New York (state)

New York (state)

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Official language None
Spoken languages
  • English 69.6%
  • Spanish 15.1%
  • Chinese 3.1%
  • French 1.6%
  • Russian 1.2%
  • Italian 0.9%
  • Yiddish 0.7%
  • Hindi/Urdu 0.6%
  • Arabic 0.5%
  • Japanese 0.5%
  • Korean 0.5%[2]
Demonym New Yorker
Capital Albany
Largest city New York City
Largest metro Greater New York
Area Ranked 27th
 • Total 54,555[3] sq mi
(141,300 km2)
 • Width 285 miles (455 km)
 • Length 330 miles (530 km)
 • % water 13.5
 • Latitude 40° 30′ N to 45° 1′ N
 • Longitude 71° 51′ W to 79° 46′ W
Population Ranked 4th
 • Total 19,849,399 (2017 est.)[4]
 • Density 416.42/sq mi  (159/km2)
Ranked 7th
 • Median household income $58,005 (2016)[5](23rd)
Elevation
 • Highest point Mount Marcy[6][7][8]
5,344 ft (1,629 m)
 • Mean 1,000 ft  (300 m)
 • Lowest point Atlantic Ocean[7][8]
Sea level
Admission to Union July 26, 1788 (11th)
Governor Andrew Cuomo (D)
Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul (D)
Legislature New York Legislature
 • Upper house State Senate
 • Lower house State Assembly
U.S. Senators
  • Chuck Schumer (D)
  • Kirsten Gillibrand(D)
U.S. House delegation
  • 17 Democrats
  • 9 Republicans
  • 1 Vacant

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Time zone Eastern: UTC -5/-4
ISO 3166 US-NY
Abbreviations NY, N.Y.

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