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NYC Statistics

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Total visitors to NYC 2000-2012* 
Visitors (international and domestic) to New York City in 2012:
52.7 million
Visitors (international and domestic) to New York City in 2011:
50.9 million
Visitors (international and domestic) to New York City in 2010:
48.8 million
Visitors (international and domestic) to New York City in 2009:
45.8 million
Visitors (international and domestic) to New York City in 2008:
47.1 million
Visitors (international and domestic) to New York City in 2007:
46 million
Visitors (international and domestic) to New York City in 2006:
43.8 million
Visitors (international and domestic) to New York City in 2005:
42.7 million
Visitors (international and domestic) to New York City in 2004:
39.9 million
Visitors (international and domestic) to New York City in 2003:
37.8 million
Visitors (international and domestic) to New York City in 2002:
35.3 million
Visitors (international and domestic) to New York City in 2001:
35.2 million
Visitors (international and domestic) to New York City in 2000:
36.2 million

*numbers may not add up due to rounding


Domestic Visitors to NYC 2000–2012
Domestic visitors in 2012: 41.8 million
Domestic visitors in 2011: 40.3 million
Domestic visitors in 2010: 39.1 million
Domestic visitors in 2009: 37.0 million
Domestic visitors in 2008: 37.6 million
Domestic visitors in 2007: 37.1 million
Domestic visitors in 2006: 36.5 million
Domestic visitors in 2005: 35.8 million
Domestic visitors in 2004: 33.8 million
Domestic visitors in 2003: 33.0 million
Domestic visitors in 2002: 30.2 million
Domestic visitors in 2001: 29.5 million
Domestic visitors in 2000: 29.4 million

International Visitors to NYC 2000–2012
International visitors in 2012: 10.9 million
International visitors in 2011: 10.6 million
International visitors in 2010: 9.7 million
International visitors in 2009: 8.8 million
International visitors in 2008: 9.5 million
International visitors in 2007: 8.8 million
International visitors in 2006: 7.3 million
International visitors in 2005: 6.8 million
International visitors in 2004: 6.2 million
International visitors in 2003: 4.8 million
International visitors in 2002: 5.1 million
International visitors in 2001: 5.7 million
International visitors in 2000: 6.8 million

Direct Visitor Spending in NYC 2003–2012
Visitor spending (international and domestic) in 2012: $36.9 billion
Visitor spending (international and domestic) in 2011: $34.5 billion
Visitor spending (international and domestic) in 2010: $31.5 billion
Visitor spending (international and domestic) in 2009: $28.2 billion
Visitor spending (international and domestic) in 2008: $32.0 billion
Visitor spending (international and domestic) in 2007: $30.0 billion
Visitor spending (international and domestic) in 2006: $26.2 billion
Visitor spending (international and domestic) in 2005: $24.3 billion
Visitor spending (international and domestic) in 2004: $21.3 billion
Visitor spending (international and domestic) in 2003: $18.5 billion

New York City’s Top International Markets (2012 figures):

1. Canada 1,063,000
2. United Kingdom 1,033,000
3. Brazil 806,000
4. France 667,000
5. Germany 605,000
6. Australia 595,000
7. PR China (excl. Hong Kong) 541,000
8. All Middle East (incl. Israel) 478,000
9. Italy 449,000
10. Mexico 387,000
11. Eastern Europe 384,0000
12. Spain 380,000
13. Japan 328,000
14. South Korea 281,000
15. Argentina 272,000
16. Ireland 224,000
17. India 215,000
18. Israel 203,000
19. Netherlands 203,000
20. Sweden 190,000

Economic Impact

2012
Total visitor spending from New York City tourism in 2012: $36.9 billion
Total wages generated by New York City tourism in 2012: $19.7 billion
Total NYC jobs supported by visitor spending in 2012: 339,303
Total taxes generated by visitor spending in 2012: $9.3 billion
Each New York City household benefited by an average of $1,575 in tax savings as a result of travel and tourism

2011
Total visitor spending from New York City tourism in 2011: $34.5 billion
Total wages generated by New York City tourism in 2011: $18.6 billion
Total NYC jobs supported by visitor spending in 2011: 324,605
Total taxes generated by visitor spending in 2011: $8.7 billion
Each New York City household benefited by an average of $1,350 in tax savings as a result of travel and tourism

2010
Total visitor spending from New York City tourism in 2010: $31.5 billion
Total wages generated by New York City tourism in 2010: $17.3 billion
Total NYC jobs supported by visitor spending in 2010: 310,156
Total taxes generated by visitor spending in 2010: $8.1 billion
Each New York City household benefited by an average of $1,350 in tax savings as a result of travel and tourism

2009
Total visitor spending from New York City tourism in 2009: $28.2 billion
Total wages generated by New York City tourism in 2009: $16.6 billion
Total NYC jobs supported by visitor spending in 2009: 303,649
Total taxes generated by visitor spending in 2009: $7.5 billion
Each New York City household benefited by an average of $1,200 in tax savings as a result of travel and tourism

2008
Total visitor spending from New York City tourism in 2008: $32.1 billion
Total wages generated by New York City tourism in 2008: $17.19 billion
Total NYC jobs supported by visitor spending in 2008: 313,997
Total taxes generated by visitor spending in 2008: $8.26 billion
Each New York City household benefited by an average of $1,300 in tax savings as a result of travel and tourism.

2007
Total visitor spending from New York City tourism in 2007: $28.85 billion
Total wages generated by New York City tourism in 2007: $17 billion
Total NYC jobs supported by visitor spending in 2007: 353,536
Total taxes generated by visitor spending in 2007: $6.45 billion
Each New York City household benefited by an average of $1,069 in tax savings as a result of travel and tourism.

2006
Total visitor spending from New York City tourism in 2006: $24.71 billion
Total wages generated by New York City tourism in 2006: $16 billion
Total NYC jobs supported by visitor spending in 2006: 368,179
Total taxes generated by visitor spending in 2006: $6.24 billion
Each New York City household benefited by an average of $953 in tax savings as a result of travel and tourism.

2005
Total visitor spending from New York City tourism in 2005: $22.8 billion
Total wages generated by New York City tourism in 2005: $14.2 billion
Total NYC jobs supported by visitor spending in 2005: 333,158
Total taxes generated by visitor spending in 2005: $5.44 billion
Each New York City household benefited by an average of $541 in tax savings as a result of travel and tourism.

2004
Total visitor spending from New York City tourism in 2004: $21.07 billion
Total wages generated by New York City tourism in 2004: $12.91 billion
Total NYC jobs supported by visitor spending in 2004: 328,763
Total taxes generated by visitor spending in 2004: $5.4 billion
Each New York City household benefited by an average of $502 in tax savings as a result of travel and tourism.

2003
Total visitor spending from New York City tourism in 2003: $18.49 billion
Total wages generated by New York City tourism in 2003: $11.58 billion
Total NYC jobs supported by visitor spending in 2003: 291,977
Total taxes generated by visitor spending in 2003: $4.9 billion

2002
Total NYC jobs supported by visitor spending in 2002: 226,100
Total taxes generated by visitor spending in 2002: $2.8 billion

2001
New York City taxes generated by visitor spending in 2001: $790 million
New York State taxes generated by NYC visitor spending in 2001: $769 million
Federal taxes generated by NYC visitor spending in 2001: $1.242 billion

Size
Central Park, total acres: 843
New York City, total area in square miles: 301
Manhattan, total area in square miles: 23.7
Manhattan, length: 13.4 miles (21.5 km) long
Manhattan, widest point: 2.3 miles (3.7 km)
Manhattan, narrowest point: 0.8 miles (1.3 km) at narrowest point
The Bronx, total area in square miles: 44
Brooklyn, total area in square miles: 81.8
Queens, total area in square miles: 112.2
Staten Island, total area in square miles: 60.2

Population

New York City: 8,224,910
Bronx: 1,392,002
Brooklyn: 2,532,645
Manhattan: 1,601,948
Queens: 2,247,848
Staten Island: 470,467

New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area: 19,015,900 (July 2011)

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Current Estimates Program

Hotels

NYC average hotel occupancy in 2012: 87.6%
NYC average hotel occupancy in 2011: 85.4%
NYC average hotel occupancy in 2010: 85.5%
NYC average hotel occupancy in 2009: 81.5%
NYC average hotel occupancy in 2008: 85.3%
NYC average hotel occupancy in 2007: 86.1%
NYC average hotel occupancy in 2006: 85.6%
NYC average hotel occupancy in 2005: 86.1%
NYC average hotel occupancy in 2004: 82.4%
NYC average hotel occupancy in 2003: 76.3%
NYC average hotel occupancy in 2002: 75.6%
NYC average hotel occupancy in 2001: 73.4%
NYC average hotel occupancy in 2000: 84.6%

NYC hotel average daily room rate (ADR): 2012: 281; 2011 - $273; 2010 - $261; 2009 - $237; 2008 - $307; 2007 - $303; 2006 - $267; 2005 - $241; 2004 - $209; 2003 - $193; 2002 - $195; 2001 - $203; 2000 - $233
Source: PKF Consulting

Entertainment Production
Direct expenditures (2011): $7.1 billion
Entertainment production employment (2011): 130,000
The Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting (tel. 212/489-6710)

Transportation
MTA New York City Transit, 718/330-3000
Airports
Airports serving New York City: three
John F. Kennedy International (JFK), LaGuardia (LGA), Newark Liberty International (EWR)

Passengers serviced at three NYC airports:
2012: 109.4 million
2011: 105.9 million
2010: 103.6 million
2009: 101.5 million
2008: 107.0 million
2007: 110.0 million
2006: 101.5 million
2005: 99.8 million

Buses
Number of buses (2011): 5,600
Number of routes (2011): 235 local 4 Select Bus Service, and 71 express bus routes in the five boroughs
Average Weekday riders (2011): 2.5 million
Yearly riders (2011): 784 million

MTA New York City Transit
Subway
Number of routes: 22
Subway cars (2011): Roughly 6,282
Subway stations: 468
Average weekday riders (2011): 5.3 million
Yearly riders (2011): 1.6 billion
Miles of track: more than 840

Source: MTA New York City Transit

Taxis
Licensed medallion yellow taxis: 13,270
Flat fare from JFK International to any point in Manhattan: $52.50 plus tolls & tip
Source: New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission, 212/676-1000

Ferry
Price of Staten Island Ferry: Free
Trips per day: 252 (incl. weekend trips)
Yearly Riders (2011): 20 million
Passengers per day (2011): 60,000 (excl. weekend days)

Source: The Staten Island Ferry


Dining Out
Average cost of a dinner in 2012 (drink, tax, tip included – Zagat Survey): $43.46
New restaurants in 2011 (Zagat Survey): 135

 

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