Kings County, New York Population 2020

Kings County, New York's estimated population is 2,555,720 with a growth rate of -0.53% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Kings County, New York is the largest county in New York.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20202,555,720-13,560-0.53%
20192,569,280-13,550-0.52%
20182,582,830-13,550-0.52%
20172,596,380-14,850-0.57%
20162,611,2306200.02%
20152,610,6107,9300.30%
20142,602,68014,1800.55%
20132,588,50019,6200.76%
20122,568,88028,0601.10%
20112,540,82030,9401.23%
20102,509,880209,2209.09%
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%
2020 Growth Rate
-0.53%
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Kings County, New York Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,130,25143.46%
Black or African American847,11632.57%
Asian306,82911.80%
Some Other Race230,4488.86%
Two or More Races76,6292.95%
American Indian and Alaska Native8,4270.32%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1,0470.04%
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Kings County, New York Population Pyramid 2020

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Kings County, New York Median Age

35.1


Total

33.5


Male

36.4


Female

Kings County, New York Adults

There are 2,000,990 adults, (343,548 of whom are seniors) in Kings County, New York.

Kings County, New York Age Dependency

56.9

Age Dependency Ratio

20.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Kings County, New York Sex Ratio

Female

1,368,840

52.63%

Male

1,231,910

47.37%

Kings County, New York Households and Families

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%56%
All30%70%
Male29.1%70.9%
Female22.9%77.1%
Non Family19.7%80.3%

30.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All950,8562.6930
Non Family365,4321.3519.7
Married359,8833.6544
Female172,8923.3622.9
Male52,6493.2829.1

3.42

Average Family Size

2.69

Average Household Size

5.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Kings County, New York Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade163,0829.18%
9th to 12th Grade163,3879.19%
High School Graduate455,29925.62%
Some College238,06613.39%
Associates Degree108,9866.13%
Bachelors Degree390,32221.96%
Graduate Degree258,13914.52%
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Kings County, New York Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White663,406606,266368,430
Black580,652488,905137,658
Hispanic315,824208,38557,626
Asian217,745143,05674,349
Other Race142,31685,40820,389
Multiple Races40,86834,85918,571
Native American5,3063,5471,082
Islander628533166

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 91.39%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 55.54%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,099$44,072$38,157
Less Than High School$20,569$22,900$17,089
High School Grad$29,140$32,848$24,754
Some College$36,766$41,646$32,616
Bachelors Degree$56,985$62,048$53,645
Graduate Degree$72,875$81,303$67,100

$41,099

Average Earnings

$44,072

Average Male

$38,157

Average Female

Kings County, New York Language

Kings County, New York Language by Age

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Kings County, New York Language

54.64% of Kings County, New York residents speak only English, while 45.36% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 17.61% of the population.

Kings County, New York Poverty

Kings County, New York Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black837,073176,09121.04%
White933,339166,70917.86%
Hispanic494,312142,82828.89%
Other228,33174,03032.42%
Asian304,85564,69021.22%
Multiple75,78514,78719.51%
Native8,3182,36728.46%
Islander99139139.46%

21.14%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.75%

Male Poverty Rate

22.39%

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 39.46% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kings County, New York is White, with 17.86% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.93%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.51%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.10%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School33.39%
High School21.89%
Some College16.52%
Bachelors or Greater7.67%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed40.12%
Male Unemployed35.01%
Female Employed9.34%
Male Employed8.46%

Kings County, New York Income

Kings County, New York Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$56,015$85,910
Families$63,925$96,460
Married Families$82,265$118,854
Non Families$40,352$64,095
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Kings County, New York Marital Status

Kings County, New York Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

40.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.6%

Male Marriage Rate

37.5%

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 Veterans

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38,322

Number of Veterans

34,699

Male Veterans

3,623

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam11,988
Second Gulf War7,150
First Gulf War5,411
Korea3,408
World War II1,903
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Age Group Veterans
75+9,884
65 to 748,844
35 to 548,570
55 to 647,037
18 to 343,987
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Name Veterans % of Total
White18,8062.15%
Black14,8202.25%
Hispanic6,9291.89%
Other2,0331.21%
Asian1,4550.60%
2 or More1,0032.09%
Indian1832.95%
Hawaiian223.08%

Kings County, New York Veterans by Education

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12.58%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.46%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kings County, New York Employment Status

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63.5%

Labor Force Participation

59.1%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

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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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48.80%

Born in New York

63.51%

Native Born

36.49%

Foreign Born

14.58%

Non Citizen

21.91%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

63.51% of Kings County, New York residents were born in the United States, with 48.80% having been born in New York. 14.58% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

  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