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Moving to New York


About the state of New York- New York is a state in the northeastern newyorkUnited States. It is sometimes called New York State when there is need to distinguish it from New York City, the largest city both in the state and in the nation. Due to the preponderance of the population concentrated in the southern portion around New York City, the state is often regionalized into Upstate and Downstate. New York's postal abbreviation is NY.

Living in New York

People of New York - According to the U.S. Census Bureau, as of 2004, New York was the third largest state in population after California and Texas, with a population of 19,227,088.

According to an estimate, 20.4% of the population was foreign-born. The racial makeup of the state was:

  • 62.0% White, not of Hispanic origin
  • 15.9% Black
  • 15.1% Hispanic
  • 5.5% Asian
  • 0.4% Native American
  • 3.1% mixed race

The top ancestry groups in New York are African American (15.9%), Italian (14.4%), Irish (12.9%), and German (11.2%).

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