The personal injury attorneys at Banville Law are tireless advocates for the rights of New York residents who feel they have been injured by the negligence of others. But we’re also devoted members of the New York City community, with primary offices located in Manhattan.
In order to serve our clients with focused legal guidance, we’re always looking for new ways to understand the great city and state that we call home. With that in mind, we put together a series of free infographics, presenting detailed statistics on each borough, the city as a whole and the state of New York as well.
Below, you’ll find our infographic for Staten Island.
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Staten Island: Population Facts & Statistics
Staten Island’s total population stood at 472,621 residents as of 2013. That makes the borough:
- 80% smaller than Queens
- 82% smaller than Brooklyn
- 71% smaller than Manhattan
- 67% smaller than the Bronx
But in terms of relative growth, Staten Island has shot ahead of New York City’s other boroughs.
Between 1990 and 2010, Staten Island grew by 89,127, or 23.4%. During that period,
- The Bronx grew by 15%,
- Queens grew by 14.2%,
- Brooklyn grew by 8.9% and
- Manhattan grew by 7%.
And while the borough is still NYC’s most racially homogeneous, diversity is increasing:
In 2010, 77.6% of Staten Island’s population was white. By 2010, that proportion had decreased to 64%, thanks largely to an influx of Latino and / or Hispanic residents.
Jobs & Unemployment
These rapid increases in population have been matched by incredible private sector job growth.
From 1990 to 2009:
- Staten Island’s private sector employment grew by 32%
- New York City’s private sector employment grew by 4%
- The United States’ private sector employment grew by 17.8%
Staten Island is also home to the largest proportion of residents employed in the public sector:
- 9.5% of Manhattan’s population,
- 14.6% of Queens’ population,
- 17.3% of Brooklyn’s population,
- 18.0% of the Bronx’s population,
- 21.6% of Staten Island’s population works for the government.
As a result, Staten Island has been able to keep pace with New York City’s lowest unemployment rates, even during the Recession. As of August 2014, Staten Island’s unemployment rate was 6.7%, while:
- the Bronx had 9.8%,
- Brooklyn had 7.5%,
- Queens had 6.1%,
- Manhattan had 5.6% and
- New York City as a whole had 6.9%.
Despite long-held beliefs about Manhattan’s financial prowess, Staten Island actually has the city’s highest median household income, at $73,496.
- Manhattan’s median is $68,370 per year, 33.1% higher than the national median of $51,371.
- Queens’ median is $56,780, 10.5% higher than the national.
- Brooklyn’s median is $45,215, 12% lower than the national.
- The Bronx’s median is $34,300, 33.2% lower than the national.
- New York City’s median is $57,683, 12.3 higher than the national.
Staten Island’s top spot puts it at 43.1% more than the national median household income.
Contact Staten Island’s Personal Injury Lawyers
Were you injured on Staten Island? If another person’s negligent, careless actions led to your accident, you may be entitled to substantial compensation.
In a personal injury lawsuit, you can claim damages to cover:
- Medical expenses: past, present and future
- Pain, suffering and emotional distress
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning potential
- Loss of enjoyment of life
If you were seriously injured, you deserve experienced legal guidance. Contact Banville Law’s team of personal injury attorneys today for a free consultation. Speak with one of our lawyers, discuss your potential case and find out if we can help you as we have so many other New Yorkers.
A strict statute of limitations could restrict the amount of time you have, so don’t hesitate to call. You can reach us at (917) 551-6690, or fill out our contact form, to get in touch with a Staten Island attorney within 24 hours. There’s no fee and no obligation, just the legal support you need.