Geography According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 87.5 km² (33.8 mi²). 59.5 km² (23.0 mi²) of it is land and 28.0 km² (10.8 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 32.01% water.
Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 1,537,195 people, 738,644 households, and 302,105 families residing in the borough. The population density is 25,849.9/km² (66,940.1/mi²). There are 798,144 housing units at an average density of 13,421.8/km² (34,756.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the borough is 54.36% White, 17.39% African American, 0.50% Native American, 9.40% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 14.14% from other races, and 4.14% from two or more races. 27.18% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 738,644 households out of which 17.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 25.2% are married couples living together, 12.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 59.1% are non-families. 48.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.00 and the average family size is 2.99.
In the borough the population is spread out with 16.8% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 38.3% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 90.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.9 males.
The median income for a household in the borough is $47,030, and the median income for a family is $50,229. Males have a median income of $51,856 versus $45,712 for females. The per capita income for the borough is $42,922. 20.0% of the population and 17.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 31.8% are under the age of 18 and 18.9% are 65 or older.