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The Affluent Of Manhattan

Jun 11, 2003

The top fifth of Manhattan households received more than 50 times as much income in 1999 as the bottom fifth, according to analyses based upon Census 2000 data.  Those in


The Poor In New York City

Apr 15, 2003

There are more than a million and a half people in New York City who are living “below the poverty line,” according to official statistics. The poverty line for a


Eight Million New Yorkers? Don't Count On It

Mar 18, 2003

New York City officially had a population of eight million in 2000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. But is this an accurate number? Can we know what the actual


Does Archie Bunker Still Live in Queens?

Feb 11, 2003

The image of Queens shared by many Americans, especially those old enough to remember, begins with the character of Archie Bunker, who debuted in All in the Family in January


Is There Still A New York Metropolis?

Jan 13, 2003

When Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently introduced the idea of imposing a large tax on commuters, one of his advisors made an argument for the tax that people in New York


Can The US Live Without Race?

Nov 01, 2002

After nearly 10 years of controversy, the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) determined before Census 2000 that each United States resident must be classified as a member of


New York's Declining Ethnics

Oct 01, 2002

New York City's population may be made up more and more of the foreign-born, but, according to the latest U.S. Census, there are fewer ethnic New Yorkers, and "white ethnics"


A Demographic Portrait Of The Victims In 10048

Sep 01, 2002

The direct losses to New York and the United States from the WTC attack are incalculable. Yet, as the first anniversary comes and goes, the calculations go on apace. More than


Manhattan Boom

Aug 01, 2002

Manhattan boomed in the 1990s. This was obvious to most New Yorkers, but now it is official. According to figures released this month from the 2000 census, the average income