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Boroughs vs. Counties

Larger than neighborhoods, boroughs and counties are the same areas with different names. Borough names are used by city agencies and the media while county names are used by state and federal agencies:

  • The Bronx is Bronx County (ANSI / FIPS 36005)
  • Brooklyn is Kings County (ANSI / FIPS 36047)
  • Manhattan is New York County (ANSI / FIPS 36061)
  • Queens is Queens County (ANSI / FIPS 36081)
  • Staten Island is Richmond County (ANSI / FIPS 36085)

NYC Data

These pages will help you locate data for New York City's boroughs and neighborhoods. The data may be organized in profiles (several pieces of data fore one place) or comparative tables (one piece of data for many places). When looking for data, you will often have to balance geographic availability with currency and data format. The sources in this guide are publicly available; the US Census Bureau and various City and State agencies are the main sources. However publicly available information from non-profits and scholarly centers is also included.


Neighborhoods are informally defined areas within a borough. Different sources will use different definitions to geographically define neighborhoods:

The New York City Data section of this guide was written and created by Frank Donnelly, librarian at Baruch College. The CSI library thanks him for allowing the LibGuides community to reuse his content. His original guide may be found at