|When it comes to Grand Central, the facts tell why it is truly central:
- More than half a million people pass through Grand Central each day.
- Metro-North passengers are 55% male and 45% female, the median age is 41. 93% of Grand Central Terminal commuters are college graduates.
- Mean household income for Grand Central Terminal commuters is $95,800; 50% of household incomes are over $100,000, and 20% are over $200,000.
- The captive shopping population of more than 326,000 neighborhood office workers earn a combined $11.3 billion a year.
- An average 7,500 people an hour pass the corner of 42nd Street and Vanderbilt Avenue, making it one of the busiest intersections in the city.
- 21.6 million out-of-town tourists, with a mean income of $62,000, visit Grand Central each year.
- Grand Central is served by Metro-North commuter trains, 31 commuter and 15 city bus routes, 7 subway lines, buses to and from the area’s three airports, and two million taxis a year.
- Grand Central Terminal subway station is the busiest stop in the New York City subway system.