HARLEM

Harlem is a neighborhood in Upper Manhattan. It is bounded roughly by the Hudson River on the west; the Harlem River and 155th Street on the north; Fifth Avenue on the east; and Central Park North on the south. The greater Harlem area encompasses several other neighborhoods and extends west and north to 155th Street, east to the East River, and south to Martin Luther King Jr. BoulevardCentral Park, and East 96th Street.

 

Originally a Dutch village, formally organized in 1658, it is named after the city of Haarlem in the Netherlands. Harlem's history has been defined by a series of economic boom-and-bust cycles, with significant population shifts accompanying each cycle.  Harlem was predominantly occupied by Jewish and Italian Americans in the 19th century.  African-Americans from the South began to arrive in large numbers during the Great Migration in the early 20th century. In the 1920s and 1930s, Central and West Harlem were the center of the Harlem Renaissance, a major African-American cultural movement. With job losses during the Great Depression of the 1930s and the deindustrialization of New York City after World War II, rates of crime and poverty increased significantly. In the 21st century, Harlem started to gentrify, bringing crime rates down substantially and generating a new Harlem Renaissance. Another aspect of the neighborhood that makes Harlem an appealing place to live is its accessibility to public transportation; four different subway lines put many places in Harlem within a 15 minute ride to midtown Manhattan.

 

Harlem has some of New York’s most beautiful architecture, both residential and institutional. There are miles of streets with New York brownstones; more and more of them having been rehabilitated and renovated in the last 20 years. Astor Row is a unique block with brick houses set back from the street, with front yards and wood porches, making the street seem more like a southern city than part of New York. Harlem is also a neighborhood of churches. There are many churches that were built in the 19th Century, including All Saints Catholic Church, designed by the same architects who built St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the Smithsonian “Castle” in Washington, D.C.; All Saints is known as the St. Patrick’s of Harlem. The famous Abyssinian Baptist Church is on West 138th St.

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Overview for HARLEM, NY

206,913 people live in HARLEM, where the median age is 35 and the average individual income is $37,065.85. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

206,913

Total Population

35 years

Median Age

High

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

$37,065.85

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for HARLEM, NY

HARLEM has 82,999 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in HARLEM do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 206,913 people call HARLEM home. The population density is 90,399.21 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

206,913

Total Population

High

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

35

Median Age

47.21 / 52.79%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

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
82,999

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$37,065.85

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

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

Schools in HARLEM, NY

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The following schools are within or nearby HARLEM. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
School rating
Website
Wadleigh Perf And Visual Arts
2/5
Frederick Douglass Academy II Secondary School
1/5
Sisulu-Walker Charter School Of Harlem
3/5
Locke School Of Arts And Engineering (The)
Success Academy Charter School-Harlem 1
5/5
Success Academy Charter School-Harlem 4
5/5
Northside Therapeutic Early Childhood Center
Ps 180 Hugo Newman
3/5
Ps 129 John H Finley
3/5
Ps 161 Pedro Albizu Campos
2/5
Urban Assembly Academy For Future Leaders
2/5
Thurgood Marshall Academy For Learning & Social Change
1/5
Thurgood Marshall Academy Lower School
3/5
Democracy Prep Endurance Charter School
3/5
Fellowship Of Learning School
Ps 123 Mahalia Jackson
1/5
High School Mathematics Science And Engineering At Ccny
5/5
Future Leaders Institute Charter School
3/5
Success Academy Charter School-Harlem 5
5/5
Democracy Prep Harlem Charter School
1/5
Harlem Hebrew Language Academy Charter School
2/5
Ps 192 Jacob H Schiff
2/5
Harlem Village Academy West Charter School
3/5
Frederick Douglass Academy
1/5
Teachers College Community School
3/5
Eagle Academy For Young Men Of Harlem
Harlem Children's Zone Promise Academy Charter School
3/5
New York French-American Charter School
3/5
Global Community Charter School
3/5
Harlem Village Academy West 2 Charter School
St Charles Borromeo School
Great Tomorrows Usa
Ps 194 Countee Cullen
Ps 76 A Phillip Randolph
1/5
Ps 242 Young Diplomats Magnet Academy (The)
Ps 154 Harriet Tubman
1/5
Ps 197 John B Russwurm
Ps 200 James McCune Smith School (The)
1/5
Ps 175 Henry H Garnet
2/5
Ps 92 Mary McLeod Bethune
2/5
Urban Assembly School For The Performing Arts
1/5
Ps 153 Adam Clayton Powell
2/5
Ps/Is 210 21st Century Academy
2/5
A Philip Randolph Campus High School
2/5
Mott Hall School (The)
4/5
Democracy Preparatory Charter School
3/5
Neighborhood Charter School Of Harlem
5/5
Success Academy Charter School-Harlem 6
St Mark The Evangelist School
Our Lady Of Lourdes School

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