Lower Manhattan, also known as Downtown Manhattan or Downtown New York, is the southernmost part of Manhattan, the central borough for business, culture, and government in New York City, which is the most populated city in the United States with over 8.8 million residents as of the 2020 census.
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|Area code(s)||212, 332, 646, and 917|
|Median household income||$201,953|
Lower Manhattan is defined most commonly as the area delineated on the north by 14th Street, on the west by the Hudson River, on the east by the East River, and on the south by New York Harbor. The Lower Manhattan business district, known as the Financial District (FiDi), forms the main core of the area below Chambers Street. It is a leading global center for commerce, housing Wall Street, the New York Stock Exchange, and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
The city itself originated at the southern tip of Manhattan Island in 1624 in an area that now constitutes the present-day Financial District. The population of the Financial District has grown to an estimated 61,000 residents as of 2018, up from 43,000 in 2014, which in turn was nearly double the 23,000 recorded at the 2000 census.