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Kings County, NY&

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Population
2.63M
0.29% decline
Median Age
34.8
Median Household Income
$55,150
7.84% growth
Poverty Rate
20.6%
Number of Employees
1.24M
0.68% growth
Median Property Value
$667,000
4.46% growth

Economy

The economy of Kings County, NY employs 1.24M people. The economy of Kings County, NY is specialized in Information; Arts, Entertainment, Recreation; and Transportation & Warehousing, which employ respectively 2.06; 1.42; and 1.36 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Kings County, NY are Healthcare & Social Assistance (229,319), Retail trade (121,815), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services (121,467), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($61,933), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($59,167), and Utilities ($58,177).

Median household income in Kings County, NY is $55,150. Males in Kings County, NY have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,738. The income inequality of Kings County, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.503 which is higher than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Kings County, NY. In Kings County, NY the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 25-34 and 25-34, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 62 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,979. Bronx County, NY has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in New York.

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Diversity

Kings County, NY is home to a population of 2.63M people, from which 85.3% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Kings County, NY is composed of 941,711 White residents (35.8%), 799,485 Black residents (30.4%), 505,183 Hispanic residents (19.2%), 314,019 Asian residents (11.9%), and 56,210 Two+ residents (2.14%). The most common foreign languages in Kings County, NY are Spanish (399,247 speakers), Chinese (173,804 speakers), and Russian (128,108 speakers), but compared to other places, Kings County, NY has a relative high number of Yiddish (84,155 speakers), Russian (128,108 speakers), and Hebrew (24,358 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Kings County, NY awarded 20,171 degrees. The student population of Kings County, NY is skewed towards females, with 7,236 male students and 12,935 female students. Most students in Kings County, NY are White (7,215 and 35.8%), followed by Black or African American (5,300 and 26.3%), Hispanic or Latino (3,172 and 15.7%), and Asian (2,323 and 11.5%). The largest universities in Kings County, NY by number of graduates are CUNY Brooklyn College (3,556 and 17.6%), CUNY Kingsborough Community College (2,822 and 14%), and CUNY New York City College of Technology (2,215 and 11%). The most popular majors in Kings County, NY are General Business Administration & Management (767 and 3.8%), Talmudic Studies (740 and 3.67%), and General Psychology (635 and 3.15%). The median tuition costs in Kings County, NY are $34,352 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.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Kings County, NY is $667,000, which is 3.25 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $638,500 to $667,000, a 4.46% increase. The homeownership rate of Kings County, NY is 29.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.1%. People in Kings County, NY have an average commute time of 40.8 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.

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