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Population (year 2000): 2,229,379
Males: 1,073,568  (48.2%)
Females: 1,155,811  (51.8%)
Median resident age:  35.4 years
New York median age:  35.9 years

Estimated median household income in 2005: $48,900 (it was $42,439 in 2000)
Queens borough  $48,900
New York:  $49,480

Estimated median house/condo value in 2005: $268,700 (it was $212,600 in 2000)
Queens borough  $268,700
New York:  $258,900

Queens borough, NY residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Queens borough:

  • White Non-Hispanic (44.1%)
  • Hispanic (25.0%)
  • Black (20.0%)
  • American Indian (20.0%)
  • Other race (11.7%)
  • Chinese (6.1%)
  • Two or more races (6.1%)
  • Asian Indian (4.9%)
  • Korean (2.8%)
  • Other Asian (2.0%)
  • Filipino (1.4%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Land area: 109.2 square miles.

Population density: 20409 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

For population 15 years and over in Queens borough

  • Never married: 585586.0%
  • Now married: 958687.0%
  • Separated: 60681.0%
  • Widowed: 130737.0%
  • Divorced: 126618.0%

0 residents are foreign born

This borough:  0.0%
New York:  20.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Queens borough:  0.7% ($1,523)
New York:  1.9% ($2,847)


Nearest cities: Bellerose Terrace, NY (6.6 miles ), New York, NY (6.7 miles ), Harbor Hills, NY (7.1 miles ), Bellerose, NY (7.2 miles ), Saddle Rock, NY (7.4 miles ), Great Neck Estates, NY (7.6 miles ), University Gardens, NY (7.7 miles ), Saddle Rock Estates, NY (7.7 miles ).


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 84 buildings, average cost: $114,900
  • 1997: 61 buildings, average cost: $112,700
  • 1999: 91 buildings, average cost: $120,400
  • 2000: 87 buildings, average cost: $128,500
  • 2001: 142 buildings, average cost: $138,700
  • 2002: 214 buildings, average cost: $146,500
  • 2003: 161 buildings, average cost: $152,100
  • 2004: 265 buildings, average cost: $161,100
  • 2005: 334 buildings, average cost: $170,700
  • 2006: 288 buildings, average cost: $189,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents


Average cost (in 1000s)


Latitude: 40.71 N, Longitude: 73.82 W


People in group quarters in Queens borough
  • 11600 people in nursing homes
  • 5877 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 1105 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 1010 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 947 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 865 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 821 people in religious group quarters
  • 795 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 615 people in state prisons
  • 483 people in other group homes
  • 476 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 467 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 428 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 383 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 331 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 262 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 107 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 91 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 74 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 44 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 44 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 38 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 23 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 14 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 11 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 6 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped



Most common industries for males:



  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)


Most common industries for females:



  • Health care (18%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)


Most common occupations for males



  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (3%)


Most common occupations for females



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)


Queens borough-area historical tornado activity is slightly above New York state average. It is 46% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/7/1998, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 10.6 miles away from the Queens borough borough center injured 6 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 7/15/1970, a category 2 tornado 15.8 miles away from the borough center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Queens borough:
  • JAMAICA HOSPITAL (about 2 miles; JAMAICA, NY)
  • NORTH SHORE UNIV HOSP AT FOREST HILLS (about 2 miles; FOREST HILLS, NY)
  • PARKWAY HOSPITAL (about 2 miles; FOREST HILLS, NY)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Queens borough:
  • LA GUARDIA (about 5 miles; NEW YORK, NY; ID: LGA)
  • JOHN F KENNEDY INTL (about 7 miles; NEW YORK, NY; ID: JFK)
  • PORT AUTH-DWNTN-MANHATTAN/WALL ST (about 13 miles; NEW YORK, NY; ID: JRB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Queens borough:
  • FLUSHING (about 4 miles; NEW YORK/FLUSHING/, NY; ID: FLU)
  • EVERS (about 9 miles; NEW YORK, NY; ID: 6N6)
  • PAN AM METROPORT (about 10 miles; NEW YORK, NY; ID: 6N4)

Amtrak stations near Queens borough:
  • 6 miles: LA GUARDIA AIRPORT (QUEENS, ) - Bus Station. Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar and vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand.
  • 6 miles: KENNEDY AIRPORT NEW YORK (QUEENS, ) - Bus Station. Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar and vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand.
  • 13 miles: NEW YORK (PENN STA) (NEW YORK, 7TH AVE. & W. 32ND ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, snack bar, vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Queens borough:
  • CUNY QUEENS COLLEGE (about 1 miles; FLUSHING, NY; Full-time enrollment: 10,278)
  • ST JOHN'S UNIVERSITY-NEW YORK (about 3 miles; JAMAICA, NY; FT enrollment: 15,070)
  • CUNY QUEENSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 5 miles; NEW YORK, NY; FT enrollment: 7,431)
  • CUNY YORK COLLEGE (about 6 miles; JAMAICA, NY; FT enrollment: 3,877)
  • CUNY LA GUARDIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 9 miles; LONG ISLAND CITY, NY; FT enrollment: 8,869)
  • CUNY MEDGAR EVERS COLLEGE (about 10 miles; BROOKLYN, NY; FT enrollment: 3,264)
  • CUNY HOSTOS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 11 miles; BRONX, NY; FT enrollment: 2,611)

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Notable locations in Queens borough: Rockaway Point Yacht Club (A), Grand Army Plaza (B), Bayside Station (C), Flushing Station (D), Maspeth Yards (E), Holban Yards (F), Murray Hill Station (G), Marconi Memorial Field (H), Auburndale Station (I), Aqueduct Racetrack (J), The Overlook (K), Penny Bridge (L), Tower Yards (M), Deepdale Community Center (N), Interchange 35 (O), Glen Oaks Golf Club (P), Broadway Station (Q), Bowne House (R), Queen City Prison (S), Queensboro Home for Blind (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Queens borough include: Saint Edmunds Church (A), Christ Community Church (B), Little Sisters of the Poor Convent (C), Saint Georges Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Acacia Cemetery (1), Union Field Cemetery (2), Ahawith Chesed Cemetery (3), Hungarian Cemetery (4), Old Springfield Cemetery (5), B'nal Jeshurum and Shereth Israel Cemetery (6), Maple Grove Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Conselyeas Pond (A), Meadow Lake (B), East Pond (C), West Pond (D), Willow Lake (E), Kissena Lake (F), Baisley Pond (G), Oakland Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Alley Creek (A), Mill Creek (B), Ralph Creek (C), Flushing Creek (D), Valley Stream (E), Steinway Creek (F), Hook Creek (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Queens borough include: Victory Field (1), Charles Memorial Park (2), Cleveland Park (3), College Point Shore Front Park (4), Crocheron Park (5), Cunningham Park (6), Alley Park (7), Brookville Park (8), Evergreen Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beach: Rockaway Beach (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Average household size:
This borough:  2.8 people
New York:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:  32.9%
Whole state:  65.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:  4.3%
Whole state:  5.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 1999:
This borough:  14.6%
Whole state:  14.6%

Residents with income below the 50% of the poverty level in 1999:
This borough:  7.3%
Whole state:  7.4%

Queens borough compared to New York state average:
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


Educational Attainment




School Enrollment by Level of School






Most commonly used house heating fuel:



Strongest AM radio stations in Queens borough:
  • WQEW (1560 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: THE NEW YORK TIMES ELECTRONIC MEDIA COMPANY)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCBS (880 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBBR (1130 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BLOOMBERG COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WEPN (1050 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK AM RADIO, LLC)
  • WINS (1010 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WADO (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WLIB (1190 AM; 30 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS-NY, INC.)
  • WWRL (1600 AM; 25 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ACCESS.1 COMMUNICATIONS CORP.-NY)
  • WHLI (1100 AM; daytime; 10 kW; HEMPSTEAD, NY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Queens borough:
  • WKTU (103.5 FM; LAKE SUCCESS, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WQCD (101.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WKCR-FM (89.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN NEW YORK)
  • WCAA (105.9 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP. ("WADO"))
  • WBAI (99.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PACIFICA FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WBLS (107.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS-NY, INC.)
  • WLTW (106.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM NEW YORK LICENSES, LLC)
  • WQXR-FM (96.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: THE NEW YORK TIMES ELECTRONIC MEDIA COMPANY)
  • WSKQ-FM (97.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WSKQ LICENSING, INC.)
  • WXRK (92.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WQHT (97.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS LICENSE CORPORATION OF NEW YORK)
  • WAXQ (104.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM NEW YORK LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHTZ (100.3 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WWPR-FM (105.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCBS-FM (101.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNYC-FM (93.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WNYC RADIO)
  • WPAT-FM (93.1 FM; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WPAT LICENSING, INC.)
  • WLIR-FM (92.7 FM; GARDEN CITY, NY; Owner: JARAD BROADCASTING COMPANY INC.)
  • WPLJ (95.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WPLJ-FM RADIO, INC.)
  • WNEW (102.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Queens borough:
  • WNYW (Channel 5; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WXNY-LP (Channel 32; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCBS-TV (Channel 2; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WABC-TV (Channel 7; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMERICAN BROADCASTING COMPANIES, INC)
  • WPIX (Channel 11; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WPIX, INC.)
  • WWOR-TV (Channel 9; SECAUCUS, NJ; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WNJU (Channel 47; LINDEN, NJ; Owner: WNJU LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WFUT (Channel 68; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION NEW YORK LLC)
  • W60AI (Channel 60; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WNYE-TV (Channel 25; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WPXN-TV (Channel 31; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W29CF (Channel 29; HEMPSTEAD, NY; Owner: 7TH DAY ADVENTIST COMMUNITY HEALTH)
  • WNBC (Channel 4; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WNET (Channel 13; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXTV (Channel 41; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WXTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WKOB-LP (Channel 53; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WKOB COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEBR-CA (Channel 17; MANHATTAN, NY; Owner: K LICENSEE INC.)
  • WRNN-LP (Channel 57; NYACK, NY; Owner: LP NYACK LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNYX-LP (Channel 35; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W33BS (Channel 33; DARIEN, CT; Owner: CT&T BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNYN-LP (Channel 39; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNXY-LP (Channel 26; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W38CL (Channel 38; BRONX, NY; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • W68DN (Channel 68; CHERRY HILL, ETC., NJ; Owner: MARCIA COHEN)
  • WPXO-LP (Channel 34; EAST ORANGE, NJ; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)

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