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0.26% decline
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Median Household Income
2.95% growth
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0.68% growth
Median Property Value
4.23% growth


The economy of Queens County, NY employs 1.15M people. The economy of Queens County, NY is specialized in Transportation & Warehousing; Real Estate, Rental & Leasing; and Other services, except public administration, which employ respectively 1.76; 1.45; and 1.35 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Queens County, NY are Healthcare & Social Assistance (186,968), Retail trade (118,673), and Accommodation & Food Service (108,198), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($64,878), Finance & Insurance ($59,539), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($52,262).

Median household income in Queens County, NY is $62,207. Males in Queens County, NY have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,738. The income inequality of Queens County, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.503 which is higher than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Queens County, NY. In Queens County, NY the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 25-34, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 66 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,660. Bronx County, NY has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in New York.


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Queens County, NY is home to a population of 2.33M people, from which 79.1% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Queens County, NY is composed of 653,694 Hispanic residents (28%), 589,414 Asian residents (25.3%), 579,780 White residents (24.9%), 397,247 Black residents (17%), and 53,375 Other residents (2.29%). The most common foreign languages in Queens County, NY are Spanish (515,900 speakers), Chinese (191,928 speakers), and Other Indic (93,103 speakers), but compared to other places, Queens County, NY has a relative high number of Other Indic (93,103 speakers), Greek (27,602 speakers), and Chinese (191,928 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Queens County, NY awarded 19,686 degrees. The student population of Queens County, NY is skewed towards females, with 8,245 male students and 11,441 female students. Most students in Queens County, NY are White (5,134 and 26.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (4,951 and 25.1%), Asian (3,686 and 18.7%), and Black or African American (3,598 and 18.3%). The largest universities in Queens County, NY by number of graduates are CUNY Queens College (4,546 and 23.1%), St John's University-New York (3,992 and 20.3%), and CUNY LaGuardia Community College (2,599 and 13.2%). The most popular majors in Queens County, NY are General Psychology (987 and 5.01%), Accounting (593 and 3.01%), and Sociology (356 and 1.81%). The median tuition costs in Queens County, NY are $38,162 for private four year colleges, and $6,330 and $13,440 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Queens County, NY is $508,000, which is 2.48 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $487,400 to $508,000, a 4.23% increase. The homeownership rate of Queens County, NY is 44.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.1%. People in Queens County, NY have an average commute time of 43.1 minutes, and they commute by Public Transit. Car ownership in Queens County, NY is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.


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