Over the past five years Staten Island has been discussing and planning zoning, investment and infrastructure among other things. With help of National Grid and Senator Diane Savino the Staten Island Economic Development Corporation (SIEDC) launched a local assessment.
They surveyed local businesses, residents, and relevant agencies compiling interesting data.
Staten Island had an estimated population of 475,900 as of 2017 making up approximately 5.5% of New York City’s population (US Census 2012-2017 American Community Survey, 5 year estimates). From 2000 to 2017, Staten Island’s population increased by 7% about the same growth rate as New York City as a whole. However from 2010 to 2017 Staten Island’s population grew at a slower rate (2.7%) than from 2000 to 2017, while NYC as a whole grew at a rate of 6%.
The NYC Mayor’s Office OneNYC Plan (2018) projects 7% population growth on Staten Island over the period from 2010 to 2040. Median household income was $79,200 in 2017, almost one-third higher than the citywide median.
- As of 2017 Staten Island had the highest median age of the five boroughs at 39.9 years
- The number of residents aged 55 and over has increased by 50% since 2000
- 30% of Staten Island’s population is currently aged 55 and over, the highest share of any borough!
- Staten Island has the 2nd lowest poverty rate of all boroughs (13%)
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