Queens Population 2022

2,270,976

Queens is a borough located in New York, New York in the United States. This borough is the largest of the five boroughs in terms of area, stretching across 178 square miles. In terms of its population, it is the second most populous, falling only behind Brooklyn. In 2017, the population of Queens was estimated to be 2,358,582 residents, giving the borough a population density of over 21,000 people per square mile. It is the fourth most densely populated of the five boroughs.

Queens was first established in New York as one of the original counties. Upon the consolidation of New York City in the late 19th century, Queens was designated as a borough.

Like other New York boroughs, Queens population is spread across many unique neighborhoods. This includes Flushing, Ozone Park, Rockaway Beach and Ridgewood. Each borough has its own identity and ethnic diversity is superfluous in this borough.

Breaking down the population by race shows that nearly 50% of the total population is white. Hispanics make up 28% of the population, Asians over 26%, and blacks over 20%. The total population of Queens accounts for over 27% of New York City’s total population, and close to 12% of the state’s total population.

There are many residents of European ancestries residing in Queens, including Italians, Irish, Germans and Russians. The borough has the largest Colombian, Ecuadorian, Peruvian and Salvadoran populations in New York City. About half of the Asians living in New York City live in Queens.

Queens has a thriving culture and has been the home of many poets, artists and musicians, including LL Cool J, Nicki Minaj, Tony Bennett and Paul Simon. The borough has one of the most diverse economies of all of the boroughs and is home to two of the world’s busiest airports. Popular tourist attractions include Citi Field and Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

The borough of Queens has seen its population rise steadily throughout the years, with the most notable growth occurring between 1920 and 1930. Between the censuses taken in 2000 and 2010, the population grew just 0.1%. However, in the eight years that have passed since the last official census, the population has grown by nearly 6%, putting Queens on track to soon reaching 2.5 million residents.

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White814,35335.86%
Black or African American409,97518.05%
American Indian and Alaska Native10,6410.47%
Asian588,87525.93%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1,1500.05%
Some Other Race311,82013.73%
Two or More Races134,1625.91%
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Queens Population by Race

Queens Population Pyramid 2022

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Queens Median Age

39.3


Total

37.8


Male

40.5


Female

Queens Adults

There are 1,813,689 adults, (359,534 of whom are seniors) in Queens.

Queens Age Dependency

56.2

Age Dependency Ratio

24.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Queens Sex Ratio

Female

1,168,791

51.47%

Male

1,102,185

48.53%

Queens Population by Age

Queens Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Queens Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married54.2%45.8%
All45.1%54.9%
Male40.7%59.3%
Female40.1%59.9%
Non Family35.4%64.6%

45.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Queens Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All783,3622.8645.1
Married359,8453.6454.2
Male49,6083.5640.7
Female120,7413.540.1
Non Family253,1681.3135.4

3.47

Average Family Size

2.86

Average Household Size

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Queens Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade162,8679.93%
9th to 12th Grade122,4947.47%
High School Graduate440,78326.87%
Some College237,62014.49%
Associates Degree127,4597.77%
Bachelors Degree340,25920.74%
Graduate Degree208,78412.73%
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Queens Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Queens Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White442,079404,815206,227
Asian433,663340,137170,445
2+ Races84,16470,92825,965
Black291,246255,29477,258
Islander920732227
Native American6,9975,1281,366
Hispanic421,627313,86980,588
Other Race206,002144,41831,354

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 91.57%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 46.65%.

Queens Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,466$45,624$40,023
Less Than 9th Grade$25,177$29,155$20,099
High School Graduate$32,395$36,831$27,275
Some College$41,662$45,491$38,019
Bachelors Degree$57,112$62,106$52,868
Graduate Degree$74,665$81,274$70,655

$42,466

Average Earnings

$45,624

Average Male

$40,023

Average Female

Queens Earnings by Educational Attainment

Queens Language by Age

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Queens Language

44.75% of Queens residents speak only English, while 55.25% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 23.15% of the population.

Queens Language

Queens Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic624,32884,94913.61%
Islander1,11615113.53%
Other309,04441,76613.51%
Asian585,56778,73513.45%
Multiple132,56816,72512.62%
Native10,5581,21411.50%
Black401,44742,26310.53%
White551,85545,5858.26%

11.60%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.51%

Male Poverty Rate

12.62%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Queens

The race most likely to be in poverty in Queens is Hispanic, with 13.61% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Queens is White, with 8.26% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.13%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.05%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.31%.

Queens Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.04%
High School12.02%
Some College9.03%
Bachelors or Greater5.67%

Queens Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed4.60%
Male Unemployed20.19%
Female Employed5.12%
Female Unemployed25.25%

Queens Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Queens Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$72,028$94,363
Families$81,193$103,790
Married Families$91,769$115,754
Non Families$48,900$66,573
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Income by Household Type

Queens Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.7%

Male Marriage Rate

44.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Queens Married by Age and Sex

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Queens Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Queens Marital Status by Race

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Queens Marital Status

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40,536

Number of Veterans

36,872

Male Veterans

3,664

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War7,609
First Gulf War6,427
Vietnam11,784
Korea4,662
World War II2,258

Queens Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 343,804
35 to 548,695
55 to 646,532
65 to 749,159
75+12,346

Queens Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White21,0733.15%
Black11,3643.47%
Native American1672.00%
Asian3,2760.69%
Islander737.29%
Other Race2,2450.95%
2+ Races2,3382.44%
Hispanic8,0721.68%

Queens Veterans by Race

Queens Veterans by Education

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8.58%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.70%

Veteran Disability Rate

Queens Veterans by Education

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64%

Labor Force Participation

60.2%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

Queens Employment by Age

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Queens Employment by Race

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Queens Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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45.01%

Born in Queens

53.06%

Native Born

46.94%

Foreign Born

19.46%

Non Citizen

27.48%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

53.06% of Queens residents were born in the United States, with 45.01% having been born in NY. 19.46% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Queens Place of Birth