SIS Siteheader
Skip to content

State Facts for Students

New York FlagNew York

Population
  2010 2018
Population 19,378,102 19,542,209
Rank 3 4
Median Age 38.0 39.0
   
Total 8 year-olds 232,511 221,931
Boys 118,421 113,268
Girls 114,090 108,663
Total 9 year-olds 236,670 216,615
Boys 120,854 110,786
Girls 115,816 105,829
Total 10 year-olds 240,497 222,095
Boys 123,181 113,403
Girls 117,316 108,692
Total 11 year-olds 237,605 222,699
Boys 121,388 113,894
Girls 116,217 108,805
Total 12 year-olds 239,517 221,720
Boys 122,261 113,279
Girls 117,256 108,441
Total 13 year-olds 243,311 224,257
Boys 124,172 114,560
Girls 119,139 109,697
Total 14 year-olds 250,526 227,099
Boys 128,241 116,018
Girls 122,285 111,081
 
How People Get to Work: 2010 2018
Drive Alone 54.4% 53.1%
Car Pool 6.9% 6.3%
Public Transportation 26.7% 28.0%
Work at Home 4.0% 4.5%
 
Computer and Internet Use: 2018
Homes with a Computer 91.0%

Geography
  2010
Capital Albany
Largest City New York
Second Largest City Buffalo
Persons Per Square Mile 411.2

Business
  2010 2017
Dentist Offices 9,181 8,929
Amusement Parks 34 26
Fast-Food Restaurants 15,083 17,778
Toy Stores 593 514
Video/Disc Rental Stores 451 99
Zoos & Botanical Gardens 42 46
Candy & Nut Stores 304 270
Pet & Pet Supply Stores 659 714
Ice Cream & Frozen Dessert Makers 29 28

Note: As is the case with all surveys, statistics from sample surveys are subject to sampling and nonsampling error.

A value of NA indicates that data are not available for the indicated time period. A value of X indicates that data are not applicable for the current region.

For the following combo box, to make a selection, press enter then alt plus down arrow and use the up and down arrows.

May I have another state, please?

Skip top of page navigation

History

  • Date of Statehood: July 26, 1788
  • Population 1800: 589,051
  • Population 1850: 3,097,394
  • Population 1900: 7,268,894
  • Population 1950: 14,830,192
  • Population 2000: 18,976,457
  • Population 2010: 19,378,102

I never knew that! *

  • Nickname: Empire State
  • Flower: Rose
  • Tree: Sugar Maple
  • Bird: Bluebird
  • Animal: Beaver
  • Muffin: Apple Muffin
  • Fruit: Apple
  • Fossil: Sea Scorpion
  • Shell: Bay Scallop

Who told you this stuff?

The U.S. Census Bureau takes a census of the population every 10 years, and censuses of economic activity and governments every five years. And every year, the Census Bureau conducts more than 100 other surveys. Data on this page come from the 2010 Census, the American Community Survey, Population Estimates, County Business Patterns, and Puerto Rico Community Survey.

How are these data collected?

The U.S. Census Bureau sends questionnaires in the mail or contacts businesses and households to participate in its surveys.

* State and Island Area symbol information was obtained from various non-Census Bureau resources including state web sites, educational web sites, and commercial entities.

X
  Is this page helpful?
Thumbs Up Image Yes    Thumbs Down Image No
X
No, thanks
255 characters remaining
X
Thank you for your feedback.
Comments or suggestions?