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Welcome to New York ...
While we don't have a date for the founding of New York, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.
When the people of New York refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use New Yorker<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, New York has a population of 8,342,925 people<3> (see below for details).
New York is 70 feet [21 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: New York lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Websites for New York ...
Official Website: www.nyc.gov/
Junior League: www.nyjl.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, New York had an population of 8,342,925 people. This is an increase of 2.05% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.18% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, New York had a population of 8,175,133 people (which is 326.39% of the total population of Kings County). This makes New York the county's most populous community.
The population of New York represents 42.19% of the population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 8,175,133 people, the population of New York increased 2.08% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 8,008,278 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for New York.
Communities Also Named New York ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two New York communities named New York: This one is located in Kings County and the other is located in New York County.
Beyond New York, there are 13 communities that are also named New York - they are located in Florida, Georgia (2), Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri (2), New Mexico, Ohio, Tennessee and Texas.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for New York.
Communities near New York ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near New York.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around New York. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for New York.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of New York. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around New York.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around New York. See our Newspapers Page for New York.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for New York ...
Looking for more information about New York? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to New York, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for New York.
Adding New York to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of New York in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for New York was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found New York on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for New York (1956).
For more details, see References and Mentions for New York.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for New York: www.nyc.gov/
The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 25 Sep 2023