The satellite view shows Albany, the capital of the State of New York in the United States. Albany is located in the Hudson Valley, surrounded by mountain ranges.
Originally Answered: Why is New York City not the capital of New York state? Because it was decided that Albany would be the capital. Most states purposely avoided choosing their most populous cities as their capitals. MA, GA, & VA are exceptions to this, but the others chose smaller cities.
The answer is Albany. Albany is the capital of the New York. It is the largest city of Albany County & located on the west bank of the Hudson River approximately 10 miles (16 km) south of its confluence with the Mohawk River and approximately 135 miles (220 km) north of New York City.
1. BROOKLYN IS NO LONGER A CITY, BUT IT ONCE WAS. In what is known as, “the great mistake of 1898,” Brooklyn merged with New York City. Brooklyn's land borders are exactly the same as those of Kings County, which means Brooklyn is, in a sense, its own county.
New York City is split up into five boroughs: the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island. Each borough has the same boundaries as a county of the state. The county governments were dissolved when the city consolidated in 1898, along with all city, town, and village governments within each county.
Boroughs of New York City
The Bronx is named after Jonas Bronck, who settled in the area in 1639. Brooklyn refers to Breukelen, the Dutch village in the Netherlands. Queens was named after Queen Catherine of Braganza, wife of King Charles II of England (1630-1685).
With a median income of $72,156, Staten Island is the most well-off borough.
|City||New York City|
So, What are the Poorest Neighborhoods? The New York metropolitan area is divided into 51 districts, and the following 5 are considered the poorest ones according to statistics: District 16: West Bronx, Morrisania, Highbridge and Melrose. District 17: Melrose, Longwood, Hunts Point, Morrisania and Crotona Park East.
The Bronx has the highest rate of poverty in New York City, and the greater South Bronx is the poorest area.
Measured by median income, Manhattan and (especially) Brooklyn are much poorer than you think. Manhattan's median annual household income is $66,739, while Brooklyn's is a mere $44,850. Its less fashionable neighbor, Queens, outearns Brooklyn at $54,373 per year.
According to the Racial and Ethnic Composition of Low Poverty Areas map below, White New Yorkers predominate in low-poverty areas (where less than 10% of residents live in poverty) in Manhattan, Staten Island, west Brooklyn, and other areas.
Over 43% of the population is black of African American, over 4% is Asian, 3% are Native American, and over 3% are mixed race. Over 54% of the population is of Hispanic or Latino origin. In the 1940s, over 98% of the population of the Bronx was white.
|Persons 65 years and over, percent|| 14.9%|
|Female persons, percent|| 52.3%|
|Race and Hispanic Origin|
|White alone, percent|| 41.3%|
New York city had the largest number of people reporting as Black with about 2.3 million, followed by Chicago, 1.1 million, and Detroit, Philadelphia and Houston, which had between 500,000 and 1 million each.
|Black or African American||833,683||32.19%|
|Some Other Race||225,162||8.69%|
Texas has the highest Black population in the United States of 3,936,669, about 14% of Texas's total population. Texas is the second-most diverse state in the U.S. Following Texas is Florida with 3,867,495 (18%), New York with 3,763,977 (19%), and Georgia with 3,549,349 (34%).