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Interesting Facts and Statistics about NYC

With 520 miles of coastline, New York City beats Miami, Boston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco combined on that metric.

NYC has the largest number of billionaires in the world. Plus, it is home to over 380,000 millionaires.

The population of New York City is just over 8 million - 1 out of every 38 US citizens resides there.

The Federal Reserve Bank of NY boasts the world's largest gold storage - $90 billion worth of the precious metal lies 80 feet beneath ground level.

If a homeless person secures a place to stay, the City of New York will cover their cost for a one-way ticket.

New York City has 596 Dunkin' stores - more than 5% of the global total.

New York City has more than 3 million foreign-born residents. Over 25% of those came to the city in 2000 or later.

NYC is the most densely populated city in the USA, with more than 27,000 residents per square mile.

New York City's economy is nearly the same size as that of Canada.

Someone dies in New York City every 9.1 minutes.

New York City has a larger population than 40 of the 50 US states.

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A hot dog stand permit in Central Park can cost more than $289,000 per year.

Someone is born in New York City every 4.4 minutes.

NYC has a larger Chinese population than any other non-Asian city and a larger Jewish population than any city outside Israel.

In terms of dollar value, New York's top export is cut diamonds (more than $13 billion).

New York City's subway has 34 lines and 460 stops, and it would take more than 24 hours to do a tour of the whole system.

New York City is home to more than 2.4 million Latin Americans, which is the largest number for a US city.

The Empire State building has a ZIP code of its own, which is 10118.

The New York City library contains over 50 million books, making it the third-largest on the planet.

800+ languages are spoken in NYC, which makes it the world's most linguistically diverse city.

New York City boasts the most expensive US home: the 220 Central Park South penthouse was bought by hedge fund billionaire Ken Griffin for $238 million.

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