Queens County, New York Population 2020

Queens County, New York's estimated population is 2,296,865 with a growth rate of -0.53% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Queens County, New York is the 2nd largest county in New York.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20182,278,906-17,959-0.78%
20172,296,865-12,167-0.53%
20162,309,0321,4180.06%
20152,307,6147,4660.32%
20142,300,14811,9540.52%
20132,288,19415,4490.68%
20122,272,74517,1860.76%
20112,255,55920,8140.93%
20102,234,745283,14714.51%
19901,951,59860,2733.19%
19801,891,325-95,148-4.79%
19701,986,473176,8959.78%
19601,809,578258,72916.68%
19501,550,849253,21519.51%
19401,297,634218,50520.25%
19301,079,129610,087130.07%
1920469,042185,00165.13%
1910284,041131,04285.65%
1900152,99924,94019.48%
1890128,05937,48541.39%
188090,57416,77122.72%
187073,80316,41228.60%
186057,39120,55855.81%
185036,8336,50921.46%
184030,3247,86435.01%
183022,4609414.37%
182021,5192,18311.29%
181019,3362,42014.31%
180016,9169025.63%
179016,0140.00%

How Many People Live in Queens County, New York?

2,296,865

Queens County, New York Population Growth

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%

Queens County, New York Population Pyramid 2020

Queens County, New York Median Age

38.7


Total

37.2


Male

40


Female

Queens County, New York Adults

There are 1,833,055 adults, (340,656 of whom are seniors) in Queens County, New York.

Queens County, New York Age Dependency

54

Age Dependency Ratio

22.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Queens County, New York Sex Ratio

Female

1,183,859

51.51%

Male

1,114,654

48.49%

Queens County, New York Households and Families

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

Queens County, New York 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)

Queens County, New York Education

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%

Queens County, New York Educational Attainment by Race

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%.

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 County, New York Language

Queens County, New York Language by Age

Queens County, New York Language

44.22% of Queens County, New York 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 County, New York Poverty

Queens County, New York Poverty by Race

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 County, New York

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Queens County, New York 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%.

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

Queens County, New York Income

Queens County, New York Income by Household Type

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

Queens County, New York Marital Status

Queens County, New York Marital Status

Marriage Rates

46.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.2%

Male Marriage Rate

43.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Queens County, New York Married by Age and Sex

Queens County, New York 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 County, New York Marital Status by Race

Queens County, New York Veterans

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
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 County, New York Veterans by Education

7.02%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.65%

Veteran Disability Rate

Queens County, New York Employment Status

64.1%

Labor Force Participation

60.1%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

Queens County, New York Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

44.89%

Born in New York

52.70%

Native Born

47.30%

Foreign Born

20.15%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

52.70% of Queens County, New York residents were born in the United States, with 44.89% having been born in New York. 20.15% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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