It should be no surprise that Times Square has some of the heaviest foot traffic in all of New York City. The Times Square automated counting system - phased in between August 2011 and September 2012 - provides 24/7 data on the number of pedestrians who enter and pass through specific counting zones of Times Square Bowtie. We have 18 cameras located on six different buildings, monitoring 35 unique locations in the area. This data allows us to currently estimate that:

  • More than 355,000 pedestrians enter the heart of Times Square each day.
  • On the busiest days, Times Square has pedestrian counts as high as 425,000.
  • Times Square stays busy late, with over 85,000 pedestrians entering the "Bowtie" between 7pm and 1am.

The data points listed above represent averages completed in December of 2017.



Browse our monthly pedestrian maps showing the total counts of trends captured by our new system, below: