About 60 percent of New York’s voting-age citizens cast a ballot in the 2004 general election. The national rate was 64 percent. As one of the 24 states holding “Super Tuesday” presidential primaries or caucuses on Feb. 5, New York’s 2007 population of more than 19 million has a lower percentage of non-Hispanic whites and a higher percentage of blacks and Hispanics than the population as a whole, according to U.S. Census Bureau statistics.
These and other statistics about New York’s population on topics ranging from language spoken to commute times can be found in the American FactFinder section of the Census Bureau Web site <http://factfinder.census.gov/>. More information about the nation’s voting record can be found in Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2004 at <http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/voting.htm>
Highlights include the following:
|Selected Characteristics||New York||U.S.|
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino||60.5%||66.4%|
|Hispanic or Latino||16.3%||14.8%|
|Median household income||$51,384||$48,451|
|Persons below poverty||14.2%||13.3%|
|Bachelor’s degree or higher (age 25+)||31.2%||27.0%|
|Median home value||$303,400||$185,200|
Source: U.S. Census Bureau Total Population Estimates (2007), State Population Estimates by Characteristics (2006), American Community Survey (2006).