The Economic Development Corporation took a deep dive into dog ownership across the five boroughs and found that Long Island City has the highest proportion of furry friends per capita.
According to the report, the zip code 11109, which consists of about five, apartment tower-lined blocks along the Long Island City waterfront made the top of the list. The study analyzed the number of licensed dogs, 85,085, in the city. Every dog is required to be licensed by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) although about 80 percent of dogs in the city are not.
The most recent registry from the DOHMH includes licenses issued between September 2014 and February 2017
There are 180 dogs and 4,702 people living in zip code 11109, which translates to one dog for every 26 people. The remaining zip codes with the highest number of dogs per capita are