Queens County

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Queens County, New York

120-55 Queens Blvd
Kew Gardens, NY 11424
Phone: (718) 286-3000
www.nyc.gov

In western end of Long Island, east of Brooklyn; original county, organized Nov 1, 1683. The county is coterminous with the borough of Queens, part of New York City. Includes the following areas; Astoria, Bay Ridge, Flushing, Forest Hills, Howard Beach, Jackson Heights, and Ozone Park. Name Origin: For Queen Catharine of Braganza (1638-1705), wife of King Charles II of England

Area (sq mi):: 178.28 (land 109.24; water 69.04) Population per square mile: 20520.00
Population 2005: 2,241,600 State rank: 2 Population change: 2000-20005 0.50%; 1990-2000 14.20% Population 2000: 2,229,379 (White 32.90%; Black or African American 20.00%; Hispanic or Latino 25.00%; Asian 17.60%; Other 18.40%). Foreign born: 46.10%. Median age: 35.40
Income 2000: per capita $19,222; median household $42,439; Population below poverty level: 14.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $27,921-$29,227
Unemployment (2004): 6.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.30% Median travel time to work: 42.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 60.50%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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