Manhattan, New York

Manhattan: The most densely populated borough of New York City. It is located in the southern part of the city, on the island of Manhattan. Manhattan is home to many of New York City's most famous landmarks, such as the Empire State Building and Times Square.


Manhattan is a city located in the county of New York in the U.S. state of New York. Its population at the 2010 census was 1,588,129. After 5 years in 2015 city had an estimated population of 1,644,518 inhabitants.

The city was created 400 years ago in 1623.

Manhattan is the most densely populated and geographically smallest of the five boroughs of New York City. However, it is the economic and administrative center of the city. Here are some key details about Manhattan:

Location & Geography

Manhattan is an island bounded by the Hudson, East, and Harlem Rivers. It also includes Roosevelt Island and other small islands. It is connected to mainland New York via tunnels and bridges.


Manhattan contains distinct neighborhoods like Harlem, the Upper East Side, Greenwich Village, Lower Manhattan, and Central Park. Each has its own vibe and attractions.


Manhattan is a global hub of finance, media, real estate, healthcare, tourism and other industries. Major companies are headquartered there including JP Morgan and The New York Times.

Population & Diversity

Over 1.6 million people live in Manhattan. It is an ethnically diverse borough, with a mix of immigrants from Asia, Europe, Africa, and Latin America.

Culture & Entertainment

Manhattan offers world-famous attractions like the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Broadway theater productions, Times Square, and Central Park. It never sleeps!

In summary, Manhattan is the economic powerhouse of New York and a vibrant hub of culture and entertainment. It is one of the world's major central business districts.

Manhattan locator map
Location of Manhattan on New York map.

Quick Facts about Manhattan

Population : 1,644,518 (2015)
Country : United States of America
State : New York (United States)
County : New York County
Different from : New York County
Postal code : 10000–10399
Phone Area Codes : 646, 212, 917
Official name : Manhattan
Has part : Roosevelt Island, Manhattan Island, Liberty Island, Marble Hill, Randalls Island, U Thant Island, Ellis Island, Governors Island
Named for : Manhattan Island
Altitude : 279 feet / 85 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1624 (400 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−04:00, UTC−05:00, Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 18:13:20 (15th April 2024)
Population growth : 3.43% (2010-2015)
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Above Gotham
Above Gotham image


Manhattan is located at 40°47'0"N 73°57'59"W (40.7834300, -73.9662500). It has 10 neighbors: Edgewater, Fort Lee, Hoboken, Jersey City, North Bergen, Weehawken, The Bronx, Queens, Staten Island and Brooklyn.

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Manhattan has 10 neighbours.

  • Edgewater borough located along the Hudson River in Bergen County, New Jersey
  • Fort Lee borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States of America
  • Hoboken A city in Hudson County, New Jersey. It is located across the Hudson River from Manhattan. Hoboken is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Hoboken Historical Society and the Hoboken Terminal.
  • Jersey City The second most populous city in New Jersey and the center of the Jersey City metropolitan area. It is located across the Hudson River from Manhattan. Jersey City is known for its diversity, its proximity to New York City, and its many attractions, such as the Liberty State Park and the Statue of
  • North Bergen township in Hudson County, New Jersey
  • Weehawken township of New Jersey
  • The Bronx The fourth most populous borough of New York City. It is located in the northern part of the city, on the mainland of New York State. The Bronx is home to Yankee Stadium, the home of the New York Yankees baseball team.
  • Queens The most populous borough of New York City. It is located in the eastern part of the city, on Long Island. Queens is a diverse borough, home to people from all over the world.
  • Staten Island The fifth most populous borough of New York City. It is located on the southern tip of the island of Manhattan. Staten Island is known for its ferry service to Manhattan, its green spaces, and its many attractions, such as the Staten Island Zoo and the Staten Island Museum.
  • Brooklyn borough of New York City, New York, United States


The population of Manhattan increased by 3.43% in 5 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 1,588,129 - estimation process
2011 1,607,316 1.19% estimation process
2012 1,621,323 0.86% estimation process
2013 1,626,159 0.3% estimation process
2015 1,644,518 1.12% demographic balance

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People born in Manhattan (200)

People born in Manhattan, including photographer Frank Eugene, film director and actor Raoul Walsh, actress Valentina de Angelis, .


  • Eleanor Roosevelt (American politician, diplomat, and activist, and First Lady of the United States (1884-1962)) she was born in 11/10/1884
  • Rose Marie (American actress, singer, comedian, and vaudeville performer (1923-2017)) she was born in 15/08/1923
  • Macaulay Culkin (American actor and singer) he was born in 26/08/1980
  • Groucho Marx (American comedian) he was born in 02/10/1890
  • Martin Lewis Perl (American scientist) he was born in 24/06/1927
  • James Maurice (American politician (1814-1884)) he was born in 07/11/1814
  • Matthew Carlson (screenwriter) he was born in 10/02/1951
  • Zac Posen (American fashion designer) he was born in 24/10/1980
  • Stephanie Zimbalist (American film actress) she was born in 08/10/1956
  • Zeppo Marx (American film star and member of the Marx Brothers) he was born in 25/02/1901
  • Roy Lichtenstein (American pop artist (1923-1997)) he was born in 27/10/1923
  • Fanny Brice (American actress, singer and comedian) she was born in 29/10/1891
  • Robert Anderson (American playwright, screenwriter, and theater producer) he was born in 28/04/1917
  • Idina Menzel (American actress, voice actress, singer, and songwriter) she was born in 30/05/1971
  • Robert Downey Jr. (American actor) he was born in 04/04/1965
  • John Hamburg (American screenwriter and film director) he was born in 26/05/1970
  • Mims (rapper) he was born in 22/03/1981
  • Éamon de Valera (3rd President of Ireland (1882-1975)) he was born in 14/10/1882

Schools in Manhattan

College & universities near Manhattan, NY

Code Name City ZIP
193405 Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai New York (NY) 10029-6574
188854 American Musical and Dramatic Academy New York (NY) 10023
194116 New York School of Interior Design New York (NY) 10021
192970 Memorial Hospital School of Radiation Therapy Technology New York (NY) 10065-6007
192864 Marymount Manhattan College New York (NY) 10021-4597

Stations (15)

Amtrak & bus stations near Manhattan, NY

Code Name Address Type
NYP Pennsylvania Station 8th Ave 31st Street / 8th Ave 33rd Street RAIL
YNY Yonkers station 5 Buena Vista Ave. RAIL
NWK Pennsylvania Station 1 Raymond Plaza West RAIL
EWR Newark Liberty International Airport Newark Liberty International Airport RAIL
NRO New Rochelle station 1 Railroad Plaza RAIL

Post offices near Manhattan

Post Office Name City ZIP
Gra Post Office New York (NY) 10028
Park W Post Office New York (NY) 10025
Planetarium Post Office New York (NY) 10024
Yorkvill Post Office New York (NY) 10128
Ansonia Post Office New York (NY) 10023

Other places with the same name (4)

Other cities in New York County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in New York County , NY.

City Name Population Title
New York City 8,398,748 The most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York metropolitan area.
Inwood 10,082 City in New York County, New York, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Manhattan distances to largest New York cities