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Old 07-09-2013, 05:02 PM
 
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You should read the article to understand what is happening in Queens.

Queens leads the way as more Asians move to New York - 1 in 5 in the borough - NY Daily News

And here is another:

The demographics of Queens, and shifts in neighborhood populations | Brownstoner Queens

I will say that however whites are (and will be) moving to places close to the city, like Astoria and LIC, however that is not enough to make up for the continuing exodus of ethnic whites (and the few Wasps which remain).
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Old 07-09-2013, 06:38 PM
 
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Judging by the chart, Queens would be the place in NYC for my partner and me. We're middle-aged whites from WASP backgrounds. We would be over the median household income with my (state-income-tax-free) pension and his job. If I got a job we'd be Queens big wigs (just kidding).
Trust me, You wouldn't want to live in Queens. Queens saw the biggest decline in Whites out of any county in America [over 100,000], and we're a very small minority here like The Bronx. In comparision, bordering Brooklyn saw a increase. This borough is meant for Asian and Hispanic immigrants. Hopefully I'll be able to move out soon.
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Old 07-09-2013, 07:46 PM
 
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Hopefully I'll be able to move out soon.
What's the hold up? Don't let the door hit you on the way out
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:07 PM
 
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Queens has not been attractive to anyone but Asians and Hispanics (and recently some transplants to Astoria) for the better part of 20 years....and the ones leaving in greatest numbers were middle aged Wasps and white ethnics. You may want to rethink your choice! Archie Bunker has long been gone...
In the same 20 plus years Queens has probably had the far greatest overall population growth of any boro. Is it that the white population has been leaving rapidly or more so that the non-white population has been coming in droves.
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:19 PM
 
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Trust me, You wouldn't want to live in Queens. Queens saw the biggest decline in Whites out of any county in America [over 100,000], and we're a very small minority here like The Bronx. In comparision, bordering Brooklyn saw a increase. This borough is meant for Asian and Hispanic immigrants. Hopefully I'll be able to move out soon.
What's so terrible about Asian and Hispanic immigrants that you feel you have to leave?

And to where? You have Asian and Hispanic immigrants in the suburbs as well.
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:32 PM
 
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Queens has not been attractive to anyone but Asians and Hispanics (and recently some transplants to Astoria) for the better part of 20 years....and the ones leaving in greatest numbers were middle aged Wasps and white ethnics. You may want to rethink your choice! Archie Bunker has long been gone...

As for this link, it is probably somewhere in the ballpark but I would not qualify it as accurate for the reason that Mathjack already indicated. I would use the ACS survey instead.
LIC has come a long way in recent years. You've had film and tv production and Citibank, there, but recently Jet Blue moved its corporate headquarters there. The health department is based there. Citigroup put up a second tower there, and CUNY Law school moved to LIC. You've a lot of expensive condos there now.

The A train to Ozone Park is pretty crowded on weekends, as are buses out there way, because of NYC's only casino which is in Queens. So the gamblers like going out there.

Brooklyn and Manhattan hipsters go to the Rockaways, which are again becoming popular. A number of people do summer rentals.
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:38 PM
 
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Queens still has white strongholds. Nabes like Astoria, Whitestone, Woodside, Bayside, Douglaston, College Point, Ridgewood, Middle Village, Rego Park, Glendale, Maspeth, Fresh Meadows, Murray Hill (queens), Woodhaven, Ozone Park, Howard Beach, Briarwood has minorities moving in, but still contains plenty Caucasian.
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:02 PM
 
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I find it interesting that people call people of color "minorities" when they are the majority in the world by far, and the majority in NYC. And if you excluded Jews from the white category (how did that happen? If Adam Sandler is white, who isn't?), there would be 10% white in NYC, and that would include other dubious whites like the Italians (Ray Romano is white?), Albanians, Irish, Greeks, etc...the actual white population is nonexistent in NYC, they just keep recruiting new nonwhites to maintain the illusion of dominance. Hispanics are now identifying as white...gotta love it!

The actual whites (Wasps) have zero interest in living with the ethnic "whites", but have little choice in NYC other than prime Manhattan districts...it's preferable to live with the international elite than the ethnic "whites."
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:05 PM
 
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What's so terrible about Asian and Hispanic immigrants that you feel you have to leave?

And to where? You have Asian and Hispanic immigrants in the suburbs as well.
Growing up in East New York, being the only white person around isn't fun, trust me. I personally don't like Queens regardless, mostly boring neighborhoods with no character.

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In the same 20 plus years Queens has probably had the far greatest overall population growth of any boro. Is it that the white population has been leaving rapidly or more so that the non-white population has been coming in droves.
A bit of both. Whites number at around 600,000 now. In 1990 [20 years ago], Queens had 1.9 million residents, and was 48% white, which means there was at least somewhere between 900,000-950,000 whites in the borough.
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Old 07-10-2013, 04:42 AM
 
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A bit of both. Whites number at around 600,000 now. In 1990 [20 years ago], Queens had 1.9 million residents, and was 48% white, which means there was at least somewhere between 900,000-950,000 whites in the borough.
How does that compare to the decrease in the white population of Brooklyn or the Bronx?
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