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Kings County, New York (NY)

County population in 2014: 2,621,793 (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: 37133 people per square mile   (very high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Kings County: 161.4 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (23.3%), Educational, health and social services (19.7%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (13.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 58%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 38%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Kings County, New York:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (35.7%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (31.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (19.8%)
  • Asian alone (10.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
Median resident age:  34.0 years
New York median age:  38.0 years
Males: 1,236,606  (47.2%)
Females: 1,385,187  (52.8%)
Average household size:
Kings County:

2.0 people
New York:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $47,520 ($32,135 in 1999)

This county:

$47520
New York:

$57369

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $1,097 (lower quartile is $763, upper quartile is $1,453)
This county:

$1097
State:

$992


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $557,000 (it was $229,200 in 2000)
Kings:

$557,000
New York:

$277,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $370,700 - $780,300

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $677,289
Here:

$677,289
State:

$328,266

Townhouses or other attached units: $653,567
Here:

$653,567
State:

$477,144

In 2-unit structures: $634,153
Here:

$634,153
State:

$441,340

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $704,481
Here:

$704,481
State:

$551,450

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $507,689
Here:

$507,689
State:

$715,153

Mobile homes: $274,537
Here:

$274,537
State:

$57,967

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $410,534
Here:

$410,534
State:

$196,097
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $2,525
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $789

Institutionalized population: 13,297
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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:

  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $3,382 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $3,897 (0.7%)

Kings County household income distribution in 2009 Kings County home values distribution Kings County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 23.3%
(19.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.7% for Black residents, 30.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.3% for American Indian residents, 13.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 34.4% for other race residents, 20.0% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 23.3%
Kings County:

23.3%
New York:

16.0%
(19.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.7% for Black residents, 30.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 32.4% for American Indian residents, 13.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 34.4% for other race residents, 20.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 34 years old
(Males: 32 years old, Females: 35 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 35 years old, Black residents: 35 years old, American Indian residents: 33 years old, Asian residents: 35 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 31 years old, Other race residents: 29 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

2012 air pollution in Kings County:

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 9.7 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:

5.0%
New York:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 174,210
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 68.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 21.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 931,769 (47% naturalized citizens)

Kings County:

37.8%
Whole state:

20.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 197,205
  • 1990 to 1994: 213,898
  • 1985 to 1989: 155,564
  • 1980 to 1984: 114,818
  • 1975 to 1979: 73,243
  • 1970 to 1974: 62,413
  • 1970 to 1974: 46,485
  • 1965 to 1969: 68,143

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: 46,988
  • One, attached: 80,622
  • Two: 168,830
  • 3 or 4: 159,419
  • 5 to 9: 103,325
  • 10 to 19: 55,451
  • 20 or more: 315,346
  • Mobile homes: 637
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 248

Housing units in Kings County with a mortgage: 59,793 (5,098 second mortgage, 4,512 home equity loan, 183 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 29,251

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

67.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Kings County

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 YorkSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: September 16, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1943): October 14, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1943, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Wind
  • New YorkSevere Storms, Flooding, and Tornado, Incident Period: August 8, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1724): August 31, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1724, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • New YorkHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3262): September 30, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3262, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New YorkPower Outage, Incident Period: August 14, 2003 to August 16, 2003, Emergency Declared (EM-3186): August 23, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3186, Natural disaster type: Power Outage
  • New YorkSnowstorm, Incident Period: February 17, 2003 to February 18, 2003, Emergency Declared (EM-3184): March 27, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3184, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • New YorkTerrorist Attack, Incident Period: September 11, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1391): September 11, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1391, Natural disaster type: Other
  • New YorkVirus Threat, Incident Period: May 22, 2000 to November 1, 2000, Emergency Declared (EM-3155): October 11, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3155, Natural disaster type: Other
  • New YorkBlizzard, Incident Period: January 6, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1083): January 12, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1083, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • New YorkSevere Blizzard, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared (EM-3107): March 17, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3107, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • New YorkCOASTAL STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: March 28, 1984 to April 8, 1984, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-702): April 17, 1984, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-702, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Kings County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Blizzards: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Hurricane: 1, Power Outage: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Water Shortage: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Jamaica (8%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (8%)
  • Haiti (7%)
  • Dominican Republic (6%)
  • Ukraine (6%)
  • Trinidad and Tobago (6%)
  • Russia (6%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Kings County (%):

  • Italian (8%)
  • United States or American (4%)
  • Russian (4%)
  • Jamaican (4%)
  • Haitian (3%)
  • Polish (3%)
  • Irish (3%)

Kings County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 202,070 (22%)
  • Carpooled: 72,231 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 93,767 (10%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 1,799 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 403,327 (45%)
  • Railroad: 12,169 (1%)
  • Ferryboat: 424 (0%)
  • Taxi: 6,149 (1%)
  • Motorcycle: 374 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 4,846 (1%)
  • Walked: 78,933 (9%)
  • Other means: 4,275 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 20,663 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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 mentally retarded
  • 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 $45,789.

5.91% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,125 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.91%
New York average:

5.06%


0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($412 average AGI)
Kings County:

0.06%
New York average:

0.08%

3.37% relocated from other counties in New York ($27,251 average AGI)
2.48% relocated from other states ($14,462 average AGI)
Kings County:

2.48%
New York average:

2.01%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from New York County, NY  1.36% ($65,580 average AGI)
from Queens County, NY  0.99% ($34,369)
from Bronx County, NY  0.31% ($26,935)
from Richmond County, NY  0.17% ($42,318)
from Nassau County, NY  0.15% ($45,896)
from Suffolk County, NY  0.11% ($43,792)
from Hudson County, NJ  0.09% ($50,588)


5.98% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($45,510 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.98%
New York average:

5.46%


0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($764 average AGI)
Kings County:

0.09%
New York average:

0.11%

3.38% relocated to other counties in New York ($26,037 average AGI)
2.51% relocated to other states ($18,709 average AGI)
Kings County:

2.51%
New York average:

2.38%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Queens County, NY  1.24% ($39,054 average AGI)
to New York County, NY  0.91% ($50,168)
to Bronx County, NY  0.30% ($27,496)
to Richmond County, NY  0.29% ($52,283)
to Nassau County, NY  0.21% ($68,754)
to Suffolk County, NY  0.12% ($52,688)
to Hudson County, NJ  0.11% ($54,894)

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 live births 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

Percentage of population 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 hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

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

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (61172)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (17366)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (13085)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (11771)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (6175)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (5993)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (5975)
  • Hypertensive heart disease without (congestive) heart failure (5893)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (5695)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (4815)

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: 11706.91
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 319.560
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 34717.79

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1612.640
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 729.3
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 10.02

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 45.02
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 59.73

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 4.87
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1
Fitness & recreation sports centers per 100,000 population in 2005: 5219.003

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: 2,469,091
  • In family households: 2,019,974 (294,400 male householders, 278,963 female householders)
    333,127 spouses, 783,215 children (755,146 natural, 13,321 adopted, 14,748 stepchildren), 69,604 grandchildren, 53,395 brothers or sisters, 46,312 parents, 73,365 other relatives, 67,068 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 449,117 (150,518 male householders (109,973 living alone)), 192,975 female householders (156,263 living alone)), 105,624 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 35,609 (13,297 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 196,394 2-persons, 142,746 3-persons, 109,259 4-persons, 60,814 5-persons, 30,705 6-persons, 33,445 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 266,236 1-person, 59,221 2-persons, 11,784 3-persons, 4,096 4-persons, 1,286 5-persons, 467 6-persons, 403 7-or-more-persons.

342,412 married couples with children.
219,229 single-parent households (26,770 men, 192,459 women).

53.3% of residents of Kings County speak English at home.
18.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (52% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
20.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (49% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
5.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (30% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 28% speak English not well, 16% don't speak English at all).
2.9% of residents speak other language at home (65% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $63,702,634,000 ($25735 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:

5.7
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.6
State:

3.6

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 10,343
  • 2000 to 2004: 58,377
  • 1990 to 1999: 25,248
  • 1980 to 1989: 30,000
  • 1970 to 1979: 50,522
  • 1960 to 1969: 120,266
  • 1950 to 1959: 108,962
  • 1940 to 1949: 87,138
  • 1939 or earlier: 515,225
Rooms in houses/apartments in Kings County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 2,274
  • 2 rooms: 8,164
  • 3 rooms: 23,201
  • 4 rooms: 35,190
  • 5 rooms: 42,240
  • 6 rooms: 44,640
  • 7 rooms: 25,292
  • 8 rooms: 18,718
  • 9+ rooms: 38,571
  • 1 room: 43,331
  • 2 rooms: 92,584
  • 3 rooms: 175,822
  • 4 rooms: 184,574
  • 5 rooms: 95,263
  • 6 rooms: 33,647
  • 7 rooms: 8,789
  • 8 rooms: 3,534
  • 9+ rooms: 4,893
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Kings County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 3,712
  • 1 bedroom: 29,663
  • 2 bedrooms: 64,247
  • 3 bedrooms: 81,628
  • 4 bedrooms: 32,093
  • 5+ bedrooms: 26,947
  • no bedroom: 53,020
  • 1 bedroom: 248,438
  • 2 bedrooms: 235,643
  • 3 bedrooms: 86,737
  • 4 bedrooms: 14,175
  • 5+ bedrooms: 4,424
Cars and other vehicles available in Kings County, New York in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 69,882
  • 1 vehicle: 112,145
  • 2 vehicles: 46,049
  • 3 vehicles: 8,287
  • 4 vehicles: 1,090
  • 5+ vehicles: 837
  • no vehicle: 431,921
  • 1 vehicle: 179,093
  • 2 vehicles: 25,789
  • 3 vehicles: 2,056
  • 4 vehicles: 534
  • 5+ vehicles: 3,044

68% of Kings County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 76% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 62% lived in New York.

Kings County:

67.6%
State average:

64.4%

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

  • This state: 1227839
  • Northeast: 47307
  • Midwest: 24602
  • South: 112338
  • West: 16030

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $188,900


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Kings County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (73.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (21.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.5%)
  • Electricity (1.8%)
  • Utility gas (55.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (30.6%)
  • Electricity (6.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.9%)
  • Other fuel (1.7%)
  • No fuel used (1.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 61,645
Here:

20.2%
New York:

14.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 30,239
Here:

18.2%
New York:

13.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 50,226
Here:

35.7%
New York:

38.2%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

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
Kings County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Kings County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

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