The map below shows median household income in New York by area. Areas in the top 1% of earnings are in purple, high-earning areas are in green, and low-earning areas are in red.

New York, NY map of rich and poor neighborhoods by household income

Household Income Key

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The median household income in New York is $89,026. This means New York income is much higher than the median income in the United States, with city household incomes in the 90th percentile. Education is usually most correlated with income, and in the New York metro area 39% of adults have bachelor’s degrees or higher versus 31% nationwide. 9% of cities might have higher incomes, and 89% of locations would have lower household income. Compared to nearby cities family and household incomes are higher. Median income ranges from a low of $2,611 to a high of $261,251 in some neighborhoods.

Higher income areas are typically found in the northeast parts of the city, and lower income areas are in the south areas.

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