Find out who’s driving New York City’s taxicabs

The oldest yellow-taxi driver in the city is 96 years old, and other fun facts from the Taxicab Fact Book 2014

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The Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) just released its first Taxicab Fact Book since 2006, revealing tons of demographics for who exactly is behind the wheel of the city's ubiquitous yellow cabs. According to the results, your taxi driver is most likely a 46-year-old male from Bangladesh. There are over 50,000 drivers, though, so let's break that down a little bit more.

The average TLC-licensed driver is 46 years old, and the oldest is 96. Ninety-nine percent are male, and yellow-cab drivers come from more than 175 countries. As mentioned above, the most common country of origin is Bangladesh (23.1 percent), followed by Pakistan, India, Haiti and the U.S. Eighty-eight percent now reside within the five boroughs, most likely Queens (43 percent).

The entire Taxicab Fact Book 2014—with information on fares, passengers and more—can be downloaded here as a pdf.

(h/t Capital New York)

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