Queens County, NY

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2022 Population
2.36M
1.35% 1-year decline
US Senator
Chuck Schumer
Democratic Party
US Senator
Kirsten Gillibrand
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
39.9
0.758% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11.7%
2.44% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$82,431
8.62% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$677,700
12.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
1.15M
1.31% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Queens County, NY had a population of 2.36M people with a median age of 39.9 and a median household income of $82,431. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Queens County, NY declined from 2.39M to 2.36M, a −1.35% decrease and its median household income grew from $75,886 to $82,431, a 8.62% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Queens County, NY are Asian (Non-Hispanic) (25.9%), White (Non-Hispanic) (23.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (16.7%), Other (Hispanic) (13.5%), and White (Hispanic) (6.77%).

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.

80.8% of the residents in Queens County, NY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Queens County, NY are CUNY Queens College (190664) (4,763 degrees awarded in 2022), St. John's University-New York (4,090 degrees), and CUNY LaGuardia Community College (2,599 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Queens County, NY was $677,700, and the homeownership rate was 45.2%.

Most people in Queens County, NY used public transit to get to work, and the average commute time was 43.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Queens County, NY was 1 car per household.

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Population & Diversity

Queens County, NY is home to a population of 2.36M people, from which 80.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 46.9% of Queens County, NY residents were born outside of the country (1.11M people).

In 2022, there were 1.09 times more Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents (611k people) in Queens County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 561k White (Non-Hispanic) and 395k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

80.8%
2022 Citizenship
80.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 80.8% of Queens County, NY residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Queens County, NY was 80.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Queens County, NY
  1. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    611k ± 2.83k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    561k ± 1.61k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    395k ± 3.21k
28%
Hispanic Population
662k people

In 2022, there were 1.09 times more Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents (611k people) in Queens County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 561k White (Non-Hispanic) and 395k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

28% of the people in Queens County, NY are hispanic (662k 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
    505,872 ± 17,239 people
  2. China
    415,960 ± 15,668 people
  3. Jamaica
    230,433 ± 11,717 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New York was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 505,872 New York residents, followed by China with 415,960 and Jamaica with 230,433.

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Foreign-Born Population

46.9%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.11M people
47%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.12M people

As of 2022, 46.9% of Queens County, NY residents (1.11M people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Queens County, NY was 47%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    12,257 ± 837
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    7,785 ± 900
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    4,953 ± 673

Queens 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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Economy

The economy of Queens County, NY employs 1.15M people. The largest industries in Queens County, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (207,798 people), Retail Trade (106,858 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (96,771 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($93,567), Finance & Insurance ($87,700), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($79,676).

Males in New York have an average income that is 1.27 times higher than the average income of females, which is $77,694. The income inequality in New York (measured using the Gini index) is 0.494, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

1.15M
2022 Value
± 9,326
−1.31%
1 Year decline
± 1.15%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Queens County, NY declined at a rate of −1.31%, from 1.16M employees to 1.15M employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Queens County, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (127,830 people), Management Occupations (101,975 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (95,872 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

1.15M
2022 Value
± 9,326
−1.31%
1 Year decline
± 1.15%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Queens County, NY declined at a rate of −1.31%, from 1.16M employees to 1.15M employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Queens County, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (207,798 people), Retail Trade (106,858 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (96,771 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

$51,375
Median earning men ± $521
$45,009
Median earning women ± $561

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($82,166), Information ($80,671), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($74,902).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($71,407), Information ($70,431), and Public Administration ($69,871).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.74%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 9.56M people employed in New York. This represents a 2.74% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 19.7%.

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. 21,591
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 10,780
    Other Services, Except Public Administration
  3. 9,551
    Retail Trade

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Civics

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.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Queens County, NY awarded 18,961 degrees. The student population of Queens County, NY in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 33,841 male students and 40,707 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Queens County, NY are Hispanic or Latino (5,170 and 28.6%), followed by White (4,586 and 25.4%), Asian (4,086 and 22.6%), and Black or African American (3,243 and 17.9%).

The largest universities in Queens County, NY by number of degrees awarded are CUNY Queens College (190664) (4,763 and 25.1%), St. John's University-New York (4,090 and 21.6%), and CUNY LaGuardia Community College (2,599 and 13.7%).

The most popular majors in Queens County, NY are General Psychology (1,272 and 6.71%), General Business Administration & Management (1,204 and 6.35%), and Accounting (758 and 4%).

The median tuition costs in Queens County, NY are $13,750 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
Measure

In 2022 in Queens County, NY, the percentage of applicants admitted was 72.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 14.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 74,548 (45.4% men and 54.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 74,548 students enrolled in Queens County, NY, 45.4% men and 54.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 21,560 records, of which 56.1% were women and 43.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 429 degrees awarded
  2. 969 degrees awarded
  3. 522 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Queens County, NY was General Biological Sciences with 429 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. 4,763 degrees awarded
  2. 4,090 degrees awarded
  3. 2,599 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was CUNY Queens College (190664) with 4,763 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 7,719 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Queens County, NY, which is 0.687 times less than the 11,242 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 5,170 degrees mean that there were 1.13 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 4,586 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 2022.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($1,467) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

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 2022, 1.7% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.75% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (4.04M), Bachelors Degree (3.33M), and Some college (2.79M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Queens County, NY was $677,700 in 2022, which is 2.4 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $603,200 to $677,700, a 12.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Queens County, NY is 45.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Queens County, NY have an average commute time of 43.6 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 $82,431. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Queens County, NY was Census Tract 749 with a value of $222,083, followed by Census Tract 723 and Census Tract 731, with respective values of $198,750 and $159,279.

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

$677,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,000
$369,150
Median Property Taxes
±$4,276

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.

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Rent vs Own

45.2%
Homeownership
2022
66.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 45.2% of the housing units in Queens County, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 45.4%.

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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 731

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Queens County, NY was Census Tract 749 with a value of $222,083, followed by Census Tract 723 and Census Tract 731, with respective values of $198,750 and $159,279.

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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$82,431
Median Household Income
± $873
817k
Number of Households
± 7,911

In 2022, the median household income of the 817k households in Queens County, NY grew to $82,431 from the previous year's value of $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.
0.494
2022 Wage GINI in New York
0.493
2021 Wage GINI in New York

In 2022, the income inequality in New York was 0.494 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.125% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less 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 2022
  1. Public Transit (43.7%)
  2. Drove Alone (32.6%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.58%)

In 2022, 43.7% of workers in Queens County, NY used public transit to get to work, followed by those who drove alone to work (32.6%) and those who worked at home (9.58%).

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

43.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Queens County, NY have a longer commute time (43.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 8.83% 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

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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

11.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Queens County, NY (273k out of 2.33M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. 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 Asian and White.

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

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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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Health

91.3% of the population of Queens County, NY has health coverage, with 41.7% on employee plans, 26.5% on Medicaid, 10.7% on Medicare, 12.1% on non-group plans, and 0.278% 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, 48% were men and 52% 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 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21% under 18 years, 22.2% between 18 and 34 years, 40.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48% were men and 52% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.73%
Uninsured
41.7%
Employer Coverage
26.5%
Medicaid
10.7%
Medicare
12.1%
Non-Group
0.278%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Queens County, NY declined by 2.2% from 8.93% to 8.73%.

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Health Outcomes

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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

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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

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

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