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Welcome to New York ...

The coastal city of New York is primarily located in New York County<1> 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<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, New York has a population of 8,336,817 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 8,336,817 people. This is an increase of 1.98% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.1% since the 2000 Census).

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).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near New York ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near New York.

  • Bronx [Bronx County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bronx
    • Bronx [Bronx County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of New York
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,385,108 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bronx
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bronx<6>
  • Newark [Essex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newark
    • Newark [Essex County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of New York
    • Estimated population in 2019: 282,011 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newark
  • North Hempstead [Nassau County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Hempstead
    • North Hempstead [Nassau County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of New York
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Hempstead have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 230,933 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Hempstead
  • Yonkers [Westchester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yonkers
    • Yonkers [Westchester County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of New York
    • Estimated population in 2019: 200,370 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yonkers
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yonkers<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Paterson [Passaic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paterson
      • Paterson [Passaic County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of New York
      • Estimated population in 2019: 145,233 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paterson
    • Elizabeth [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabeth
      • Elizabeth [Union County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of New York
      • Estimated population in 2019: 129,216 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabeth
    • Clifton [Passaic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton
      • Clifton [Passaic County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of New York
      • Estimated population in 2019: 85,052 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton
    • New Rochelle [Westchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Rochelle
      • New Rochelle [Westchester County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of New York
      • Estimated population in 2019: 78,557 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Rochelle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Rochelle<6>
    • Passaic [Passaic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Passaic
      • Passaic [Passaic County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northwest of New York
      • Estimated population in 2019: 69,703 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Passaic
    • Mount Vernon [Westchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Vernon
      • Mount Vernon [Westchester County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of New York
      • Estimated population in 2019: 67,345 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Vernon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Vernon<6>

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. Our list includes 2,756 papers. 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of New York

About New York County

About 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/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including New York, 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>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 (or directions), 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: 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    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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