Queens Population 2020

2,298,510

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
White896,72239.01%
Asian580,70925.26%
Black or African American421,03818.32%
Some Other Race309,23613.45%
Two or More Races79,7313.47%
American Indian and Alaska Native9,9770.43%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1,1000.05%
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Queens Population Pyramid 2020

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Queens Median Age

38.7


Total

37.2


Male

40


Female

Queens Adults

There are 1,833,060 adults, (340,656 of whom are seniors) in Queens.

Queens Age Dependency

54

Age Dependency Ratio

22.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Queens Sex Ratio

Female

1,183,860

51.51%

Male

1,114,650

48.49%

Queens Households and Families

Queens Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Queens Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married54.6%45.4%
All44.6%55.4%
Male38.9%61.1%
Female38.5%61.5%
Non Family34.6%65.4%

44.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All779,2342.9144.6
Married355,2183.6954.6
Non Family250,1651.3234.6
Female124,6893.638.5
Male49,1623.6438.9

3.53

Average Family Size

2.91

Average Household Size

4.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Queens Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade167,64310.18%
9th to 12th Grade136,2388.28%
High School Graduate454,10527.58%
Some College240,39314.60%
Associates Degree128,8787.83%
Bachelors Degree327,89319.92%
Graduate Degree191,10611.61%
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Queens Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White458,921416,826202,093
Asian427,764334,704160,541
Hispanic421,147303,82372,939
Black293,658252,98173,477
Other Race201,278141,38327,998
Multiple Races44,35835,74713,802
Native American6,7314,9681,130
Islander866651117

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 90.83%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 44.04%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,152$41,891$36,866
Less Than High School$22,935$26,385$18,686
High School Grad$31,049$34,492$25,976
Some College$40,081$43,536$35,658
Bachelors Degree$53,852$58,272$50,750
Graduate Degree$70,655$77,022$65,396

$40,152

Average Earnings

$41,891

Average Male

$36,866

Average Female

Queens Language

Queens Language by Age

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Queens Language

44.22% of Queens residents speak only English, while 55.78% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 23.58% of the population.

Queens Poverty

Queens Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic636,43799,21415.59%
Asian577,89587,61415.16%
White572,93550,8458.87%
Black412,90549,98012.10%
Other307,06249,62216.16%
Multiple78,76310,88613.82%
Native9,9271,39214.02%
Islander1,064777.24%

12.99%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.65%

Male Poverty Rate

14.26%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Queens

The race most likely to be in poverty in Queens is Other, with 16.16% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Queens is Islander, with 7.24% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.64%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.90%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.64%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School20.33%
High School12.79%
Some College10.08%
Bachelors or Greater6.00%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed28.65%
Male Unemployed24.95%
Female Employed6.15%
Male Employed5.25%

Queens Income

Queens Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$64,987$85,330
Families$73,004$93,560
Married Families$84,661$105,190
Non Families$44,760$60,824
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Queens Marital Status

Queens Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.2%

Male Marriage Rate

43.4%

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 35-44.

Queens Marital Status by Race

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Queens Veterans

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43,330

Number of Veterans

39,998

Male Veterans

3,332

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam12,487
Second Gulf War7,365
Korea5,553
First Gulf War5,392
World War II3,395
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Age Group Veterans
75+14,422
65 to 749,720
35 to 548,487
55 to 646,457
18 to 344,244
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Name Veterans % of Total
White24,0583.28%
Black12,0703.62%
Hispanic7,7681.61%
Asian3,2570.69%
Other2,5801.11%
2 or More1,2152.31%
Indian1001.26%
Hawaiian505.24%

Queens Veterans by Education

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7.02%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.65%

Veteran Disability Rate

Queens Employment Status

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64.1%

Labor Force Participation

60.1%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

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