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Queens, NY (New York) Houses and Residents

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

Total population: 2,277,251 (Urban population: 2,229,379, Rural population: 0)

Houses: 857,250 (769,258 occupied: 340,570 owner occupied, 428,688 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

56%
State:

46%

Housing density: 7,848 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2017 in this county: $541,604.

Median contract rent in 2017: $721 (lower quartile is $565, upper quartile is $1,756)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2017: $1,439


Median gross rent in Queens, NY in 2017: $775

Housing units in Queens 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



Queens, New York Age and Sex of Residents

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)

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

46.4% of residents of Queens 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).

Foreign born population: 1,115,696 (47.3%)
(57.2% of them are naturalized citizens)

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

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Queens, New York
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Queens, New York
  • 6,629no bedroom
  • 42,9201 bedroom
  • 85,1272 bedrooms
  • 136,7173 bedrooms
  • 41,9464 bedrooms
  • 21,5555+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Queens, New York
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Queens, New York
  • 52,284no bedroom
  • 183,1151 bedroom
  • 145,1602 bedrooms
  • 57,4823 bedrooms
  • 7,1194 bedrooms
  • 2,6105+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Queens in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Queens in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 64,145no vehicle
  • 151,5091 vehicle
  • 92,4432 vehicles
  • 20,6263 vehicles
  • 4,4474 vehicles
  • 1,7245+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Queens in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Queens in renter-occupied apartments
  • 230,904no vehicle
  • 169,8281 vehicle
  • 39,7742 vehicles
  • 4,4613 vehicles
  • 8624 vehicles
  • 1,9415+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Queens, New York
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Queens, New York
  • 4,4071 room
  • 10,6512 rooms
  • 37,8943 rooms
  • 42,9294 rooms
  • 60,5435 rooms
  • 80,0996 rooms
  • 40,1547 rooms
  • 25,0368 rooms
  • 33,1819+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Queens, New York
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Queens, New York
  • 43,7221 room
  • 69,4352 rooms
  • 125,7143 rooms
  • 105,5974 rooms
  • 64,1325 rooms
  • 27,4346 rooms
  • 5,7797 rooms
  • 2,7458 rooms
  • 3,2129+ rooms
Year house built
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
Owners and renters by unit type in Queens, NY
  • Queens, NY household income distribution

  • Distribution of median household income in Queens, NY in 2017
  • 45,036Less than $10,000
  • 60,602$10,000 to $19,999
  • 67,614$20,000 to $29,999
  • 63,688$30,000 to $39,999
  • 60,676$40,000 to $49,999
  • 57,758$50,000 to $59,999
  • 78,786$60,000 to $74,999
  • 101,570$75,000 to $99,999
  • 72,752$100,000 to $124,999
  • 50,356$125,000 to $149,999
  • 62,044$150,000 to $199,999
  • 48,376$200,000 or more

Percentage of workers working in this county: 43.1%
Number of people working at home: 32,656 (2.9% of all workers)

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 8,788
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 29,545
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 55,158
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 71,810
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 81,111
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 30,347
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 149,708
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 23,322
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 56,550
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 152,102
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 182,420
  • 90 or more minutes: 74,175

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%)
Class of Workers in 2000
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Queens, New York
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Queens, New York
  • 219,4921995 to March 2000
  • 209,8021990 to 1994
  • 176,4131985 to 1989
  • 134,3091980 to 1984
  • 73,5421975 to 1979
  • 74,5961970 to 1974
  • 57,2131965 to 1969
  • 82,972Before 1965

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

China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
Queens:

7.2% (73,792)
New York:

6.0% (233,766)

Guyana
Queens:

6.5% (66,918)
New York:

3.7% (142,154)

Ecuador
Queens:

6.5% (66,643)
New York:

3.6% (139,226)

Colombia
Queens:

6.4% (66,192)
New York:

2.9% (111,727)

Dominican Republic
Queens:

5.8% (59,444)
New York:

10.5% (408,086)

Korea
Queens:

5.0% (51,556)
New York:

2.5% (97,933)

India
Queens:

4.7% (48,132)
New York:

3.0% (117,238)

Jamaica
Queens:

4.6% (47,145)
New York:

5.9% (226,470)

Mexico
Queens:

3.7% (37,667)
New York:

4.2% (161,189)

Philippines
Queens:

2.7% (27,628)
New York:

1.9% (72,408)

Haiti
Queens:

2.6% (27,212)
New York:

3.2% (125,475)

Bangladesh
Queens:

2.6% (26,589)
New York:

1.2% (45,277)

Trinidad and Tobago
Queens:

2.6% (26,255)
New York:

2.5% (98,473)

Italy
Queens:

2.4% (24,391)
New York:

3.8% (147,729)

Poland
Queens:

2.1% (21,205)
New York:

2.4% (93,187)

Greece
Queens:

2.0% (20,304)
New York:

1.1% (42,335)

Peru
Queens:

1.8% (18,697)
New York:

1.1% (43,753)

Pakistan
Queens:

1.7% (17,314)
New York:

1.3% (51,055)

Russia
Queens:

1.7% (17,232)
New York:

2.4% (94,595)

Taiwan
Queens:

1.6% (16,260)
New York:

0.8% (30,473)

El Salvador
Queens:

1.5% (15,478)
New York:

2.0% (76,977)

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

  • This state: 1,014,682
  • Other state: 135,300
  • Northeast: 35,986
  • Midwest: 14,250
  • South: 74,568
  • West: 10,496

67% of Queens 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.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 18,024
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 6,773
  • 5th and 6th grade: 24,726
  • 7th and 8th grade: 25,100
  • 9th grade: 17,946
  • 10th grade: 19,082
  • 11th grade: 17,836
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 48,800
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 185,006
  • Less than 1 year of college: 35,149
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 84,436
  • Associate degree: 37,962
  • Bachelor's degree: 112,714
  • Master's degree: 42,748
  • Professional school degree: 19,256
  • Doctorate degree: 6,506
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 23,772
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 10,243
  • 5th and 6th grade: 28,833
  • 7th and 8th grade: 32,751
  • 9th grade: 20,526
  • 10th grade: 21,008
  • 11th grade: 19,464
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 52,297
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 233,375
  • Less than 1 year of college: 40,802
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 89,301
  • Associate degree: 49,418
  • Bachelor's degree: 115,705
  • Master's degree: 50,924
  • Professional school degree: 14,999
  • Doctorate degree: 4,020
Educational Attainment for Females
Queens marital status for males
Queens 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 to 49: 77,145
  • 50 or more: 171,120
  • Mobile homes: 632
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 321

Median worth of mobile homes: $706,700

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1.1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1.0%
Year householders moved into residence in Queens
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Queens, NY
  • 65.9%Utility gas
  • 29.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.5%Electricity
  • 1.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Queens, NY
  • 54.1%Utility gas
  • 32.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 7.6%Electricity
  • 3.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%Other fuel
  • 1.2%No fuel used

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%
School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students
School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students
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