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New York State Profile

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Population

  • With 19,254,630 residents in 2005, New York is the 3rd most populated state in the U.S.
  • The total population of New York grew 1.5 percent from 2000 to 2005 – Below the national average growth of 5.3 percent.
  • New York is becoming more diverse. The percentage of Whites is declining while the percentages of Hispanics and Asians are growing.

Distribution (%) of Total Population by Race/Ethnicity from 2000 to 2005
Race/Ethnicity 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
White 62.4% 62.1% 61.7% 61.4% 61.1% 60.9%
Hispanic, Latino 15.2% 15.4% 15.6% 15.8% 16.0% 16.1%
African-American 15.2% 15.2% 15.2% 15.1% 15.1% 15.0%
Native American, AK Native 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3%
Asian, Pacific Islander 5.8% 6.0% 6.1% 6.3% 6.4% 6.6%
Two or More Races 1.0% 1.0% 1.0% 1.1% 1.1% 1.1%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates

New York - Cities and Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs)

  • The five largest cities (Metropolitan Areas) in New York are New York City (New York, northern New Jersey – Long Island), Buffalo, Rochester, Albany, and Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown.
  • New York City had an estimated population of 18,747,320 in 2005 – the largest MSA in the U.S.
  • The estimated population in Buffalo in 2005 was 1,147,711 – the 47th largest metropolitan area in the U.S.
  • Rochester had 1,039,028 residents and was the 49th largest MSA.
  • Albany was the 57th largest metropolitan area with 848,879 residents.
  • The Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown MSA had 667,742 residents – the 75th largest in the U.S.

New York - Income and Poverty

  • In 2004, New York ranked 5th among the 50 states in personal income per capita ($38,264 per resident 15 and older).
  • From 1960 to 1980, New York’s personal income per capita fell dramatically – from 124 percent of the U.S. average to 109 percent. Its personal income increased through the 1980s and has fallen again in recent years.

Personal Income per Capita in New York as a Percent of the U.S. Average from 1960 to 2004
New York per capita income map
Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

  • Among the 50 states, New York has the 18th highest percentage of its total population living in poverty (13.8%) and the 17th highest percentage of children under 18 living in poverty (19.4%) – 2005 American Community Survey.

New York - Educational Attainment

  • In 2005, New York ranked 34th among the 50 states in the percentage of its adults aged 25 to 64 with at least high school diploma (87.2%).
  • New York ranked 9th in the percentage of adults aged 25 to 64 with a bachelor’s degree or higher (34.0%) and 4th in the percentage with a graduate or professional degree (14.3%).
  • Relative to the U.S. average, New York has higher percentages of adults who have college degrees (see below).

Educational Attainment of 25 to 64 Year Olds in 2005 – New York and the U.S. Average
New York education attainment
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey

New York - Workforce and Economy

  • In 2005, New York had the 23rd highest unemployment rate of all states – 5.0 percent compared to the U.S. average of 5.1 percent. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • Relative to the U.S. average, New York has higher percentages of its workforce employed in professional and service occupations and lower percentages employed in construction and production occupations (see below).

Distribution (%) of Employment by Occupation in 2005
Distribution (%) of Employment by Occupation in 2005
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey

  • The distribution of employment by industry reveals a similar picture. New York has higher percentages of employment in education, health, and professional industries and lower percentages in construction and manufacturing industries (see below).

Distribution (%) of Employment by Industry in 2005
Distribution (%) of Employment by Industry in 2005
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey

  • New York ranked 10th among the states on the Progressive Policy Institute’s 2002 State New Economy Index – an index that measures the degree to which states are structured according to the new “knowledge-based” economy. (Located at: http://www.neweconomyindex.org/states/index.html)

New York - Health and Well-Being

  • Fourteen percent of New York residents do not have health insurance – the 23rd lowest percentage in the U.S. (2005 Current Population Survey)
  • Less than a quarter of New York residents (22.0 %) are overweight enough to be labeled obese – slightly lower than the national average of 23.1 percent. (Centers for Disease Control)
  • In New York, 193 per 100,000 residents died of cancer during the years 2000 to 2002 – lower than the U.S. average of 204 per 100,000 residents (Centers for Disease Control).
  • A higher proportion of New York residents (342 of 100,000) died of cardiovascular complication from 2000 to 2002 – higher than the national average of 333 per 100,000 residents (Centers for Disease Control).
  • On the 2005 America’s Health Rankings (United Health Foundation), New York ranked 27th among the states in overall health. The state rankings and measures can be accessed at http://www.unitedhealthfoundation.org/ahr2005.html.

New York - Crime and Corrections

  • In 2004, New York had the 24th highest rate of violent crime among the 50 states (442 incidences per 100,000 residents). The U.S. rate was 466 incidences per 100,000 residents. (FBI, Uniform Crime Reports)
  • In the same year, there were 2,199 incidences of property crime per 100,000 residents in New York – well below the U.S. average of 3,517.
  • New York had the 35th highest incarceration rate per capita in 2004 – with 331 prisoners under federal and state jurisdiction per 100,000 residents. The rate of incarceration in New York was at about the U.S. average in the 1980s then decreased during the 1990s to present (see below).

Number of Prisoners (Federal and State) Per 100,000 Residents – New York and the U.S. Average
Number of Prisoners (Federal and State) Per 100,000 Residents – New York and the U.S. Average
Sources: U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau

New York Counties

State averages often mask vast disparities within states. For example, the personal income per capita in New York ranges from $20,531 in Allegany County to $89,328 in New York County (a ratio of more than 4 to 1). Also, the percentage of adults aged 25 to 64 with a bachelor’s degree or higher ranges from 12.1 percent in Wyoming County to 55.3 percent in New York County.

Therefore, it is important to display regional and county differences. Many of these data are available to MyOnlineMaps.com subscribers at the state and county levels – and can be used to generate state and county maps or to download for research purposes. Furthermore, the “Resources” section of MyonlineMaps.com contains links to these and other valuable data sources.

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