The mapographic above compares New York State and England (note not the full UK). While the two are almost the same size geographically, their population and economies are quite different.
Here’s how they stack up with slightly more exact numbers:
|Area||54,555 sq mi (141,300 km2)||50,301 sq mi (130,279 km2)|
|GDP (nominal)||$1.44 trillion USD||$2.340 trillion USD|
|GDP per capita||$72,742||$42,711|
So while England’s population and economy are both larger than New York state’s, New Yorker’s are on average significantly wealthier. However, the difference can at least be partly explained by the relative importance of the key city for each area.
New York City has a population of 8,550,405 people or around 42.3% of the entire state’s population. London is slightly bigger with 8,673,713 people, but this only represents 15.8% of England’s entire population.
So there you have it. Now, which would you prefer to live in? Leave a comment below:
Pauline Park says
I lived in London for two years, many years before moving to NYC, and I love both cities as well as England & NY state~! In fact, I think there’s no other city I’d rather live in (with the possible exception of Berlin) than London if I were not living in NYC; but ultimately, NYC is home now. I think there are a lot of similarities between NYS & England, but of course the difference is that England is most of the island of Britain, while NYS is part of a much larger country that takes up nearly half a continent. The other big difference is that NYC is part of a metropolitan area that includes the SW corner of Connecticut & the northern half of New Jersey; to that extent, NYS is an extremely artificial creation, since NYC has little to do with upstate NY except insofar as NYC taxpayers subsidize upstate NY and are in turn subject to being overruled by legislators from upstate and Long Island.
Jo Allen says
You better get your facts straight before opening your mouth. The fact is that the entire state puts much more money into NYC then the reverse. I wish NYC would become their own state, then the rest of the country would support their economy.
Tom Carroll says
You are correct. NYC is more of a burden on the rest of the state.
Jason Madison says
Pauline is correct. NYC pays more in taxes then it gets back. I am from upstate and I have heard for years that upstate taxes get dumped into downstate and it is just not true. Here is a good link backing that up. http://www.politifact.com/new-york/statements/2016/oct/14/chris-jacobs/state-spends-more-western-new-york-it-receives-tax/
New York and England are a lot alike in a lot of ways! New York is like England in a lot of ways. I think that Broadway is the Theatre District in London of the United States. Just as people from London go to the countryside from the city from their jobs to get away from life to places like Essex, and Salisbury, people in New York City go to places in Upstate New York like Danbury, and Brewster to get away as both of which are very rural. Also, It is safe to say that New York and London and are both port cities that are iconic and they both sit on the Atlantic Ocean. they also have beaches both of which have coast lines that are similar and also a lot of people who want to come to the United States from England come to New York for a change of life. There is certainly a lot of European influence in New York, as well.
Paul Mundy says
Well i’m not sure which London you are referring to but London UK certainly doe not have any beaches or lovely Atlantic coat line! It has the filthy river Themes !
Daddio Clarke says
Try learning how to spell, its the river Thames
Ronald Higgins says
Though I have never been to London. It does look like London and New York City have similarities and both are great Cities and as we all know rivals in fact. Geographicly England and New York State are similar with New York just slightly larger. But with all that on State and City with England a division of the UK and London biggest City in UK and England everything else in Comparison stops with New York. England is the heart throb of the UK, it’s main powerhouse, it’s center. New York State while very important to the US is not it’s powerhouse and not a dominant center despite wall street. There are 49 other states bringing multiple strength’s and influences taken together dwarf New York and certain area’s can rival New York and best it, California and Texas. England alone historically can outmatch New York and dominate any other part of the UK. New York can’t and never will. That’s where there comparisons end.
JON NICHOLSON says
I choose New York City — because it is a shorter (and drier!) drive to Minnesota!
Zed James Lawrence says
London has half the annual rainfall of NYC…..it’s a total myth that it rains all the time in London, but it doesn’t help that in almost every movie, it’s almost always raining in London!
Not sure you can say NY is wealthier given your tax liabilities. It is universally understood that not everyone has healthcare.
What I notice when visiting New York from my home in London is the lack of history and old architecture, coupled with the overall abundance of mass consumerism.