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Welcome to New York ...

The coastal city of New York is primarily located in Kings County<1> and is the County Seat for Kings County. A portion of New York extends into Queens County.

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:

Junior League:

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.

  • Bronx
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Bronx is located in Bronx County
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,385,108 people
    • Bronx has also been known as:
    • Bronx
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bronx
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Bronx
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bronx <5>
  • Newark
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Newark is located in Essex County (NJ)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 282,520 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newark
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Newark
  • Yonkers
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
  • Paterson
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Paterson is located in Passaic County (NJ)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 144,801 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paterson
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Paterson
  • Elizabeth
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
    • Elizabeth is located in Union County (NJ)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 128,382 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabeth
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Elizabeth
  • Clifton
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Clifton is located in Passaic County (NJ)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 85,025 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Clifton
  • New Rochelle
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
  • Passaic
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Passaic is located in Passaic County (NJ)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 69,340 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Passaic
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Passaic
  • Mount Vernon
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Bayonne
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Bayonne is located in Hudson County (NJ)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 65,165 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayonne
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Bayonne

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.

The official website for New York:

The official website for State of New York:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Kings, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of New York refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of New York may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for New York.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around New York - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




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