Queens Population 2024

2,360,826

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

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White720,63030.52%
Asian614,65226.04%
Black or African American417,63717.69%
Other race368,85615.62%
Two or more races223,8539.48%
Native American13,9010.59%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1,2970.05%

White

Asian

Black or African American

Other race

Two or more races

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Queens Population by Race

Queens Population Pyramid 2024

Queens Median Age

39.9

Total

38.6

Male

41.1

Female

Queens Adults

There are 1,890,960 adults, (389,399 of whom are seniors) in Queens.

Queens Age Dependency

57.2

Age Dependency Ratio

25.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Queens Sex Ratio

Female1,204,92851.04%
Male1,155,89848.96%

Queens Population by Age

Queens Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All816,8592.8545.254.8
Married370,4083.6354.445.6
Non Family267,8961.3235.464.6
Female125,4443.5240.559.5
Male53,1113.584159

3.46

Average Family Size

2.85

Average Household Size

45.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Queens Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade119,8767.01%
Associates Degree133,0587.78%
Bachelors Degree365,14021.36%
Graduate Degree229,32313.41%
High School Graduate444,62126%
Less Than 9th Grade174,35110.2%
Some College243,39014.24%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Queens Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Queens Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Asian456,397357,713184,909
Hispanic443,084329,69689,275
White440,962405,768214,647
Black297,502263,17681,585
Other Race245,708172,82242,178
2+ Races149,763123,35744,828
Native American9,3057,3592,080
Islander934653276

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.02%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 48.68%.

Queens Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$65,587$69,708$60,557
Graduate Degree$84,845$91,014$81,628
High School Graduate$37,077$42,398$30,878
Less Than 9th Grade$29,021$34,064$23,388
Overall$48,770$51,949$45,567
Some College$46,059$51,057$41,519

$48,770

Average Earnings

$51,949

Average Male

$45,567

Average Female

Queens Earnings by Educational Attainment

Queens Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Queens Language

44.62% of Queens residents speak only English, while 55.38% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 23.39% of the population.

Queens Language

Queens Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic653,72089,62113.71%
Asian611,18176,69112.55%
Other366,10549,76413.59%
White553,81449,2658.9%
Black409,50448,83111.92%
Multiple220,65925,87811.73%
Native13,7411,38010.04%
Islander1,291997.67%

11.69%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.56%

Male Poverty Rate

12.78%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Queens

The race most likely to be in poverty in Queens is Hispanic, with 13.71% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Queens is Islander, with 7.67% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.01%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.22%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.9%.

Queens Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.12%
High School12.72%
Some College9.91%
Bachelors or Greater5.6%

Queens Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed25.24%
Male Unemployed21.12%
Female Employed5.05%
Male Employed4.24%

Queens Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Queens Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$92,848$120,569
Households$82,431$109,287
Married Families$106,135$135,349
Non Families$56,603$76,636

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Queens Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

46.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.8%

Male Marriage Rate

43.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Queens Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Queens Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

38,515

Number of Veterans

34,538

Male Veterans

3,977

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam12,655
Second Gulf War7,785
First Gulf War6,079
Korea3,417
World War II1,055

Queens Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
75+11,738
65 to 749,046
35 to 547,999
55 to 645,873
18 to 343,859

Queens Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White17,3292.91%
Black10,5223.14%
Hispanic8,5981.71%
2+ Races3,8492.29%
Asian3,7990.76%
Other Race2,7710.99%
Native American2091.95%
Islander363.03%

Queens Veterans by Race

Queens Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.05%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Queens Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63.7%

Labor Force Participation

59.2%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

Queens Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Queens Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Queens Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

44.86%

Born in Queens

52.86%

Native Born

47.14%

Foreign Born

19.2%

Non Citizen

27.94%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

52.86% of Queens residents were born in the United States, with 44.86% having been born in NY. 19.2% 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