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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (20.6%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (10.2%), Retail trade (10.1%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (10.1%).
Detached houses: $526,779Here:$526,779State:$343,827
Townhouses or other attached units: $482,430Here:$482,430State:$484,742
In 2-unit structures: $537,341Here:$537,341State:$460,134
In 3-to-4-unit structures: $642,367Here:$642,367State:$569,159
In 5-or-more-unit structures: $278,834Here:$278,834State:$676,553
Mobile homes: $37,851Here:$37,851State:$40,766
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average cost (in $1000s)
Kerry/Edwards (Democratic): 71.1%
Bush/Cheney (Republican): 27.2%
Obama (Democratic): 75.3%
McCain (Republican): 24.3%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $2,898 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $2,890 (0.6%)
Area name: New York-Monmouth-Ocean, NY-NJ HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Queens 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 $1406 a month.
Cities in this county include: Queens.
Carbon Monoxide: 2 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.027 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Significanly above U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.118 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Above U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.086 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.007 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Above U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides 24-hour: 0.025 ppm (standard limit: 0.14 ppm). Near U.S. average.
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Neighboring counties: Bronx County , Kings County , Nassau County , New York County .
Unemployment by year (%)
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year ($)
Current college students: 164,114
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 74.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 24.3%
Number of foreign born residents: 1,028,339 (45% naturalized citizens)
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
Mean travel time to work (commute): 42.2 minutes
Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 39.5%
Housing units in Queens County with a mortgage: 122,366 (10,707 second mortgage, 9,927 home equity loan, 311 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 64,617
Class of Workers
Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):
Most common first ancestries reported in Queens County (%):
5.15% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($35,822 average adjusted gross income)
0.14% of residents moved from foreign countries ($472 average AGI)Queens County:0.14%New York average:0.24%
3.47% relocated from other counties in New York ($26,417 average AGI)
1.53% relocated from other states ($8,933 average AGI)Queens County:1.53%New York average:1.94%
6.69% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($46,525 average adjusted gross income)
0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($471 average AGI)Queens County:0.08%New York average:0.10%
3.68% relocated to other counties in New York ($27,505 average AGI)
2.92% relocated to other states ($18,549 average AGI)Queens County:2.92%New York average:2.96%
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.4
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 284,959 (252,241 aged, 32,718 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 51.4. This is less than state average.
Mechanisms of suicide:
378,912 spouses, 671,176 children (639,933 natural, 13,469 adopted, 17,774 stepchildren), 53,626 grandchildren, 56,405 brothers or sisters, 44,987 parents, 91,245 other relatives, 68,888 non-relatives
Size of family households: 175,682 2-persons, 130,938 3-persons, 116,400 4-persons, 64,531 5-persons, 31,430 6-persons, 23,823 7-or-more-persons.
Size of nonfamily households: 199,744 1-person, 31,577 2-persons, 5,418 3-persons, 1,913 4-persons, 766 5-persons, 250 6-persons, 174 7-or-more-persons.
46.4% of residents of Queens County speak English at home.
23.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (46% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
17.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (56% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
11.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (38% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 25% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
1.7% of residents speak other language at home (65% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
Population growth in Queens County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 48.24 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)
Year house built
67% of Queens County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
Out of people who lived in different houses, 69% lived in this county.
Out of people who lived in different counties, 77% lived in New York.
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $196,100
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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