NYC Tech Diversity Keynote

Goals

In order to prepare for a keynote presentation, find New York City and NYC tech statistics focused on diversity in order to prove that diversity is the NYC 'competitive advantage'. These statistics should include the following: population on NYC & boroughs, demographics of NYC and boroughs, GDP of NYC as related to other cities in the world, top industries in NYC and boroughs, a list of all tech startups with more than $1B in valuation over the last 10 years in NYC, and a breakdown of founder demographics of all startups with more than $100M in valuation over the past 10 years in NYC.


Early Findings

Population

  • The total population estimate for NYC as of July 1st, 2018 was 8,398,748, as of July 1, 2018.
  • For the Bronx, the population estimate for July 1st, 2018 was 1,432,132, for Brooklyn 2,582,830, for Manhattan 1,628,701, for Queens 2,278,906 and finally for Staten Island 476,179.

Demographics

  • For Manhattan, 47.0% of the population identifies as White non-Hispanic alone, 25.9% as Hispanic or Latino, 17.9% identifies as Black alone, 1.2% as American Indian and Alaska Native alone, 12.8% as Asian alone, 0.2% as Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, and 3.4% as two or more races.
  • For Brooklyn, 36.4% of the population identifies as White non-Hispanic alone, 19.1% as Hispanic or Latino, 34.1% identifies as Black alone, 0.9% as American Indian and Alaska Native alone, 12.7% as Asian alone, 0.1% as Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, and 2.7% as two or more races.
  • For Queens, 25.0% of the population identifies as White non-Hispanic alone, 28.1% as Hispanic or Latino, 20.7% identifies as Black alone, 1.3% as American Indian and Alaska Native alone, 26.8% as Asian alone, 0.2% as Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, and 3.0% as two or more races.
  • For the Bronx, 9.1% of the population identifies as White non-Hispanic alone, 56.4% as Hispanic or Latino, 43.6% identifies as Black alone, 2.9% as American Indian and Alaska Native alone, 4.5% as Asian alone, 0.4% as Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, and 3.7% as two or more races.
  • For Staten Island, 60.3% of the population identifies as White non-Hispanic alone, 18.7% as Hispanic or Latino, 11.7% identifies as Black alone, 0.6% as American Indian and Alaska Native alone, 10.2% as Asian alone, 0.1% as Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, and 2.1% as two or more races.

Cities by GDP

  • The ten wealthiest cities in the world by GDP are: Shanghai, China - GDP: $516.5 billion; Moscow, Russia - GDP: $520.1 billion; Chicago, USA - GDP: $524.6 billion; Osaka, Japan - GDP: $654.8 billion; Paris, France - GDP: $669.2 billion; London, England - GDP: $731.2 billion; Seoul, South Korea - GDP: $779.3 billion; Los Angeles, USA - GDP: $789.7 billion; New York, USA - GDP: $1,210 billion; and Tokyo, Japan - GDP: $1,520 billion.


Proposed next steps:

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As the initial research was only able to touch on population & demographics of NYC as well as global city GDP, we recommend continuing the research to identify the top industries in NYC and boroughs.
Additionally, we recommend continuing the research to identify 15 tech startups with more than $1B in valuation over the last 10 years in NYC and 15 tech startups with more than $100M in valuation in NYC within the last 10 years. Then, after we have a better idea of the available data, we can indicate if more research could be done to provide a complete list.
Finally, we recommend expanding the research to understand founder demographics for NYC tech startups with valuations of more than $100M in the last 10 years.