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Facts and Figures

2020 Population

0.717% 1-Year Decline
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US Senator

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Chuck Schumer

Democratic Party

US Senator

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Kirsten Gillibrand

Democratic Party

2020 Median Age

0.769% 1-Year Increase
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2020 Poverty Rate

5.2% 1-Year Decrease
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2020 Median Household Income

5.2% 1-Year Decrease
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2020 Median Property Value

5.85% 1-Year Growth
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2020 Employed Population

1.28% 1-Year Decline
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Population & Diversity

Queens County, NY is home to a population of 2.27M people, from which 80.5% are citizens. As of 2020, 46.9% of Queens County, NY residents were born outside of the country (1.07M people).

In 2020, there were 1.04 times more Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents (584k people) in Queens County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 560k White (Non-Hispanic) and 386k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

 

Population & Diversity

Citizenship

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As of 2020, 80.5% of Queens County, NY residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Queens County, NY was 80.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

 

The following chart shows US citizenship percentages in Queens County, NY compared to that of it’s neighboring and parent geographies.

Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the County level, so we are showing data for New York.

Most Common Origin

Dominican Republic

495,720 ± 17,065 people

China

408,272 ± 15,522 people

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.

Foreign-Born Population

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As of 2020, 46.9% of Queens County, NY residents (1.07M 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 Queens County, NY was 47.2%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

 

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Queens County, NY compared to that of it’s neighboring and parent geographies.

Economy

The economy of Queens County, NY employs 1.12M people. The largest industries in Queens County, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (192,844 people), Retail Trade (107,728 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (100,990 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($100,331), Utilities ($78,897), and Finance & Insurance ($76,021).

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.

Employment

Occupations

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From 2019 to 2020, employment in Queens County, NY declined at a rate of −1.28%, from 1.13M employees to 1.12M employees.

 

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Queens County, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (131,522 people), Sales & Related Occupations (100,632 people), and Management Occupations (95,209 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Queens County, NY.

Unemployment Insurance Claims

This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in New York (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

 

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Industries

Employment by Industries

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From 2019 to 2020, employment in Queens County, NY declined at a rate of −1.28%, from 1.13M employees to 1.12M employees.

 

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Queens County, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (192,844 people), Retail Trade (107,728 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (100,990 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.

Median Earnings by Industry

Median Earning Men ± $627
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Median Earning Women ± $538
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The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($73,252), Information ($68,100), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($64,259).

 

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($62,734), Information ($60,494), and Public Administration ($59,863).

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Employment by Industry Sector

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for New York.

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As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in New York. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

 

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

Establishments by Size

THE INDUSTRIES WITH THE MOST ESTABLISHMENTS

21,591

Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

10,780

Other Services, Except Public Administration

9,551

Retail Trade

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

Payroll by Industry Sector

THE INDUSTRIES WITH THE HIGHEST TOTAL ANNUAL PAYROLL

$15.8M

Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

$6.85M

Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

$4.16M

Manufacturing

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

Domestic trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

TOP DOMESTIC PRODUCTION IN DOLLARS

Misc. mfg. prods.

$140B

Electronics

$74.5B

Mixed freight

$67.4B

In 2020, the top outbound New York product (by dollars) was Misc. mfg. prods. with $140B, followed by Electronics ($74.5B) and Mixed freight ($67.4B).


The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New York products.

Domestic Trade Growth

Showing data for New York.

2020 Value in New York
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Projected 2050 Value in New York (98% Growth)
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In 2020, total outbound New York trade was $818B. This is expected to increase 98% 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.

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

New Jersey

$67.2B

Pennsylvania

$49.9B

California

$31.3B

In 2020, the top outbound New York domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Jersey with $67.2B, followed by Pennsylvania with $49.9B and California and $31.3B.

 

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

Housing & Living

The median property value in Queens County, NY was $575,600 in 2020, which is 2.5 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $543,800 to $575,600, a 5.85% increase. The homeownership rate in Queens County, NY is 45.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

 

People in Queens County, NY have an average commute time of 44.2 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 $72,028. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Queens County, NY was Census Tract 749 with a value of $179,167, followed by Census Tract 928 and Census Tract 610, with respective values of $152,543 and $152,083.

 

In 2021, 31.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Queens County, NY. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 0.243%.

Housing

Property

Median Property Value 2020 ±$3,940
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Median Property Taxes ±$4,269
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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.

Rent vs. Own

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Homeowners with Mortgage
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In 2020, 45.1% of the housing units in Queens County, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year’s rate of 44.8%.

 

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Queens County, NY compared it’s parent and neighboring geographies.

Equity

Income by Location

HIGHEST MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME (TOTAL)

Census Tract 749

Census Tract 928

Census Tract 610

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Queens County, NY was Census Tract 749 with a value of $179,167, followed by Census Tract 928 and Census Tract 610, with respective values of $152,543 and $152,083.

 

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

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

Median Household Income ± $691
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Number of Households ± 6,988
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In 2020, the median household income of the 783k households in Queens County, NY grew to $72,028 from the previous year’s value of $68,666.

 

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.

Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Queens County, NY is from New York.

2020 Wage GINI in New York
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2019 Wage GINI in New York
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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.

 

This chart shows the number of workers in New York across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

Commuter Transportation

MOST COMMON COMMUTE IN 2020

Public Transit (48.2%)

Drove Alone (32.5%)

Carpooled (6.3%)

In 2020, 48.2% of workers in Queens County, NY used public transit to get to work, followed by those who drove alone to work (32.5%) and those who carpooled to work (6.3%).

 

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.

Commute Time

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Using averages, employees in Queens County, NY have a longer commute time (44.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 9.28% of the workforce in Queens County, NY have “super commutes” in excess of 90 minutes.

 

The chart below shows how the median household income in Queens County, NY compares to that of it’s neighboring and parent geographies.

Car Ownership

Average Number
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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.

Source: datausa.io