New York, state, United States: Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures

Area, 49,576 sq mi (128,402 sq km). Pop. (2020) 20,201,249, a 4.1% increase since the 2100 census. As of the 2020 census, its population was broken down as: White alone 69.6%; Black alone 17.6%; Hispanic 19.3%; Asian alone 6%; American Indian and Alaska Native alone 1.0%;Two or More Races 2.8% Capital, Albany. Largest city, New York City. Statehood, July 26, 1788 (11th of the original 13 states to ratify the Constitution). Highest pt., Mt. Marcy, 5,344 ft (1,630 m); lowest pt., sea level. Nickname, Empire State. Motto, Excelsior [Ever Upward]. State bird, bluebird. State flower, rose. State tree, sugar maple. Abbr., N.Y.; NY

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