[facts about new york]

Topic: Around Town
Here are some fascinating facts about New York City, courtesy of the US government (via CoolGov):


  • New York City is 44.7% white, 27.0% Hispanic or Latino, 26.6% black or African American and 9.8% Asian.
  • We’ve got 5,430 “Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander persons.”
  • 35.9% of New Yorkers are foreign-born. In Queens, it’s 46.1%.
  • Mean travel time to work is 40 minutes.
  • 21.2% of New Yorkers are below the poverty line. In the Bronx, it’s 30.7%.