state of New York

New York Cities, Climate and Sights

The US state of New York is located in the Northeast of the United States. Its northern neighbors are the Canadian provinces of Quebec and Ontario. Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont are neighboring states to the east. To the south, New York is bordered by Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Incidentally, the entire federal state, with a little more than 141,000 km², is slightly larger than Greece, which measures almost 132,000 km².

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The US state of New York

state of New York

Around 98,000 people live in the capital, Albany, which is about 150 miles north of New York City.

Overall, the state has a population of more than 19 million, ranking third in the US population behind California and Texas.

Most residents are more than 60% white, followed by 17.5% Hispanic, 15.5% African American, 6% Asian, 0.3% Native American. A few other fringe groups share the rest of around 0.7%.

Almost 15% of New York residents are of Italian descent. Then there are the Irish with about 13 and the Germans with 12%. Then the residents from the English area with about 6% and Polish-born with 5%.

If you look at the map of New York, you will notice that the state should end up neatly between Pennsylvania and Connecticut. In the south a part seems to have been cut in, then in the very south then New York City, but even more strangely Long Island as an extension of this state. It seems as if someone has been doing politics diligently here in order to buy this territory in addition to the Spitz in the south.

Biggest cities

The population of the largest cities are rounded and from the year 2010. See New York counties list.

  1. New York 8,200,000
  2. Buffalo 261,000
  3. Rochester 211,000
  4. Yonker’s 196,000
  5. Syracuse 145,000

Climate and weather conditions

The climate in the state of New York is temperate. The average temperature on the coast is around 12°C. The temperature in winter, which lasts from December to March, is around 0 °C and in summer from June to September around 25-30 °C. The average annual precipitation is around 1000 mm, the precipitation is evenly distributed throughout the year.

In the Appalachian Mountains, temperatures are lower because of the altitude, and there is also less precipitation. The average temperature in winter is up to -10 °C, in summer around 20 °C.

The amount of precipitation is 200 to 300 mm less than on the coast, but is still evenly distributed. In the northwest of the state, around the lakes and along the St. Lawrence River, it is slightly milder than in the Appalachian Mountains because of the lower elevation. Blizzards and winter storms can occur in southern New York. Hurricane tails can also penetrate this region.

We would see the best travel time between the end of April and the end of September. You don’t have to reckon with extreme showers, nor with other freak weather like the snow chaos that often occurs in winter. It’s also not that hot in August, the proximity to the Atlantic ensures a bit of freshness.