Community Portal

Population Data

Selected census data is provided through the below links for community districts, PUMAs, neighborhood tabulation areas (NTAs), census tracts, and census blocks.

Census Tracts are small statistical subdivisions of counties used by the U.S. Census Bureau. In New York City, there are 2,168 census tracts, which typically have a population of about 2,500 - 4,000 each, and are typically a range of a number of city blocks.

Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) from the American Community Survey (ACS) are 55 Census-designated approximations of the city’s 59 Community Districts, each with a minimum census population of 100,000. To meet this requirement, some community districts are paired to create a PUMA.

Neighborhood Tabulation Areas, (NTAs) are aggregations of census tracts from the 2010 Census. There are 188 NTAs which are subsets of New York City's 55 PUMAs.

The American Community Survey (ACS) is a continuous sample survey that provides estimates on everything from family structure and income to educational attainment and relationship status. The ACS makes it possible to obtain annual socioeconomic information for New York City, the five boroughs, each of the 55 Census-designated PUMA subareas and the 188 NTAs.

Research Your Neighborhood: 2006 - 2012 American Community Survey Estimates by PUMA district or Neighborhood Tabulation Areas (NTAs)

For more extensive population and housing data please visit the Population pages of this website.

Census FactFinder
City Planning's NYC Census FactFinder application allows users to interactively create population profiles for custom geographies based on census tracts or Neighborhood Tabulation Areas (NTAs), with data from the decennial Census and the American Community Survey (ACS).