Geography of New York
Located in the North Eastern region of the US, New York shares its borders with New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont. The maritime border lies with Rhode Island along with an international border with Canada.
Quite obviously, the largest city of the state is the City of New York. However, there are also a grand total of 61 other cities in addition to this. The city is made up of five boroughs; Staten Island, Queens, Manhattan, Bronx and Brooklyn. It is easy to discover astonishing facts you may not be aware of with our map, like what is the name of the absolute capital city of the state, and what natural barrier separates the state from the border with Canada.
New York is diverse, consisting of impressive sky scrapers and beautiful beaches. Our New York State map seeks to encourage exploration, and to plant ideas in your mind. Whether you want to experience the fast paced life of Manhattan, or the more laid back Long Island, there is something for everyone.
In 2016, New York’s population was estimated at just over 19.3 million. The median age of males is 36, with the median age of females slightly higher at 39.
New York’s economy ranks third, with only the larger states of California and Texas ahead of it. The gross state product in 2015 was listed at $1.44 trillion. Finance, technology, real estate, insurance and health care all form the basis of New York’s economy; however, mass media, publishing and journalism are quickly becoming big contributors.
You may think your home town in America has some pretty impressive National Parks, but you haven’t seen anything until you visit New York. Parks steeped in history are spread around this vast landscape and you will want to see them all.
Central Park that is so vast and diverse that it features both romantic tree-lines and haunting architectural wonders from 200 years ago. Then there is also the American Museum of Natural History featuring such creatures that you can hardly believe they really could have existed in this world. Other attractions of the state are the Yankee Stadium, Empire State Building and Times Square; the list of things to see and do in New York is endless.
Did you know that the Empire State Building was the world’s tallest structure from its construction in 1931 until 1972? Or that delicatessens, or delis as they are more commonly referred to, were invested by Eastern European Jewish communities in New York City? There are lots of interesting facts which you can learn about if you visit this wonderful place.
Facts about New York State
|Nickname||The Empire State|
|Motto||Excelsior (Ever upward)|
|State Song||"I Love New York"|
|Spoken Languages||English 69.6%, Spanish 15.1%, Chinese 3.1%, Indic 1.9%, French 1.6%, Russian 1.2%, Italian 0.9%, Yiddish 0.7%, Arabic 0.5% and Korean 0.5%|
|Race and Ethnicity||White American 65.7%, Black or African American 15.9%, Asian American 7.3%, Multiracial Americans 3.0%, Native American/American Indian 0.6%, Some other race 7.5%|
|Largest City||New York City|
|Largest Metro||New York City metropolitan area|
|Area||54,555 sq mi (141,300 km2)|
|Latitude||40° 30′ N to 45° 1′ N|
|Longitude||71° 51′ W to 79° 46′ W|
|Bordered States||New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont|
|Population||19,745,289 (2016 est)|
|Population Density||416.42/sq mi (159/km2)|
|Median Household Income||$59,269.00|
|Persons in Poverty||15.40%|
|Male Median Income||$35,607|
|Female Median Income||$24,309|
|Educational Attainment||85.6 % (Percent high school graduate or higher)|
|Persons without Health Insurance||9.70%|
|Highest Point||Mount Marcy 5,344 ft (1,629 m)|
|Lowest Point||Atlantic Ocean sea level|
|Mean Elevation||1,000 ft (300 m)|
|Highest Average Temperature||76°F (25°C)|
|Lowest Average Temperature ||35°F (2°C)|
|Geographic Center ||Madison County|
|Admission to Union||26 Jul 1788|
|Lieutenant Governor||Kathy Hochul|
|Upper House||State Senate|
|Lower House||State Assembly|
|U.S. Senators||Chuck Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand|
|U.S. House Delegation||18 Democrats, 9 Republicans|
|State Bird||Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)|
|State Tree||Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum)|
|Time Zone||Eastern: UTC -5/-4|
|ISO 3166 ||US-NY|
Last Updated on : June 17, 2017
|1||Saratoga National Historical Park||3,392 acres (13.73 km2)||Jun 1, 1938||Stillwater, Saratoga County, New York, USA|
|2||Women's Rights National Historical Park||6.83 acres (27,600 m²)||Dec 28, 1980||Seneca County, New York, USA|