The Manhattan Community Board 12 is a New York City community board for the neighborhoods of Inwood and Washington Heights in the borough of Manhattan. It is delimited by the Harlem River on the east and on the north, the Hudson River on the west and the 155th Street on the south.
As of 2000, the Community Board has a population of 208,414 up from 198,192 in 1990 and 179,141 in 1980. Of them (as of 2000), 28,242 (13.6%) are White non Hispanic, 17,480 (8.4%) are African-American, 4,310 (2.1%) Asian or Pacific Islander, 505 (0.2%) American Indian or Native Alaskan, 727 (0.3%) of some other race, 2,736 (1.3%) of two or more race,154,414 (74.1%) of Hispanic origins. 42.3% of the population benefit from public assistance as of 2009, up from 33.3% in 2000.
The land area is 1,790.6 acres, or 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2).
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