New York, often called New York City ( NYC) to distinguish it from the State of New York, is the most populous city in the United States. With a 2020 population of 8,804,190 distributed over 300.46 square miles (778.2 km 2 ), New York City is also the most densely populated major city in the United States.
New York City, officially the City of New York, historically New Amsterdam, the Mayor, Alderman, and Commonality of the City of New York, and New Orange, byname the Big Apple, city and port located at the mouth of the Hudson River, southeastern New York state, northeastern U.S.
The City University of New York (CUNY), is the largest urban university system in the United States, serving more than 226,000 degree students. CUNY includes: Baruch College, City College of New York, Hunter College, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and the CUNY Graduate Center.
New York (state) New York, known officially as the State of New York, is a state in the Northeastern United States. It is often called New York State to distinguish it from its largest city, New York City. With a total area of 54,556 square miles (141,300 km 2 ),  New York is the 27th largest U.S. state geographically.
3,191,691. Persons per household, 2016-2020. 2.57. Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020. 90.1%. Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020. 48.0%. Computer and Internet Use. Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020.
However, the overwhelming presence of New York City has tended to divide the state socially and politically, causing long-standing problems for both the city and the state. Area 54,555 square miles (141,297 square km). Population (2020) 20,201,249. Get a Britannica Premium subscription and gain access to exclusive content.