The geographically accurate cartogram above represents the size of the counties based on their population. New York City makes up nearly half (42.19%) of the state's population and thus takes up a much larger portion of the state's landmass than it currently does.
- Kings County has the largest population in the state. It alone is responsible for just over one out of every ten people in the state.
- Hamilton County has the smallest population and accounts for 0.02% of the state's total population.
- Six counties (Kings, Queens, New York, Suffolk, Bronx, and Nassau) are responsible for just over half the population.
- Outside the New York City Metropolitan Area, Erie County has the largest population at just under 1 million.
- The data is from 2010.
- The borders represent the area of the state if it were based on the number of people. The larger the county, the more people it has.
- The map is presented in a North American Datum of 1983 projection.
The city combined with its metropolitan area take up 74.90% of the state's area leaving just slightly over a quarter of the state for the remaining counties.
The total population of the state is 19,378,102.
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United States Census Bureau. "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2016." Accessed December 12, 2017. http://factfinder2.census.gov.