Park Statistics

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The Facts

Liberty Island is a 12.7 acre 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 Island, New York City is to the east. The public is brought to Liberty Island by concessionaire boats leaving Battery Park, 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:

  • 100 permanent employees (2019)
  • 32 seasonal employees (2019)
* Staffing counts do not include US Park Police personnel

 

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 4,366,455
2001 3,397,062
2002 2,682,274
2003 2,560,722
2004 2,901,127
2005 3,307,689
2006 3,275,494
2007 3,394,470
2008 3,565,500
2009 3,829,711
2010 3,833,556
2011 3,758,906
2012 3,315,056
2013 1,883,544
2014 4,198,833
2015 4,279,020
2016 4,501,547

Last updated: September 4, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Liberty Island
New York, NY 10004

Phone:

(212) 363-3200

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