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Social Characteristics of New York

New York Selected Social Characteristics 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

  • American Community Survey types of households (All)
    7,255,528
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households)
    4,636,017
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households)
    63.9%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households having own children under 18 years)
    2,033,672
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households having own children under 18 years)
    28.0%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households, Married-couple family)
    3,201,092
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households, Married-couple family)
    44.1%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households, Married-couple family / own children under 18 years)
    1,338,892
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households, Married-couple family / own children under 18 years)
    18.5%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households, Male householder, no wife present, family)
    358,886
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households, Male householder, no wife present, family)
    4.9%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households, Male householder, no wife present, family / own children under 18 years)
    145,809
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households, Male householder, no wife present, family / own children under 18 years)
    2.0%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households, Female householder, no husband present)
    1,076,039
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households, Female householder, no husband present)
    14.8%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households, Female householder, no husband present, family - With own children under 18 years)
    548,971
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households, Female householder, no husband present, family - With own children under 18 years)
    7.6%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with non-family households)
    2,619,511
  • Percentage of types of households (All with non-family households)
    36.1%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with non-family households when Householder living alone)
    2,144,342
  • Percentage of types of households (All with non-family households when Householder living alone)
    29.6%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with non-family households when Householder living alone, 65 years and over)
    792,175
  • Percentage of types of households (All with non-family households when Householder living alone, 65 years and over)
    10.9%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All households with one or more people under 18 years)
    2,266,694
  • Percentage of types of households (All households with one or more people under 18 years)
    31.2%
  • American Community Survey types of households (households with one or more people 65 years and over)
    1,970,104
  • Percentage of types of households (households with one or more people 65 years and over)
    27.2%
  • American Community Survey types of households (Average sized households)
    2.62
  • American Community Survey types of households (Average family size households)
    3.29
  • American Community Survey number of persons in households by relationship (All)
    19,011,066
  • American Community Survey number of persons in households by relationship (Householder)
    7,255,528
  • Percentage of persons in households by relationship (Householder)
    38.2%
  • American Community Survey number of persons in households by relationship (Spouse)
    3,198,350
  • Percentage of persons in households by relationship (Spouse)
    16.8%
  • American Community Survey number of persons in households by relationship (Child)
    5,868,178
  • Percentage of persons in households by relationship (Child)
    30.9%
  • American Community Survey number of persons in households by relationship (Other relatives)
    1,532,183
  • Percentage of persons in households by relationship (Other relatives)
    8.1%
  • American Community Survey number of persons in households by relationship (Not relatives)
    1,156,827
  • Percentage of persons in households by relationship (Not relatives)
    6.1%
  • American Community Survey persons in households by relationship (Not relatives) Unmarried partner
    439,272
  • Percentage of persons in households by relationship (Not relatives) Unmarried partner
    2.3%
  • American Community Survey number of males 15 years and older (by Marital status)
    7,699,246
  • American Community Survey number of unmarried males 15 years and older
    3,136,968
  • Percentage number of unmarried males 15 years and older
    40.7%
  • American Community Survey number of married males 15 years and older (not including separated)
    3,640,356
  • Percentage number of married males 15 years and older (not including separated)
    47.3%
  • American Community Survey number of separated males 15 years and older
    165,492
  • Percentage number of separated males 15 years and older
    2.1%
  • American Community Survey number of widowed males 15 years and older
    199,670
  • Percentage number of widowed males 15 years and older
    2.6%
  • American Community Survey number of divorced males 15 years and older
    556,760
  • Percentage number of divorced males 15 years and older
    7.2%
  • American Community Survey number of females 15 years and older (by Marital status)
    8,380,183
  • American Community Survey number of females never married 15 years and older
    2,950,177
  • Percentage number of females never married 15 years and older
    35.2%
  • American Community Survey number of females presently married 15 years and older (not including separated)
    3,546,652
  • Percentage number of females presently married 15 years and older (not including separated)
    42.3%
  • American Community Survey number of separated females 15 years and older
    262,312
  • Percentage of separated females 15 years and older
    3.1%
  • American Community Survey number of widowed females 15 years and older
    788,734
  • Percentage of widowed females 15 years and older
    9.4%
  • American Community Survey number of divorced females 15 years and older
    832,308
  • Percentage of divorced females 15 years and older
    9.9%
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old females which had birth in the past year
    241,814
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old unmarried (widowed, divorced, and never married) females which had birth in the past year
    82,383
  • Percentage of 15 to 50 years old unmarried (widowed, divorced, and never married) females which had birth in the past year
    34.1%
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old unmarried (widowed, divorced, and never married) females which had birth in the past year (Per 1,000)
    28
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old females which had birth in the past year (Per 1,000)
    49
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old females which had birth in the past year (Per 1,000 - 15 to 19 years old)
    15
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old females which had birth in the past year (Per 1,000 - 20 to 34 years old)
    79
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old females which had birth in the past year (Per 1,000 - 35 to 50 years old)
    30
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age
    431,627
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (Responsible for grandchildren)
    129,948
  • Percentage of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (Responsible for grandchildren)
    30.1%
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (Less than one year, responsible for grandchildren)
    24,761
  • Percentage of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (Less than one year, responsible for grandchildren)
    5.7%
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (1 or 2 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    31,132
  • Percentage of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (1 or 2 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    7.2%
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (3 or 4 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    22,164
  • Percentage of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (3 or 4 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    5.1%
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (5 or more years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    51,891
  • Percentage of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (5 or more years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    12.0%
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (under 18 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    129,948
  • American Community Survey number of female grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (under 18 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    87,349
  • Percentage of female grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (under 18 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    67.2%
  • American Community Survey number of married grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (under 18 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    84,479
  • Percentage of married grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (under 18 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    65.0%
  • American Community Survey number of persons enrolled in school 3 years of age and over
    4,997,148
  • American Community Survey number of people enrolled in nursery school, preschool 3 years of age and over
    299,128
  • Percentage of people enrolled in nursery school, preschool 3 years of age and over
    6.0%
  • American Community Survey number of people enrolled in kindergarten 3 years of age and over
    240,389
  • Percentage of people enrolled in kindergarten 3 years of age and over
    4.8%
  • American Community Survey number of people enrolled in Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3 years of age and over
    1,876,911
  • Percentage of people enrolled in Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3 years of age and over
    37.6%
  • American Community Survey number of people enrolled in High school (grades 9-12) 3 years of age and over
    1,036,213
  • Percentage of people enrolled in High school (grades 9-12) 3 years of age and over
    20.7%
  • American Community Survey number of people enrolled in College or graduate school 3 years of age and over
    1,544,507
  • Percentage of people enrolled in College or graduate school 3 years of age and over
    30.9%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with education
    13,329,734
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with less than 9th grade education
    900,417
  • Percentage of people 25 years of age and older with less than 9th grade education
    6.8%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with 9th to 12th grade (without diploma)
    1,048,770
  • Percentage of people 25 years of age and older with 9th to 12th grade (without diploma)
    7.9%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older high school graduates and equivalency
    3,591,512
  • Percentage number of people 25 years of age and older high school graduates and equivalency
    26.9%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with some college and no degree
    2,169,590
  • Percentage of people 25 years of age and older with some college and no degree
    16.3%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with associate's degree
    1,130,032
  • Percentage of people 25 years of age and older with associate's degree
    8.5%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree
    2,544,961
  • Percentage of people 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree
    19.1%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with Graduate or professional degree
    1,944,452
  • Percentage of people 25 years of age and older with Graduate or professional degree
    14.6%
  • Percentage of people with high school graduate or higher
    85.4%
  • Percentage of people with a bachelor's degree or higher
    33.7%
  • American Community Survey number of Veterans (Civilian, 18 years and older)
    15,298,282
  • American Community Survey number of Veterans (Civilian, 18 years and older) Civilian veterans
    868,764
  • Percentage of Veterans (Civilian, 18 years and older) Civilian veterans
    5.7%
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (By status)
    19,342,657
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (With a disability)
    2,120,273
  • Percentage of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (With a disability)
    11.0%
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (Under 18 years of age)
    4,263,500
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (Under 18 years of age - with a disability)
    156,108
  • Percentage of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (Under 18 years of age - with a disability)
    3.7%
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (18 to 64 years)
    12,423,244
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (18 to 64 years - with a disability)
    1,059,606
  • Percentage of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (18 to 64 years - with a disability)
    8.5%
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (65 years and over)
    2,655,913
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (65 years and over - with a disability)
    904,559
  • Percentage of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (65 years and over - with a disability)
    34.1%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago)
    19,374,030
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Same house
    17,223,181
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Same house
    88.9%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S.
    1,998,066
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S.
    10.3%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Same county
    1,258,415
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Same county
    6.5%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Different county
    739,651
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Different county
    3.8%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Different county - Same state
    468,986
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Different county - Same state
    2.4%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Different county - Different state
    270,665
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Different county - Different state
    1.4%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Abroad
    152,783
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Abroad
    0.8%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons (by place of birth)
    19,594,330
  • American Community Survey number of Native persons
    15,218,385
  • Percentage of Native persons
    77.7%
  • American Community Survey number of Native persons (Born in United States)
    14,741,690
  • Percentage of Native persons (Born in United States)
    75.2%
  • American Community Survey number of Native persons - (Born in United States - State of residence)
    12,449,301
  • Percentage of Native persons (Born in United States - State of residence)
    63.5%
  • American Community Survey number of Native persons (Born in United States - State of residence - Born in United States - Different state)
    2,292,389
  • Percentage of Native persons (State of residence - Born in United States - Different state)
    11.7%
  • American Community Survey number of Native persons (Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island areas, or born abroad to American parent(s))
    476,695
  • Percentage of Native persons (Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island areas, or born abroad to American parent(s))
    2.4%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons foreign born
    4,375,945
  • Percentage of all persons foreign born
    22.3%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons foreign born (by U.S. Citizenship status)
    4,375,945
  • American Community Survey number of all persons foreign born (Naturalized U.S. citizen)
    2,317,787
  • Percentage of all persons foreign born (Naturalized U.S. citizen)
    53.0%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons foreign born (Non U.S. citizen)
    2,058,158
  • Percentage of all persons foreign born (Non U.S. citizen)
    47.0%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons born abroad the U.S. (by year of entry)
    4,852,640
  • American Community Survey number of all native persons (by year of entry)
    476,695
  • Percent; YEAR OF ENTRY - Native
    476695%
  • American Community Survey number of all native persons (entry - 2010 or later)
    27,510
  • Percentage of all native persons (entry - 2010 or later)
    5.8%
  • American Community Survey number of all native persons (entry - before 2010)
    449,185
  • Percentage of all native persons (entry - before 2010)
    94.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (by year of entry)
    4,375,945
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (entry - 2010 or later)
    304,904
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (entry - 2010 or later)
    7.0%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (entry - before 2010)
    4,071,041
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (entry - before 2010)
    93.0%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) by world region
    4,375,934
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Europe
    756,367
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Europe
    17.3%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Asia
    1,207,717
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Asia
    27.6%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Africa
    174,072
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Africa
    4.0%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Oceania
    12,562
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Oceania
    0.3%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Latin America
    2,167,962
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Latin America
    49.5%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Northern America
    57,254
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Northern America
    1.3%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older (by language spoken at home)
    18,424,072
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking English only
    12,867,700
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking English only
    69.8%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking a language other than English
    5,556,372
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking a language other than English
    30.2%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking a language other than English which speak English less than very well
    2,481,513
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking a language other than English which speak English less than very well
    13.5%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking Spanish at home
    2,741,443
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking Spanish at home
    14.9%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older, language spoken at home. Spanish, speaks English less than very well
    1,240,490
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older, language spoken at home. Spanish, speaks English less than very well
    6.7%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking Other Indo-European languages at home
    1,637,463
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking Other Indo-European languages at home
    8.9%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking Other Indo-European languages at home, speaks English less than very well
    635,043
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking Other Indo-European languages at home, speaks English less than very well
    3.4%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking Asian and Pacific Islander languages at home
    897,223
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking Asian and Pacific Islander languages at home
    4.9%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking Asian and Pacific Islander languages at home, speaks English less than very well
    518,003
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking Asian and Pacific Islander languages at home, speaks English less than very well
    2.8%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking Other languages at home
    280,243
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking Other languages at home
    1.5%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking other languages at home, speaks English less than very well
    87,977
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking other languages at home, speaks English less than very well
    0.5%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons (by ancestry)
    19,594,330
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of American ancestry
    984,823
  • Percentage of all persons of American ancestry
    5.0%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Arab ancestry
    158,893
  • Percentage of all persons of Arab ancestry
    0.8%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Czech ancestry
    55,092
  • Percentage of all persons of Czech ancestry
    0.3%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Danish ancestry
    34,311
  • Percentage of all persons of Danish ancestry
    0.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Dutch ancestry
    244,708
  • Percentage of all persons of Dutch ancestry
    1.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of English ancestry
    1,053,798
  • Percentage of all persons of English ancestry
    5.4%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of French (except Basque) ancestry
    448,339
  • Percentage of all persons of French (except Basque) ancestry
    2.3%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of French Canadian ancestry
    126,168
  • Percentage of all persons of French Canadian ancestry
    0.6%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of German ancestry
    2,065,163
  • Percentage of all persons of German ancestry
    10.5%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Greek ancestry
    150,860
  • Percentage of all persons of Greek ancestry
    0.8%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Hungarian ancestry
    149,715
  • Percentage of all persons of Hungarian ancestry
    0.8%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Irish ancestry
    2,431,259
  • Percentage of all persons of Irish ancestry
    12.4%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Italian ancestry
    2,601,578
  • Percentage of all persons of Italian ancestry
    13.3%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Lithuanian ancestry
    44,481
  • Percentage of all persons of Lithuanian ancestry
    0.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Norwegian ancestry
    82,063
  • Percentage of all persons of Norwegian ancestry
    0.4%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Polish ancestry
    944,540
  • Percentage of all persons of Polish ancestry
    4.8%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Portuguese ancestry
    53,270
  • Percentage of all persons of Portuguese ancestry
    0.3%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Russian ancestry
    432,318
  • Percentage of all persons of Russian ancestry
    2.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Scotch-Irish ancestry
    67,719
  • Percentage of all persons of Scotch-Irish ancestry
    0.3%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Scottish ancestry
    207,243
  • Percentage of all persons of Scottish ancestry
    1.1%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Slovak ancestry
    33,993
  • Percentage of all persons of Slovak ancestry
    0.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Sub-Saharan African ancestry
    249,112
  • Percentage of all persons of Sub-Saharan African ancestry
    1.3%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Swedish ancestry
    122,434
  • Percentage of all persons of Swedish ancestry
    0.6%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Swiss ancestry
    35,288
  • Percentage of all persons of Swiss ancestry
    0.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Ukrainian ancestry
    135,733
  • Percentage of all persons of Ukrainian ancestry
    0.7%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Welsh ancestry
    81,452
  • Percentage of all persons of Welsh ancestry
    0.4%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of West Indian (excluding Hispanic origin groups) ancestry
    813,460
  • Percentage of all persons of West Indian (excluding Hispanic origin groups) ancestry
    4.2%


Explanation of Symbols
(N) is displayed in columns when the area surveyed can not be shown due to the number of cases sampled being too few.
(-) is displayed in columns when the median is at the lowest interval of an open ended distribution.

Note: The numbers and percentages provided are estimates only and contain a margin of error. All estimates are collected from the census bureau, the margin of error can be viewed by referring to American Community Survey's tables and charts.