NYC2005

Results from the

2005 American Community Survey

Socioeconomic Characteristics
by Race/Hispanic Origin and
Ancestry Group

NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF CITY PLANNING

NYC2005 – Results from the 2005 American Community Survey
Socioeconomic Characteristics by Race/Hispanic Origin and Ancestry Group
The following charts show socioeconomic data from the American Community Survey (ACS) for selected
race/Hispanic origin and ancestry groups in New York City. These groups are arranged in three tiers. The
first tier consists of the total population. The second tier consists of the four major mutually exclusive
race/Hispanic origin groups: White nonhispanics, Black nonhispanics, Asian nonhispanics, and Hispanics.
The third tier includes the most inclusive definition of selected Asian subgroups (from the responses to the
detailed race question); Hispanic origin subgroups (from the responses to the detailed Hispanic question);
and the most inclusive responses to the ancestry question. Since respondents are likely to belong to more
than one of the above categories, these groupings are not mutually exclusive.
The 2005 ACS includes only persons in households and excludes persons living in group quarters (e.g.
persons living in facilities, such as dormitories, nursing homes, prisons, military barracks).
The ACS estimates are created using a sample of population and housing, so the numbers in each chart are
subject to sampling variability. The “confidence interval” expresses the degree to which an estimate may
vary due to sampling. The charts show ACS estimates for various characteristics along with the confidence
intervals for each estimate. These confidence intervals, shown as dark red brackets around each estimate,
are useful when considering the variability of an estimate. For example, while the point estimate of Puerto
Ricans in the first chart is 787,046 the confidence interval is between 763,504 to 810,588.
Data from the 2005 ACS are only available for geographic areas or population groups with a total
population of at least 65,000. Consequently, race/Hispanic origin and ancestry groups in New York City
with less than 65,000 persons in households (e.g. Cubans or Ukrainians) are not shown in the charts.

Household Population
by Race/Hispanic Origin and Ancestry
New York City, 2005
Total, NYC*

7,956,113

White nonhispanic**

2,746,422

Hispanic*

2,221,906

Black nonhispanic**

1,893,988

Asian nonhispanic**

916,367

Puerto Rican
Italian
West Indian
Dominican
Chinese
Irish
American
Russian
German
Mexican
Asian Indian
Polish
Jamaican
Ecuadorian
Sub-Saharan
English
Guyanese
Haitian
Colombian
Korean
Arab
Greek
Filipino
Trinid. & Tobag.

0

100

200

300

400
500
Thousands

600

700

800

900

*This estimate is controlled and a statistical test of sampling variability is not appropriate.
**Margins of error for White, Black and Asian nonhispanics are +/-4,014; +/-7,254; +/-5,275 respectively.

1,000

Median Age of Household Population
by Race/Hispanic Origin and Ancestry
New York City, 2005
Total, NYC

White nonhispanic
Asian nonhispanic
Black nonhispanic
Hispanic

Polish
Russian
Italian
German
English
Irish
Greek
Filipino
Chinese
Haitian
West Indian
Jamaican
Colombian
Guyanese
Korean
Trinid. & Tobag.
Sub-Saharan
Asian Indian
Puerto Rican
Ecuadorian
Dominican
Arab
American
Mexican

0

10

20

30
Age

40

50

Percent of Household Population
15 Years and Over Now Married
by Race/Hispanic Origin and Ancestry, New York City, 2005
Total, NYC

Asian nonhispanic
White nonhispanic
Hispanic
Black nonhispanic

Asian Indian
Arab
Chinese
Greek
Ecuadorian
Korean
Filipino
Russian
Guyanese
Mexican
Polish
Italian
Colombian
Haitian
German
English
Irish
Sub-Saharan
Trinid. & Tobag.
West Indian
Dominican
Jamaican
American
Puerto Rican

0%

10%

20%

30%

40%

50%

60%

70%

Percent of Household Population 25 Years and Over
with a High School Diploma Only
by Race/Hispanic Origin and Ancestry, New York City, 2005
Total, NYC

Black nonhispanic
Hispanic
White nonhispanic
Asian nonhispanic

Guyanese
Colombian
West Indian
Jamaican
Trinid. & Tobag.
Italian
Haitian
Sub-Saharan
Puerto Rican
Mexican
Ecuadorian
American
Arab
Dominican
Irish
Asian Indian
Chinese
Greek
Polish
Korean
German
Russian
English
Filipino

0%

10%

20%

30%

40%

Percent of Household Population 25 Years and Over
with a Bachelor's Degree or Higher
by Race/Hispanic Origin and Ancestry, New York City, 2005
Total, NYC

White nonhispanic
Asian nonhispanic
Black nonhispanic
Hispanic

English
Filipino
Russian
Korean
German
Polish
Irish
Asian Indian
American
Greek
Arab
Chinese
Italian
Sub-Saharan
Haitian
Colombian
Trinid. & Tobag.
West Indian
Jamaican
Guyanese
Ecuadorian
Dominican
Puerto Rican
Mexican

0%

10%

20%

30%

40%

50%

60%

70%

Foreign-born Household Population
by Race/Hispanic Origin and Ancestry
New York City, 2005
Total, NYC*

2,915,722

Hispanic*

908,722

Asian nonhispanic*

674,415

White nonhispanic*

665,199

Black nonhispanic*

596,583

West Indian
Dominican
Chinese
Asian Indian
Mexican
Jamaican
Ecuadorian
Sub-Saharan
Russian
Guyanese
Haitian
Colombian
Korean
Italian
Polish
Filipino
Trinid. & Tobag.
Arab
Greek
Irish
German
English

0

100

200

300
Thousands

400

500

*Margins of error for the Total and Hispanics, as well as for Asian, White and Black nonhispanics are +/-30,485;
+/-16,034; +/-9,253; +/-18,991; and +/-17,040 respectively.

Percent of Household Population that is Foreign-born
by Race/Hispanic Origin and Ancestry
New York City, 2005
Total, NYC

Asian nonhispanic
Hispanic
Black nonhispanic
White nonhispanic

Guyanese
Korean
Asian Indian
Filipino
Colombian
Trinid. & Tobag.
Ecuadorian
Chinese
Jamaican
Haitian
West Indian
Sub-Saharan
Dominican
Mexican
Arab
Russian
Greek
Polish
Italian
English
German
Irish

0%

10%

20%

30%

40%

50%

60%

70%

80%

90%

Percent of Foreign-born Population in Households that
Entered the U.S. in 2000 or Later
by Race/Hispanic Origin and Ancestry, New York City, 2005
Total, NYC

Hispanic
Asian nonhispanic
White nonhispanic
Black nonhispanic

English
Mexican
Ecuadorian
Sub-Saharan
Arab
Filipino
Asian Indian
Korean
Polish
Colombian
Trinid. & Tobag.
Chinese
Irish
Guyanese
Dominican
Russian
Haitian
Jamaican
West Indian
German
Greek
Italian

0%

10%

20%

30%

40%

Percent of Household Population that Speaks a Language other than
English at Home and are not English Proficient*
by Race/Hispanic Origin and Ancestry, New York City, 2005

Total, NYC

Asian nonhispanic
Hispanic
White nonhispanic
Black nonhispanic

Mexican
Ecuadorian
Chinese
Dominican
Korean
Colombian
Haitian
Asian Indian
Arab
Russian
Puerto Rican
Filipino
Greek
Sub-Saharan
Polish
West Indian
Italian
German

0%

10%

*Speaks English less than “very well”

20%

30%

40%

50%

60%

70%

Percent of Household Population in
Civilian Labor Force that are Unemployed
by Race/Hispanic Origin and Ancestry, New York City, 2005
Total, NYC

Black nonhispanic
Hispanic
Asian nonhispanic
White nonhispanic

Puerto Rican
Dominican
Sub-Saharan
West Indian
Jamaican
Trinid. & Tobag.
Greek
Ecuadorian
Haitian
Colombian
Guyanese
Chinese
Mexican
Irish
Asian Indian
Italian
Filipino
American
Russian
Polish
Korean
Arab
English
German

0%

5%

10%

15%

Percent of Employed Civilian Labor Force 16 Years and Over in
Management, Professional, and Related Occupations*
by Race/Hispanic Origin and Ancestry, New York City, 2005
Total, NYC

White nonhispanic
Asian nonhispanic
Black nonhispanic
Hispanic

English
German
Russian
Filipino
Polish
Irish
Italian
American
Korean
Greek
Arab
Asian Indian
Chinese
Sub-Saharan
Trinid. & Tobag.
Jamaican
West Indian
Haitian
Puerto Rican
Guyanese
Colombian
Dominican
Ecuadorian
Mexican

0%

10%

20%

*Calculated for household population only.

30%

40%

50%

60%

70%

Percent of Employed Civilian Labor Force 16 Years and Over that are in
Private Wage and Salary Positions*
by Race/Hispanic Origin and Ancestry, New York City, 2005
Total, NYC

Asian nonhispanic
Hispanic
White nonhispanic
Black nonhispanic

Mexican
Ecuadorian
Chinese
Dominican
Korean
Filipino
Colombian
Haitian
Arab
American
English
German
Trinid. & Tobag.
Russian
Greek
Asian Indian
West Indian
Irish
Jamaican
Guyanese
Italian
Puerto Rican
Polish
Sub-Saharan

60%

70%

*Calculated for household population only.

80%

90%

100%

Median Household Income
by Race/Hispanic Origin and Ancestry
New York City, 2005
Total, NYC

White nonhispanic
Asian nonhispanic
Black nonhispanic
Hispanic

English
Filipino
Irish
German
Russian
Polish
Italian
Greek
American
Guyanese
Asian Indian
Haitian
Korean
Arab
Jamaican
West Indian
Chinese
Ecuadorian
Trinid. & Tobag.
Sub-Saharan
Colombian
Mexican
Puerto Rican
Dominican

0

10

20

30

40
50
Thousands of Dollars

60

70

80

Per Capita Income*
by Race/Hispanic Origin and Ancestry
New York City, 2005
Total, NYC

White nonhispanic
Asian nonhispanic
Black nonhispanic
Hispanic

English
German
Russian
Irish
Polish
Italian
Greek
American
Filipino
Arab
Korean
Asian Indian
Chinese
Sub-Saharan
Jamaican
Trinid. & Tobag.
West Indian
Guyanese
Haitian
Colombian
Ecuadorian
Puerto Rican
Dominican
Mexican

0

10

20

*Calculated for household population only.

30

40
50
60
Thousands of Dollars

70

80

Percent of Persons Below Poverty
(Persons for whom Poverty Status was Determined)
by Race/Hispanic Origin and Ancestry, New York City, 2005
Total, NYC

Hispanic
Black nonhispanic
Asian nonhispanic
White nonhispanic

Dominican
Puerto Rican
Mexican
Arab
Chinese
Colombian
American
Sub-Saharan
Korean
Ecuadorian
Asian Indian
West Indian
Haitian
Jamaican
Russian
Guyanese
Trinid. & Tobag.
Polish
Italian
German
Irish
Greek
English
Filipino

0%

10%

20%

30%

40%

Percent of Occupied Housing Units that are Owner-Occupied
by Race/Hispanic Origin and Ancestry
New York City, 2005
Total, NYC

White nonhispanic
Asian nonhispanic
Black nonhispanic
Hispanic

Italian
Guyanese
Greek
Chinese
Irish
German
Polish
Russian
Filipino
Arab
Haitian
Asian Indian
Jamaican
West Indian
English
American
Trinid. & Tobag.
Korean
Sub-Saharan
Ecuadorian
Colombian
Puerto Rican
Dominican
Mexican

0%

10%

20%

30%

40%

50%

60%