New York State Population 2013
Based on estimates and the studies by the United States Census Bureau, the population of New York in 2013 is estimated to be 19,570,261, which is the 3rd largest population in the United States. This growth displayed a 1.0% increase from the last census taken in 2010. Based on the population and based on the area of the state, the population density of the state is about 412 people per square mile, ranked the 7th largest population density in the United States.
New York Population Projections
Based on the historical and current trends of the state, the population is expected to reach about 19.697 million people by the year 2020. This population would be a 0.65% increase from the current population of New York. Then, by the year 2025, the population is expected to continue that trend. It is expected to reach 19.787 million people. This would be a 1.1% increase from the current population. Continuing a fairly small increase, the population is expected to reach 19.795 million people by the year 2030, recording a population increase of 1.15% from the current population. Then, by the year 2035, the total population is actually expected to decrease to about 19.729 million people, which is a 0.81% increase from the current population. The population is expected to then continue to decrease in 2040 to about 19.624 million people, which is still a 0.27% increase from the current population.
New York Land Mass
New York measures from its most distant points to be about 330 miles long and 283 miles wide. The state also has an approximate area of 54,475 square miles, making it the 27th largest state in the country. New York occupies about 7,251 square miles of water, which makes it one of the wettest states, along with Florida, Michigan, and Alaska. Compared to this water area, New York takes up 48,708 square miles of land. Mount Marcy has the highest elevation point in the entire state of New York. It reaches an approximate 5,344 feet above sea level. The lowest point in the state is at the Atlantic Ocean, which reaches sea level. The geographic center of New York is located in Madison County, 12 miles south of Oneida and 26 miles southwest of Utica. Five states happen to border the state of New York: Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Vermont, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. However, both Lake Ontario and Lake Erie both border the state as well. The Atlantic Ocean borders the state on the south, and Canada borders the state on the north.
New York is made up of five distinct geographic land areas: the Adirondack Mountains, the St. Lawrence-Champlain Lowlands, the Hudson-Mohawk Lowland, the Atlantic Coastal Plain, and the Appalachian Highlands. The Adirondack Mountains are in the northern part of New York, in-between Lake Champlain and Lake Ontario. These are the highest and most rugged mountains in the state. The St. Lawrence-Champlain Lowlands are on the shores of Lake Ontario and they also run along the St. Lawrence River. The Hudson-Mohawk Lowland follows the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers northwest. The Atlantic Coastal Plain is in the southeast portion of the state. Lastly, the Appalachian Highlands are to the west of the Hudson River, running towards Lake Erie. This area includes the Catskill Mountains and the Finger Lakes.
New York Demographics
Approximately 51.5% of the state’s 19.57 million people is female, while the other 48.5% of the population is male. Also, those that identify as white (including Hispanic or Latino) make up the largest percentage of the demographics in the state of New York. Approximately 71% of the state identify as this race. But, out of that 71%, about 18% do identify as Hispanic or Latino and the other 53% as Caucasian. Those that identify as Black or African American make up 18% of the entire population of the state of New York. The rest of the population is made up of those that identify as Asian, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, other Pacific Islanders, or those that identify as two or more races. These other races make up about 11% of the New York population. However, 8% out of that 11% is Asian.
New York Religion
The population of New York has a slightly more religious population than the average state. About 51% of the state population identifies as religious, compared to the national average of 49%. Out of the 51%, about 33% identify as members of the Catholic Church, making it the largest denomination in the state of New York. The next largest denomination in the state of New York is Judaism, making up 4% of the population. This is a little less than 6 times the average population of Jewish people in the country. All the other Christian denominations make up about 11.3% of the population. The Islamic population makes up 2% of the country, which is a little over two times the normal Islamic population of the country.
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New York Sports
The state of New York has teams represented in all of the major professional sports: baseball, basketball, hockey, football, and soccer. There are two teams in Major League Baseball based out of New York City: the New York Mets and the New York Yankees. The Mets play on Citi Field in Queens and the Yankees play in Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. New York has two basketball teams represented in the National Basketball Association: the New York Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets. The Knicks, based out of Manhattan, play in Madison Square Garden Arena and the Nets play in the Barclays Center. The state has three teams represented in the National Hockey League: New York Islanders, New York Rangers, and the Buffalo Sabers. The Islanders, based out of Long Island, play in the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum; the Rangers, based out of Manhattan, play in the Madison Square Garden Arena; and the Sabers, based out of Buffalo, play in the First Niagara Center. The state also has three teams in the National Football League: the New York Jets, the New York Giants, and the Buffalo Bills. While the Jets and Giants represent the New York City Metropolitan area, they play in New Jersey in MetLife Stadium. Lastly, the Bills play in Ralph Wilson Center, based out of Buffalo. The New York Red Bulls represent the state in Major League Soccer. The Red Bulls play in Red Bull Arena.
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