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Queens County, New York (NY)

County population in 2017: 2,358,582 (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: 21592 people per square mile   (very high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Queens County: 152.5 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (22.1%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (21.9%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (11.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 68%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 26%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Queens County, NY (2017)
    • 660,55029.6%Hispanic or Latino
    • 611,92527.4%Asian alone
    • 580,52926.0%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 404,08018.1%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 48,1912.2%Some other race alone
    • 47,5842.1%Two or more races
    • 4,8950.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 8280.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

38.7 years
New York median age:

38.7 years
Males: 1,143,636  (48.5%)
Females: 1,214,946  (51.5%)
Average household size:
Queens County:

2.0 people
New York:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $64,509 ($42,439 in 1999)
This county:

$64,509
New York:

$64,894

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $1,408 (lower quartile is $1,069, upper quartile is $1,803)
This county:

$1408
State:

$1116


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $545,800 (it was $206,200 in 2000)
Queens:

$545,800
New York:

$314,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $361,000 - $763,200

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $618,332
Here:

$618,332
State:

$368,248

Townhouses or other attached units: $630,090
Here:

$630,090
State:

$609,493

In 2-unit structures: $646,419
Here:

$646,419
State:

$607,011

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $737,006
Here:

$737,006
State:

$737,380

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $367,265
Here:

$367,265
State:

$879,902

Mobile homes: $374,751
Here:

$374,751
State:

$74,535

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $282,112
Here:

$282,112
State:

$300,517

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $2,471
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $836

Institutionalized population: 15,364
Queens County, NY map from a distance

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:

  • 1997: 61 buildings, average cost: $112,700
  • 1998: 89 buildings, average cost: $116,200
  • 1999: 91 buildings, average cost: $120,400
  • 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
  • 2015: 171 buildings, average cost: $254,200
  • 2016: 190 buildings, average cost: $260,600
  • 2017: 113 buildings, average cost: $266,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Queens, NY residents
Average permit cost in Queens, NY
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $4,556 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $4,827 (0.9%)

Distribution of median household income in Queens, NY in 2017
Distribution of house value in Queens, NY in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Queens, NY in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 12.1%
Queens County:

12.1%
New York:

14.1%
(9.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.9% for Black residents, 13.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.8% for American Indian residents, 6.6% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 13.5% for other race residents, 10.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 38.7 years old
(Males: 37.3 years old, Females: 39.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.0 years old, Black residents: 39.0 years old, American Indian residents: 40.8 years old, Asian residents: 39.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 34.3 years old, Other race residents: 33.6 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

2018 air pollution in Queens County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.254 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.01 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.026 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 6.5 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.000 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:

3.7%
New York:

4.1%

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

Current college students: 164,114
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 82.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 30.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,115,696 (57.2% naturalized citizens)

Queens County:

47.3%
Whole state:

22.9%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 204,8912010 or later
  • 293,6942000 to 2009
  • 269,5701990 to 1999
  • 310,7221980 to 1989
  • 148,1381970 to 1979
  • 140,185Before 1970

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: 156,959
  • One, attached: 72,776
  • Two: 177,407
  • 3 or 4: 90,970
  • 5 to 9: 47,730
  • 10 to 19: 32,869
  • 20 to 49: 84,767
  • 50 or more: 192,924
  • Mobile homes: 702
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 146

Housing units in Queens County with a mortgage: 198,659 (3,538 second mortgage, 15,480 home equity loan, 589 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 141,911

Here:

58.4% with mortgage
State:

60.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Queens County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Queens

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 321,574 (42.8%)
  • Carpooled: 55,372 (7.4%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 86,428 (11.5%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 709 (0.1%)
  • Subway or elevated: 149,617 (19.9%)
  • Railroad: 17,902 (2.4%)
  • Ferryboat: 487 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 12,981 (1.7%)
  • Bicycle: 4,727 (0.6%)
  • Walked: 69,602 (9.3%)
  • Worked at home: 32,656 (4.3%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

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


  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (14%)
  • Ecuador (7%)
  • Guyana (7%)
  • Bangladesh (6%)
  • Dominican Republic (5%)
  • Colombia (5%)
  • Jamaica (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Queens County


  • Guyanese (4%)
  • Italian (4%)
  • Jamaican (3%)
  • American (3%)
  • Irish (2%)
  • Haitian (2%)
  • Polish (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 intellectually disabled
  • 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 $55,272.

4.64% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($51,887 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.64%
New York average:

4.90%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($291 average AGI)
Queens County:

0.03%
New York average:

0.05%

3.20% relocated from other counties in New York ($38,305 average AGI)
1.40% relocated from other states ($13,291 average AGI)
Queens County:

1.40%
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 Kings County, NY  1.29% ($46,367 average AGI)
from New York County, NY  0.73% ($75,059)
from Nassau County, NY  0.43% ($60,723)
from Bronx County, NY  0.28% ($36,407)
from Suffolk County, NY  0.18% ($60,961)
from Westchester County, NY  0.08% ($65,255)
from Hudson County, NJ  0.07% ($57,772)


5.83% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($59,826 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.83%
New York average:

5.85%


0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($797 average AGI)
Queens County:

0.08%
New York average:

0.10%

3.31% relocated to other counties in New York ($36,227 average AGI)
2.44% relocated to other states ($22,802 average AGI)
Queens County:

2.44%
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 Kings County, NY  0.91% ($42,137 average AGI)
to Nassau County, NY  0.87% ($88,518)
to New York County, NY  0.56% ($69,612)
to Bronx County, NY  0.31% ($34,544)
to Suffolk County, NY  0.26% ($69,378)
to Hudson County, NJ  0.13% ($72,368)
to Westchester County, NY  0.13% ($102,725)

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 population 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
Population without health insurance coverage in Queens County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Queens County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Queens County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Queens County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in 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: 2,358,582
  • In family households: 1,985,007 (274,011 male householders, 240,655 female householders)
    340,995 spouses, 719,200 children (696,617 natural, 6,914 adopted, 15,669 stepchildren), 61,639 grandchildren, 63,327 brothers or sisters, 110,567 parents, 94,333 other relatives, 80,280 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 346,896 (118,229 male householders (91,584 living alone)), 136,363 female householders (112,588 living alone)), 92,304 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 26,679

Size of family households: 175,890 2-persons, 127,691 3-persons, 113,767 4-persons, 58,597 5-persons, 21,395 6-persons, 17,326 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 204,172 1-person, 35,238 2-persons, 10,333 3-persons, 3,202 4-persons, 830 5-persons, 442 6-persons, 375 7-or-more-persons.

285,439 married couples with children.
110,587 single-parent households (25,818 men, 84,769 women).

44.3% of residents of Queens speak English at home.
23.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (48% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 22% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
15.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (56% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
15.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (33% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 30% speak English not well, 10% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak other language at home (69% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% 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:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.7
State:

3.8

Year house built in Queens County, New York
  • Year house built in Queens County, New York
  • 7,0382014 or later
  • 16,7142010 to 2013
  • 37,1622000 to 2009
  • 22,0991990 to 1999
  • 31,3071980 to 1989
  • 49,8181970 to 1979
  • 113,6511960 to 1969
  • 168,6721950 to 1959
  • 130,9281940 to 1949
  • 279,8611939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Queens County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Queens County, New York
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Queens County, New York
  • 5,1791 room
  • 6,5972 rooms
  • 34,4793 rooms
  • 55,9744 rooms
  • 62,9025 rooms
  • 83,2066 rooms
  • 41,0697 rooms
  • 22,7378 rooms
  • 28,4279+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Queens County, New York
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Queens County, New York
  • 32,7501 room
  • 24,1892 rooms
  • 127,2643 rooms
  • 122,2914 rooms
  • 75,3365 rooms
  • 34,7506 rooms
  • 6,7347 rooms
  • 2,3378 rooms
  • 3,0379+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Queens County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Queens County, New York
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Queens County, New York
  • 6,490no bedroom
  • 42,4981 bedroom
  • 85,6472 bedrooms
  • 144,0373 bedrooms
  • 44,9884 bedrooms
  • 16,9105+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Queens County, New York
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Queens County, New York
  • 36,763no bedroom
  • 147,9901 bedroom
  • 156,2292 bedrooms
  • 77,5833 bedrooms
  • 7,9844 bedrooms
  • 2,1395+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Queens County, New York in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Queens County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Queens County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 64,262no vehicle
  • 149,8771 vehicle
  • 92,6782 vehicles
  • 25,3573 vehicles
  • 6,5574 vehicles
  • 1,8395+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Queens County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Queens County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 225,094no vehicle
  • 158,6041 vehicle
  • 38,3982 vehicles
  • 4,7333 vehicles
  • 1,3954 vehicles
  • 4645+ vehicles

92.0% of Queens 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, 34% lived in New York.

Queens County:

92.0%
State average:

89.4%

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

  • This state: 1,062,023
  • Other state: 122,972
  • Northeast: 36,204
  • Midwest: 17,856
  • South: 51,273
  • West: 17,639
Year householders moved into unit in Queens County, NY
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Queens County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 79.1%Utility gas
  • 13.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.2%Electricity
  • 2.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.4%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 76.5%Utility gas
  • 10.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 8.1%Electricity
  • 2.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%No fuel used
  • 1.2%Other fuel
  • 0.1%Coal or coke

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 22,166
Here:

10.8%
New York:

13.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 14,918
Here:

14.2%
New York:

13.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 29,766
Here:

22.3%
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: 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
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 in Queens, NY
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Queens, NY - Value

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