NEW YORK—With the Westminster Dog Show in town earlier this week, New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) decided to tally up some pet stats for the city. It took census data on pet ownership demographic factors such as income, household size, and race, and applied it to the city’s neighborhoods.
Staten Island and Central Park are pet-owner magnets, according to a map released by NYCEDC.
With smaller living quarters and many building owners forbidding pets, NYCEDC shows pet ownership in the city below the national average. It estimates one in three New York City households, approximately 30 percent include a pet compared to the national average of 60 percent.