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State Demographics Data - NY

New York

Demographics & Social
2013
2000
1990
Demographics

Note: The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.

Foreign Born
Number 4,383,311
% Foreign Born 22.3%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2013 13.3%
% change: 1990-2000 35.6%
Race (%)  
One race 97.0%
White
35.3%
Black or African American
19.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.4%
Asian
25.0%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.1%
Other race
16.9%
Two or more races 3.0%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 1,401,521
% Latino 32.0%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.6%
5-17 4.6%
18-64 78.2%
65 and older 16.6%
Median Age

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 ACS. 2) The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

45.4
Gender (% female) 52.8%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 28.2%
Married 53.7%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 18.2%

Note: The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.

U.S. Born
Number 15,267,816
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 1.1%
% change: 1990-2000 -0.2%
Race (%)  
One race 97.2%
White 73.0%
Black or African American 14.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4%
Asian 3.0%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.0%
Other race 6.1%
Two or more races 2.8%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 2,205,187
% Latino 14.4%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 7.5%
5-17 18.8%
18-64 60.0%
65 and older 13.8%
Median Age 34.5
Gender (% female) 51.1%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 41.9%
Married 40.9%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 17.3%
Foreign Born
Number 3,868,133
% Foreign Born 20.4%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011  
 
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U.S. Born
Number 15,108,324
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Foreign Born
Number 2,851,861
% Foreign Born 15.9%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
Number 15,138,594
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Place of Birth Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at sea)

Note: For 1990, 2000, and current ACS year, the total for the region of birth of the foreign born is different from the total foreign born. This is because the 1990 total excludes those who did not report a country of birth and those born at sea, while the 2000 and the current ACS year totals exclude those born at sea.

4,383,311
Born in Africa 184,156
Born in Asia 1,208,142
Born in Europe 751,244
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 2,166,276
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 60,627
Born in Oceania 12,866
Top 3 Countries of Birth

Note: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year. The estimate for China excludes Taiwan.

 
Country #1 China (exc. Taiwan)
Country #2 Jamaica
Country #3 Mexico
Detailed Region/Country of Birth

Note: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year.

4,383,311
Europe 751,244
Northern Europe 99,814
United Kingdom
59,092
Ireland
30,521
Other Northern Europe
10,201
Western Europe 96,613
France
24,790
Germany
48,979
Other Western Europe
22,844
Southern Europe 161,351
Italy
102,929
Portugal
9,102
Other Southern Europe
49,320
Eastern Europe 391,967
Poland
76,048
Russia
83,249
Other Eastern Europe
232,670
Other Europe (no country specified) 1,499
Asia 1,208,142
Eastern Asia 575,275
China
450,268

China, excluding Taiwan

414,788

Taiwan

35,480
Japan
28,189
Korea
96,376
Other Eastern Asia
442
South Central Asia 375,769
India
147,394
Iran
17,203
Other South Central Asia
211,172
Southeastern Asia 150,384
Philippines
76,611
Vietnam
23,235
Other Southeastern Asia
50,538
Western Asia 103,928
Israel
29,037
Lebanon
6,096
Other Western Asia
68,795
Other Asia (no country specified) 2,786
Africa 184,156
Eastern Africa 17,009
Northern Africa
35,353
Western Africa
100,883
Middle and Southern Africa
13,583
Other Africa (no country specified)
17,328
Oceania 12,866
Australia and New Zealand subregion 11,270
Oceania (no country specified) 1,596
Americas 2,226,903
Latin America 2,166,276
Caribbean
1,080,668

Cuba

24,745

Jamaica

236,093

Other Caribbean

819,830
Central America
510,539

Mexico

239,702

El Salvador

110,549

Other Central America

160,288
South America
575,069

Brazil

27,709

Colombia

99,414

Other South America

447,946
Northern America 60,627
Canada
59,870
Other Northern America
757
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 1,636,487
1990-1999 1,154,457
2000-2009 1,176,171
Since 2010 416,196
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 4.2%
Born in Asia 27.6%
Born in Europe 17.1%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 49.4%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 1.4%
Born in Oceania 0.3%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 8.9%
Country #2 5.5%
Country #3 5.5%
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 17.1%
Northern Europe 2.3%
United Kingdom 1.3%
Ireland 0.7%
Other Northern Europe 0.2%
Western Europe 2.2%
France 0.6%
Germany 1.1%
Other Western Europe 0.5%
Southern Europe 3.7%
Italy 2.3%
Portugal 0.2%
Other Southern Europe 1.1%
Eastern Europe 8.9%
Poland 1.7%
Russia 1.9%
Other Eastern Europe 5.3%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 27.6%
Eastern Asia 13.1%
China 10.3%
China, excluding Taiwan 9.5%
Taiwan 0.8%
Japan 0.6%
Korea 2.2%
Other Eastern Asia 0.0%
South Central Asia 8.6%
India 3.4%
Iran 0.4%
Other South Central Asia 4.8%
Southeastern Asia 3.4%
Philippines 1.7%
Vietnam 0.5%
Other Southeastern Asia 1.2%
Western Asia 2.4%
Israel 0.7%
Lebanon 0.1%
Other Western Asia 1.6%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.1%
Africa 4.2%
Eastern Africa 0.4%
Northern Africa 0.8%
Western Africa 2.3%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.3%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.4%
Oceania 0.3%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.3%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.0%
Americas 50.8%
Latin America 49.4%
Caribbean 24.7%
Cuba 0.6%
Jamaica 5.4%
Other Caribbean 18.7%
Central America 11.6%
Mexico 5.5%
El Salvador 2.5%
Other Central America 3.7%
South America 13.1%
Brazil 0.6%
Colombia 2.3%
Other South America 10.2%
Northern America 1.4%
Canada 1.4%
Other Northern America 0.0%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 37.3%
1980-1989 26.3%
1990-1999 26.8%
Since 2000 9.5%
Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 3,868,133
Born in Africa 116,936
Born in Asia 916,597
Born in Europe 879,307
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 1,891,612
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 55,962
Cat28 7,680
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 Dominican Republic
Country #2 China (exc. Taiwan)
Country #3 Jamaica
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Region of birth 100%
Born in Africa 3.0%
Born in Asia 23.7%
Born in Europe 22.7%
Born in Latin America 48.9%
Born in Northern America 1.4%
Born in Oceania 0.2%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 10.5%
Country #2 7.0%
Country #3 5.9%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 2,692,871
Born in Africa 55,819
Born in Asia 556,662
Born in Europe 842,395
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 1,174,849
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 58,142
Cat21 5,004
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 Dominican Republic
Country #2 Italy
Country #3 Jamaica
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Region of birth 100%
Born in Africa 2.1%
Born in Asia 20.7%
Born in Europe 31.3%
Born in Latin America 43.6%
Born in Northern America 2.2%
Born in Oceania 0.2%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 8.4%
Country #2 6.6%
Country #3 5.0%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Naturalization Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 4,383,311
Naturalized citizens 2,359,247
Noncitizens 2,024,064
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 2,359,247
Before 1980 321,768
1980-1989 283,731
1990-1999 603,456
2000-2009 815,232
Since 2010 335,060
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 53.8%
Noncitizens 46.2%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 13.6%
1980-1989 12.0%
1990-1999 25.6%
2000-2009 34.6%
Since 2010 14.2%
Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 3,868,133
Naturalized citizens 1,783,744
Noncitizens 2,084,389
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 46.1%
Noncitizens 53.9%
   
   
   
   
   
   
Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 2,851,861
Naturalized citizens 1,297,020
Noncitizens 1,554,841
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 45.5%
Noncitizens 54.5%
   
   
   
   
   
   
Fertility Foreign Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 1,283,112
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 69,312
% married among women who gave birth
77.0%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
23.0%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 3,618,149
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 162,272
% married among women who gave birth 62.7%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 37.3%
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
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Household and Family Size

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 ACS. 2) The letter N indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

Foreign Born
Average household size 3.16
Average family size 3.71
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.46
Average family size 3.16
Foreign Born
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
 
Population
Population
Population
Children under 18 Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents

Note: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. These figures do not include children under 18 who reside in a home with no parents.

 
Children under age 18 with 4,047,901
Only native parent(s)
2,578,750
One or more foreign-born parents
1,458,679

Child is native

1,264,238

Child is foreign born

194,441
Children under age 6 with 1,347,838
Only native parent(s)
852,792
One or more foreign-born parents
491,029

Child is native

462,761

Child is foreign born

28,268
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 2,700,063
Only native parent(s)
1,725,958
One or more foreign-born parents
967,650

Child is native

801,477

Child is foreign born

166,173
Children in Low-Income Families

Note: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. These figures do not include children under 18 who reside in a home with no parents. The term "low-income families" refers to families with annual incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold.

1,696,954
Only native parents 956,416
One or more foreign-born parents 736,926
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 63.7%
One or more foreign-born parents 36.0%
Child is native 31.2%
Child is foreign born 4.8%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 63.3%
One or more foreign-born parents 36.4%
Child is native 34.3%
Child is foreign born 2.1%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 63.9%
One or more foreign-born parents 35.8%
Child is native 29.7%
Child is foreign born 6.2%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 56.4%
One or more foreign-born parents 43.4%
Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 4,417,334
Only native parent(s) 3,089,671
One or more foreign-born parents 1,327,663
Child is native 1,045,461
Child is foreign born 282,202
Children under age 6 with 1,413,576
Only native parent(s) 981,101
One or more foreign-born parents 432,475
Child is native 398,136
Child is foreign born 34,339
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 3,003,758
Only native parent(s) 2,108,570
One or more foreign-born parents 895,188
Child is native 647,325
Child is foreign born 247,863
Children in Low-Income Families* 1,681,554
Only native parents 1,063,562
One or more foreign-born parents 617,992
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 69.9%
One or more foreign-born parents 30.1%
Child is native 23.7%
Child is foreign born 6.4%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 69.4%
One or more foreign-born parents 30.6%
Child is native 28.2%
Child is foreign born 2.4%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 70.2%
One or more foreign-born parents 29.8%
Child is native 21.6%
Child is foreign born 8.3%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 63.2%
One or more foreign-born parents 36.8%
Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 4,031,575
Only native parent(s) 3,070,395
One or more foreign-born parents 961,180
Child is native 725,064
Child is foreign born 236,116
Children under age 6 with 1,425,439
Only native parent(s) 1,105,162
One or more foreign-born parents 320,277
Child is native 280,946
Child is foreign born 39,331
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 2,606,136
Only native parent(s) 1,965,233
One or more foreign-born parents 640,903
Child is native 444,118
Child is foreign born 196,785
Children in Low-Income Families* 1,438,999
Only native parents 1,035,797
One or more foreign-born parents 403,202
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 76.2%
One or more foreign-born parents 23.8%
Child is native 18.0%
Child is foreign born 5.9%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 77.5%
One or more foreign-born parents 22.5%
Child is native 19.7%
Child is foreign born 2.8%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 75.4%
One or more foreign-born parents 24.6%
Child is native 17.0%
Child is foreign born 7.6%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 72.0%
One or more foreign-born parents 28.0%

Sources: Migration Policy Institute tabulations of the U.S. Bureau of the Census’ American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2013 data are from the one-year ACS file. For information about ACS definitions, methodology, sampling error, and nonsampling error, click here. Estimates from the 1990 and 2000 Decennial Census data as well as ACS microdata are from Steven Ruggles, Matthew Sobek, Trent Alexander, Catherine A. Fitch, Ronald Goeken, Patricia Kelly Hall, Miriam King, and Chad Ronnander, "Integrated Public Use Microdata Series: Version 4.0" (Machine-readable database, Minnesota Population Center [producer and distributor], 2011).

Definitions

  • The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.
  • The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.
  • The term "low-income families" refers to families with annual incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold.

Data-related notes

  • The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.
  • For “Median Age” and “Household Size”: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 ACS. 
  • Region of birth: For 1990, 2000, and current ACS year, the total for the region of birth of the foreign born is different from the total foreign born. This is because the 1990 total excludes those who did not report a country of birth and those born at sea, while the 2000 and the current ACS year totals exclude those born at sea.
  • Countries of birth: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year.
  • Beginning with the 2013 ACS, the U.S. Census Bureau includes children of same-sex married couples in the total number of children; the same information is unavailable by parental nativity. This means that the sum of children of natives and children of immigrants (in absolute and percent terms) may be smaller than the total number of children.
  • Children of immigrants: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. These figures do not include children under 18 who reside in a home with no parents.