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Staten Island Home to the Highest Percentage of Native New Yorkers

By Nicholas Rizzi | September 26, 2017 3:04pm
 Staten Island has the highest percentage of residents born in New York State in the city, 69.46 percent, according to the NYU Furman Center.
Staten Island has the highest percentage of residents born in New York State in the city, 69.46 percent, according to the NYU Furman Center.
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NEW YORK CITY — The rest of the city might hate on Staten Island, but you're more likely to encounter a native New Yorker there than any other borough, data shows.

Staten Island has the highest percentage of residents who were born in New York State, 69.46 percent, compared to the rest of the city, with The Bronx in second place with 50.35 percent, according to the NYU Furman Center's breakdown of census data released this week.

The data does not break down if people were born in the city or not.

Staten Island has 364,652 of its estimated 476,015 population born in the state, while The Bronx has 732,924 of its nearly 1.5 million who can claim the same, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's annual American Communities Survey.

Brooklyn has the largest number of people born in the state, nearly 1.3 million, but only 48.76 percent of the population can claim to be native New Yorkers, the data shows.

Queens has 1.23 million native New Yorkers who make up 45.23 percent of its population, while Manhattan has the smallest percent with 41.95 and 689,470 residents, according to the census data.

You're most likely to encounter a native born New Yorker on the South Shore of Staten Island with 80 percent of the residents originally born in the state, the highest percent of any neighborhood in the city, according to the Furman Center's breakdown.

The neighborhood with the least percentage of native New Yorkers is Sunnyside/Woodside with only 33.52 percent of residents born in the state, followed by Chelsea/Clinton/Midtown with 33.59 percent, according to the Furman Center.

While Staten Island has the most percentage of New Yorkers, it has the smallest immigrant population with 23.5 percent of its residents born outside of the United States and who mainly live in the borough's North Shore, the data shows.

Queens has the largest amount with 47.06 percent of residents born outside of the country followed by The Bronx's 37.42 percent, Brooklyn's 36.44 percent and Manhattan's 29.66 percent.