The median age in LA is 1.1 years younger than that in NY.The median age is also higher in NY (35.7) in comparison to LA’s 34.6.In spite of this disparity in the cost of purchasing a home, the number of homes owned in NY is lower than the number of homes owned in LA.
This is because unlike in LA where personal cars are the order of the day, one would not need regular fueling and parking fee in NY (Fung Bros, 2016).
In conclusion, New York City and Los Angeles have many differences in spite of having some similarities as large cities within the US.
Another major difference between New York City and the city of Los Angeles is public transportation.
In LA, there is a huge car culture where almost everybody drives. Although, there is public transportation in the city, few people use it.
It obviously follows that NY has a higher population density than LA.
Compared to LA’s 8,475, NY has a population density of 28,259.The most essential difference in this respect is that “New York is 233% more densely populated than Los Angeles” (Bestplaces.com, 2017).The implication is that NY’s population is well over double the population of LA. Specifically, New York City has a whopping population of 8,550,405 while that of Los Angles is 3,971,883.Noteworthy however, people who are conditioned to warm weather would still find the New York environment hospitable despite the snowfall. The rainy season occurs between November and January.The housing characteristics are also different between New York City and Los Angeles.While the median cost of a home in New York is 1,400, Los Angeles has a median home cost of 3,600.This implies that it is a bit cheaper to acquire a home in NY as compared to LA.It is also interesting to note that the housing vacancy in NY is 9.16%, significantly higher than that of LA which lies at 6.87% (Bestplaces.net, 2017).Further, NY and LA have populations that have significance differences.The median age of a home in New York is 17.2% older than the median age of a home in Los Angeles.“Homes are 5.3% less likely to be rented in Los Angeles than in New York” (Bestplaces.net, 2017).