New York : What you need to know

Home to both the largest city and biggest state park in the country, New York provides residents with urban playgrounds and impressive natural amenities. While New York City garners much of the tourism attention, the rest of the state offers highly livable communities. The best places to live in New York include Albany, Syracuse and White Plains. Residents enjoy a wealth of entertainment options from Broadway shows to pro sports teams like the New York Yankees and the Buffalo Bills.


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New York Profile

Quick Facts

Population 19,673,174
Latest Population Increase 0.00%
Median Household Income $59,269
Median Home Price $283,400
Median Property Tax $2,022
Median Rent $54

Employment Rate

  Employed 94.9%
  Unemployed 5.1%

Race

  Ethnicity White 64.6%
  Ethnicity Black 15.6%
  Ethnicity Asian 8%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 18.4%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.4%
  Ethnicity Other 8.6%

Employment Rate

  Employed 94.9%
  Unemployed 5.1%

Educational Levels

  Bachelor's Degree 19.4%
  Associate's Degree 8.5%
  Graduate or Professional Degree 14.8%
  High School Graduate 26.7%
  Some College, No Degree 16.2%
  Percent Bachelor's Degree or Higher 34.2%
  Percent High School Graduate or Higher 85.6%

Industry

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting and Mining 0.6%
Construction 5.6%
Manufacturing 6.5%
Wholesale Trade 2.5%
Retail Trade 10.8%
Transportation and Warehousing, and Utilities 5.1%
Information 2.9%
Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 8%
Professional, Scientific and Management and Administrative and Waste 11.4%
Educational Services and Health Care and Social Assistance 27.5%
Arts, Entertainment and recreation and Accommodation and food Services 9.5%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 5%
Public Administration 4.6%

Housing

  Homes Rent 53.6%
  Homes Owned 46.4%

New York Rankings


Best places to Live in New York
Title Population Median Home Price Median Household Income
Accord 762 $0 $112,083
Adams 1,717 $144,300 $40,341
Adams Center 1,865 $108,600 $33,849
Addison 1,788 $80,100 $49,821
Afton 1,086 $88,300 $41,042
Airmont 8,808 $454,900 $91,458
Akron 2,860 $119,400 $47,311
Albany 98,468 $171,400 $40,949
Albertson 5,146 $514,000 $108,750
Albion 5,631 $71,600 $24,205
Alden 2,590 $126,400 $52,005
Alexander 516 $106,900 $56,250
Alexandria Bay 965 $110,700 $40,156
Alfred 4,314 $115,300 $25,469
Allegany 1,839 $105,200 $48,750
Almond 480 $64,300 $48,864
Altamont 1,610 $250,200 $80,078
Altmar 412 $51,700 $27,386
Altona 789 $66,600 $31,900
Amagansett 1,211 $1,650,600 $93,750