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Queens County, New York (NY)

County population in 2014: 2,321,580 (all urban); it was 2,229,379 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 220,023
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 115,431
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 334,894
Renter-occupied apartments: 444,663 (it was 447,770 in 2000)
% of renters here:

57%
State:

47%

Land area: 109 sq. mi.

Water area: 69.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 21253 people per square mile   (very high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Queens County: 154.2 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (25.1%), Educational, health and social services (20.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 68%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 27%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Queens County, New York:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (27.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (27.5%)
  • Asian alone (22.8%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (17.7%)
  • Two or more races (2.5%)
  • Some other race alone (1.4%)
Median resident age:  37.0 years
New York median age:  38.0 years
Males: 1,123,783  (48.4%)
Females: 1,197,797  (51.6%)
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Average household size:
Queens County:

2.0 people
New York:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $60,422 ($42,439 in 1999)

This county:

$60,422
New York:

$60,850

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $1,329 (lower quartile is $1,037, upper quartile is $1,698)
This county:

$1329
State:

$1058


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $487,400 (it was $206,200 in 2000)
Queens:

$487,400
New York:

$293,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $328,000 - $686,600

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $561,226
Here:

$561,226
State:

$344,789

Townhouses or other attached units: $571,529
Here:

$571,529
State:

$553,457

In 2-unit structures: $583,841
Here:

$583,841
State:

$524,046

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $608,489
Here:

$608,489
State:

$600,393

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $335,252
Here:

$335,252
State:

$779,069

Mobile homes: $436,022
Here:

$436,022
State:

$72,935
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $2,419
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $812

Institutionalized population: 15,364
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Health of residents in Queens 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.
68.7% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
41.4% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
75.3% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is about average.
71.1% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 184 pounds. This is less than average.
Average weight of females is 156 pounds. This is about average.
5.2% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is less than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2007: 267 buildings, average cost: $198,400
  • 2008: 140 buildings, average cost: $213,200
  • 2009: 124 buildings, average cost: $223,900
  • 2010: 63 buildings, average cost: $215,800
  • 2011: 83 buildings, average cost: $213,800
  • 2012: 76 buildings, average cost: $223,200
  • 2013: 157 buildings, average cost: $224,200
  • 2014: 214 buildings, average cost: $236,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $4,059 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $4,270 (0.9%)

Queens County household income distribution in 2009 Queens County home values distribution Queens County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 13.8%
(9.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.3% for Black residents, 17.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 15.6% for American Indian residents, 8.7% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 19.3% for other race residents, 13.9% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 13.8%
Queens County:

13.8%
New York:

15.4%
(9.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.3% for Black residents, 17.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.2% for American Indian residents, 8.7% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 19.3% for other race residents, 13.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 38 years old
(Males: 36 years old, Females: 39 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 37 years old, American Indian residents: 34 years old, Asian residents: 39 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 33 years old, Other race residents: 33 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 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.

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

2012 air pollution in Queens County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.241 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.02 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Significanly above U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.026 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 8.5 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.002 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Clinton County, Indiana , Middlesex County, New Jersey , Warren County, New Jersey , Livingston County, Illinois , Otoe County, Nebraska .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.2%
New York:

4.8%

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)

Queens County:

46.1%
Whole state:

20.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 219,492
  • 1990 to 1994: 209,802
  • 1985 to 1989: 176,413
  • 1980 to 1984: 134,309
  • 1975 to 1979: 73,542
  • 1970 to 1974: 74,596
  • 1970 to 1974: 57,213
  • 1965 to 1969: 82,972
Note: State values scaled to Queens County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 42.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 39.5%

Queens County marital status for males Queens County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 172,135
  • One, attached: 79,812
  • Two: 156,709
  • 3 or 4: 85,466
  • 5 to 9: 45,750
  • 10 to 19: 28,160
  • 20 or more: 248,265
  • Mobile homes: 632
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 321

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

Here:

65.4% with mortgage
State:

67.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Queens County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic677,520100
Other216,495318
Evangelical Protestant84,683580
Mainline Protestant47,425207
Black Protestant40,63070
Orthodox35,76531
None1,128,204-
Queens 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: 1,122
Queens County:

4.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 6
Here:

0.03 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 198
This county:

0.87 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 96
Queens County:

0.42 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 1,404
This county:

6.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Queens County:

8.6%
New York:

8.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Queens County:

23.3%
State:

23.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.7%
State:

15.6%

Agriculture in Queens County:

The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 0.00%

Earthquake activity:

Queens 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 225.6 miles away from Queens 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 119.5 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 261.0 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 216.5 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 118.0 miles away from Queens 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 223.8 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
  • 7 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Queens County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Blizzards: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Landslide: 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 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

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

  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (7%)
  • Guyana (7%)
  • Ecuador (6%)
  • Colombia (6%)
  • Dominican Republic (6%)
  • Korea (5%)
  • India (5%)

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

  • Italian (9%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • United States or American (3%)
  • Jamaican (3%)
  • Polish (2%)
  • German (2%)
  • Guyanese (2%)

Queens County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 319,187 (34%)
  • Carpooled: 95,329 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 93,186 (10%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 1,543 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 319,225 (34%)
  • Railroad: 20,845 (2%)
  • Ferryboat: 143 (0%)
  • Taxi: 6,235 (1%)
  • Motorcycle: 384 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 2,417 (0%)
  • Walked: 52,776 (6%)
  • Other means: 3,766 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 16,673 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 11,600 people in nursing homes
  • 5,877 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 1,105 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 1,010 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

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

  • 13,402 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 3,408 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 3,366 people in college/university student housing
  • 2,296 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 2,224 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 1,295 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 902 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 414 people in state prisons
  • 234 people in federal detention centers
  • 173 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 118 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 78 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 47 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 26 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 10 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 7 people in correctional residential facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $46,604.

5.02% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,873 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.02%
New York average:

5.06%


0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($467 average AGI)
Queens County:

0.06%
New York average:

0.08%

3.28% relocated from other counties in New York ($27,642 average AGI)
1.67% relocated from other states ($10,764 average AGI)
Queens County:

1.67%
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 Kings County, NY  1.28% ($39,054 average AGI)
from New York County, NY  0.71% ($47,594)
from Nassau County, NY  0.45% ($47,779)
from Bronx County, NY  0.34% ($32,813)
from Suffolk County, NY  0.20% ($47,881)
from Westchester County, NY  0.08% ($48,061)
from Hudson County, NJ  0.08% ($44,077)


5.47% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($46,653 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.47%
New York average:

5.46%


0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($590 average AGI)
Queens County:

0.08%
New York average:

0.11%

3.27% relocated to other counties in New York ($29,708 average AGI)
2.11% relocated to other states ($16,355 average AGI)
Queens County:

2.11%
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 Kings County, NY  1.01% ($34,369 average AGI)
to Nassau County, NY  0.71% ($71,117)
to New York County, NY  0.65% ($53,211)
to Bronx County, NY  0.29% ($29,659)
to Suffolk County, NY  0.25% ($58,407)
to Hudson County, NJ  0.13% ($52,081)
to Westchester County, NY  0.11% ($66,065)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.7
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.7

Births per 1000 population in Queens County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 6.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Queens County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 4.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Queens County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 19.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Queens County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Queens County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 287,156 (252,106 aged, 35,050 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 50,641 (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 Queens County, New York in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (63,114)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (13,215)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (12,353)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (9,918)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (5,499)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (5,215)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (5,038)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (4,750)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (4,526)
  • Pancreas, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (3,815)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.49
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8,703
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 220
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 31,669

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,367
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 702
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 10

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 61
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 70

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6
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

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 51.4. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Suffocation - 18.4
  • Firearm - 9.8
  • Poisoning - 8.3
  • Fall - 7.3
  • Cut/Pierce - 1.9
  • Other - 5.7

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,202,722
  • In family households: 1,870,964 (321,700 male householders, 205,175 female householders)
    348,155 spouses, 641,567 children (615,167 natural, 9,896 adopted, 16,504 stepchildren), 52,883 grandchildren, 56,184 brothers or sisters, 55,959 parents, 82,736 other relatives, 78,543 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 331,758 (113,705 male householders (83,415 living alone)), 139,537 female householders (116,046 living alone)), 78,516 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 28,000 (15,364 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 169,653 2-persons, 129,090 3-persons, 111,125 4-persons, 60,474 5-persons, 28,802 6-persons, 27,731 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 199,461 1-person, 39,596 2-persons, 8,390 3-persons, 3,238 4-persons, 1,402 5-persons, 613 6-persons, 542 7-or-more-persons.

316,088 married couples with children.
116,186 single-parent households (22,017 men, 94,169 women).

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).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $0,000 ($0 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $0,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $0,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $0,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $0,000
Federal grants: $0,000
Federal procurement contracts: $0,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $0,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $0,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $0,000
Federal Government insurance: $0,000

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

Births: 162,185
Here:

72 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 82,308
Here:

37 per 1000 residents
State:

42 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +181,176
Here:

+81 per 1000 residents
State:

+35 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -283,573
Here -127 per 1000 residents
State -52 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Queens County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 48.24 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.6
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.4
State:

3.6

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 741
  • 2010 to 2013: 7,878
  • 2000 to 2009: 44,549
  • 1990 to 1999: 25,168
  • 1980 to 1989: 29,730
  • 1970 to 1979: 53,259
  • 1960 to 1969: 118,389
  • 1950 to 1959: 166,421
  • 1940 to 1949: 133,310
  • 1939 or earlier: 270,107
Note: State values scaled to Queens population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Queens County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Queens County population
  • 1 room: 4,407
  • 2 rooms: 10,651
  • 3 rooms: 37,894
  • 4 rooms: 42,929
  • 5 rooms: 60,543
  • 6 rooms: 80,099
  • 7 rooms: 40,154
  • 8 rooms: 25,036
  • 9+ rooms: 33,181
  • 1 room: 43,722
  • 2 rooms: 69,435
  • 3 rooms: 125,714
  • 4 rooms: 105,597
  • 5 rooms: 64,132
  • 6 rooms: 27,434
  • 7 rooms: 5,779
  • 8 rooms: 2,745
  • 9+ rooms: 3,212
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Queens County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Queens County population
  • no bedroom: 6,629
  • 1 bedroom: 42,920
  • 2 bedrooms: 85,127
  • 3 bedrooms: 136,717
  • 4 bedrooms: 41,946
  • 5+ bedrooms: 21,555
  • no bedroom: 52,284
  • 1 bedroom: 183,115
  • 2 bedrooms: 145,160
  • 3 bedrooms: 57,482
  • 4 bedrooms: 7,119
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2,610
Cars and other vehicles available in Queens County, New York in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Queens County population
  • no vehicle: 64,145
  • 1 vehicle: 151,509
  • 2 vehicles: 92,443
  • 3 vehicles: 20,626
  • 4 vehicles: 4,447
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,724
  • no vehicle: 230,904
  • 1 vehicle: 169,828
  • 2 vehicles: 39,774
  • 3 vehicles: 4,461
  • 4 vehicles: 862
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,941

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.

Queens County:

67.3%
State average:

64.4%

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

  • This state: 1,014,682
  • Northeast: 35,986
  • Midwest: 14,250
  • South: 74,568
  • West: 10,496

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $196,100


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Queens County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (65.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (29.0%)
  • Electricity (2.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.9%)
  • Utility gas (54.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (32.6%)
  • Electricity (7.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.1%)
  • Other fuel (1.3%)
  • No fuel used (1.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 40,455
Here:

17.3%
New York:

14.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 20,257
Here:

16.1%
New York:

13.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 43,694
Here:

33.6%
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: 72,984
  • Number of aged recipients: 26,948
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 46,036
  • Number of recipients under 18: 5,668
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 28,315
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 39,001
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 21,375
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 36,432
Queens County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Queens 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 666 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 ORIGINATED1,636$390,6757,722$282,8009,041$274,601579$156,193284$1,273,754773$340,32521$343,143
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED183$376,7431,080$314,4621,697$299,335215$82,33016$1,217,438137$322,3283$244,333
APPLICATIONS DENIED858$415,8672,595$302,7497,447$322,3421,219$80,59661$1,358,230792$272,68414$192,286
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN619$394,8681,105$310,2613,548$321,636222$208,86572$1,352,542258$304,8953$311,333
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS171$412,193531$296,0661,505$315,270109$194,8357$5,596,429102$301,7352$17,500
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)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED484$289,55085$326,3761$163,0000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED375$363,00369$332,0432$334,5001$129,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED238$319,72775$339,0002$230,5000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN119$318,61328$315,6070$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS39$359,5386$433,6672$346,5000$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

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