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Kings County, New York (NY)

County population in 2017: 2,648,771 (100% urban, 0% rural); it was 2,465,326 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 172,250
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 81,991
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 238,290
Renter-occupied apartments: 662,615 (it was 642,437 in 2000)
% of renters here:

73%
State:

47%

Land area: 71 sq. mi.

Water area: 26.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 37515 people per square mile   (very high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Kings County: 158.9 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (26.8%), Educational, health and social services (15.5%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (13.2%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (11.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 59%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 36%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Kings County, NY (2017)
    • 953,96638.7%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 797,25932.3%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 506,63520.6%Hispanic or Latino
    • 322,57013.1%Asian alone
    • 53,4512.2%Two or more races
    • 11,3220.5%Some other race alone
    • 3,0230.1%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 5450.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

35.2 years
New York median age:

38.7 years
Males: 1,254,273  (47.4%)
Females: 1,394,498  (52.6%)
Average household size:
Kings County:

2.0 people
New York:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $56,942 ($32,135 in 1999)
This county:

$56,942
New York:

$64,894

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $1,253 (lower quartile is $852, upper quartile is $1,794)
This county:

$1253
State:

$1116


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $701,800 (it was $229,200 in 2000)
Kings:

$701,800
New York:

$314,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $459,700 - $1,056,700

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $910,200
Here:

$910,200
State:

$368,248

Townhouses or other attached units: $907,274
Here:

$907,274
State:

$609,493

In 2-unit structures: $947,171
Here:

$947,171
State:

$607,011

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $1,066,307
Here:

$1,066,307
State:

$737,380

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $687,748
Here:

$687,748
State:

$879,902

Mobile homes: $295,581
Here:

$295,581
State:

$74,535

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $999,538
Here:

$999,538
State:

$300,517

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $2,746
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $849

Institutionalized population: 13,297
Kings County, NY map from a distance

Health of residents in Kings County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.4. This is about average.
69.9% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
39.2% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is less than average.
71.7% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is about average.
67.1% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 186 pounds. This is less than average.
Average weight of females is 162 pounds. This is about average.
4.0% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is less than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 144 buildings, average cost: $111,900
  • 1998: 112 buildings, average cost: $116,000
  • 1999: 248 buildings, average cost: $120,100
  • 2000: 133 buildings, average cost: $127,000
  • 2001: 229 buildings, average cost: $137,000
  • 2002: 189 buildings, average cost: $146,900
  • 2003: 118 buildings, average cost: $152,800
  • 2004: 113 buildings, average cost: $161,100
  • 2005: 105 buildings, average cost: $168,200
  • 2006: 113 buildings, average cost: $193,100
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $225,300
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $214,600
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $236,600
  • 2013: 0 buildings
  • 2014: 0 buildings
  • 2015: 43 buildings, average cost: $257,200
  • 2016: 149 buildings, average cost: $261,400
  • 2017: 82 buildings, average cost: $266,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Kings, NY residents
Average permit cost in Kings, NY
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $4,462 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $4,789 (0.7%)

Distribution of median household income in Kings, NY in 2017
Distribution of house value in Kings, NY in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Kings, NY in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 19.8%
Kings County:

19.8%
New York:

14.1%
(16.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.9% for Black residents, 26.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.6% for American Indian residents, 18.8% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 28.5% for other race residents, 15.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 35.2 years old
(Males: 33.6 years old, Females: 36.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 35.2 years old, Black residents: 37.4 years old, American Indian residents: 42.3 years old, Asian residents: 36.2 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 32.4 years old, Other race residents: 31.3 years old)

Area name: New York-Monmouth-Ocean, NY-NJ HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Kings County is $1003 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $1133 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1406 a month.

Cities in this county include: Brooklyn.

Kings County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

2018 air pollution in Kings County:

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 6.2 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Bronx County , Blackford County, Indiana , Indiana County, Pennsylvania , Howard County, Indiana , Harrison County, Ohio .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.3%
New York:

4.1%

Unemployment by year in Kings, NY
County total employment by year in Kings, NY
County average yearly wages by year in Kings, NY

Current college students: 174,210
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 82.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 37.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 959,025 (60.6% naturalized citizens)

Kings County:

36.2%
Whole state:

22.9%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 174,7972010 or later
  • 225,9132000 to 2009
  • 245,1121990 to 1999
  • 270,3821980 to 1989
  • 135,6561970 to 1979
  • 114,628Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 43.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 47.9%

Kings County marital status for males Kings County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 53,476
  • One, attached: 91,457
  • Two: 183,032
  • 3 or 4: 164,475
  • 5 to 9: 111,119
  • 10 to 19: 63,731
  • 20 to 49: 140,114
  • 50 or more: 235,622
  • Mobile homes: 1,079
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 182

Housing units in Kings County with a mortgage: 176,199 (2,456 second mortgage, 16,636 home equity loan, 1,062 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 114,593

Here:

60.7% with mortgage
State:

60.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Kings County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic623,796108
Other397,277471
Evangelical Protestant131,374499
Mainline Protestant85,439226
Black Protestant38,019106
Orthodox15,94516
None1,212,850-
Kings County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1,469
Kings County:

5.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.01 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 140
This county:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 68
Kings County:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 1,277
This county:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Kings County:

8.5%
New York:

8.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Kings County:

24.7%
State:

23.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.0%
State:

15.6%

Agriculture in Kings County:

The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 100.00%

Earthquake activity:

Kings County-area historical earthquake activity is near New York state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 229.3 miles away from Kings County center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 111.9 miles away from the county center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 265.7 miles away from the county center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 220.4 miles away from the county center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 110.4 miles away from Kings County center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 231.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • New York Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 27, 2012 to November 09, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3351: October 28, 2012, FEMA Id: 3351, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New York Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 27, 2012 to November 09, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4085: October 30, 2012, FEMA Id: 4085, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New York Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 26, 2011 to September 05, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4020: August 31, 2011, FEMA Id: 4020, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New York Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 25, 2011 to September 05, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3328: August 26, 2011, FEMA Id: 3328, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New York Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: September 16, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1943: October 14, 2010, FEMA Id: 1943, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Wind
  • New York Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornado, Incident Period: August 08, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1724: August 31, 2007, FEMA Id: 1724, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • New York Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3262: September 30, 2005, FEMA Id: 3262, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New York Power Outage, Incident Period: August 14, 2003 to August 16, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3186: August 23, 2003, FEMA Id: 3186, Natural disaster type: Power Outage
  • New York Snowstorm, Incident Period: February 17, 2003 to February 18, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3184: March 27, 2003, FEMA Id: 3184, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • New York Terrorist Attack, Incident Period: September 11, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1391: September 11, 2001, FEMA Id: 1391, Natural disaster type: Other
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Kings County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Blizzards: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Power Outage: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Water Shortage: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Kings

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 273,711 (30.3%)
  • Carpooled: 55,963 (6.2%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 97,328 (10.8%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 743 (0.1%)
  • Subway or elevated: 265,956 (29.4%)
  • Railroad: 19,310 (2.1%)
  • Ferryboat: 1,012 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 15,334 (1.7%)
  • Bicycle: 16,125 (1.8%)
  • Walked: 103,472 (11.4%)
  • Worked at home: 55,640 (6.2%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (13%)
  • Jamaica (6%)
  • Dominican Republic (6%)
  • Haiti (5%)
  • Mexico (5%)
  • Ukraine (5%)
  • Trinidad and Tobago (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Kings County


  • American (4%)
  • Jamaican (4%)
  • Haitian (3%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • Russian (3%)
  • Guyanese (2%)
  • West Indian (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Kings County, New York in 2000:

  • 10,577 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 9,594 people in nursing homes
  • 3,654 people in religious group quarters
  • 2,931 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,708 people in other group homes
  • 1,655 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 1,421 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 1,303 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 1,237 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 1,237 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 1,029 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 1,016 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 796 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 670 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 561 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 294 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 230 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 154 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 142 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 99 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 66 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 62 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 50 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 40 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 9 people in job corps and vocational training facilities

People in group quarters in Kings County, New York in 2010:

  • 9,461 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 8,409 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 4,527 people in college/university student housing
  • 4,252 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 3,096 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 2,089 people in federal detention centers
  • 1,637 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 972 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 378 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 222 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 136 people in state prisons
  • 120 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 118 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 70 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 69 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 32 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 13 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 8 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $62,445.

5.62% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($63,780 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.62%
New York average:

4.90%


0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($730 average AGI)
Kings County:

0.05%
New York average:

0.05%

3.25% relocated from other counties in New York ($41,927 average AGI)
2.32% relocated from other states ($21,124 average AGI)
Kings County:

2.32%
New York average:

1.80%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from New York County, NY  1.48% ($105,410 average AGI)
from Queens County, NY  0.87% ($42,137)
from Bronx County, NY  0.27% ($29,776)
from Nassau County, NY  0.14% ($62,608)
from Richmond County, NY  0.13% ($50,830)
from Suffolk County, NY  0.11% ($56,554)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.10% ($56,969)


6.77% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($66,207 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.77%
New York average:

5.85%


0.12% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,375 average AGI)
Kings County:

0.12%
New York average:

0.10%

3.52% relocated to other counties in New York ($33,943 average AGI)
3.13% relocated to other states ($30,889 average AGI)
Kings County:

3.13%
New York average:

2.73%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Queens County, NY  1.20% ($46,367 average AGI)
to New York County, NY  0.86% ($88,567)
to Richmond County, NY  0.34% ($58,434)
to Bronx County, NY  0.34% ($31,025)
to Nassau County, NY  0.22% ($91,355)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.20% ($84,371)
to Hudson County, NJ  0.13% ($88,413)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 18.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 16.0
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 16.6

Births per 1000 population in Kings County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 6.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Kings County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 4.6

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Kings County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 14.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 3.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Kings County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Kings County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Kings County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Kings County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Kings County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Kings County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 299,652 (254,029 aged, 45,623 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 62,283 (10%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Kings County, New York in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (61,172)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (17,366)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (13,085)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (11,771)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (6,175)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (5,993)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (5,975)
  • Hypertensive heart disease without (congestive) heart failure (5,893)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (5,695)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (4,815)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 21%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.65
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 11,707
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 320
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 34,718

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,613
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 729
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 10

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 45
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 60

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 5
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1
Fitness & recreation sports centers per 100,000 population in 2005: 5,219

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 45.3. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Suffocation - 16.2
  • Firearm - 8.4
  • Fall - 7.9
  • Poisoning - 5.6
  • Drowning - 1.8
  • Cut/Pierce - 1.4
  • Other - 4.0

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,648,771
  • In family households: 2,095,440 (279,145 male householders, 301,473 female householders)
    361,895 spouses, 807,574 children (788,081 natural, 8,736 adopted, 10,757 stepchildren), 69,098 grandchildren, 52,724 brothers or sisters, 68,295 parents, 84,817 other relatives, 70,419 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 512,787 (166,180 male householders (118,059 living alone)), 209,425 female householders (167,092 living alone)), 137,182 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 40,544

Size of family households: 211,460 2-persons, 141,928 3-persons, 111,824 4-persons, 57,910 5-persons, 27,302 6-persons, 30,194 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 285,151 1-person, 65,767 2-persons, 16,318 3-persons, 5,337 4-persons, 2,325 5-persons, 228 6-persons, 479 7-or-more-persons.

350,378 married couples with children.
169,648 single-parent households (31,162 men, 138,486 women).

54.9% of residents of Kings speak English at home.
15.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (57% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
16.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (53% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
9.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (34% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 29% speak English not well, 15% don't speak English at all).
3.9% of residents speak other language at home (67% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $63,702,634,000 ($25,735 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $631,446,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $13,978,169,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $13,544,166,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $850,407,000
Federal grants: $29,543,211,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,016,467,000 ($265,410,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,770,214,000 ($240,556,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $388,518,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,554,862,000
Federal Government insurance: $2,808,191,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 214,175
Here:

86 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 94,944
Here:

38 per 1000 residents
State:

42 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +159,862
Here:

+64 per 1000 residents
State:

+35 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -291,748
Here -117 per 1000 residents
State -52 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Kings County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.00 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.3
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.7
State:

3.8

Year house built in Kings County, New York
  • Year house built in Kings County, New York
  • 13,6112014 or later
  • 18,5122010 to 2013
  • 55,7332000 to 2009
  • 30,8691990 to 1999
  • 30,0701980 to 1989
  • 58,6591970 to 1979
  • 104,9761960 to 1969
  • 104,6481950 to 1959
  • 85,0021940 to 1949
  • 542,2071939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Kings County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Kings County, New York
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Kings County, New York
  • 3,7941 room
  • 8,4322 rooms
  • 32,8723 rooms
  • 52,4144 rooms
  • 62,4425 rooms
  • 44,2926 rooms
  • 27,1277 rooms
  • 20,7208 rooms
  • 38,6999+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kings County, New York
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kings County, New York
  • 44,0291 room
  • 47,3732 rooms
  • 189,8773 rooms
  • 223,2464 rooms
  • 108,4945 rooms
  • 36,2066 rooms
  • 8,3987 rooms
  • 4,0858 rooms
  • 3,7239+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Kings County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Kings County, New York
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Kings County, New York
  • 4,757no bedroom
  • 35,4251 bedroom
  • 77,5042 bedrooms
  • 102,4623 bedrooms
  • 44,5154 bedrooms
  • 26,1295+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kings County, New York
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kings County, New York
  • 49,492no bedroom
  • 219,6381 bedroom
  • 257,1412 bedrooms
  • 115,4773 bedrooms
  • 19,1674 bedrooms
  • 4,5165+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Kings County, New York in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Kings County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Kings County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 82,140no vehicle
  • 140,9461 vehicle
  • 52,2702 vehicles
  • 11,8773 vehicles
  • 2,4454 vehicles
  • 1,1145+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Kings County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Kings County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 447,762no vehicle
  • 186,4221 vehicle
  • 26,4872 vehicles
  • 3,2583 vehicles
  • 5814 vehicles
  • 9215+ vehicles

90.8% of Kings County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 25% lived in New York.

Kings County:

90.8%
State average:

89.4%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 1,289,646
  • Other state: 314,028
  • Northeast: 91,650
  • Midwest: 59,166
  • South: 111,283
  • West: 51,929
Year householders moved into unit in Kings County, NY
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Kings County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 82.5%Utility gas
  • 7.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.7%Electricity
  • 2.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 77.5%Utility gas
  • 8.9%Electricity
  • 8.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.0%No fuel used
  • 1.4%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 57,926
Here:

22.1%
New York:

13.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 27,342
Here:

21.2%
New York:

13.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 45,326
Here:

33.3%
New York:

33.9%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 141,929
  • Number of aged recipients: 39,937
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 101,992
  • Number of recipients under 18: 13,727
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 60,297
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 67,905
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 35,710
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 75,429
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 764 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED918$453,9835,698$371,1448,413$339,326427$197,923592$1,410,167874$396,19748$404,958
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED98$468,969813$413,3351,530$371,851134$98,68753$1,359,094139$390,5763$317,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED561$486,0412,249$381,6746,909$378,9491,064$109,042157$1,197,822920$322,63422$84,364
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN399$466,880934$411,1712,995$370,550180$250,483130$1,751,877299$363,9133$455,667
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS140$477,336428$391,8271,411$370,18982$197,0129$2,131,889119$398,5131$330,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 404 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED403$334,98077$332,7532$293,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED306$379,00051$406,6672$359,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED210$364,15286$378,2910$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN97$339,37124$360,9581$360,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS50$407,4606$462,0000$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Kings, NY
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Kings, NY - Value

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