Place:New York, New York, United States


NameNew York
Alt namesNew Yorksource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS36035157
TypeCounty
Coordinates40.783°N 73.967°W
Located inNew York, United States     (1683 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


New York county is a county. In the system of boroughs of New York City, it is the county which is coterminous with the borough of Manhattan.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1654 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1683 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1790 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1920 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1790 33,131
1800 60,515
1810 96,373
1820 123,706
1830 202,589
1840 312,710
1850 515,547
1860 813,669
1870 942,292
1880 1,206,299
1890 1,515,301
1900 2,050,600
1910 2,762,522
1920 2,284,103
1930 1,867,312
1940 1,889,924
1950 1,960,101
1960 1,698,281
1970 1,539,233
1980 1,428,285
1990 1,487,536

Note: From Colonial times to 1874 New York County was conterminous with New York city and had substantially the same area as present-day New York County. In 1874 and 1895, the county and city annexed portions of Westchester County. In 1912 the annexed portions became Bronx County (see note 2), leaving New York County with essentially its pre-1874 boundaries. The population of New York County's present-day area was: 1880, 1,164,673; 1890, 1,441,216; 1900: 1,850,093; 1910, 2,331,542. (Since 1898 this area also has comprised Manhattan Borough of New York city.) Also in 1898, Kings County (Brooklyn Borough), Richmond County (Richmond Borough, renamed Staten Island Borough in 1975) and part of Queens County (see note 5) became parts of New York City while remaining separate counties.

Research Tips

External links

  • Outstanding guide to Manhattan family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki). Birth, marriage, and death records, censuses, naturalizations, wills, deeds, county and town histories, cemeteries, churches, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.
  • www.rootsweb.com/~nymanhat/


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