A Statistical Guide To The People You’ll Meet In New York City

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You’ll meet all kinds of people in the Big Apple.We decided to track down some interesting statistics about those 8 million New Yorkers plus 49 million annual tourists.

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title=”The average New Yorker travels 39.2 minutes to work”
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Source: US Census Bureau
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title=”Just over half take the subway or a bus every morning”
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Source: US Census Bureau
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title=”And a quarter drive to work”
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Source: US Census Bureau
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title=”Despite being a finance hub, only 3 per cent of locals work in finance or insurance”
content=”Source: US Census Bureau
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title=”About the same number cooks pizzas, pours drinks or works other hospitality jobs”
content=”Don’t miss: A Meatpacking District Bartender Tells Us The Best And Worst Parts Of Her Job >
Source: US Census Bureau
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title=”One in every hundred people works in the arts”
content=”Don’t miss: This Man Quit His Wall Street Job On A Mission To Change The Art World >
Source: US Census Bureau
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title=”The same goes for real estate”
content=”Source: US Census Bureau
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title=”One third has a bachelor’s degree hanging on the wall”
content=”Source: US Census Bureau
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title=”18.6 per cent live in poverty”
content=”Source: US Census Bureau
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permalink=”all-those-accents-one-in-five-new-yorkers-was-born-outside-the-us-10″
title=”All those accents? One in five New Yorkers was born outside the US”
content=”Source: US Census Bureau
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title=”Nearly half will speak a second language, other than English”
content=”Source: US Census Bureau
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title=”One in five is under 18″
content=”Source: US Census Bureau
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permalink=”and-121-percent-are-over-65-13″
title=”And 12.1 per cent are over 65″
content=”Source: US Census Bureau
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title=”More than half live in an owner-occupied home”
content=”Source: US Census Bureau
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title=”And one in 200 doesn’t have a home”
content=”Don’t miss: Young And Homeless In New York City >

Source: US Census Bureau
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title=”Just under half the city is white, and a quarter black”
content=”Source: US Census Bureau
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permalink=”more-than-one-in-four-are-hispanic-and-one-in-10-asian-17″
title=”More than one in four are Hispanic, and one in 10 Asian”
content=”Source: US Census Bureau
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title=”About 22% are overweight”
content=”Source: Reuters
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title=”6 per cent of the people in New York City at any given time are tourists”
content=”Based on data from New York’s tourist bureau: Last year there were 39 million domestic tourists, who stayed for 3 nights on average, and 10 million international tourists, who stayed 7 days on average, which amounts to 512,000 tourists per day in a city of 8 million.
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title=”New York City is a nice place to visit these days, but…”
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