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Income, poverty and health insurance levels in New York

Manhattan ranked highest in the city and as the sixth highest county in the state for median income.

New Census data shows median incomes rising in

New Census data shows median incomes rising in four of the five boroughs. Photo Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin

Estimates of the median household income in New York City rose in four of the five boroughs between 2016 and 2017, falling only in The Bronx, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey.

The Census also published estimates on the percentage of people without health insurance, and the percentage living below the poverty level. The charts below outline five years' worth of data on each measure for each of the boroughs. Scroll over the bars for details and click on the color key to eliminate years.

Median household income

Manhattan ranked highest in the city and the sixth highest county in the state for median income -- the point at which half the households have higher income and half have lower.

After Manhattan, Staten Island ranked ninth for median income in the 39 counties big enough to measure in the state. Queens ranked 13th, Brooklyn 22nd and the Bronx 39th. Nassau and Suffolk counties on Long Island ranked first and third, respectively.

Percent lacking health insurance

Percent living below poverty level

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