Kings County, New York Population 2021

Kings County, New York's estimated population is 2,523,560 with a growth rate of -0.71% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Kings County, New York is the null largest county in New York. The 2010 Population was 2,509,830 and has seen a growth of 0.55% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20212,523,560-18,170-0.71%
20202,541,730-18,170-0.71%
20192,559,900-18,170-0.70%
20182,578,070-16,610-0.64%
20172,594,680-13,740-0.53%
20162,608,420-370-0.01%
20152,608,7907,2800.28%
20142,601,51013,8300.53%
20132,587,68019,2300.75%
20122,568,45027,6301.09%
20112,540,82030,9901.23%
20102,509,830209,1709.09%
19902,300,66069,7203.13%
19802,230,940-371,070-14.26%
19702,602,010-25,310-0.96%
19602,627,320-110,860-4.05%
19502,738,18039,9001.48%
19402,698,280137,8805.39%
19302,560,400542,04026.86%
19202,018,360384,01023.50%
19101,634,350467,77040.10%
19001,166,580328,03339.12%
1890838,547239,05239.88%
1880599,495179,57442.76%
1870419,921140,79950.44%
1860279,122140,240100.98%
1850138,88291,269191.69%
184047,61327,078131.86%
183020,5359,34883.56%
182011,1872,88434.73%
18108,3032,56344.65%
18005,7401,24527.70%
17904,4950.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.71%
County Website
County Seat
2010 Population
2,509,830
Growth Since 2010
0.55%
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Kings County, New York Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,132,42643.72%
Black or African American833,68332.19%
Asian307,08111.86%
Some Other Race225,1628.69%
Two or More Races81,7863.16%
American Indian and Alaska Native8,6040.33%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1,2320.05%
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Kings County, New York Population By Race

Kings County, New York Population Pyramid 2021

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Kings County, New York Median Age

35.2


Total

33.7


Male

36.7


Female

Kings County, New York Adults

There are 1,995,330 adults, (352,294 of whom are seniors) in Kings County, New York.

Kings County, New York Age Dependency

57.6

Age Dependency Ratio

21.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Kings County, New York Sex Ratio

Mujer

1,362,880

52.62%

Masculino

1,227,100

47.38%

Kings County, New York Population by Age

Kings County, New York Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Kings County, New York Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married44.3%55.7%
All30.1%69.9%
Masculino28.7%71.3%
Mujer23.3%76.7%
Non Family19.5%80.5%

30.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Kings County, New York Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All958,5672.6630.1
Non Family369,5611.3519.5
Married364,1793.6144.3
Mujer171,4333.2923.3
Masculino53,3943.2228.7

3.37

Average Family Size

2.66

Average Household Size

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Kings County, New York Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade157,3678.84%
9th to 12th Grade156,2488.78%
High School Graduate458,19125.74%
Some College233,06713.09%
Associates Degree107,9296.06%
Bachelors Degree400,19422.48%
Graduate Degree267,25115.01%
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Kings County, New York Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Kings County, New York Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White664,076610,689379,730
Black577,652490,083139,493
Hispanic315,422211,99360,268
Asian220,019147,32576,351
Other Race140,07685,10220,569
2+ Races43,69937,39720,355
Native American5,4943,7351,234
Islander780681158

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 91.96%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 57.18%.

Kings County, New York Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Masculino Mujer
Overall$43,455$47,417$40,613
Less Than 9th Grade$21,616$24,318$18,388
High School Graduate$30,527$35,420$25,688
Some College$38,778$43,352$34,687
Bachelors Degree$61,435$64,773$57,072
Graduate Degree$76,057$84,607$70,841

$43,455

Average Earnings

$47,417

Average Male

$40,613

Average Female

Kings County, New York Earnings by Educational Attainment

Kings County, New York Language by Age

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Kings County, New York Language

55.03% of Kings County, New York residents speak only English, while 44.97% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 17.47% of the population.

Kings County, New York Language

Kings County, New York Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black824,239167,99220.38%
White934,455157,04516.81%
Hispanic488,269132,40327.12%
Other223,21165,21729.22%
Asian304,72358,93419.34%
Multiple81,05515,42019.02%
Native8,4962,36327.81%
Islander1,16244238.04%

19.95%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.50%

Male Poverty Rate

21.25%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kings County, New York

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kings County, New York is Islander, with 38.04% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kings County, New York is White, with 16.81% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.53%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.49%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.11%.

Kings County, New York Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.88%
High School21.43%
Some College15.82%
Bachelors or Greater7.36%

Kings County, New York Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed38.77%
Male Unemployed33.21%
Female Employed8.76%
Male Employed7.72%

Kings County, New York Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Kings County, New York Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$60,231$91,610
Families$68,306$102,569
Married Families$87,212$126,201
Non Families$43,219$68,571
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Income by Household Type

Kings County, New York Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.8%

Male Marriage Rate

37.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Kings County, New York Married by Age and Sex

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Kings County, New York Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Kings County, New York Marital Status by Race

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Kings County, New York Marital Status

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37,191

Number of Veterans

33,420

Male Veterans

3,771

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam11,736
Second Gulf War7,452
First Gulf War5,107
Korea3,151
World War II1,501

Kings County, New York Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+9,797
65 to 748,597
35 to 547,934
55 to 646,859
18 to 344,004

Kings County, New York Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White17,7442.03%
Black14,3452.20%
Hispanic6,7131.84%
Other Race2,0781.26%
Asian1,5850.65%
2+ Races1,2212.39%
Native American1912.99%
Islander272.98%

Kings County, New York Veterans by Race

Kings County, New York Veterans by Education

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12.63%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.69%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kings County, New York Veterans by Education

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63.7%

Labor Force Participation

59.7%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

Kings County, New York Employment by Age

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Kings County, New York Employment by Race

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Kings County, New York 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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48.90%

Born in Kings County, New York

63.92%

Native Born

36.08%

Foreign Born

14.09%

Non Citizen

21.98%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

63.92% of Kings County, New York residents were born in the United States, with 48.90% having been born in New York. 14.09% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Kings County, New York Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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