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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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Quick Facts about NY

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 in NY

  Employed 94.9%
  Unemployed 5.1%

Race in NY

  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 in NY

  Employed 94.9%
  Unemployed 5.1%

Educational Levels in NY

  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 in NY

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 in NY

  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
New York 8,426,743 $494,800 $53,373
Buffalo 259,517 $68,800 $31,918
Rochester 210,745 $76,200 $30,960
Yonkers 199,435 $382,300 $59,049
Syracuse 144,564 $88,800 $31,881
Albany 98,468 $171,400 $40,949
New Rochelle 79,027 $552,600 $70,036
Cheektowaga 74,905 $99,400 $48,508
Mount Vernon 68,221 $361,700 $50,952
Schenectady 65,735 $114,400 $40,755
Utica 61,628 $89,200 $30,504
Brentwood 61,374 $278,200 $70,139
Tonawanda 58,149 $118,600 $54,345
White Plains 57,790 $511,600 $80,442
Hempstead 55,105 $308,400 $55,417
Levittown 51,593 $357,400 $98,810
Irondequoit 51,337 $117,500 $54,275
Troy 49,933 $143,800 $38,954
Niagara Falls 49,435 $67,400 $31,560
Binghamton 46,495 $85,300 $29,824