New York Fun Facts
New York flag Capital:
Date of Statehood:
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Albany
July 26, 1788
Rose
Sugar Maple
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SUBJECT 1990 2000
Total Population 17,990,455 18,976,457
Male 8,625,673 9,146,748
Female 9,364,782 9,829,709
     
AGE    
Under 5 years 1,255,764 1,239,417
5 to 9 years 1,178,006 1,351,857
10 to 14 years 1,140,177 1,332,433
15 to 19 years 1,230,127 1,287,544
20 to 24 years 1,408,899 1,244,309
25 to 59 years 8,588,650 9,316,566
60 to 84 years 2,940,659 2,892,843
85 years and over 248,173 311,488
     
MEDIAN AGE 33.8 35.9
     
Under 18 years 4,259,549 4,690,107
Male 2,179,557 2,402,657
Female 2,079,992 2,287,450
     
URBAN AND RURAL RESIDENCE    
Total population 17,990,455 18,976,457
Urban population 15,164,245 16,601,126
Rural population 2,826,210 2,375,331
Farm population 82,256 61,503
     
HOUSEHOLDS    
Families (family households) 4,489,312 4,639,387
With own children under 18 years 2,064,459 2,231,381
Average family size 3.22 3.22
     
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
Persons 5 years and over 16,743,048 17,749,110
Speak a language other than English 3,908,720 4,962,921
     
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT    
Persons 3 years and older enrolled in school 4,656,218 5,217,030
Preprimary school 321,178 603,880
Elementary or high school 2,895,841 3,311,775
College or graduate school 1,439,199 1,301,375
     
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT    
For Persons 25 years and over    
Percent high school graduate or higher 75 79
Percent Bachelor's degree or higher 23 27
     
HOUSING CHARACTERISTICS    
Total housing units 7,226,891 7,679,307
With no telephone service 332,408 132,704
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 and 1990 Census of Population and Housing.

   Data from Census 2000
  

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