Kings County NY Information


Kings County Subdivisions

Kings County NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,641,269
Population in Households 2,605,202
Population in Familes 2,048,169
Population in Group Qrtrs 36,067
Population Density1 37,298
Diversity Index2 80


Total Households 961,736
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 594,949
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,055,462 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 259,593 (24.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 702,143 (66.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 93,726 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $602,977
Average Home Value $644,844


Median Household Income $45,575
Average Household Income $70,302
Per Capita Income $25,965
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.85% 0.96%
Households 0.77% 0.91%
Families 0.59% 0.81%
Median Household Income   2.45%
Per Capita Income   1.8%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Kings County NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kings County to the other 62 counties and county equivalents in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1 100th
Population Density1 # 2 98th
Diversity Index2 # 3 97th
Median Household Income # 52 18th
Per Capita Income # 37 42nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New York Census Data Comparison Tool.