Facts At A Glance

QuickFacts – Queens County, NY

Population, 2016 estimates 2,333,054
Population, 2010 estimates base 2,230,545
Population, percent change from 2010 to 2016 4.6%
Persons under 5 years, percent, 2015 6.4%
Persons under 18 years, percent, 2015 20.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2015 13.8%
Female persons, percent, 2015 51.5%
White alone, percent, 2015 48.7%
Black or African American alone, percent, 2015 20.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2015 1.3%
Asian alone, percent, 2015 26.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2015 0.2%
Two or More Races, percent, 2015 2.8%
Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2015 28.0%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2015 25.8%
Veterans, 2011-2015 49,780
Foreign born persons, percent, 2011-2015 47.8%
Housing units, 2016 851,525
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2011-2015 43.6%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2011-2015 $450,300
Median selected monthly owner costs –  with mortgage, 2011-2015 $2,425
Median selected monthly owner costs – no mortgage, 2011-2015 $791
Median gross rent, 2011-2015 $1,367
Building permits, 2016 2,849
Households, 2011-2015 780,644
Persons per household, 2011-2015 2.91
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2011-2015 90.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2011-2015 56.3%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2011-2015 80.4%
Bachelor’s degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2011-2015 30.4%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2011-2015 5.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent 12.9%
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2011-2015 64.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2011-2015 57.4%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1000) 3,139,120
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2011 ($1000) 12,103,525
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1000) 4,438,082
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1000) 16,059,427
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1000) 17,003,207
Total retail sales per capita, 2012 $7,481
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2011-2015 42.6
Median household income (in 2015 dollars), 2011-2015 $57,720
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2015 dollars), 2011-2015 $26,876
Persons in poverty, percent 13.90%

Businesses

Total employer establishments, 2015 48,571
Total employment, 2015 552,349
Total annual payroll, 2015 ($1000) 25,708,278
Total employment, percent change, 2014-2015 2.8%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2015 243,480
All firms, 2012 265,643
Men-owned firms, 2012 154, 224
Women-owned firms, 2012 97,982
Minority-owned firms, 2012 173,633
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 87,648
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 12,513
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 249,046

Geography

Population per square mile, 2010 20,553.6
Land area in square miles, 2010 108.53
FIPS Code 36081

The mission of the Queens Economic Development Corporation is to help small businesses.  In view of the Coronavirus, we are taking the following steps:

  • We have compiled a Resource Guide detailing programs to assist small businesses.  These include loans, grants and other aid available through Federal, State, City, and Private agencies. The Resource Guide can be accessed here. It is updated as we receive new information.
  • Assistance in filling out application and all other client services will be done remotely via telephone. To request an appointment, email info@queensny.org and you will be contacted within 24 hours.  Please know our office in Kew Gardens is closed.
  • The Entrepreneur Space Commercial Kitchen Incubator is fully operational and staff is taking additional steps to ensure that it is a safe environment for our clients. For more information, please call 718 392-0025.
  • The Queens Tourism Council is working with our cultural, recreational, restaurant and sporting communities to support them as best we can.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact us.  Be careful, help those who are vulnerable and wash your hands.

FUEL THE FRONT LINES

Queens Together

Fuel the Front Lines is an initiative of Acting Queens Borough President Sharon Lee, Queens Together, Queens Night Market and the QEDC to help to meet the needs of front line healthcare workers, other emergency responders, and Queens communities in need through partnerships with local independent restaurants and food businesses. We will fill the urgent need for nourishment while at the same time providing a lifeline to the small businesses that define our neighborhoods. Make your tax-deductible contribution and help us deliver good food made with love by workers in Queens, for people in Queens.