New York City At A Glance

NEW YORK CITY AT A GLANCE EDUCATION LANGUAGE With over 170 universities, New York City is a hub for education. Below is the educational background of New York City residents 25 years and older in 2009. With over 35% of residents being born outside the United States, New York City is one of the most diverse cities in the country. Below are the most popular languages spoken at home. 21% 24% 21% 20% 14% 52.5% 23.9% 13.3% 7.9% 2.4% New York City is one the most diverse, populated, and prosperous city in the U.S.- all within 300 square miles. Below, we take a look at the current state of New York City. OTHER INDO-EUROPEAN LESS THAN HS GRADUATE ASIAN & PACIFIC BACHELORS DEGREE SOME COLLEGE OR GRADUATE OR ENGLISH SPANISH OTHER HS DIPLOMA OR GED ASSOCIATES DEGREE PROFESSIONAL ISLANDER LANGUAGES DEGREE DAILY LIFE DENSITY HOUSING MARKET With such a large population, New York City has more people living per square mile in the city than west coast cities such as San Francisco Housing is certainly a limited commodity in the city. More people still rent than own in New York City. New York City residents and workers are no stranger to the daily commute. Only one third of residents spent over an hour getting to work. NEW YORK HOUSING MARKET, 2008 RESIDENT WORKERS PEDESTRIANS MILLION 800 624,759 89,622 270,262 34,702 OWN 700 600 91% 81% 71% 58% 500 2.1 MILLION RENT Z 400 300 200 NEW YORK HOUSTON NEW YORK BOSTON 26,953 17,246 100 The majority of New York City residents work in the city. In 2009, 91.7% of New Yorkers were resident workers. Houston New York residents are most likely to use environmentally friendly forms of transportation to. Only 58% of Boston residents commute in such a manner. NEW YORK SAN FRANCISCO came in second with 81%. CONVENTIONAL LAMA COOP RECREATION POPULATION EMPLOYMENT In 2010, New York City's population ballooned to 8.1 million people. As much as New York City is known for its towering buildings and bridges it is also known for its beautiful parks and spaces. The recovery in the employment market in New York City has been stronger than that of the U.S. in the first half of 2010. The second half saw a slight decrease. Below are the sectors that contributed to the gains in 2010. 1,700 CITY PARKS =100,000 8.1 MILLION 27% people 31% 17% 17% 12% 11% 500 MILES OF SHORELINE PROFESSIONAL & HEALTH & SOCIAL FINANCE, INSURANCE, LEISURE & RETAIL TRADE OTHER SERVICES NEW YORK BUSINESS SERVICES ASSISTANCE HOSPITALITY 27 percent of space in New York City is open space. REAL ESTATE JNYCEDC OWNERSHIP IN THOUSANDS CONDOMINIUM COOP MITCHELL

New York City At A Glance

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Discover NYC facts and figures from the New York City Economic Development Corporation's (NYCEDC) Research and Economic Analysis team.



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