Kings County, NY

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2020 Population
2.58M
0.51% 1-year decline
US Senator
Chuck Schumer
Democratic Party
US Senator
Kirsten Gillibrand
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
35.4
0.568% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
19.2%
3.6% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$63,973
6.21% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$734,800
4.08% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
1.22M
0.819% 1-year decline

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In 2020, Kings County, NY had a population of 2.58M people with a median age of 35.4 and a median household income of $63,973. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Kings County, NY declined from 2.59M to 2.58M, a −0.51% decrease and its median household income grew from $60,231 to $63,973, a 6.21% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Kings County, NY are White (Non-Hispanic) (36.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (29.3%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (11.8%), Other (Hispanic) (8.32%), and White (Hispanic) (6.39%).

None of the households in Kings County, NY reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

86.3% of the residents in Kings County, NY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Kings County, NY are CUNY Brooklyn College (4,334 degrees awarded in 2021), CUNY New York City College of Technology (3,103 degrees), and CUNY Kingsborough Community College (2,164 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Kings County, NY was $734,800, and the homeownership rate was 30.3%.

Most people in Kings County, NY used public transit to get to work, and the average commute time was 43 minutes. The average car ownership in Kings County, NY was 0 cars per household.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Kings County, NY is home to a population of 2.58M people, from which 86.3% are citizens. As of 2020, 35.6% of Kings County, NY residents were born outside of the country (917k people).

In 2020, there were 1.24 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (939k people) in Kings County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 755k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 304k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

86.3%
2020 Citizenship
85.9%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 86.3% of Kings County, NY residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Kings County, NY was 85.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Kings County, NY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    939k ± 1.21k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    755k ± 3.06k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    304k ± 2.46k
18.9%
Hispanic Population
486k people

In 2020, there were 1.24 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (939k people) in Kings County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 755k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 304k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

18.9% of the people in Kings County, NY are hispanic (486k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Kings County, NY as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Dominican Republic
    495,720 ± 17,065 people
  2. China
    408,272 ± 15,522 people
  3. Jamaica
    227,326 ± 11,637 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New York was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 495,720 New York residents, followed by China with 408,272 and Jamaica with 227,326.

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Foreign-Born Population

35.6%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
917k people
36.1%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
934k people

As of 2020, 35.6% of Kings County, NY residents (917k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Kings County, NY was 36.1%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    11,319 ± 775
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    7,214 ± 693
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    3,612 ± 394

Kings County, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.57 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Kings County, NY employs 1.22M people. The largest industries in Kings County, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (226,161 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (128,667 people), and Educational Services (122,871 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($87,475), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($79,594), and Utilities ($75,461).

Males in New York have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $66,479. The income inequality in New York (measured using the Gini index) is 0.494, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

1.22M
2020 Value
± 8,524
−0.819%
1 Year decline
± 0.931%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Kings County, NY declined at a rate of −0.819%, from 1.23M employees to 1.22M employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kings County, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (132,812 people), Management Occupations (121,763 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (103,491 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kings County, NY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

1.22M
2020 Value
± 8,524
−0.819%
1 Year decline
± 0.931%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Kings County, NY declined at a rate of −0.819%, from 1.23M employees to 1.22M employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kings County, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (226,161 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (128,667 people), and Educational Services (122,871 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$48,397
Median earning men ± $704
$41,252
Median earning women ± $351

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Information ($79,959), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($77,868), and Public Administration ($71,210).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Information ($67,709), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($62,481), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($60,179).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in New York. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in New York.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 25,316
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 13,048
    Retail Trade
  3. 10,211
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $26M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $5.95M
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. $3.17M
    Manufacturing

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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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. $158B
  2. $72.3B
  3. $71.2B

In 2020, the top outbound New York product (by dollars) was Misc. mfg. prods. with $158B, followed by Mixed freight ($72.3B) and Electronics ($71.2B).

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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$810B
2020 Value in New York
$1.62T
Projected 2050 Value in New York
100% growth

In 2020, total outbound New York trade was $810B. This is expected to increase 100% to $1.62T by 2050.

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. $65.9B
  2. $49.6B
  3. $30.8B

In 2020, the top outbound New York domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Jersey with $65.9B, followed by Pennsylvania with $49.6B and California and $30.8B.

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Kings County, NY went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 76.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (22%), followed by Other (1.28%).

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing the state of New York. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New York is currently represented by 26 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New York

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Chuck Schumer
Senator from New York3
Assumed office on January 3, 1999
Kirsten Gillibrand
Senator from New York1
Assumed office on January 26, 2009
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Hillary Clinton, who had become Secretary of State.

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing New York.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from New York

New York is currently represented by 26 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for New York have changed over time starting in 2008.

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learningEducation

In 2021, universities in Kings County, NY awarded 19,722 degrees. The student population of Kings County, NY in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 73,056 male students and 83,586 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Kings County, NY are White (6,786 and 37.3%), followed by Black or African American (4,526 and 24.9%), Hispanic or Latino (3,593 and 19.8%), and Asian (2,528 and 13.9%).

The largest universities in Kings County, NY by number of degrees awarded are CUNY Brooklyn College (4,334 and 22%), CUNY New York City College of Technology (3,103 and 15.7%), and CUNY Kingsborough Community College (2,164 and 11%).

The most popular majors in Kings County, NY are General Business Administration & Management (1,486 and 7.53%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,166 and 5.91%), and General Psychology (838 and 4.25%).

The median tuition costs in Kings County, NY are $11,735 for private four year colleges, and $6,930 and $14,880 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
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In 2021 in Kings County, NY, the percentage of applicants admitted was 69.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 15.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2021 was 156,642 (46.6% men and 53.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2021 there were 156,642 students enrolled in Kings County, NY, 46.6% men and 53.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 52,546 records, of which 43% were women and 57% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 833 degree-majors awarded
  2. 683 degree-majors awarded
  3. 394 degree-majors awarded

In 2021, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Kings County, NY was General Psychology with 833 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

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 4,334 degrees awarded
  2. 3,103 degrees awarded
  3. 2,164 degrees awarded

In 2021, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was CUNY Brooklyn College with 4,334 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2021, 7,590 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Kings County, NY, which is 0.626 times less than the 12,132 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2021 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 6,786 degrees mean that there were 1.5 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 4,526 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($11,880) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2021.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($848) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2021.

Public, 2-year ($1,364) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 1.36% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.5% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (4.01M), Bachelors Degree (3.13M), and Some college (2.8M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Kings County, NY was $734,800 in 2020, which is 3.2 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $706,000 to $734,800, a 4.08% increase. The homeownership rate in Kings County, NY is 30.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Kings County, NY have an average commute time of 43 minutes, and they used public transit to get to work. Car ownership in Kings County, NY is lower than the national average, with an average of 0 cars per household.

Median household income in Kings County, NY is $63,973. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Kings County, NY was Census Tract 21 with a value of $232,302, followed by Census Tract 165 and Census Tract 41, with respective values of $205,855 and $192,500.

In 2022, 33.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Kings County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.0364%.

Property

$734,800
Median Property Value 2020
±$5,883
$295,080
Median Property Taxes
±$3,595

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units 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.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Kings County, NY compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

30.3%
Homeownership
2020
67.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 30.3% of the housing units in Kings County, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 30.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 21
  2. Census Tract 165
  3. Census Tract 41

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kings County, NY was Census Tract 21 with a value of $232,302, followed by Census Tract 165 and Census Tract 41, with respective values of $205,855 and $192,500.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$63,973
Median Household Income
± $679
972k
Number of Households
± 7,613

In 2020, the median household income of the 972k households in Kings County, NY grew to $63,973 from the previous year's value of $60,231.

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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Kings County, NY is from New York.
0.494
2020 Wage GINI in New York
0.497
2019 Wage GINI in New York

In 2020, the income inequality in New York was 0.494 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.645% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for New York was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New York in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Public Transit (57.8%)
  2. Drove Alone (18.3%)
  3. Walked (8.55%)

In 2020, 57.8% of workers in Kings County, NY used public transit to get to work, followed by those who drove alone to work (18.3%) and those who walked to work (8.55%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

43 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kings County, NY have a longer commute time (43 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 7.05% of the workforce in Kings County, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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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.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 33.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Kings County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.0364%.

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Poverty & Diversity

19.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kings County, NY (491k out of 2.55M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 25 - 34.

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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 23.5% of the children was living in poverty in Kings County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 11%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 586 in Kings County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.36 per 100,000 population.

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93.3% of the population of Kings County, NY has health coverage, with 41.1% on employee plans, 32.2% on Medicaid, 8.01% on Medicare, 11.8% on non-group plans, and 0.327% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in New York 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 1423 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.79% decrease from the previous year (1479 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1515 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 394 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.5% were men and 53.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,423 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Kings County, NY

Primary care physicians in Kings County, NY see an average of 1,423 patients per year. This represents a 3.79% decrease from the previous year (1,479 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 its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.9% under 18 years, 25.5% between 18 and 34 years, 36.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.5% were men and 53.5% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

6.67%
Uninsured
41.1%
Employer Coverage
32.2%
Medicaid
8.01%
Medicare
11.8%
Non-Group
0.327%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kings County, NY declined by 8.52% from 7.29% to 6.67%.

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 Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 34.9 in Kings County, NY.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 25.9% in Kings County, NY.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.2% in Kings County, NY.

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