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Queens County, New York; New York city, New York

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Queens County, New York
New York city, New York
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 82.6% 82.8%
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
2,331,143
8,467,513
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
2,405,464
8,804,190
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-3.1%
-3.8%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 2,405,464 8,804,190
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 2,230,722 8,175,133
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.7%
6.4%
Persons under 18 years, percent
20.0%
20.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
17.4%
14.9%
Female persons, percent
51.1%
52.3%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
47.3%
41.3%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
20.7%
23.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.4%
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
27.3%
14.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.2%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
3.1%
5.6%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
28.1%
28.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
24.5%
31.9%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 40,536 142,897
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 46.9% 36.4%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 902,824 X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 45.1% 32.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $575,600 $635,200
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $2,659 $2,791
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $908 $925
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $1,629 $1,489
Building permits, 2021 4,087 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 783,362 3,191,691
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.86 2.57
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 92.0% 90.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 55.2% 48.0%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 91.8% 90.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 85.6% 84.2%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 82.6% 82.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 33.5% 39.1%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 5.7% 6.9%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
10.3%
7.9%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 64.0% 63.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 58.0% 58.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 4,593,736 38,941,921
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 15,735,791 NA
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 20,371,315 29,800,369
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 19,297,120 116,309,814
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $8,408 $13,785
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 44.2 41.4
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $72,028 $67,046
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $33,626 $41,625
Persons in poverty, percent
10.3%
17.3%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 49,999 X
Total employment, 2020 603,514 X
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 29,388,799 X
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 0.1% X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 268,034 X
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 44,964 205,592
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 29,262 131,584
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 10,125 45,114
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 20,423 64,514
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 22,039 125,877
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,032 5,506
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 41,558 185,582
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 22,124.5 29,303.2
Population per square mile, 2010 20,553.6 27,012.4
Land area in square miles, 2020 108.72 300.45
Land area in square miles, 2010 108.53 302.64
FIPS Code 36081 3651000
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.

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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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