BEST PLACES TO RETIRE 

New York, NY
Population: 8,214,426
Population, age 50+: 2,375,899
Population growth, age 50+: 13.0%
Financial
  City stats
Median family income
(per year)
$48,246
Family purchasing power
(annual, cost-of-living adjusted)
$32,402
Sales tax 8.40%*
State income tax rate
(highest bracket)
6.85%I
State income tax rate
(lowest bracket)
4.00%I
Auto insurance premiums
(Average for the state)
$2,673
Retirement tax break from state? Yes
Housing
  City stats
Median home price $684,502
Average property taxes
(2005)
$4,268
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Quality of life
  City stats
Air quality index*
(% of days AQI ranked as good)
68.5%
Personal crime incidents (per 1,000) 7
Property crime incidents (per 1,000) 20
Leisure and culture
  City stats
Movie theaters
(within 15 miles)
348
Restaurants
(within 15 miles)
32,138
Bars
(within 15 miles)
2,512
Public tennis courts 712
Public swimming pools 69
Public golf courses
(within 30 miles)
255
Park acres 38,147
Libraries
(within 15 miles)
656
Museums (accredited by AAM;
within 30 miles)
38
Ski resorts (within 100 miles) 39
Arts funding (Dollars per person of state funds spent on arts) 3
Weather
  City stats
Annual rainfall
(inches)
44.36
% clear days in the area 26
Snowfall
(average in inches)
28.30
High temp in July ° F 84.7°
Low temp in Jan ° F 26.5°
Health*
  City stats
Life expectancy
(men/women)
73.4/79.6
Has health plan
(% of residents)
87.0%
Diabetes rates
(% of residents diagnosed)
11.9%
Hypertension rates
(% of residents diagnosed)
34.1%
Geriatric doctors
(per 100,000 population)
11
Cancer doctors
(per 100,000)
14
Radiologists
(per 100,000)
31
Heart doctors
(per 100,000)
41
Elder-care facilities** 318
Meet the neighbors
  City stats
Median age 35.3
Completed at least some college
(% of residents)
52.9%
Married 37.7%
Divorced 7.7%
Racial diversity index
(100 is national average; higher numbers indicate greater diversity)
390.5
*County data
**Elder-care services refer to skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. Data from Total Living Choices.

(I) Income tax notes:
For joint returns, the taxes are twice the tax imposed on half the income.
Best place to retire in New York
Hudson Heights
Some call it "Upstate Manhattan."
Alternate pick
Tudor City
Smack dab in the middle of the Big Apple.
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