Park Statistics

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The Facts

Liberty Island is a 12.7 area island located in the Upper Bay of New York Harbor. The closest body of land is Ellis Island to the north. New Jersey is to the west and Manhattan to the east. The public is brought to Liberty Island by concessionaire boats leaving both Manhattan in New York City and Liberty State Park in New Jersey. 

 

Staffing

The Statue of Liberty National Monument employees a diverse staff among the divisions of Park Management, Administration, Facility Management and Maintenance Operations, Interpretations, Education and Visitor Services, Museum Services, and Concessions Management.
Current staffing includes:

  • 88 permanent employees (2017)
  • 12 term employees (2017)
  • 36 seasonal employees (2017)
 

Effects of Visitor Spending

In 2016, 4.5 million park visitors spent an estimated $263.2 million in local gateway regions while visiting Statue Of Liberty National Monument. These expenditures supported a total of 3.4 thousand jobs, $155.4 million in labor income, $240.7 million in value added, and $364 million in economic output in local gateway economies surrounding Statue Of Liberty National Monument.
 

Annual Park Recreation Visitation (2000 - 2016)

Year Recreational Visitation
2000 5,509,706
2001 4,317,998
2002 3,408,560
2003 3,231,247
2004 3,618,053
2005 4,235,595
2006 3,263,585
2007 3,380,296
2008 3,555,244
2009 3,829,483
2010 3,833,288
2011 3,749,982
2012 3,029,443
2013 1,883,544
2014 4,198,815
2015 4,279,020
2016 4,501,547
 
A bar chart graph showing the different visitation numbers by year.
A bar graph detail the visitation by year from 1933 till present.

NPS

Last updated: September 22, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Liberty Island
New York, NY 10004

Phone:

(212) 363-3200

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