Queens County, NY

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2021 Population
2.39M
5.38% 1-year growth
US Senator
Chuck Schumer
Democratic Party
US Senator
Kirsten Gillibrand
Democratic Party
2021 Median Age
39.6
0.763% 1-year increase
2021 Poverty Rate
11.4%
1.57% 1-year decrease
2021 Median Household Income
$75,886
5.36% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$603,200
4.79% 1-year growth
2021 Employed Population
1.16M
3.97% 1-year growth

About

In 2021, Queens County, NY had a population of 2.39M people with a median age of 39.6 and a median household income of $75,886.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Queens County, NY are Asian (Non-Hispanic) (25.6%), White (Non-Hispanic) (24.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (16.8%), Other (Hispanic) (12.7%), and White (Hispanic) (9.03%).

None of the households in Queens 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.

80.5% of the residents in Queens County, NY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Queens County, NY are CUNY Queens College (4,883 degrees awarded in 2021), St. John's University-New York (4,397 degrees), and CUNY LaGuardia Community College (3,114 degrees).

In 2021, the median property value in Queens County, NY was $603,200, and the homeownership rate was 44.4%.

Most people in Queens County, NY used public transit to get to work, and the average commute time was 43.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Queens County, NY was 1 car per household.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Queens County, NY is home to a population of 2.39M people, from which 80.5% are citizens. As of 2021, 47% of Queens County, NY residents were born outside of the country (1.12M people).

In 2021, there were 1.04 times more Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents (612k people) in Queens County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 588k White (Non-Hispanic) and 402k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

80.5%
2021 Citizenship
80.5%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 80.5% of Queens County, NY residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Queens County, NY
  1. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    612k ± 2.94k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    588k ± 1.72k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    402k ± 2.97k
27.9%
Hispanic Population
668k people

In 2021, there were 1.04 times more Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents (612k people) in Queens County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 588k White (Non-Hispanic) and 402k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

27.9% of the people in Queens County, NY are hispanic (668k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Queens 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
    512,419 ± 17,349 people
  2. China
    414,157 ± 15,637 people
  3. Jamaica
    233,946 ± 11,806 people

In 2021, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New York was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 512,419 New York residents, followed by China with 414,157 and Jamaica with 233,946.

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Foreign-Born Population

47%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.12M people
46.9%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
1.07M people

As of 2021, 47% of Queens County, NY residents (1.12M people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    12,687 ± 761
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    8,027 ± 903
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    5,166 ± 633

Queens County, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.58 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Queens County, NY employs 1.16M people. The largest industries in Queens County, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (206,832 people), Retail Trade (109,450 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (101,193 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($87,119), Finance & Insurance ($79,209), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($73,000).

Males in New York have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $70,847. The income inequality in New York (measured using the Gini index) is 0.493, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

1.16M
2021 Value
± 9,302
3.97%
1 Year growth
± 1.06%

In 2021, there were 1.16M employees (± 9,302) in Queens County, NY.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Queens County, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (134,510 people), Management Occupations (100,805 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (100,058 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Queens County, NY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

1.16M
2021 Value
± 9,302
3.97%
1 Year growth
± 1.06%

In 2021, there were 1.16M employees (± 9,302) in Queens County, NY.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Queens County, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (206,832 people), Retail Trade (109,450 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (101,193 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Queens County, NY, though some of these residents may live in Queens 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

$46,955
Median earning men ± $654
$41,391
Median earning women ± $480

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Public Administration ($76,307), Information ($71,923), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($67,335).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($66,418), Public Administration ($64,866), and Information ($63,847).

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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.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 21,591
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 10,780
    Other Services, Except Public Administration
  3. 9,551
    Retail Trade

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. $15.8M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $6.85M
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. $4.16M
    Manufacturing

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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 Queens County, NY went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 71.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (26.8%), followed by Other (1.3%).

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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In 2021, universities in Queens County, NY awarded 20,532 degrees. The student population of Queens County, NY in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 34,837 male students and 45,628 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Queens County, NY are Hispanic or Latino (5,297 and 27.3%), followed by White (4,925 and 25.4%), Asian (4,271 and 22%), and Black or African American (3,456 and 17.8%).

The largest universities in Queens County, NY by number of degrees awarded are CUNY Queens College (4,883 and 23.8%), St. John's University-New York (4,397 and 21.4%), and CUNY LaGuardia Community College (3,114 and 15.2%).

The most popular majors in Queens County, NY are General Business Administration & Management (1,401 and 6.82%), General Psychology (1,237 and 6.02%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,079 and 5.26%).

The median tuition costs in Queens County, NY are $13,000 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

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In 2021 in Queens County, NY, the percentage of applicants admitted was 71.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 14.7%. The number of students enrolled in 2021 was 80,465 (43.3% men and 56.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2021 there were 80,465 students enrolled in Queens County, NY, 43.3% men and 56.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 23,420 records, of which 58.6% were women and 41.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 929 degrees awarded
  2. 590 degrees awarded
  3. 442 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Queens County, NY was General Psychology with 929 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 4,883 degrees awarded
  2. 4,397 degrees awarded
  3. 3,114 degrees awarded

In 2021, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was CUNY Queens College with 4,883 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

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In 2021, 8,376 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Queens County, NY, which is 0.689 times less than the 12,156 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2021 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 5,297 degrees mean that there were 1.08 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 4,925 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, 2-year ($19,400) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2021.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($1,568) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2021.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($2,630) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2021, 1.52% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.63% 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 2021 were High School or Equivalent (4.08M), Bachelors Degree (3.3M), and Some college (2.84M).

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 Queens County, NY was $603,200 in 2021, which is 2.46 times larger than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $575,600 to $603,200, a 4.79% increase. The homeownership rate in Queens County, NY is 44.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Queens County, NY have an average commute time of 43.8 minutes, and they used public transit to get to work. Car ownership in Queens County, NY is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Median household income in Queens County, NY is $75,886. In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Queens County, NY was Census Tract 749 with a value of $211,020, followed by Census Tract 723 and Census Tract 922, with respective values of $171,250 and $163,500.

In 2022, 31.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Queens County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.611%.

Property

$603,200
Median Property Value 2021
±$4,801
$366,494
Median Property Taxes
±$4,666

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 Queens County, NY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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

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Rent vs Own

44.4%
Homeownership
N/A
66.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In N/A, 44.4% of the housing units in Queens County, NY were occupied by their owner.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 749
  2. Census Tract 723
  3. Census Tract 922

In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Queens County, NY was Census Tract 749 with a value of $211,020, followed by Census Tract 723 and Census Tract 922, with respective values of $171,250 and $163,500.

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

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Household Income

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$75,886
Median Household Income
± $839
807k
Number of Households
± 7,591

In 2021, the median household income of the 807k households in Queens County, NY was $75,886.

The following chart displays the households in Queens 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 Queens County, NY is from New York.
0.493
2021 Wage GINI in New York
0.494
2020 Wage GINI in New York

In 2021, the income inequality in New York was 0.493 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.136% decline from 2020 to 2021, 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 2021
  1. Public Transit (45.5%)
  2. Drove Alone (32.8%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.75%)

In 2021, 45.5% of workers in Queens County, NY used public transit to get to work, followed by those who drove alone to work (32.8%) and those who worked at home (7.75%).

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

43.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Queens County, NY have a longer commute time (43.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 9.11% of the workforce in Queens County, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

1 car
Average Number

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

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 31.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Queens County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.611%.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Queens County, NY (270k out of 2.37M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

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, 13% of the children was living in poverty in Queens County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 10.5%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 598 in Queens County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 8.71 per 100,000 population.

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91.1% of the population of Queens County, NY has health coverage, with 42.4% on employee plans, 26.1% on Medicaid, 10.5% on Medicare, 11.8% on non-group plans, and 0.288% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Queens County, NY see 1523 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.392% decrease from the previous year (1529 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1319 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 541 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,523 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Queens County, NY

Primary care physicians in Queens County, NY see an average of 1,523 patients per year. This represents a 0.392% decrease from the previous year (1,529 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.3% under 18 years, 22.2% between 18 and 34 years, 40.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.93%
Uninsured
42.4%
Employer Coverage
26.1%
Medicaid
10.5%
Medicare
11.8%
Non-Group
0.288%
Military or VA

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Queens 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 34.2 in Queens 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 25.1% in Queens County, NY.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.3% in Queens County, NY.

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