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Old 11-16-2009, 10:55 PM
 
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Since NYC has a huge concentration of white collar jobs and is an important business center, i would think that it would have a higher income per capita than NY state. however, the opposite is true. this holds true for other cities vs their states too..
why?
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Old 11-17-2009, 06:59 AM
 
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Not everyone earning money in NYC lives in NYC. In fact, most do not. And there are many who are low-income.
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Old 11-17-2009, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Upper East, NY
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You realize Harlem is part of NYC, no?
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Old 11-17-2009, 09:09 AM
 
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If you isolate Manhattan, the per capita income is $42,922, which is almost double that of NYC or NYS. Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens bring the average down to below NYS.

More breakdowns (wikipedia):
NYC: $22,402
NYS: $23,389
Manhattan: $42,922
Brooklyn: $16,775
Bronx: $13,959
Queens: $19,222
Staten Island: $23,905

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Old 11-17-2009, 04:05 PM
 
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Since NYC has a huge concentration of white collar jobs and is an important business center, i would think that it would have a higher income per capita than NY state. however, the opposite is true. this holds true for other cities vs their states too..
why?
Because many high earners live in the suburbs.

Compare the entire NY metro area (including Westchester, LI, and parts of NJ and CT) with the rest of NY state, and the numbers won't even be close.
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