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Lloyd Sealy Library
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Ethnic Studies: Multicultural America

Online Sources

Community District Profiles, NYC Department of City Planning

NYC community district profiles offering statistics, maps and more that describing New York City’s 59 community districts, each represented by a community board. Choose community districts by map or search  for a district, neighborhood, or address.

New York City Population FactFinder (NYC PFF)

Detailed population and housing profiles for user defined areas within New York City: New York City, Boroughs, Community Districts and City neighborhoods. Data from decennial censuses and the American Community Survey and cover population statistics with detailed social, economic, and housing information. 

NYC data:

A wealth of information pointing to data sets and graphs from a variety of sources. Use this library guide to access demographic data for New York City, borough, zip codes and neighborhoods. Library guide created by Frank Donnelly, Geospatial Data Librarian, Newman Library, Baruch College, CUNY.


Sponsored by the Weissman Center for International Business at Baruch College. Links to NYC data on Population and Geography, Income and Taxes, Employment and GDP, Housing and Education.

Then as Now: New York's Shifting Ethnic Mosaic (2011), New York Times

Map of NYC's ethnic enclaves with changes from 2000. 


United States Census data:


The Census Bureau collects ancestry data from their American Community Survey by asking, "What is your ancestry or ethnic origin?"  Some data set publications examples:

Arab Households in the United States: 2006-2010

Population with Haitian Ancestry in the United States: 2009

We the People: American Indian and Alaskan Natives in the United States


Based on self-identification, racial categories found in the American Community Survey questionnaire reflect a "social definition of race" recognized in the United States rather than a biologically, anthropologically, or genetically based definition.  Publication examples include:

The Asian Population: 2010

The Black Population: 2010

Overview of Race and Hispanic Population: 2010



Population, race, ethnicity, income, occupation, ancestry, family structure, language, and more from as recent as the 2011 census. Profile an area (borough, zip code or neighborhood), compare areas, and/or produce your own table.

Social Explorer Demographic Profiles

Input a city, county or zip code to access demographic profiles.