The land area of Boston, MA was 48 in 2016. The land area of New York, NY was 303 in 2016.

Land Area

Water Area

Land area is a measurement providing the size, in square miles, of the land portions of geographic entities for which the Census Bureau tabulates and disseminates data. Area is calculated from the specific boundary recorded for each entity in the Census Bureau's geographic database. Land area is based on current information in the TIGER® data base, calculated for use with Census 2010.

Water Area figures include inland, coastal, Great Lakes, and territorial sea water. Inland water consists of any lake, reservoir, pond, or similar body of water that is recorded in the Census Bureau's geographic database. It also includes any river, creek, canal, stream, or similar feature that is recorded in that database as a two- dimensional feature (rather than as a single line). The portions of the oceans and related large embayments (such as Chesapeake Bay and Puget Sound), the Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean Sea that belong to the United States and its territories are classified as coastal and territorial waters; the Great Lakes are treated as a separate water entity. Rivers and bays that empty into these bodies of water are treated as inland water from the point beyond which they are narrower than 1 nautical mile across. Identification of land and inland, coastal, territorial, and Great Lakes waters is for data presentation purposes only and does not necessarily reflect their legal definitions.

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Geographic and Area Datasets Involving New York, NY or Boston, MA

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    Water Consumption In The New York City

    data.cityofnewyork.us | Last Updated 2018-05-01T15:56:15.000Z

    A brief history of water consumption in the New York City Water Supply System (Based on New York City Census population)

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    New York City Population By Neighborhood Tabulation Areas

    data.cityofnewyork.us | Last Updated 2018-01-03T20:34:01.000Z

    Population Numbers By New York City Neighborhood Tabulation Areas The data was collected from Census Bureaus' Decennial data dissemination (SF1). Neighborhood Tabulation Areas (NTAs), are aggregations of census tracts that are subsets of New York City's 55 Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs). Primarily due to these constraints, NTA boundaries and their associated names may not definitively represent neighborhoods. This report shows change in population from 2000 to 2010 for each NTA. Compiled by the Population Division – New York City Department of City Planning.

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    Housing New York Units by Building

    data.cityofnewyork.us | Last Updated 2018-05-03T16:49:34.000Z

    The Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) reports on buildings, units, and projects that began after January 1, 2014 and are counted towards the Housing New York plan. The Housing New York Units by Building file presents this data by building, and includes building-level data, such as house number, street name, BBL, and BIN for each building in a project. The unit counts are provided by building. For additional documentation, including a data dictionary, review the attachments in the “About this Dataset” section of the Primer landing page.

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    Housing New York Units by Project

    data.cityofnewyork.us | Last Updated 2018-05-03T16:46:01.000Z

    The Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) reports on buildings, units, and projects that began after January 1, 2014 and are counted towards the Housing New York plan. The Housing New York Units by Project file presents this data by project, and includes project-level data, such as senior units, but does not include building-level data. The unit counts are provided for each project, rather than by building. For additional documentation, including a data dictionary, review the attachments in the “About this Dataset” section of the Primer landing page.

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    Canal System Boat Launches Across New York State

    data.ny.gov | Last Updated 2015-10-24T17:00:09.000Z

    The New York State Canal System is a 524 mile inland waterway that includes 125 public access points for placing a boat into the water, 74 of which are ramps for trailer-able boats. Information provided in this data set includes the name of the facility, the type of launch, if overnight parking of tow vehicles is permitted, and specific location by mileage along the canal, shore, and geographic coordinates.

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    State of New York Mortgage Agency (SONYMA) Target Areas by Census Tract

    data.ny.gov | Last Updated 2016-09-08T21:50:42.000Z

    Listing of SONYMA target areas by US Census Bureau Census Tract or Block Numbering Area (BNA). The State of New York Mortgage Agency (SONYMA) targets specific areas designated as ‘areas of chronic economic distress’ for its homeownership lending programs. Each state designates ‘areas of chronic economic distress’ with the approval of the US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). SONYMA identifies its target areas using US Census Bureau census tracts and block numbering areas. Both census tracts and block numbering areas subdivide individual counties. SONYMA also relates each of its single-family mortgages to a specific census tract or block numbering area. New York State identifies ‘areas of chronic economic distress’ using census tract numbers. 26 US Code § 143 (current through Pub. L. 114-38) defines the criteria that the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development uses in approving designations of ‘areas of chronic economic distress’ as: i) the condition of the housing stock, including the age of the housing and the number of abandoned and substandard residential units, (ii) the need of area residents for owner-financing under this section, as indicated by low per capita income, a high percentage of families in poverty, a high number of welfare recipients, and high unemployment rates, (iii) the potential for use of owner-financing under this section to improve housing conditions in the area, and (iv) the existence of a housing assistance plan which provides a displacement program and a public improvements and services program. The US Census Bureau’s decennial census last took place in 2010 and will take place again in 2020. While the state designates ‘areas of chronic economic distress,’ the US Department of Housing and Urban Development must approve the designation. The designation takes place after the decennial census.

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    New York City Council Discretionary Funding

    data.cityofnewyork.us | Last Updated 2018-04-26T16:19:52.000Z

    The dataset reflects applications for discretionary funding to be allocated by the New York City Council

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    New York State Locality Hierarchy with Websites

    data.ny.gov | Last Updated 2016-07-29T13:46:35.000Z

    The dataset contains a hierarchal listing of New York State counties, cities, towns, and villages, as well as official locality websites

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    Guides Currently Licensed in New York State

    data.ny.gov | Last Updated 2018-05-01T16:06:06.000Z

    List of all Guides currently licensed by the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation's (DEC) Division of Forest Protection (DFP). While DFP issues the licenses, compliance is monitored by NYS Forest Rangers.

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    Annual Population Estimates for New York State and Counties: Beginning 1970

    data.ny.gov | Last Updated 2018-04-19T22:05:57.000Z

    Resident population of New York State and counties. Estimates are based on Census counts (base population), intercensal estimates, and postcensal estimates.