GREENWICH VILLAGE

Greenwich Village is a neighborhood on the west side of Lower Manhattan in New York City, bounded by 14th Street to the north, Broadway to the east, Houston Street to the south, and the Hudson River to the west. Greenwich Village also contains several subsections, including the West Village west of Seventh Avenue and the Meatpacking District in the northwest corner of Greenwich Village.  The very famous East Village, including Alphabet City, is immediately to the east and sometimes thought of as a “sister” neighborhood to “The Village.”

 

As Greenwich Village was once a rural, isolated hamlet to the north of the 17th century European settlement on Manhattan Island, its street layout is more organic than the planned grid pattern of the 19th century grid plan (based on the Commissioners' Plan of 1811). Greenwich Village was allowed to keep the 18th century street pattern of what is now called the West Village: areas that were already built up when the plan was implemented, west of what is now Greenwich Avenue and Sixth Avenue, resulted in a neighborhood whose streets are dramatically different, in layout, from the ordered structure of the newer parts of Manhattan.

 

Many of the neighborhood's streets are narrow and some curve at odd angles. This is generally regarded as adding to both the historic character and charm of the neighborhood. In addition, as the meandering Greenwich Street used to be on the Hudson River shoreline, much of the neighborhood west of Greenwich Street is on landfill, but still follows the older street grid.  Unlike the streets of most of Manhattan above Houston Street, streets in the Village are typically named rather than numbered. While some of the formerly named streets (including Factory, Herring and Amity Streets) are now numbered, they still do not always conform to the usual grid pattern when they enter the neighborhood  For example, West 4th Street runs east–west across most of Manhattan, but runs north–south in Greenwich Village, causing it to intersect with West 10th, 11th, and 12th Streets before ending at West 13th Street.

 

Greenwich Village historically was known as an important landmark on the map of American bohemian culture in the early and mid-20th century. The neighborhood was known for its colorful, artistic residents and the alternative culture they propagated. Due in part to the progressive attitudes of many of its residents, The Village was a focal point of new movements and ideas, whether political, artistic, or cultural. This tradition as an enclave of avant-garde and alternative culture was established during the 19th century and continued into the 20th century, when small presses, art galleries, and experimental theater thrived.  In 1969, in response to yet another police raid on a gay bar, The Stonewall Inn, enraged members of the gay community fought back, and the ensuing nights of protest and unrest started the “Stonewall Riots.” The Stonewall Inn was later recognized as a National Historic Landmark for having been the location where the gay rights movement in the United States originated.  The annual Greenwich Village Halloween Parade is the world's largest Halloween parade, with millions of spectators annually, and has its roots in New York’s LGBTQ community.

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Overview for GREENWICH VILLAGE, NY

30,269 people live in GREENWICH VILLAGE, where the median age is 37.2 and the average individual income is $118,747.57. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

30,269

Total Population

37.2 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$118,747.57

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for GREENWICH VILLAGE, NY

GREENWICH VILLAGE has 14,749 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in GREENWICH VILLAGE do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 30,269 people call GREENWICH VILLAGE home. The population density is 90,094.06 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

30,269

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

37.2

Median Age

46.46 / 53.54%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
14,749

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$118,747.57

Average individual Income

Marital Status

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in GREENWICH VILLAGE, NY

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