Quarterly personal income data are from BEA personal income estimates

Table Notes
10.1/ Nonfarm personal income is total personal income less farm income.
10.2/ Farm income is farm earnings less farm employer contributions for social insurance.
10.3/ Contributions for government social insurance are included in earnings by type and industry, but excluded from personal income.
10.4/ Adjustment for residence is the net inflow of the earnings of interarea commuters. For the U.S., it consists of adjustments for border workers and for certain temporary and migratory workers: Wage and salary disbursements to U.S. residents commuting or working temporarily outside U.S. borders less wage and salary disbursements to foreign residents commuting or working temporarily inside U.S. borders.
10.5/ Rental income of persons includes the capital consumption adjustment.
10.6/ Proprietors' income includes inventory valuation adjustment and capital consumption adjustment.
Government Social Insurance: Employee and self-employed contributions for social insurance consists of the payments by employees, by the self-employed, and by other individuals who participate in the following programs: Old-age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI, or social security); Hospital Insurance (HI) and Supplementary Medical Insurance (Medicare); railroad retirement; state unemployment insurance; temporary disability insurance; and veterans’ life insurance.

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