Queens County NY Information

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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, 2014 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 # 32 50th

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Queens County NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 2,287,402
Population in Households 2,259,620
Population in Familes 1,826,724
Population in Group Qrtrs 27,782
Population Density1 21,076
Diversity Index2 86
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 797,010
Average Household Size 2.84
Family Households 534,068
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 851,079 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 334,263 (39.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 462,747 (54.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 54,069 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $452,473
Average Home Value $511,412
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $54,635
Average Household Income $72,212
Per Capita Income $25,309
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.59% 0.81%
Households 0.51% 0.82%
Families 0.32% 0.7%
Median Household Income   2.56%
Per Capita Income   2.68%
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.

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