Staten Island, New York
Demographics and Values
Staten Island has a population density of 3,155 people per square mile. Currently, the population of Staten Island consists of 476,015 people.
An overview of New York
In terms of resources, New York has a cost of living index of 135.7, a grocery index rating of 114.8, and a housing index rating of 204.4. These index ratings are based on a system where 100 is considered the national average and anything above 100 is considered more expensive than said average. Residents of New York enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 24th in the United States. New York is ranked 25th in quality of life and 13th in healthcare. There are 205 general hospitals and 496 health centers that provide care for 19,493,819 New York residents. The three highest ranked hospitals in New York are Hospital For Special Surgery, Albany Memorial Hospital, and And Northern Duchess Hospital.
Social demographics of the state
The state of New York ranks 5th in the country for diversity and the state is considered very LGBTQ friendly. In terms of religious values, 29% of New York’s population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 14,110 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-10%, Mainline Protestant-11%, and Historically Black Protestant-5%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-7%, Muslim-2%, and Buddhist-<1%. In New York there are 72 masonic lodges. In the most recent presidential election, 37% of New York residents voted Republican and 59% voted Democrat. The state has a median age of 39 and 30% of its population being over the age of 55.
State-wide weather information
The average temperature in the summer rises to around 68F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 86F during the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 48F in the month of June. During the winter, the average temperature in New York drops to around 25F. The average high winter temperature is around 25F in the month of December. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 2F during the month of January. The average humidity across the state is 71%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of December at around 77%. The average monthly precipitation for the state of New York is around 3.54 inches. The most precipitation occurs in October with an average of 6.10 inches of precipitation a month. The average air quality index rating in New York is 34.2 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of May with a rating of around 44.5 AQI. While residents of New York mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in New York can include floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and and earthquakes (moderate).
Wildlife to be found in New York
The state of New York has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of sneezeweed, swamp milkweed, bluets, and Canada anemone. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the eastern cougar, the Eurasian boar, the mink, or the American marten. The state animal of New York is the beaver.