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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (25.8%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (10.4%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (10.2%).
Detached houses: $636,037Here:$636,037State:$343,827
Townhouses or other attached units: $644,712Here:$644,712State:$484,742
In 2-unit structures: $655,369Here:$655,369State:$460,134
In 3-to-4-unit structures: $763,457Here:$763,457State:$569,159
In 5-or-more-unit structures: $441,149Here:$441,149State:$676,553
Mobile homes: $11,416Here:$11,416State:$40,766
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average cost (in $1000s)
Kerry/Edwards (Democratic): 74.2%
Bush/Cheney (Republican): 24.1%
Obama (Democratic): 79.6%
McCain (Republican): 20.0%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $2,783 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $2,948 (0.5%)
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 $1406 a month.
Cities in this county include: Brooklyn.
Carbon Monoxide: 2 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Lead: 0.03 µg/m3 (standard limit: 1.5 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 15.3 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 36 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
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Neighboring counties: New York County , Queens County .
Unemployment by year (%)
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year ($)
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)
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
Mean travel time to work (commute): 43.2 minutes
Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 47.9%
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
Class of Workers
Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):
Most common first ancestries reported in Kings County (%):
5.39% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,897 average adjusted gross income)
0.16% of residents moved from foreign countries ($636 average AGI)Kings County:0.16%New York average:0.24%
3.11% relocated from other counties in New York ($24,412 average AGI)
2.13% relocated from other states ($11,850 average AGI)Kings County:2.13%New York average:1.94%
6.78% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($43,032 average adjusted gross income)
0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($461 average AGI)Kings County:0.08%New York average:0.10%
3.69% relocated to other counties in New York ($23,342 average AGI)
3.01% relocated to other states ($19,228 average AGI)Kings County:3.01%New York average:2.96%
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 16.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.5
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 298,100 (256,297 aged, 41,803 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 21%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 45.3. This is less than state average.
Mechanisms of suicide:
351,572 spouses, 825,516 children (789,903 natural, 17,528 adopted, 18,085 stepchildren), 73,047 grandchildren, 51,636 brothers or sisters, 40,008 parents, 77,758 other relatives, 63,853 non-relatives
Size of family households: 192,893 2-persons, 146,760 3-persons, 117,881 4-persons, 67,375 5-persons, 33,006 6-persons, 30,955 7-or-more-persons.
Size of nonfamily households: 244,996 1-person, 38,249 2-persons, 5,961 3-persons, 1,848 4-persons, 686 5-persons, 265 6-persons, 131 7-or-more-persons.
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).
Population growth in Kings County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.00 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)
Year house built
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.
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $188,900
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
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 (Noninst.)
Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)
Conventional Home Purchase Loans
Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value
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