Manhattan 1Manhattan is a borough of New York City, technically not a city itself. Manhattan was originally an independent county, and the borough border lines are consistent with those of old Manhattan County. Manhattan is the third-largest borough by population though it is the most densely populated of the five. Home to over  1.6 million residents, if Manhattan were its own independent city it would rank fifth-largest in the nation, and as it stands is the most densely-populated county in the entire United States. Manhattan is widely considered to be the cultural capital of the United States as well as the financial capital of the entire world. It is the home of Wall Street, the busiest stock exchange on the planet, and is home to some of the largest and most affluent corporations on the globe as well.

Basic Facts About Manhattan

  • Current population: 1.6 million
  • Current mayor: Gale Brewer (Borough President)
  • Total area: 33.6 sq mi
  • Official website:
  • Located in: New York City
  • Founded in: 1624
  • Area codes: 212
  • Zip codes: 10001-10049, 10010-10286

Auto Transport Tips to and from Manhattan

As one of the largest areas in the U.S. by population, Manhattan – and New York City as a whole – is one of the most popular auto transport locations in the entire country. Manhattan can be more difficult to access for carriers due to its small size and cramped conditions, but it sits just east of Interstate 95 and has several auxiliary interstates that service the various regions of the borough. Its auto transport popularity is also high due to the number of people who live in the area and the high rate of population turnover in people moving to and from Manhattan.

Manhattan is the smallest borough of New York City by total area, and third-largest in total population; as such, its population density, as mentioned, is quite high. This results in a lot of people in a very small area, and Manhattan has built more up than out in recent years to maximize its retail and living space. This has led to a very cramped area with tight, compact streets that can be difficult or nigh-impossible for larger auto transport trucks to navigate. Usually you’ll have to meet your car shipper outside of Manhattan proper; many prefer to run routes into northern New Jersey, which is still quite close to Manhattan proper but more easy to get into and out of, with many more areas that auto shippers can maneuver around comfortably within.

If you’re interested in shipping your vehicle into or out of Manhattan, make sure to fill out our free online quote request form to the left. Though Manhattan is not a city in itself, it still does have its own zip codes and listings in our quote form, so you can type “Manhattan” into the “ship car to” or “ship car from” boxes to get quotes to or from the area. If you do, you’ll receive multiple quotes from top-rated auto shipping companies that we clear for reliability ahead of time. This includes making sure they are all fully licensed and bonded, and that they only use carriers that are licensed and insured, so your vehicle is protected from day one. You can also call our toll-free telephone number at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our live agents, who can answer your questions, give you free advice and help you get your free auto transport quotes to or from Manhattan today.

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