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New York

New York, often referred to as New York State so as not to confuse it with New York City, is located in the Northeastern part of the United States. The state borders Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont. New York also has international boundaries with Quebec and Ontario in Canada.

Population

New York has the third largest population at 19,306,183 (as of 2006). Only California and Texas have a population larger than New York. New York has an urban population with 92% of residents living in an urban area. The population of New York is slow growing due to people moving to other states. In 2000 and 2006, more people moved to Florida from New York than from any one state to another. New York City, in the southeastern part of the state, is the largest city in New York State as well as in the United States.

Brief History

When the Dutch and French moved into the region in the 17th century, New York was inhabited by the Algonquin, Iroquois and Lanape. New York was colonized by the Dutch in 1624 at Albany and Manhattan. New York later fell to British authority in 1664. Both New York and New York City were named for the 17th century Duke of York, James Stuart. During the Revolutionary War, about one third of all of the battles took place in New York. The territory became an independent state on July 9, 1776 and later on July 26, 1788 it bacame the 11th state to join the United States.

State Flag and State Seal

The state flag and state seal of New York (shown to the right) feature the state coat of arms with the words "The Great Seal of the State of New York." Below the coat of arms is a banner displaying the New York State motto, Excelsior, which is Latin for Ever Upward.

Supporting the shield are Liberty and Justice. Liberty's left foot is on a crown symbolizing freedom from Great Britain. Justice is blindfolded and holds a scale in one hand and a sword in the other hand symbolizing fairness and impartiality.

New York Facts

Here are some quick facts on New York State. If you have any additional facts that you would like to see listed here, feel free to contact us.

 Capital City: Albany
 Population: 19,297,729 (Est. 2007)
 Motto: Excelsior "Ever upward"
 Nickname: Empire State
 Statehood: July 26, 1788 (11th)
 State Bird: Bluebird
 State Tree: Sugar Maple
 State Flower: Rose
 Land Area: 47,224 sq.mi., 30th largest
 State Song: I Love New York
 Origin of State's Name: Named after England's Duke of York
 Largest Cities: New York, Buffalo, Rochester, Yonkers, Syracuse

New York Weather

New York’s weather overall is a temperate climate. The weather is influenced by several factors: humid, warm air masses from the southwest, dry air masses from the northwest, and humid, cool air from the North Atlantic.

The Adirondack Mountains, Catskill Mountains, and other higher elevations enjoy relatively cool summers. The summer months in New York City and portions of the Hudson Valley are typically warmer with periods of uncomfortable humidity. The rest of New York has enjoyable warm summers with brief intervals of high humidity. Temperatures during the summer months typically range between the upper 70s to the high 90s °F.

For most of New York, winters are long and cold. Temperatures can reach -13 °F or colder in the higher altitudes of the Adirondacks while the other parts of New York may not get as cold. Western and Central New York are typically affected by lake-effect snow off of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario causing high amounts of snowfall. The winters in the southeastern part of the state, particularly around New York City, are usually milder and do not get as cold or as much snow as the rest of the state.

Typical High and Low Temperatures For Various New York Cities

City Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Albany 31/13 34/16 44/25 57/36 70/46 78/55 82/60 80/58 71/50 60/39 48/31 36/20
Binghamton 28/15 31/17 41/25 53/35 66/46 73/54 78/59 76/57 68/50 57/40 44/31 33/21
Buffalo 31/18 33/19 42/26 54/36 66/48 75/57 80/62 78/60 70/53 59/43 47/34 36/24
Islip 39/23 40/24 48/31 58/40 69/49 77/60 83/66 82/64 75/57 64/45 54/36 44/28
New York 38/26 41/28 50/35 61/44 71/54 79/63 84/69 82/68 75/60 64/50 53/41 43/32
Rochester 31/17 33/17 43/25 55/35 68/46 77/55 81/60 79/59 71/51 60/41 47/33 36/23
Syracuse 31/14 34/16 43/24 56/35 68/46 77/55 82/60 80/59 71/51 60/40 47/32 36/21
Tupper Lake 25/2 28/3 37/13 49/27 64/39 72/48 77/53 75/51 67/43 55/32 42/23 30/10
Watertown 28/9 30/11 40/22 53/35 66/47 75/56 79/61 78/60 69/51 57/39 45/30 33/17
Temperatures listed are in Fahrenheit
Source: US Travel Weather and The Weather Channel

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