NewsElections Here's why Donald Trump is not your typical New Yorker By Nicole Brown Updated April 19, 2016 9:10 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz has repeatedly criticized Republican opponent Donald Trump for his "New York values," but Trump's life is far from that of an average New Yorker. His income and home alone distinguish him from most people living in the Big Apple. His political views on immigration, same-sex marriage and abortion don't always line up with the majority of New Yorkers, and he even eats pizza differently. He's rich Photo Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Robyn Beck Donald Trump's income is at least $250 million. The New York City median household income is $52,737. He owns a ton of property Photo Credit: Getty Images / Spencer Platt Donald Trump owns multiple homes, including his penthouse in Trump Tower; a 17-acre private club in Palm Beach, Florida; a 213-acre property in Bedford in Westchester County; and a 23,000-square-foot mansion in Charlottesville, Virginia. In comparison, only 32.2 percent of people in New York City are homeowners, and the average size of a one-bedroom apartment in the city is about 750 square feet. His commute's a breeze Photo Credit: Getty Images / Andrew Burton When he's not campaigning across the country, Trump lives and works in the same building, Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue, making his commute to work an elevator ride. When he does travel from Trump Tower, he uses limousines, a private jet and a personal helicopter. Meanwhile, 55 percent of New Yorkers use public transportation, and their commute to and from work averages at six hours and 18 minutes each week. He talks tough on immigration Photo Credit: Getty Images / Scott Olson The Donald has repeatedly called for the construction of a wall on the southern border of the United States to keep immigrants from entering the country. In New York City, 37 percent of people were born in other countries. He opposes same-sex marriage Photo Credit: Getty Images / Ty Wright Trump has not been entirely clear on his position on LGBT issues, but most recently he has said he is opposed to same-sex marriage. A majority of New Yorkers, on the other hand, support the legalization of same-sex marriage, and same-sex marriage has been legal in the state since 2011. He's anti-abortion Photo Credit: Getty Images / Ethan Miller Trump changed his position from supporting legal abortion to being anti-abortion, and has said he would defund Planned Parenthood, a health care provider that performs abortions. In contrast, a majority of New Yorkers think abortion should be legal in all or most cases, according to the Pew Research Center. The way he eats pizza Photo Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Mandel Ngan When Trump's good friend Sarah Palin came to visit New York City, Trump took her to the pizza chain Famiglia and was caught eating pizza with a fork and knife. All New Yorkers can agree that eating pizza with a fork and knife is just wrong. As Jon Stewart put it, "Based on how you eat pizza, Donald, I want to see your long-form birth certificate. I don't think you were really born in New York." By Nicole Brown Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic The 'soles' of the candidates: Analyzing campaign footwear Shoes (obviously) tell us a lot about a person. See pictures from the race for U.S. presidentSee the candidates for U.S. president as they compete for the hearts and minds of voters. Trump's memorable, controversial quotesHis presidential run was filled with moments we may never forget. Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.