When it comes to the most populated states in the United States, New York proudly stands among them.

Did you know that the Empire State along with California, Texas, Florida, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio, Georgia, and North Carolina have more people than the rest of the United States combined? That's right, nine states have more than the other 41 states put together.

With over 20 million people living in New York, it comes as no surprise that the state is considered an economic powerhouse. Our state's economy brings in people from all over the world, it gives them job opportunities in many different fields including finance, technology, entertainment, fashion, and lots more.

New York City is the crown jewel of New York with landmarks like Times Square, the Statue of Liberty, and the Empire State Building. The city's cultural scene is like no other with world famous museums, theaters, and art galleries.

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New York is also home to some of the best universities in the world, including Syracuse, Binghamton University, Columbia University, New York University, and Cornell University. The state's top notch education system brings in a talented workforce from all around the world.

New York is also a popular place for tourists with its rich history, culture, and natural beauty. Tourists can check out the Upstate region or take a walk down the iconic Brooklyn Bridge.

With the diverse population and cultural scene, along with our great education, job opportunities, and entertainment choices, it is no surprise that New York is the fourth most populated state in America!

Best counties to live in New York

Stacker compiled a list of the best counties to live in New York.

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50 Best Places to Live in the U.S. in 2024

Every year, Money gathers and digs deep into data to find the best places to live in the United States. Below are the top 50 cities that are receiving the honor of "Best Places to Live in the U.S." for 2024.

"This year’s Best Places to Live list celebrates cities and towns where a thriving economy meets affordability, diversity and an exceptional quality of life. Backed by rigorous research and data-driven analysis, these 50 places are the blueprint for the future." - Money.com

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