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New York: State Summary

SNAPS data is derived from the 2000 U.S. Census and several 2003 CDC databases. For more information, see the Credits page.

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Population:

  • Total Population: 18,976,457
  • Males: 9,134,254
  • Females: 9,842,203

Top 42 Languages spoken at home: (> 5000)

  1. English only (12,786,190)
  2. Spanish (2,416,050)
  3. Chinese (304,065)
  4. Italian (294,250)
  5. Russian (218,675)
  6. French (174,090)
  7. French Creole (114,615)
  8. Yiddish (113,390)
  9. Polish (111,709)
  10. Korean (101,999)
  11. German (92,690)
  12. Greek (86,535)
  13. Arabic (69,825)
  14. Hebrew (67,520)
  15. Tagalog (65,359)
  16. Urdu (52,225)
  17. Bengali (51,565)
  18. Cantonese (41,850)
  19. Portuguese (41,209)
  20. Hindi (40,945)
  21. Japanese (34,475)
  22. Kru, Ibo, Yoruba (33,950)
  23. Albanian (26,470)
  24. Persian (25,785)
  25. Ukrainian (23,303)
  26. Panjabi (22,265)
  27. Vietnamese (19,965)
  28. Malayalam (18,995)
  29. Mandarin (18,830)
  30. Hungarian (18,295)
  31. Serbocroatian (17,125)
  32. Romanian (17,064)
  33. Gujarathi (16,525)
  34. Turkish (16,365)
  35. Croatian (11,355)
  36. India, n.e.c. (10,880)
  37. Dutch (10,290)
  38. Armenian (8,455)
  39. Formosan (7,875)
  40. Thai (7,055)
  41. Patois (6,600)
  42. Tamil (5,990)

Top 5 Religions by Adherents:

  1. Catholic Church (7,550,491)
  2. Jewish Estimate (1,653,870)
  3. United Methodist Church, The (403,362)
  4. Muslim Estimate (223,968)
  5. American Baptist Churches in the USA (203,297)

Disabilities:

  • Total Reported: 6,406,530
  • Sensory: 493,493
  • Physical: 1,389,159
  • Mental: 827,717
  • Self-care: 497,315
  • Go outside home: 1,524,488
  • Employment: 1,612,931

Grandparents as caregivers

Grandparents as caregivers: 143,014

Heating fuel:

  • Total Reported: 7,056,860
  • Utility gas: 3,651,779
  • Bottled or LP gas: 237,949
  • Electricity: 615,685
  • Fuel oil, kerosene: 2,336,714
  • Coal or Coke: 9,563
  • Wood: 82,613
  • Solar Energy: 2,539
  • Other fuel: 73,671
  • No fuel used: 46,347

Vehicles available:

  • Total Reported: 12,661,449
  • No vehicle: 3,491,335
  • 1 or more vehicle: 9,170,114

Education Attainment:

  • No School: 227,435
  • No High School: 778,370
  • Some High School: 1,620,519
  • High School: 3,480,768
  • Some College: 2,103,404
  • Associate's Degree: 898,828
  • College Degree: 1,954,242
  • Master's Degree: 1,000,954
  • Professional Degree: 341,628
  • Doctoral Degree: 136,388

Household Phones:

  • Households Reporting: 7,056,860
  • Owners with phone: 3,720,170
  • Owners without phone: 19,077
  • Renters with phone: 3,203,986
  • Renters without phone: 113,627
  • Page last updated on Mar 12, 2007
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