Kings County


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Kings County, New York

360 Adams St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 643-7037
Fax: (718) 643-8187
www.nyc.gov

On the southwestern end of Long Island, east of Manhattan Island; original county, organized Nov 1, 1683. The county is coterminous with the borough of Brooklyn, part of New York City. Name Origin: For Charles II (1630-85), king of England

Area (sq mi):: 96.90 (land 70.61; water 26.29) Population per square mile: 35210.80
Population 2005: 2,486,235 State rank: 1 Population change: 2000-20005 0.80%; 1990-2000 7.20% Population 2000: 2,465,326 (White 34.70%; Black or African American 36.40%; Hispanic or Latino 19.80%; Asian 7.50%; Other 14.90%). Foreign born: 37.80%. Median age: 33.10
Income 2000: per capita $16,775; median household $32,135; Population below poverty level: 25.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,514-$25,934
Unemployment (2004): 7.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.00% Median travel time to work: 43.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 52.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Kings County, California

1400 W Lacey Blvd
Hanford, CA 93230
Phone: (559) 582-3211
Fax: (559) 582-6639
www.co.kings.ca.us

In central CA, S of Fresno; organized Mar 22, 1893 from Tulare County. Name Origin: For the Kings River, which flows through the county, itself from Spanish Rio de los Santos Reyes 'River of the Holy Kings,' for the Biblical figures known in English as the Three Wise Men or Magi; river discovered on Jan 6, 1806, their feast day.

Area (sq mi):: 1391.49 (land 1390.99; water 0.50) Population per square mile: 103.10
Population 2005: 143,420 State rank: 32 Population change: 2000-20005 10.80%; 1990-2000 27.60% Population 2000: 129,461 (White 41.60%; Black or African American 8.30%; Hispanic or Latino 43.60%; Asian 3.10%; Other 35.00%). Foreign born: 16.00%. Median age: 30.20
Income 2000: per capita $15,848; median household $35,749; Population below poverty level: 19.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $16,312-$19,390
Unemployment (2004): 10.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): -3.00% Median travel time to work: 20.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 20.70%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Hanford County seat (46,820)
  • Corcoran (22,434)
  • Lemoore (22,231)
  • Avenal (16,681)

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    Counties USA: A Directory of United States Counties, 3rd Edition. © 2006 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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    Chief Executive Officer, Charles Phillips and his corporation, Infor, Kings County's corporate sponsor, also have a red and white logo that will adorn the organization's jerseys.
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    5 Honorable Charles Hynes, District Attorney, Kings County, New York, interview by APRI staff, July 1992; and Jay Cohen, Deputy District Attorney, Kings County, New York, interview by author, September 1995.
    This project was a group effort between the community, Kings County Hospital, HHC, FDNY and DDC and I want to thank all of them for working together to get this project done."

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