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Nassau County, New York; Suffolk County, New York; Queens County, New York; Kings County, New York

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Table

Nassau County, New York
Suffolk County, New York
Queens County, New York
Kings County, New York
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 1,395,774 1,525,920 2,405,464 2,736,074
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
1,390,907
1,526,344
2,331,143
2,641,052
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
1,395,774
1,525,920
2,405,464
2,736,074
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-0.3%
Z
-3.1%
-3.5%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 1,395,774 1,525,920 2,405,464 2,736,074
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 1,339,532 1,493,350 2,230,722 2,504,700
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.3%
5.2%
5.7%
6.7%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.5%
20.7%
20.0%
22.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
18.4%
17.6%
17.4%
15.1%
Female persons, percent
50.8%
50.4%
51.1%
52.4%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
72.2%
83.6%
47.3%
49.9%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
13.1%
9.0%
20.7%
33.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.6%
0.7%
1.4%
1.0%
Asian alone, percent(a)
11.9%
4.4%
27.3%
12.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.2%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.1%
2.1%
3.1%
2.8%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
17.6%
20.7%
28.1%
18.8%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
57.4%
65.7%
24.5%
37.0%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 40,381 58,822 40,536 36,083
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 22.4% 15.3% 46.9% 35.6%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 478,163 579,431 902,824 1,086,068
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 81.1% 81.4% 45.1% 30.3%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $524,400 $413,900 $575,600 $734,800
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $3,289 $2,825 $2,659 $2,946
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,398 $1,240 $908 $917
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $1,831 $1,810 $1,629 $1,483
Building permits, 2021 1,365 1,459 4,087 7,013
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 449,967 495,667 783,362 972,314
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.97 2.93 2.86 2.61
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 93.1% 92.8% 92.0% 90.7%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 28.8% 22.5% 55.2% 44.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 94.2% 93.8% 91.8% 89.4%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 91.0% 89.1% 85.6% 83.0%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 91.6% 90.4% 82.6% 83.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 46.7% 37.3% 33.5% 38.8%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 4.7% 6.1% 5.7% 5.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
4.8%
5.2%
10.3%
7.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 65.0% 65.3% 64.0% 63.6%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 59.1% 60.1% 58.0% 59.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 4,066,714 3,936,735 4,593,736 4,361,700
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 15,609,579 13,050,833 15,735,791 20,989,493
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 5,235,303 2,886,231 20,371,315 2,409,494
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 26,841,202 27,801,053 19,297,120 28,734,814
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $19,776 $18,736 $8,408 $11,076
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 36.6 32.4 44.2 43.0
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $120,036 $105,362 $72,028 $63,973
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $53,363 $46,466 $33,626 $36,295
Persons in poverty, percent
5.7%
6.1%
10.3%
17.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 48,270 49,173 49,999 59,985
Total employment, 2020 575,632 591,446 603,514 694,127
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 31,776,476 33,388,676 29,388,799 28,753,042
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 -0.8% -0.5% 0.1% 2.5%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 154,022 141,623 268,034 284,766
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 43,969 43,485 44,964 52,976
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 29,597 29,452 29,262 34,358
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 8,722 8,162 10,125 11,752
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 9,122 6,481 20,423 16,025
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 32,415 34,672 22,039 33,928
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,965 2,056 1,032 1,246
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 39,498 38,750 41,558 48,909
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 4,905.3 1,674.7 22,124.5 39,437.8
Population per square mile, 2010 4,704.8 1,637.4 20,553.6 35,369.1
Land area in square miles, 2020 284.54 911.17 108.72 69.38
Land area in square miles, 2010 284.72 912.05 108.53 70.82
FIPS Code 36059 36103 36081 36047
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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