Poverty in New York City
New York City's poverty rate of 19.1% (1.5 million people, including 185,000 children younger than 5 years old) combined with Long Island, Westchester and Rockland Counties represents over 60% of the State's poor. In New York City, an additional 19% live between 100-200% of poverty while 248 census tracks have more than 40% of their population living in extreme poverty with incomes less than 50% of the federal poverty level.
The economic recovery is missing significant portions of our community, and those surviving on the least need the help of Community Action. Click here for more information on poverty rates in your community.