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 map of rich and poor neighborhoods by household income

Household Income Key

Top 1%


The median household income in New York is $79,323. This means New York income is higher than the median income in the United States, with state household incomes in the 77th percentile. Education is usually most correlated with income, and in New York 35% of adults have bachelor’s degrees or higher versus 31% nationwide. 22% of states might have higher incomes, and 76% of locations would have lower household income. Compared to nearby states family and household incomes are lower. Median income ranges from a low of $6,760 to a high of $261,251 in some neighborhoods.

Higher income areas are typically found in the southeast parts of the state, and lower income areas are in the north areas.

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