New York City is known as the largest city in the world. It is also famous for its extremely tall and spectacular skyscrapers- the Empire State Building being one of the oldest and tallest buildings in the world. Remember how the chartbuster song 'Empire State of Mind' by Alicia Keys talks exactly how this concrete jungle of a city is made up of beautiful dreams? So it is no doubt that this city is diverse, with its streets buzzing with people from all backgrounds and career paths.
It then comes as no surprise that most of the New Yorkers are either immigrants or people of colour. Asians, Arabs, Koreans, Germans, Italians- the largest city of the world proudly hosts people from all across the globe! A lot of this diversity has to do with the fact that the city promises a good, prosperous future.
But does it, really? Out of all these people, only a few, say around 10% have a yearly income which is above $105,000. On the other end of the spectrum are the poor, who actually make up more of New York's population than the extremely rich 10% - a whole 19%.
The elderly are also somewhere between 10-20 %, this may also have to do with the fact that New York is a very career-oriented city. So mostly, it's the ideal place for teenagers who are currently taking a step into their college years. Moreover, it's also a very promising city for those who are in their 30s and developing their careers further.
Also See: The Population Density of New York City #Infographic
How about we imagine for a moment that this city full of vibrant people had only 100 residents? We can then better understand the kind of people New York City boasts of. The infographic below beautifully introduces us to the demographics of this colourful city:
Infographic via Reddit