Kings County, NY

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Population

2.65M

0.746% growth

Median Age

35.2


Median Household Income

$56,942

3.25% growth

Poverty Rate

21.9%


Number of Employees

1.25M

1.15% growth

Median Property Value

$701,800

5.22% growth

About

In 2017, Kings County, NY had a population of 2.65M people with a median age of 35.2 and a median household income of $56,942. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Kings County, NY grew from 2.63M to 2.65M, a 0.746% increase and its median household income grew from $55,150 to $56,942, a 3.25% increase.

The population of Kings County, NY is 36% White Alone, 30.1% Black or African American Alone, and 19.1% Hispanic or Latino. 45.1% of the people in Kings County, NY speak a non-English language, and 85.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Kings County, NY are CUNY Brooklyn College (3,693 degrees awarded in 2016), CUNY Kingsborough Community College (2,683 degrees), and CUNY New York City College of Technology (2,477 degrees).

The median property value in Kings County, NY is $701,800, and the homeownership rate is 30.4%. Most people in Kings County, NY commute by Public Transit, and the average commute time is 41.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Kings County, NY is 0 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Kings County, NY employs 1.25M people. The largest industries in Kings County, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (226,769 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (127,793 people), and Educational Services (121,574 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($77,394), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($70,990), and Information ($67,407).

Median household income in Kings County, NY is $56,942. Males in Kings County, NY have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $60,672. The income inequality in Kings County, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.497, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$56,942

2017 value

± $1,151

3.25%

1 Year Growth

± 2.65%

Households in Kings County, NY have a median annual income of $56,942, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $55,150 in 2016, which represents a 3.25% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$78,550

Average Male Salary

± $1,168

$60,672

Average Female Salary

± $854

In 2017, full-time male employees in New York made 1.29 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $67,169 ± $870

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $62,618 ± $15,800

  3. Asian

    $62,444 ± $2,225

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New York workers was White. These workers were paid 1.07 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Kings County, NY is from New York.

0.497

2017 Wage GINI

0.499

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New York was 0.497 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.375% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for New York was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New York in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in New York across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 21

  2. Census Tract 67

  3. Census Tract 133

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kings County, NY was Census Tract 21 with a value of $208,036, followed by Census Tract 67 and Census Tract 133, with respective values of $145,294 and $144,293.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Kings County, NY colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

21.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kings County, NY (571k out of 2.61M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    221,307 ± 3,025

  2. Black

    188,307 ± 3,049

  3. Hispanic

    148,632 ± 2,649

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Kings County, NY is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

1.25M

2017 Value

± 17,658

1.15%

1 Year growth

± 1.94%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Kings County, NY grew at a rate of 1.15%, from 1.24M employees to 1.25M employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kings County, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (149,046 people), Management Occupations (124,937 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (110,020 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kings County, NY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Kings County, NY, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (149,046 people), Management Occupations (124,937 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (110,020 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Kings County, NY has an unusually high number of residents working as Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (3.25 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (2.53 times), and Legal Occupations (1.59 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Kings County, NY, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($93,169), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($81,970), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($78,382).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.25M

2017 Value

± 17,658

1.15%

1 Year growth

± 1.94%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Kings County, NY grew at a rate of 1.15%, from 1.24M employees to 1.25M employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kings County, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (226,769 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (127,793 people), and Educational Services (121,574 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Kings County, NY, though some of these residents may live in Kings County, NY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Kings County, NY, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (226,769 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (127,793 people), and Educational Services (121,574 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Kings County, NY has an unusually high number of Information (2.28 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.41 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.4 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Kings County, NY, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($77,394), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($70,990), and Information ($67,407).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New York to other states, or from other states to New York.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $67.6B

  2. $47.2B

  3. $45.3B

In 2015, the top outbound New York product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $67.6B, followed by Electronics ($47.2B) and Misc. mfg. prods. ($45.3B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New York products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$570B

2015 Value

$854B

Projected 2045 Value

49.9% growth

In 2015, total outbound New York trade was $570B. This is expected to increase 49.9% to $854B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New York trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New York to other states, or from other states to New York.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $34.6B

  2. $29.6B

  3. $18.8B

In 2015, the top outbound New York domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Jersey with $34.6B, followed by Pennsylvania with $29.6B and Connecticut and $18.8B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New York shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

93.1% of the population of Kings County, NY has health coverage, with 40.1% on employee plans, 32.5% on Medicaid, 8.06% on Medicare, 12.1% on non-group plans, and 0.304% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Kings County, NY was $9,778 in 2014. This is a 4.57% increase from the previous year ($9,351).

Primary care physicians in Kings County, NY see 1573 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.81% decrease from the previous year (1602 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1603 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 532 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Oswego County and Bronx County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.2%). Additionally, Chemung County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,573 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Kings County, NY see an average of 1,573 patients per year. This represents a 1.81% decrease from the previous year (1,602 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Kings County, NY in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$9,778

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,338

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,803

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,179

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New York (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.57%, from $9,351 to $9,778.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

6.94%

Uninsured

40.1%

Employer Coverage

32.5%

Medicaid

8.06%

Medicare

12.1%

Non-Group

0.304%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kings County, NY declined by 10.5% from 7.75% to 6.94%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Kings County, NY changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.2% prevalence

  2. 12.2% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

Oswego County and Bronx County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in New York, at 12.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in New York by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Kings County, NY is home to a population of 2.65M people, from which 85.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 36.7% of Kings County, NY residents were born outside of the country (972k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Kings County, NY is composed of 954k White Alone residents (36%), 797k Black or African American Alone residents (30.1%), 507k Hispanic or Latino residents (19.1%), 323k Asian Alone residents (12.2%), 53.5k Two or More Races residents (2.02%), 11.3k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.427%), 3.02k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.114%), and 545 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0206%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Kings County, NY are Spanish (380,509 speakers), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (184,988 speakers), and Russian (119,678 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

28

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

48

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Kings County, NY was 35.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 28, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Kings County, NY are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Kings County, NY residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

36.7%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

972k people

36.9%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

971k people

As of 2017, 36.7% of Kings County, NY residents (972k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Kings County, NY was 36.9%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Dominican Republic

    527,485 ± 17,593 people

  2. China

    441,157 ± 16,125 people

  3. Jamaica

    239,203 ± 11,935 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New York was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 527,485 New York residents, followed by China with 441,157 and Jamaica with 239,203.

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Citizenship

85.7%

2017 Citizenship

85.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 85.7% of Kings County, NY residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Kings County, NY was 85.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    954k ± 1.03k

  2. Black or African American Alone

    797k ± 4.18k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    507k ± 17.4k

In 2017, there were 1.2 times more White Alone residents (954k people) in Kings County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 797k Black or African American Alone and 507k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Kings County, NY as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    380,509 speakers (15.5%)

  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)

    184,988 speakers (7.53%)

  3. Russian

    119,678 speakers (4.87%)

45.1% of Kings County, NY citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.8%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Kings County, NY was Spanish. 15.5% of the overall population of Kings County, NY are native Spanish speakers. 7.53% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) and 4.87% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    12,922 ± 1,716

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    6,166 ± 1,338

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    4,551 ± 1,190

Kings County, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.1 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Kings County, NY awarded 19,981 degrees. The student population of Kings County, NY is skewed towards women, with 42,428 male students and 51,870 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Kings County, NY are White (6,947 and 37.3%), followed by Black or African American (5,117 and 27.4%), Hispanic or Latino (3,318 and 17.8%), and Asian (2,317 and 12.4%).

The largest universities in Kings County, NY by number of degrees awarded are CUNY Brooklyn College (3,693 and 18.5%), CUNY Kingsborough Community College (2,683 and 13.4%), and CUNY New York City College of Technology (2,477 and 12.4%).

The most popular majors in Kings County, NY are General Business Administration & Management (1,428 and 7.15%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,376 and 6.89%), and Registered Nursing (888 and 4.44%).

The median tuition costs in Kings County, NY are $9,400 for private four year colleges, and $6,330 and $13,440 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 806 degrees awarded

  2. 783 degrees awarded

  3. 669 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Kings County, NY was General Business Administration & Management with 806 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Kings County, NY according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 3,693 degrees awarded

  2. 2,683 degrees awarded

  3. 2,477 degrees awarded

$6,330

Median In-State Public

$9,400

Median Private

In 2016, the Kings County, NY institution with the largest number of graduating students was CUNY Brooklyn College with 3,693 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

7,492

Degrees Awarded to Men

12,489

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 7,492 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Kings County, NY, which is 0.6 times less than the 12,489 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Kings County, NY by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    6,947 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    5,117 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    3,318 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Kings County, NY were to White students. These 6,947 degrees mean that there were 1.36 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 5,117 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Kings County, NY was $701,800 in 2017, which is 3.23 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $667,000 to $701,800, a 5.22% increase. The homeownership rate in Kings County, NY is 30.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Kings County, NY have an average commute time of 41.2 minutes, and they commute by Public Transit. Car ownership in Kings County, NY is lower than the national average, with an average of 0 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$56,942

Median Household Income

± $1,151

956k

Number of Households

± 15,513

In 2017, the median household income of the 956k households in Kings County, NY grew to $56,942 from the previous year's value of $55,150.

The following chart displays the households in Kings County, NY distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$701,800

2017 Median

± $10,709

$667,000

2016 Median

± $10,084

In 2017, the median property value in Kings County, NY grew to to $701,800 from the previous year's value of $667,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Kings County, NY compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Kings County, NY the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Kings County, NY distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Kings County, NY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

30.4%

2017 Homeownership

29.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 30.4% of the housing units in Kings County, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 29.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Kings County, NY compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

0 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Kings County, NY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Kings County, NY have 0 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

41.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kings County, NY have a longer commute time (41.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 7.18% of the workforce in Kings County, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Public Transit

    61%

  2. Drove Alone

    18.6%

  3. Walked

    8.64%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Kings County, NY was Public Transit, followed by those who Drove Alone and those who Walked.

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