Fast Facts about NYC

 

Population: 8,175,133 million [Data from the 2010 census as reported by U.S. Census Bureau's Interactive Population Map]

Area: 302 square miles / 782 square kilometers [ Demographia]

Elevation: 87 feet / 27 meters above sea level [ Lonely Planet]

Parks: 1,700 parks / 29,000 total acres (2010) [ City of New York Parks & Recreation]

New York Public Library: More than 50 million items in the collection (2010) \ [New York Public Library]

Statue of Liberty: 151 feet 1 inch tall from base to torch / Index finger 8 feet long [ Liberty State Park]

Theater: 39 Broadway theaters [ Live Broadway.com] /

Median Family Income: $39,937 [ 2003 American Community Survey Profile]

Bridges: 787 [NYC Dept. of Transportation]

Subway: 1.6 billion subway riders in 2010[ MTA ]

Taxicabs: 13,000+ medallion taxicabs (2010) [NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission]

Garbage: 11,000 tons produced each day (2002) [Earth Policy Institute]

Recycling: 18% of municipal waste is recycled (2002) [Earth Policy Institute]

Air Pollution: 54 pounds per person per year of smog from cars and trucks (2001) [Graded "C" by a Sierra Club report.]