New York is a state in the northeastern United States. New York was one of the original Thirteen Colonies that formed the United States. With an estimated 19.85 million residents in 2017, New York's the fourth most populous state. To differentiate from New York's city with the same name, New York's sometimes called New York State. The state's most populous city, New York City, makes up over 40% of the state's population. There are currently 553 New York airports in our database.