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New York City A Diverse Area

It contains hundreds of different tracts with one different from the other. I am going to be comparing Hunter’s tract, which is 120 with my tract, which is 721. After comparing these two tracts, I am going to compare them both to the entire city of New York. The pace where I live in is Forest Hills, Queens. NYC contains Demographic Characteristics such as total population. In all of New York, to be exact, there are 8,008,278 people in all. Hunter’s tract contains 3,965 people. In my tract there are 5,243 people. By looking at this data, it shows that there is a larger population in my tract.

Sex and Age in my tract is similar to Hunter’s tract and NYC. In all three there are more females than males. Tract 721 has 46% males and 54% females. Hunter’s tract has 43. 6% males and 56. 4% females. NYC as a whole has 47. 3% males and 52. 7% females. The difference in all three is the median age. Hunter’s tract is the oldest one with 51. 1 years. The second oldest one is my tract with a median age is 41. 9 years. NYC has a median age of 34. 2 years. I believe it is so young because, a lot of babies are being born. Educational Attainment and Income are very important.

It matters how much education you have in order to have a good job and a higher income. Hunter’s tract is more educated then the tract where I live in. There is an enormous difference between the two. In Hunter’s tract, people with no high school diploma are only 3. 4%. My tract’s calculation for no high school diploma is 17. 9%. That’s almost 6 times as much. With bachelors degree or higher in my tract, there is 38. 7%. In Hunter’s tract it is 74. 8%. That’s almost double. This shows that there are greater amounts of educated people in Hunter’s tract then my tract.

NYC as a whole has almost the same percentage with no high school diploma as to people with bachelor’s degree or higher. No high school diploma is 24. 7% and bachelors degree or higher is 27. 4%. This shows that there are less educated people in New York. Income is the same as educational attainment. There is a much greater income in Hunter’s tract than in my tract. The median household income in tract 721 is $33,402. In Hunter’s tract it is $115,430. That’s three and a half times as much. The median family income in my tract is $39,899. Hunter’s tract makes $200,000 plus. That’s more than 5 times as much as my county makes.

This is one of the reasons why everything in Manhattan is so expensive. Having a vehicle is very important to some people. But in Hunter’s tract, even though people make much more money than in my tract, they own fewer vehicles or even none. This is because; it is more convenient to take the subway. Taking a subway is time sufficient and gives you less stress because; you don’t have to worry about being stuck in traffic. More than 50% in NYC have no vehicles. The least percentage of population, which has no vehicles, is tract 721. This is because there are less severe traffic conditions in Queens than in Manhattan.

With thousands of cab drivers in the city, it’s havoc driving there. In New York a lot of people are unemployed. In all of NY, there is 5. 5% unemployed. Tract 120 contains 5. 9% and my tract contains 4. 5%. My tract contains the least amount unemployed because, a lot of stores opened up in that area which need employees. Commuting to work is also very important because that’s how people get to work. A large percentage of people use public transportation because it’s convenient as I have explained earlier. In the whole NYC, the time, which is taken to get to work, is approximately 40 minutes.

In my county it’s about 46. 3 minutes. Hunter’s tract is the least one with 25. 7 minutes. This is so because all the jobs are located around that area. So it takes less time traveling for people living in that area then in my tract. Gross Rent and Housing Characteristics varies in all three areas. The median amount paid in all of the NYC is about $705. This is pretty good comparing the rent in Tract 120, which is $1,667 in median dollars. This is because the amount made in the city is more than the amount in Queens, which is $719. NYC as a whole contains 3,021,588 housing units in all.

Only a small percentage is in my tract and Hunter’s tract. My tract contains 2,326. Hunter’s tract contains 2,149. By looking at this data I could see that tract 120 is almost the same as tract 721. Selected Characteristics such as “no telephone in unit” isn’t as high in NYC. My tract’s percentage for no telephone in unit is 0. 0%. Hunter’s tract is 0. 4%. NYC as a whole is only 2. 6%. That isn’t so bad considering NYC has over 8 million people. Lacking complete plumbing facilities is even lower for NYC as a whole. It’s only1. 3%. Hunter’s tract is the lowest with 0. 0%. My tract is pretty high with 1. %. Since we only have about five thousand residents living there.

We have a different variety of races living in NYC. The highest percentage of white people living is in Hunter’s tract with 90. 4%. My tract isn’t so far behind it with 73%. In NYC as a whole there is less then 50% of whites living. The least percentage in all three is Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. My tract contains 0%. In NYC as whole, it’s 0. 1%. That’s the same amount In Hunter’s tract. Black or African American in my tract and Hunter’s tract is very low compared to NYC as a whole. My tract contains 2. 1%.

Hunter’s tract contains 1. 9%. NYC as a whole is much larger with 28. 4%. Hispanic and Latino are a very high percentage in NYC. Its 52. 6% compared to my tract which is 13. 6%. The lowest percentage is in Hunter’s tract with only 3. 5%. Large quantities of people are immigrating to America. According to the chart of Nativity and Place of Birth, only 35. 9% are foreign born in NYC as a whole. My tract has the largest percentage of 67. 0 because; we have a lot of Russians immigrating. Hunter’s tract contains 14. 2% which is the lowest out of the three. From 1990 to 2000 a lot of people immigrated to NYC.

In all of NYC, there is 15. 3%. My tract once again is the highest with 34. 3%. The least one is Hunter’s tract with 14. 2. Both foreign born and entered the US from 1990 to 2000 compares. Housing Tenure consists of owner-occupied housing units and renter-occupied housing units. Owner occupied in my tract is much lower than in Hunter’s tract. My tract contains 35. 8% and Hunter’s tract contains 64. 2%. This is because in the city people get a much larger income than in my county. NYC as a whole contains about 912,133 owner occupied units. Renter occupied is the opposite of owner occupied.

My tract contains a higher percentage than Hunter’s tract as I have explained earlier. Hunter’s tract contains 33. 9% and my tract contains 64. 2%. NYC as a whole contains 2,109,455. Language spoken at home varies. In my tract since we have a lot of Russians living, there is a less percentage spoken English than in Hunter’s tract. In my tract it’s 23. 1% and in tract 120 it is 83. 4% which is a very big difference. NYC as a whole has 52. 4% English only. Language other than English once again is higher in my tract than in Hunter’s. My tract is 76. 9% and in Hunter’s tract it is 16. %. NYC as a whole contains 47. 6% which is a pretty big amount considering it is an English spoken state.

Spanish, Asian, and Pacific Island languages are the least amount spoken in NYC. Spanish spoken in NYC is 24. 5%. Asian and Pacific are only 6. 9%. In conclusion this assignment made me learn a lot of new things. I learned about everything in NYC. Mostly I learned about different types of races and different types of languages spoken at home. This project was very helpful and hopefully in the future we get more of these assignments from where we learn about the community.

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