A GUIDE TO THE CONGRESSIONAL RACES: NEW YORK

NEW YORK

Population (1994): 18,169,000 (up 1.0%), 7.0% of U.S. total

Voting-age population: 13,646,000; 1994 turnout, 37%

Median age: 33.9 years

Median household income: $31,899 ($365 below U.S. median)

Unemployment: 6.5% (0.9% above U.S. average, March 1996)

Last presidential election: Clinton (D): 50% Bush (R): 34% Perot (I): 16%

Congressional delegation: 18 Democrats, 15 Republicans

The tension between the Big Apple's feisty liberals and the upstate conservatives is alive and well in the Empire State, contributing to the nearly even split in its congressional delegation. This year, though, the Democrats hope to make up for some of the seats they...

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