From Knish to Kebab: NYC Remains a City of Immigrants

Data Updates | August 8th 2013

New York City has long been considered the Golden Door to the U.S.; and appropriately so, with its diverse ethnic neighborhoods, international delicacies, and famous immigrants.

Today, it remains a city of immigrants. Well over one-third of New Yorkers in 2010 were born in another country. The share of NYC’s population that was foreign born in 2010 was double the share in 1970 and was larger than in any year since 1910.

To learn more about the demographics of NYers, see our State of New York City's Housing and Neighborhoods 2012 report. 

Source: US Decennial Census 1850-2010

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