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New York, New York
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The location of New York

Welcome to New York ...

The coastal city of New York is primarily located in New York County and is the County Seat for New York County. A portion of New York extends into Bronx County.

When the people of New York refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use New Yorker<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, New York has a population of 8,622,698 people<2> (see below for details).

New York is 70 feet [21 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: New York lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, New York had a population of 8,175,133 people (which is 515.5% of the total population of New York 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 (which had a count of 8,008,278 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, New York had an population of 8,622,698 people. This is an increase of 5.47% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 7.67% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for New York.

Communities near New York ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from New York and not the distance if you are going to drive.<4>.

Community   2017
Clifton (NJ)   [Map]   86,607   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Elizabeth (NJ)   [Map]   130,215   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Newark (NJ)   [Map]   285,154   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Passaic (NJ)   [Map]   71,247   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Paterson (NJ)   [Map]   148,678   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Bronx   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for New York.

Communities Also Named New York ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 12 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around New York. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around New York. Our list includes 2,756 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for New York:

Websites for New York ...

Official Website:
Junior League:

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.

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in New York

About New York County

About New York

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for New York:

The official website for State of New York:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for New York.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around New York - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- New York) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for New York. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from New York

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New York. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7097, Longitude: -73.9917     [Map].

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