NYC Statistics

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Tourism
Total Visitors to NYC 2000-2010* Visitors (international and domestic) to New York City in 2010:
48.7 million
Visitors (international and domestic) to New York City in 2009:
45.6 million
Visitors (international and domestic) to New York City in 2008:
47.0 million
Visitors (international and domestic) to New York City in 2007:
46.0 million
Visitors (international and domestic) to New York City in 2006:
43.8 million
Visitors (international and domestic) to New York City in 2005:
42.7 million
Visitors (international and domestic) to New York City in 2004:
39.9 million
Visitors (international and domestic) to New York City in 2003:
37.8 million
Visitors (international and domestic) to New York City in 2002:
35.3 million
Visitors (international and domestic) to New York City in 2001:
35.2 million
Visitors (international and domestic) to New York City in 2000:
36.2 million
*Note: totals may not sum due to rounding, 2010 figures are forecasts subject to change.

Domestic Visitors to NYC 2000–2010
Domestic visitors in 2010: 39.0 million
Domestic visitors in 2009: 37.0 million
Domestic visitors in 2008: 37.5 million
Domestic visitors in 2007: 37.1 million
Domestic visitors in 2006: 36.54 million
Domestic visitors in 2005: 35.8 million
Domestic visitors in 2004: 33.8 million
Domestic visitors in 2003: 33.03 million
Domestic visitors in 2002: 30.2 million
Domestic visitors in 2001: 29.5 million
Domestic visitors in 2000: 29.4 million

International Visitors to NYC 2000–2010
International visitors in 2010: 9.7 million
International visitors in 2009: 8.6 million
International visitors in 2008: 9.5 million
International visitors in 2007: 8.8 million
International visitors in 2006: 7.3 million
International visitors in 2005: 6.8 million
International visitors in 2004: 6.2 million
International visitors in 2003: 4.8 million
International visitors in 2002: 5.1 million
International visitors in 2001: 5.7 million
International visitors in 2000: 6.8 million

Direct Visitor Spending in NYC 1998–2010
Visitor spending (international and domestic) in 2010: $31.0 billion
Visitor spending (international and domestic) in 2009: $28.2 billion
Visitor spending (international and domestic) in 2008: $32.1 billion
Visitor spending (international and domestic) in 2007: $28.85 billion
Visitor spending (international and domestic) in 2006: $24.71 billion
Visitor spending (international and domestic) in 2005: $22.8 billion
Visitor spending (international and domestic) in 2004: $21.07 billion
Visitor spending (international and domestic) in 2003: $18.49 billion
Visitor spending (international and domestic) in 2002: $14.1 billion
Visitor spending (international and domestic) in 2001: $15.1 billion
Visitor spending (international and domestic) in 2000: $17.0 billion
Visitor spending (international and domestic) in 1999: $15.6 billion
Visitor spending (international and domestic) in 1998: $14.7 billion

New York City’s Top International Markets (2009 figures):
1. United Kingdom 1,096,000
2. Canada 880,000
3. Germany 568,000
4. France 520,000
5. Italy 432,000
6. Australia 420,000
7. Spain and Eastern Europe 357,000 each
9. All Middle East 355,000
10. Scandinavia (Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland) 345,000
11. Brazil 338,000
12. BeNeLux (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg) 306,000
13. Ireland 268,000
14. Mexico 234,000
15. Japan 216,000
16. South Korea 203,000
17. PR China/Hong Kong 183,000
18. Argentina 175,000
19. Israel 169,000
20. India 147,000

Economic Impact
2009
Total visitor spending from New York City tourism in 2009: $28.2 billion
Total wages generated by New York City tourism in 2009: $16.6 billion
Total NYC jobs supported by visitor spending in 2009: 303,649
Total taxes generated by visitor spending in 2008: $7.5 billion
Each New York City household benefited by an average of $1,200 in tax savings as a result of travel and tourism.

2008
Total visitor spending from New York City tourism in 2008: $32.1 billion
Total wages generated by New York City tourism in 2008: $17.19 billion
Total NYC jobs supported by visitor spending in 2008: 313,997
Total taxes generated by visitor spending in 2008: $8.26 billion
Each New York City household benefited by an average of $1,300 in tax savings as a result of travel and tourism.

2007
Total visitor spending from New York City tourism in 2007: $28.85 billion
Total wages generated by New York City tourism in 2007: $17 billion
Total NYC jobs supported by visitor spending in 2007: 353,536
Total taxes generated by visitor spending in 2007: $6.45 billion
Each New York City household benefited by an average of $1,069 in tax savings as a result of travel and tourism.

2006
Total visitor spending from New York City tourism in 2006: $24.71 billion
Total wages generated by New York City tourism in 2006: $16 billion
Total NYC jobs supported by visitor spending in 2006: 368,179
Total taxes generated by visitor spending in 2006: $6.24 billion
Each New York City household benefited by an average of $953 in tax savings as a result of travel and tourism.

2005
Total visitor spending from New York City tourism in 2005: $22.8 billion
Total wages generated by New York City tourism in 2005: $14.2 billion
Total NYC jobs supported by visitor spending in 2005: 333,158
Total taxes generated by visitor spending in 2005: $5.44 billion
Each New York City household benefited by an average of $541 in tax savings as a result of travel and tourism.

2004
Total visitor spending from New York City tourism in 2004: $21.07 billion
Total wages generated by New York City tourism in 2004: $12.91 billion
Total NYC jobs supported by visitor spending in 2004: 328,763
Total taxes generated by visitor spending in 2004: $5.4 billion
Each New York City household benefited by an average of $502 in tax savings as a result of travel and tourism.

2003
Total visitor spending from New York City tourism in 2003: $18.49 billion
Total wages generated by New York City tourism in 2003: $11.58 billion
Total NYC jobs supported by visitor spending in 2003: 291,977
Total taxes generated by visitor spending in 2003: $4.9 billion

2002
Total NYC jobs supported by visitor spending in 2002: 226,100
Total taxes generated by visitor spending in 2002: $2.8 billion

2001
New York City taxes generated by visitor spending in 2001: $790 million
New York State taxes generated by NYC visitor spending in 2001: $769 million
Federal taxes generated by NYC visitor spending in 2001: $1.242 billion

Size
Central Park, total acres: 843
New York City, total area in square miles: 301
Manhattan, total area in square miles: 23.7
Manhattan, length: 13.4 miles (21.5 km) long
Manhattan, widest point: 2.3 miles (3.7 km)
Manhattan, narrowest point: 0.8 miles (1.3 km) at narrowest point
The Bronx, total area in square miles: 44
Brooklyn, total area in square miles: 81.8
Queens, total area in square miles: 112.2
Staten Island, total area in square miles: 60.2

Population
New York City: 8,214,426
Bronx: 1,361,473
Brooklyn: 2,508,820
Manhattan: 1,611,581
Queens: 2,255,175
Staten Island: 477,377

New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area: 18,818,536

Ethnic breakdown of population by borough
The Bronx: 1,361,473
White: 274,210
Black or African American: 451,105
American Indian or Alaska Native: 2,045
Asian: 46,523
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 399
Some other race: 554,859
Two or more races: 32,332
Hispanic or Latino (of any race): 693,884

Brooklyn: 2,508,820
White: 1,081,260
Black or African American: 879,944
American Indian or Alaska Native: 6,045
Asian: 226,373
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 674
Some other race: 274,946
Two or more races: 39,578
Hispanic or Latino (of any race): 496,304

Manhattan: 1,611,581
White: 873,360
Black or African American: 250,441
American Indian or Alaska Native: 5,031
Asian: 177,704
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 723
Some other race: 267,140
Two or more races: 37,182
Hispanic or Latino (of any race): 408,712

Queens: 2,255,175
White: 1,019,102
Black or African American: 432,815
American Indian or Alaska Native: 9,243
Asian: 477,390
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 332
Some other race: 272,957
Two or more races: 43,336
Hispanic or Latino (of any race): 597,773

Staten Island: 477,377
White: 356,857
Black or African American: 47,790
American Indian or Alaska Native: 832
Asian: 35,305
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 142
Some other race: 27,800
Two or more races: 8,651
Hispanic or Latino (of any race): 71,154

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2006 American Community Climate

Climate
Average temperatures:
January
Low 26 degrees F, -3.3 degrees C High 38 degrees F; 3.3 degrees C
July
Low 67 degrees F; 19.4 degrees C High 84 degrees F; 28.8 degrees C
Average rainfall:
January 3.1 inches
July 3.7 inches
Average snowfall:
January 7 inches
July 0 inches

Hotels
Estimated hotel room inventory as of December 31, 2009: 80,899
NYC average hotel occupancy in 2009: 81.5%
NYC average hotel occupancy in 2008: 85.3%
NYC average hotel occupancy in 2007: 86.1%
NYC average hotel occupancy in 2006: 85.6%
NYC average hotel occupancy in 2005: 86.1%
NYC average hotel occupancy in 2004: 82.4%
NYC average hotel occupancy in 2003: 76.3%
NYC average hotel occupancy in 2002: 75.6%
NYC average hotel occupancy in 2001: 73.4%
NYC average hotel occupancy in 2000: 84.6%

NYC hotel average daily room rate (ADR): 2000 – $237; 2001 – $204; 2002 – $198; 2003 – $199, 2004 – $210, 2005 – $243, 2006 – $267, 2007 - $303, 2008 - $312, 2009 - $238
Source: PKF Consulting

Entertainment Production
Location shoots: 40,000 annually (including commercials, feature films, television shows and series, music videos, documentaries, etc.)
Daily productions: 100
Feature films: over 250 a year
Television shows: 100+
Shooting days, 2008: 27,251
Direct expenditures: $5 billion
Entertainment production employment: 100,000
The Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting (tel. 212/489-6710)

Transportation
MTA New York City Transit, 718/330-3000
Airports
Airports serving New York City: three
John F. Kennedy International (JFK), LaGuardia (LGA), Newark Liberty International (EWR)
Passengers serviced at three NYC airports:
2008: 107.0 million
2007: 110.0 million
2006: 101.5 milion
2005: 99.8 million
2004: 93.9 million
2003: 83.6 million
2002: 81.1 million
2001: 82.9 million
2000: 92.4 million
Flights at NYC airports:
2007: 1.36 million
2006: 1.22 million
2005: 1.19 million
2004: 1.157 million
2003: 1.061 million
2002: 1.055 million
2001: 1.1 million
2000: 1.2 million

Buses
Number of buses (2009): 6,300
Number of routes (2009): 244
Average Weekday riders (2009): 2.3 million
Yearly riders (2009): 1.58 billion

MTA New York City Transit
Subway
Number of routes: 26
Subway cars (2009): 6,400
Subway stations: 468
Average weekday riders (2009): 5.1 million
Yearly riders (2009): 1.58 billion
Miles of track: 835
MTA New York City Transit

Taxis
Licensed medallion taxis: 13,237
Flat fare from JFK International to any point in Manhattan: $45 plus tolls & tip
New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission, 212/676-1000
Ferry
Price of Staten Island Ferry: Free
Trips per day: 104
Yearly Riders (2009): 21 million
Passengers per day (2009): 65,000
Source: Staten Island Ferry

Dining Out
Active restaurants in NYC (NYC DOHMH, as of 4/1/10): 23,499
Average cost of a dinner in 2010 (drink, tax, tip included – Zagat Survey): $41.81
New restaurants in 2010 (Zagat Survey): 157

 
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