New York City is home to 1.1 million cats and dogs, a huge number for a city with notoriously cramped living spaces.
But pets are not dispersed evenly among the city’s neighborhoods. There are far more four-legged creatures living on the family-friendly Upper East and Upper West Sides than there are in the Bronx. And spacious Staten Island is particularly packed with pet owners, according to research from the New York City Economic Development Corporation.
According to NYCEDC, one in three New York households has a cat or dog, significantly less than the national average of 60%. Around 600,000 dogs and 500,000 cats live within the city’s borders.
Check out the map below to see the neighborhoods where you are most likely to run into a furry friend.
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