Profile of New York and Nine Regions

New York State is often admired and characterized as home to the "city that never sleeps." However, fewer than half of the state's residents describes the place where they live as urban. Outside New York City, residents think of their communities as suburban, small towns, or even rural. A majority of New Yorkers own their own home, including about seven in ten who live beyond the New York City limits.

The average New Yorker has lived in their town or city for more than 20 years. Here, New York City residents clock the longest tenure with an average of 28 years.

The Lower Hudson Valley and Long Island boast high incomes with more than six in ten households reporting an annual income above $50,000.

Profile NY State 9 Regions