Neighborhoods are informally defined areas within a borough. Different sources will use different definitions to geographically define neighborhoods:
This guide will help you locate data for New York City's boroughs and neighborhoods. The data may be organized in profiles (several pieces of data for one place) or comparative tables (one piece of data for many places). When looking for data, you will often have to balance geographic availability with currency and data format. Most of the sources in this guide are publically available; the US Census Bureau and various City and State agencies are the main sources.
Larger than neighborhoods, boroughs and counties are the same areas with different names. Borough names are used by city agencies and the media while county names are used by state and federal agencies:
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