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A Look at Midtown Manhattan, NY

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This article is brought to you by the personal injury lawyers in Midtown Manhattan, NY, at Banville Law. The lawyers would like to share some detailed information about the area.

Midtown Manhattan spans the entire island of Manhattan along an east-west axis, bounded by the East River on its east and the Hudson River. Midtown is part of Manhattan Community District 5 and hosts an approximate population of 104,753. With around 46,000 residents per square mile, Midtown can undoubtedly be considered a central area of the borough.

Lifestyle & Demographics

Midtown residents have great professional opportunities with such large corporation headquarters within walking distance. Midtown commuters and residents are majorly working in its many offices, hotels, and retail establishments. Simultaneously, many tourists, visiting residents, and students populate the district.

Along with a dense urban feel, most residents rent their homes and right in the center of an area with plenty of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks.

If you’re looking to be in the heart of all the action, Midtown is the place for you.

As of NYC Health’s 2018 Community Health Profile, Midtown residents have an average life expectancy of 84.8 years, which is higher than the median life expectancy of 81.2 for all New York City neighborhoods.

According to the 2010 United States Census, The racial makeup of the neighborhood was:

  • 64.1% White
  • 4.6% African American
  • 0.1% Native American
  • 20.8% Asian
  • 0% Pacific Islander
  • 0.3% from other races,
  • 2% from two or more races
  • 8.1% Hispanic or Latino of any race

The median household income in Midtown is USD 141,428, which is significantly higher than the national average of USD 62,843. Most inhabitants are adults, with 45% being 25 - 44 years of age, 22% between 45 and 64, and 13% 65 or older. The ratio of youth and college-aged residents is lower, at 7% and 12% respectively.

Midtown Manhattan is considered to be high-income relative to the rest of New York City.

Landmark Destinations

The area is home to some of the city’s most notorious buildings, such as

  • The Empire State Building: A 102-story Art Deco skyscraper built from 1930 to 1931
  • The Chrysler Building, an Art Deco skyscraper in the Turtle Bay neighborhood. As of 2019, the Chrysler is the 11th-tallest building in the city, tied with The New York Times Building.
  • The Headquarters of the United Nations: A complex built in 1951 by the architectural firm Harrison & Abramovitz.
  • Grand Central Terminal: A commuter rail terminal located at 42nd Street and Park Avenue
  • Rockefeller Center: A large complex consisting of 19 commercial buildings covering 22 acres between 48th Street and 51st Street
  • Times Square: a major commercial intersection, tourist destination, entertainment center, at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue. It is the site of the annual New Year's Eve ball drop, which began on December 31, 1907, and continues to attract over a million visitors to Times Square every year.

With so many attractions, it is no surprise that midtown is the largest central business district in the world. The area also ranks among the most expensive pieces of real estate in the world.

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Laurence P. Banville
Date Published: May 13, 2021
Laurence P. Banville is the managing partner of Banville Law. As an experienced personal injury attorney, Mr. Banville helps clients recover compensation from those responsible for his clients' injuries. Our firm is located in New York City, serving clients from the five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, and Staten Island.
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