New York Skyline

New York City, New York

Population: 8,128,951

Metro Area Population: 19,750,000

It is the largest and most densely populated city in the U.S. New York also hosts the United Nations Headquarters. It is the largest regional economy in the United States and the second largest city economy in the world.

Trends of Employment

New York is one of the world's primary global cities influencing commerce, finance, culture, and entertainment. It is also a major center for insurance, real estate, media, the arts, and is the home of the New York Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ (first and second largest stock exchanges, respectively). Manufacturing accounts for a large but declining share of employment. Tourism is important to New York City, with about 40 million foreign and American tourists visiting each year.

Cost of Living

Compared to the rest of the country, New York's cost of living is 64.50% higher than the U.S. average. The New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island Metro area's cost of living is 45.51% higher than the U.S. average.

Based on Sperling's BestPlaces, New York's income per capita is $24,914, which includes all adults and children. The median household income is $43,502. The New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island Metro Area's income per capita is $30,006, and the median household income is $58,394.


The average one-way commute in New York takes 44 minutes. 25% of commuters drive their own care alone, 8% carpool with others, 53% take mass transit and 3% work from home. New York is unique in U.S. for its high use of mass transit. The New York subway is one of the largest rapid transit systems in the world. The area also hosts three major airports: John F. Kennedy international Airport (JFK), Newark Liberty International (EWR), and LaGuardia Airport (LGA).

Companies and Internships in New York City

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Graduate Schools

Universities in or near New York City that offer post-baccalaureate degrees: (* = satellite campus; Partial listing)

  • Barnard College
  • Cooper Union
  • New York University
  • Yeshiva University
  • Columbia University
  • Fordham University
  • The New School

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