Queens County NY Information


Queens County Subdivisions

Queens County NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 2,310,973
Population in Households 2,283,114
Population in Familes 1,851,647
Population in Group Qrtrs 27,859
Population Density1 21,293
Diversity Index2 86


Total Households 805,511
Average Household Size 2.83
Family Households 541,429
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 859,836 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 336,528 (39.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 468,983 (54.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 54,325 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $453,935
Average Home Value $514,024


Median Household Income $55,866
Average Household Income $73,260
Per Capita Income $25,682
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.68% 0.8%
Households 0.61% 0.82%
Families 0.52% 0.76%
Median Household Income   2.37%
Per Capita Income   2.61%
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.


Queens County NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Queens County to the other 62 counties and county equivalents in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 2 98th
Population Density1 # 4 95th
Diversity Index2 # 2 98th
Median Household Income # 16 76th
Per Capita Income # 36 44th

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